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Trade Advisory Classification Associate

About Flexport: 

At Flexport, we believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make global commerce so easy there will be more of it. We’re shaping the future of a $8.6T industry with solutions powered by innovative technology and exceptional people. Today, companies of all sizes—from emerging brands to Fortune 500s—use Flexport technology to move more than $19B of merchandise across 112 countries a year. 

The recent global supply chain crisis has put Flexport center stage as we continue to play a pivotal role in how goods move around the world. At a valuation of $8 billion, we’re experiencing record growth and are proud to have the support of the best investors in the game who believe in our mission, solutions and people. Ready to tackle global challenges that impact business, society, and the environment? Come join us.

Exciting Trade Advisory Opportunity to Help Make Global Trade Easy

The opportunity: 

Flexport believes global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make global trade easier for everyone. We aim to do this by building the Operating System for Global trade - a strategic model combining advanced technology and data analytics, logistics infrastructure, and supply chain expertise. We are a licensed freight forwarder and customs brokerage built around a modern technology stack. We help some of the world's fastest growing brands manage their international supply chains, providing a fully-managed service for moving products between any two places on the planet. 

With revenue growing at breakneck speed, Flexport is looking for a Trade Advisory Associate to join our Trade Advisory Classification team. In this role, you will execute and manage all classification projects with our clients and internal stakeholders. We also expect this role to support other trade advisory matters as we collectively challenge the status quo and reduce friction in global trade.

You will:

  • Help manage Flexport’s HS classification service.
  • Work with clients and internal stakeholders to classify products under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States and similar global schedules.
  • Take ownership and actively manage HS classification projects with our clients and internal stakeholders to ensure efficient and proper transfer of product data.
  • Analyze, research, and assign proper HS classifications for products imported by our clients using the Harmonized Tariff System.
  • Audit HS classifications for accuracy. 
  • Use your knowledge of Section 301 China tariffs and related exclusions.
  • Proactively stay informed on the latest updates to CBP regulations or rulings that impact classification for our client’s products.
  • Maintain accurate client databases within our system including, product descriptions, SKUs, and import and export classifications.
  • Document and help improve classification processes and procedures.
  • Maintain professional communication with our clients and internal stakeholders.
  • Support Trade Advisory infrastructure and administrative requirements.
  • Assist the Trade Advisory team to resolve trade related questions and problems.
  • Assist the Trade Advisory team prepare client deliverables including memos and presentations.

You should have:  

  • BA/BS
  • Licensed Customs Broker required, J.D. or graduate degree a plus.
  • Trade compliance experience working in house, at customs brokerage, or at a consulting firm preferred.
  • At least two (2) to four (4) years of experience in classification of a broad range of commodities, including apparel, machinery, and automotive.
  • Proficiency with global Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)
  • Schedule B and Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) experience a plus.
  • Experience in reviewing government regulations and rulings, CBP Cross, USTR, Customs Info, Lexis Nexis, etc., and other trade information to assist with classification review.
  • A fundamental understanding of preferential trade programs, such as free trade agreements (FTAs) and Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)
  • Ability to navigate complex rules and regulations.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and detail-oriented with superior organizational, multi-tasking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and within a team environment.
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office suite and Google equivalents.
  • Mastery of email communication. You keep the inbox at zero.
  • High level of computer literacy. No paper. All digital.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage various project elements simultaneously.
  • Courage to challenge the status quo when logic and reason require it. See something broken? Fix it.
  • A "compliance first" attitude to keep our regulators happy and enthusiastic about Flexport since we operate in a heavily regulated industry.


The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. Within the range displayed, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education and / or training.
The US base salary range for this position: (exclusive of bonus, equity and benefits.)
$68,400$76,000 USD

At Flexport, our ability to fulfill our mission of making global commerce easy and accessible relies on having a diverse, dedicated and engaged workforce. That is why Flexport is committed to creating and nurturing an environment where anyone can be their authentic self. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, health status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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