Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 22-May-2019 to 23-Jun-2019 (CST)
  • Mobile, AL, USA
  • Full Time

Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. We are a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale. We aim for a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world.

A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defense as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader

Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe and the Americas, and has achieved a more than sixfold order book increase since 2000.

Job Summary: The Customs Manager ensures that CSALP US Inc.'s A220 Final Assembly Line USA complies with Customs regulations (including those of partner government agencies) and corporate import/export policies, while enabling the supply chain to support aircraft production. The selected candidate will lead strategic initiatives with internal and external stakeholders to assess and improve existing import compliance procedures and policies.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance and oversight regarding Customs and import compliance issues to A220 partners globally
  • Identify and mitigate trade compliance and financial risks using ERM principles
  • Create and adapt customs processes and compliance controls to be used by internal and external teams
  • Manage Airbus's external customs brokers and external support to ensure timely and compliant customs activities
  • Maintain and audit customs item master information, including HTS justification and PGA information
  • Prepare and submit binding rulings
  • Audit customs declarations for accuracy and compliance, preparing PSC submissions as necessary
  • Develop and implement the value reconciliation methodology for A220 in line with company transfer pricing
  • Submit business cases for both company opportunities and risk mitigation measures
  • Lead and participate in improvement projects in the role of a Customs SME
  • Act as A220 program focal point and provide ad-hoc advice to cross-functional peers
  • Conduct internal training on trade compliance requirements


Qualified Experience/Skills/Training:

  • Strong, demonstrable knowledge of CBP laws and regulations is required
  • 4+ years' experience in tariff classification is required
  • 6+ years' experience in import compliance and operations is required
  • Excellent analytic and strategic thinking skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially in a group context as a leader and collaborator
  • Ability to research and comprehend aircraft engineering and maintenance data (e.g. drawings, maintenance documentation, aeronautical & material standards, etc.)
  • Experience with voluntary Customs initiatives such as C-TPAT, ISA, Trusted Trader, etc. is preferred
  • Experience with SAP ERP and Global Trade Management software is preferred
  • Experience in ERM and project management, either as a leader or contributor

Education / Special Qualifications:

  • S. Customs Broker License, or equivalent compliance and regulatory experience, is required
  • Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, is required
  • Familiarity with French language is a plus
  • Up to 20% domestic or international travel may be required



Working Conditions:


  • Vision:adequate to enter and read material on computer screens. Able to identify individuals to initiate greetings, the giving of directions and other business interactions
  • Hearing:able to hear sufficiently to engage in conversation in office settings. Able to hear safety alerts and warning signals.
  • Speaking:able to engage in conversations in person and via electronic means and deliver information to groups of varying size with or without amplification.
  • Equipment Operation:Able to operate a wide range of personal and office electronic equipment.
  • Carrying:able to occasionally carry up to 20lbs/9kg while engaging in training, addressing production issues or as part of continuous improvement projects.
  • Lifting:able to occasionally lift up to 20lbs/9kg.
  • Pushing/Pulling:able to push/pull items in office areas.
  • Sitting:able to sit for extended periods of time at computer and in meetings.
  • Squatting/Kneeling:able to occasionally squat or kneel to retrieve or replace items shelved on bottom shelves.
  • Standing:able to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Travel:able to travel overseas and domestically sometimes for extended periods of time. Able to work outside in hangers in changing locations.
  • Walking: able to walk through office and production areas, around flight line and airstrips and sometimes on uneven indoor and/or outdoor surfaces.

As a leader in our field, Airbus in America provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

Airbus in America provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status.  In addition to federal law requirements, Airbus in America complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, demotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits and training. 

Airbus in America expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status.  Improper interference with the ability of Airbus' employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

As a matter of policy, Airbus does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified.  Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered. 

Airbus does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment.  Either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice. 

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