Internship - Import Compliance

Part time |
Location:Ventura Headquarters

General Summary

The Import Compliance Department is responsible for the importation of goods into the United States from our overseas suppliers.  Included under this function is logistics, import compliance and working with our Customs brokers.  As the Import Compliance Intern, s/he will support the development and refinement of systems and processes relating to Company’s import activity.

Essential Job Functions

  • Development and standardization of raw materials and fixtures classification database and processes.
  • Work with Import and Export teams to determine and document harmonized tariff codes for finished goods products.
  • MID Code Records – Establish a process for recording, documenting and maintaining Manufacturer ID codes in multiple systems.
  • Validate and test new GT Nexus based first sale solution and working with compliance manager to roll out the program for all first sale vendors.
  • Mapping of C-TPAT manual to the US Customs C-TPAT portal by section for streamlined and efficient annual reporting.
  • C-TPAT cargo mapping project where the Company’s finished goods supply chain is visually rendered for reference, reporting and training purposes.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to look at a computer screen for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to maintain a composed and professional demeanor within a flexible and (at times) noisy work environment.
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks using a computer mouse and keypad.

Minimum Job Qualifications

  • College Degree in progress, preferably in International Relations or Legal.
  • Able to work well under pressure and deadlines.
  • Excellent customer service skills, in person, on the phone and in writing.
  • Proficient in the following:
  • Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word and Excel)
  • Data visualization and mapping applications.

Employee Conduct

It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with co-workers, customers and vendors.

Internship Notes:

All applicants must be returning to school in the fall of 2017. This is a paid internship at Patagonia, the duration of which will depend on the student’s school calendar.  Patagonia will also provide financial support for summer housing and temporary relocation to the area.

This job posting will remain active until March 1st, 2017.