GE Harmonized Tariff Classification Specialist in Cincinnati, Ohio

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GE Global Operations

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Global Operations North America

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Harmonized Tariff Classification Specialist

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Role Summary/Purpose

As a senior member of the Harmonized Tariff Classification Center of Excellence, you will be providing Harmonized Tariff assignment governance, technical review and management of 3P service provider.

Essential Responsibilities

Technical oversight for the Harmonized Tariff Classification data utilized by GE for global trade transactions, including the conducting of validations and report gap/risk analysis and corrective activities

Reviewing existing classifications for accuracy by analyzing data supplied by global GE businesses

Develop a thorough knowledge of desk procedures; update and maintain procedural changes as necessary; and provide input for process improvements

Assist Global Classification Leader in managing 3P service provider, ensure adherence to statement of work, and agreed KPIs for classification

Prepare and approve responses to Customs requests and notices related to classification in a timely fashion (CF28s, CF29s)

Work closely with the GE businesses and global Customs leaders to identify gaps between current operations and the Standard and create integration plans to close these gaps

Collect, process and perform statistical analyses of classification data and metrics

Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Global Classification Leader


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, International Studies or equivalent or minimum of 8 years direct Customs experience and 10+ years business experience.

  • Minimum of 8 years Harmonized Tariff Classification

  • Experience

Customs Broker'€™s License

  • Preferred

Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access, if necessary)

  • Demonstrated dedication to compliance adherence

  • Demonstrated expert knowledge and understanding of Customs Regulations, Harmonized Tariff System and Explanatory Notes

Ability to read and interpret technical literature and engineering drawings

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Must be willing to travel up to 10%

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate tasks of varying complexity through the application of technical, administrative, and analytical skills

  • Proven experience impacting performance excellence

  • Demonstrated high-level professional ability in both oral and written communication required

  • Highly effective interpersonal communication skills with emphasis on building good working relations

  • Demonstrated professional qualities to perform effectively in a corporate environment; knowledgeable about how organizations function and how to get things done through formal and/or informal channels

  • Must be effective team leader

  • Outstanding work ethic and passion to go above and beyond standard expectations