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Manager, Logistics and Trade Compliance, Disney Cruise Line

Job ID 453530BR Location Celebration, Florida, United States Job Posting Company Disney Parks & Resorts Category Compliance and Safety Date posted 05/18/2017
At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

“We make magic.” That’s our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And it permeates everything we do. At Disney, you’ll help inspire that magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of entertainment and create the never-before-seen!
Responsible for leading the Disney Cruise Line (DCL) Logistics Team in the optimal planning/execution of logistics, warehousing, and transportation strategies to cost-effectively provision the fleet worldwide. This Leader will serve as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all trade compliance matters and will lead all trade compliance improvement initiatives, including systems, procedures, processes and controls.


  • Lead Logistics team in optimally planning/executing logistics, warehouse and transportation strategies to cost effectively provision fleet worldwide.
  • Negotiate and contract freight forwarders, ocean carriers, Full truckload, LTL carriers internationally.
  • Serve as primary liaison with appropriate government agencies responsible for import/export.
  • Responsible for identifying benefits through tariff strategies, utilization of free trade agreements, and other available trade programs for functions related to tariff classification and country of origin.
  • Manage duty recovery and avoidance programs, such as repair valuation, returned goods, duty drawback and others to ensure optimal benefits, while limiting company risk
  • Establish processes for the preparation of export documents including commercial invoices, packing list, bills of lading, and shippers letter of instructions to ensure compliance and timely delivery/release.
  • Develop, maintain and perform regulatory compliance audits.
  • Establish process improvements through the use of trade automation techniques that help strategically align/optimize global trade management activities
  • Act as the company subject matter expert regarding Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) operations and leveraging the FTZ for the benefit of improved trade compliance and duty savings.
  • Revise established compliance policies and practices in accordance with changing legal framework and business models, seek out automation opportunities.
  • Lead techonology initiatives to automate/improve operations in Logistics and Compliance areas. (e.g., Transportation Management System)
  • Development and implementation of DCL Standard Operating Procedures for import and export compliance.
  • Ongoing review of operations within logistics, merchandise and distribution to determine if adequate and cost effective internal controls are in place to properly classify, value, and correctly enter through Customs.
  • Develop, implement and maintain import/export compliance procedures.
  • Work with legal department to obtain advice on complex legal issues.
  • SMS responsibility for upholding the general safety management responsibilities specified in the Safety Management System within the areas under their control

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 10 years work experience in areas of Trade Compliance, International Transportation, or Logistics including strong emphases on import and export compliance.
  • In depth knowledge of Export Administration Regulations, US Customs, Commerce, and other US and international regulatory agencies, including knowledge of Customs valuation and classification under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, C-TPAT, ISA, FTAs, ISF, export controls, duty drawback and/or other technical areas related to international trade activity.
  • Proficiency in a technology-enabled environment – experience with trade automation, global trade management systems/software and data analytic tools.
  • Strong analytical, multitasking, time management, and organizational skills with focused attention on detail.
  • Strong initiative required; ability to manage through ambiguity and deliver results.
  • Collaborative, hands-on work style required; strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Highly collaborative work style; ability to anticipate problems; success in resolving difficult situations.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Engineering, Accounting or International Business

Additional Information

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