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Customs Manager

Job Name

Customs Manager


United States of America


Jacksonville, FL


Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics

Reporting Line:

Senior Manager, Supply & Planning

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Valissa Gyamena

About the role

What does a Customer Manager do?

The Customs Manager is responsible for all Import and Export transactions for Bacardi North America.

This role ensures Bacardi complies with U.S. and international import and export regulatory requirements. Work with freight forwarder to ensure timely release of containers. 

The role is responsible for overseeing 300+ entries per month. 

About You 

The ideal candidate will have experience with CBP regulations, Foreign Trade Zone, Federal Excise Tax administration, and Craft Beverage Modernization Act (CBMA). The incumbent is expected to take initiative, think, and act in the spirit of continuous improvement, and escalate concerns appropriately.


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Responsible for all Import and Export transactions for Bacardi North America. 
  • Ensures Bacardi compliance with U.S. and international import and export regulatory requirements, maintaining required records according to regulatory requirements.
  • Oversees 300+ entries per month with the support of one import coordinator, one export coordinator and two administers.
  • Responsible for the administration of the Foreign Trade Zone.
  • Resident expert in Federal Excise Tax administration and Craft Beverage Modernization Act (CBMA).
  • Administer and develop relationships with customs brokers, including research and response to broker inquiries while ensuring timely clearance of shipments.
  • Work with Bacardi’s Freight Forwarder to ensure timely release of shipments. 
  • Audit and process customs broker and freight forwarder invoices.  
  • Ensure the timely execution of import requirements and drawbacks as required.
  • Ensure EditTrade is loaded with the appropriate Harmonized Tariff Schedule, ECCN and Country of Origin for all products.
  • Create and maintain documented procedures in support of Bacardi’s import and export processes.
  • Support and train internal customers on importing and exporting requirements.
  • Company representative for Customs and Border Patrol and manages the Customs Officer on-site audits.

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • Familiar with all applicable customs laws, regulations, procedures, and industry practices.
  • Strong attention to detail and multi-tasking abilities.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, SAP and EditTrade.
  • Ability to create and manage processes and team management. 
  • Working knowledge of Editrade and its corresponding functions.
  • Working knowledge of various Custom Forms (CF214, CF215, CF216, CF7512, CF3461, CF7501, CF349)
Personal Qualities
  • 100% Responsibility mindset.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • 5 years Broker experience or equivalent 
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • We are looking for people who are globally mobile and have aspirations to experience different cultures.

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.

Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list.