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BMW of North America, LLC

Customs Compliance Manager

Spartanburg, SC

As an independent group of companies, the BMW Group has a commitment to creativity and breakthrough ideas that goes well beyond the racetrack. In order to continuously create ultimate driving machines, we drive our growth and design excellence by staffing our teams with individuals who are innovative and always looking for the next great idea. If you share our vision and view yourself as an independent, creative thinker, we invite you to join our team in this exceptional role located in Spartanburg, SC.

The Customs Compliance Manager is responsible for assuring the best interests of BMW are met by providing effective and efficient functional management and direction for the Customs and Export Control Team in the US regarding customs and export control. Ensure compliance with all international trade regulations related to the company's customs and export control business. Keep management informed of the benefits and costs of alternatives where they exist to support the near and long-term growth and profitability targets of the BMW Group.

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The Customs Compliance Manager oversees compliance with the laws and regulations of U. S. Customs and Border Protection, Bureau of Industry and Security and all other government agencies that impact customs and export controls, especially in the areas of Tariff Classification, Origin Management, Free Trade Agreement Solicitation and any other enabling Master Data related evaluation, Anti-Dumping, Punitive Duty Assessment and Export Control related classifications and solicitation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Properly staff, train, organize, direct, guide and provide support for the US Customs and Export Control team
  • Support the customs and export control governance efforts and ensure that all BMW entities operating in the US are fully compliant with US trade compliance regulations
  • Pursue cost savings strategies as a priority within Customs and Export Control team in alignment with BMW Group strategies
  • Monitor the latest developments in US trade compliance legislation.
    Advocate and represent the international business interests of BMW by attending and participating in expert groups on international trade
  • Drive efficiency and strengthen compliance by participating in related BMW projects and automation efforts
  • Serve as a consultant and provide necessary services to other departments concerning customs and export control issues
  • Support standardization and harmonization of customs and export control compliance operations and processes within US BMW entities
  • Support and conduct risk assessments to identify compliance concerns and coordinate with appropriate strategic partners to achieve the resolution
  • Interface with various US Customs-, Export Control Authority- and Participating Government Agency (PGA) personnel. As well as maintain excellent working relationships with the same regarding issues related to the various areas of classification, Participation in relevant Customs/ Export Controls Working Group & subsequent sub-working group directly with US Customs personnel
  • Communicate with the customs account manager, local port-, Customs-, PGA- or Export Control Authority officials regarding various areas of classification

Join the BMW North America team and enjoy a high-performance Total Rewards package that may include:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • All with options for $0 Employee contribution
  • 401(k) with Company match
  • Retirement Income Account (RIA)
  • Employee vehicle program
  • Bonus eligibility
  • Paid Parental Leave of up to 6 weeks
  • Paid Time Off in addition to Company paid holidays where eligible
  • Hybrid work environment
  • Voluntary Benefits to fit your needs

The pay range for this role is: $119,583.00 - $152,492.00.

The selected candidate's education, skills, experience, and location will be used to determine the final salary offer. All pay ranges are based on a full-time work schedule. This statement is in accordance with state and local pay disclosure requirements.

Even more so than the generous compensation and benefits, the culture and values of BMW of North America makes it the ultimate working environment. These values are Responsibility, Appreciation, Transparency, Trust, and Openness. We allow these values to guide the way we conduct ourselves and our business.

At BMW, we are driven by diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and are welcoming of all individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.



  • Bachelor's Degree - preferably in International Business or related field
  • Licensed Customs Broker required
  • 6+ years of experience in trade compliance
  • 4+ years of supervisory/leadership experience
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills


  • 1+ years of SAP experience, especially in FI, MM, SD modules or SAP GTS

Client-provided location(s): Spartanburg, SC, USA
Job ID: BMW-2400007V
Employment Type: Full Time