Specialist, Trade Compliance


Assure compliance with all US CBP (Customs and Border Protection) laws, rules, and regulations for importing and exporting goods, thereby resulting in the shipment of exported goods and delivery of imported merchandise in a timely manner.

1. Maintain formal, company-wide import/export policies, procedures, controls, and SOPs, as well as internal departmental processes, procedures, and compliance manual.

2. Ensure all types of entries are properly filed with CBP (Entry, ISF, Recon, Export EEI, Drawback, etc), and all related duties & tax payments are properly & timely processed.

3. Support chain of command in representing the company to Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), preparing responses to CBP for requests for information regarding import transactions, and preparing for and supporting stratified examinations by CBP.

4. Maintain activities supporting participation in customs programs such as CTPAT and others.

5. Works with various internal functional areas as necessary to ensure compliance.

6. Performs periodic internal audits to evaluate compliance levels and implements improvements when gaps dictate.

7. Keeps up to date with international trade agreements and other preference programs available for cost down opportunities. Ensures compliance with program guidelines.

8. Monitors and interprets regulatory & international changes and implements activities to ensure compliance.

9. Foreign Trade Zone operation.

10. Supports related business functions as needed ( freight tracking , Classification analysis for imported goods , Document audit and file maintenance, Audit Entries made by outside vendors, Support Diversion Requests as needed, MRP system connections, etc ).

  • BS/BA Degree or Equivalent Experience
  • 3-4 years International Import/Export Experience (ie, Customs Brokerage firm, International Freight Forwarder, etc), Prior experience with Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS), NAFTA/USMCA certification process, country of origin determination, and/or content reporting is desired. The position requires extreme attention to detail, as accuracy is critical in all areas of job duties and responsibilities. Also requires strong math and analytical skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office software applications, especially Excel spreadsheets is a must.

Travel: Minimal, but as required by business needs.


DENSO is an advanced mobility supplier and global Fortune 500 company. Here, we innovate, create and make things to change how the world moves. We develop technology and components for major automakers worldwide, which you can find on nearly every vehicle make and model on the road today.

At our core, DENSO wants to make the world a better place. And, we have the ability to do so using our broad product portfolio, which spans mobility electronics, thermal systems, electrification systems, powertrain systems, sensors & semiconductors, and non-automotive businesses.

We’re far reaching: Globally headquartered in Japan, we have 170K+ employees across 221 facilities in 35 countries across the globe. Here in North America, our headquarters is in Southfield, Michigan. Last year, we had $47.6 billion in global consolidated revenue with North America contributing $10.9 billion.