Import Compliance Lead

L-3 Communications - Burlington, ON (30+ days ago)

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About L3Harris Technologies

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue, 50,000 employees and customers in more than 130 countries.

L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customer's mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

About the Role

In this role, you are the primary change agent responsible for transforming Wescam’s Import Customs compliance procedure to align with best-in-class practices. You are expected to provide expert guidance to other business units in order to achieve this objective by identifying areas of process improvements and data quality metrics with internal stakeholders, as well as gathering quantitative performance measurements on external partners.


Increase Import Customs/Trade Compliance awareness with internal stakeholder groups

Development of shipping compliance program for Wescam supply chain network

Interface with CBSA/CBP and/or other governmental agencies as needed to comply with information and/or audit requirements

Analyze inbound/outbound shipment activity data, analyze trends and exceptions, present findings to aid continuous improvements and cost savings

Provide back-up support to Compliance Analyst - work with internal and external SMEs to classify L3 Wescam articles with the relevant USHTS and CDNHS codes to 10 digits and validate third party HTS/HS classifications

Maintain a master list of tariff classifications with HTS/HS, including the applicable supporting documentation for classification; and provide regular updates to Wescam Customs Broker and Wescam Authorized Service Centers (WASC’s)

Oversee Canada Import Customs related processes based on L3 Harris corporate policies and government requirements, document related procedures and training materials,

Direct oversight of Wescam’s customs broker activities, services and performance

Respond to internal and external enquiries regarding classification, duty rates, documentation requirements, or other import related matters

Identify risks affecting inbound shipping lead time – work with service providers to mitigate Wescam exposure

Facilitate importation clearance and expedite final mile deliveries

Work in conjunction with internal departments such as contracts, procurement, engineering and external parties as necessary

On-call availability for after-hour support

Other duties as assigned


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Desired Skills

Proven track record as customs/trade compliance professional familiar with various mode of transportation

Exceptional inter-personal skills as accomplished business leader

Self-motivated with proven ability to work without supervision

Attention to detail; competency in managing large set of data

Ability to research for information based with minimal parameters given

Excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills

Demonstrated problem resolution skills

Intermediate to advance computer skills

Desired Experience and Education

Certified Customs Specialist

Post-secondary education or equivalence in Business, Customs Compliance & Global Trade, Supply Chain or Logistics

Min. 5 years of International Freight Operation and/or Customs Compliance experience

Prior supply chain / compliance management experience preferred


Our work environment is both challenging and dynamic – our physical environment is state of the art. Here’s what you can expect as an L3Harris WESCAM employee

Every other Friday off (paid – with our rare 9/80 work schedule)
Free on-site gym
Free wellness programs
Free fruit and bagels
Subsidized cafeterias
Beach Volleyball courts
26 acres of forested land with hiking and biking trails in the heart of Burlington
Work/Life balance that is supported
Real opportunities for growth and development
Everyone’s role at L3HARRIS WESCAM contributes to saving people’s lives

Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that diversity among our employees makes us a stronger organization.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion within our L3Harris WESCAM family, and our community by welcoming and encouraging applications from anyone interested without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, Aboriginal status or any other legally-protected groups. For people with disabilities, we work with you throughout the recruitment process to ensure you have what you need in order to be at your best. If you require any accommodation for any part of the recruitment/interview process, or as you begin you career with us just let us know and we will take care of you.

This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job. Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary.