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Classification Specialist

Req ID:  165



Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? At Olympus, we help make people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, every day. 
Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.

Job Description

The Classification Specialist supports Olympus business operations by executing the company's import/export policies and procedures with a specific emphasis on Harmonized Tariff Schedule, Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) classifications. He/ she work with trade compalince organization to determine proper valuations, and country of origin determination. He/ she liaising with customs brokers and agents, maintaining POA with brokers, conducting audits of brokers as deemed necessary, and managing all import and export records. The incumbent work cross-functionally with Olympus team members around the globe to ensure compliance with U.S. and international import regulations.

Job Duties

In a typical day, you will:


* Analyze, research and assign the appropriate HTS, Commerce Control List (CCL) and United States Munitions List (USML) classifications and Country of Origin for all Olympus materials.


* Manage and maintain updates to the HTS, export controlled goods classifications in the ERP systems.


* Liaison between internal and external parties regarding preferential trade agreements, ensuring that the HTS is correct and records are updated and maintained.


* Train sourcing, engineering and other departments on the topic of valuation, Country of Origin and other fundamental customs regulations. Liaison between Olympus and customs brokers to ensure that assists are properly declared.


* Track liquidation dates and amounts of all U.S. entries.


* Answer questions and resolve issues related to documentation/data requirements of OGAs (other government agencies) for importing.


* Research and prepare duty drawback claims.


* Prepare, research and distribute monthly import cost reports.


* Maintain required records according to regulatory requirements and company policy.

Job Requirements



* Bachelor's degree in Business Degree/Business Administration/Supply Chain or related field.


* Minimum of 5 years of experience in trade compliance with a specific emphasis in the Import and Export Regulations.




* Licensed Customs Broker or interest in becoming licensed in the future.


* Provide import and export regulatory interpretation and guidance in the following areas: Classification (HTS, EAR/CCL, ITAR/USML, Recordkeeping, Valuation, Country of Origin, Marking, Duty Drawback and other areas.


* Proficient with the Microsoft Office platform, Oracle and SAP.


* Knowledge of U.S. and Canadian Trade Regulations.


* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


* Must be a highly organized, self-managed individual who works independently with minimum supervision and the ability to work in fast paced environment.


* Ability to analyze technical data.

We realize work isn’t just a job to you.

It’s a big part of your life, but not the only part. That’s why we offer competitive salaries, a robust 401(k) program, annual bonus program and comprehensive medical benefits, as well as tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, parental and adoption leave, on-site services and Colleague Affinity Networks — so you can be ready for where life can take you.

Olympus is passionate about the solutions it creates for the medical, life sciences, and industrial equipment industries, as well as cameras and audio products. For more than 100 years, Olympus has focused on making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling by helping detect, prevent, and treat disease, furthering scientific research, ensuring public safety, and capturing images of the world.

Olympus Corporation of the Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Olympus Corporation, is headquartered in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, USA, and employs more than 5,500 employees throughout locations in North and South America. For more information, visit

Olympus…True to You. True to Society. True to LIFE.

Olympus embraces diversity and inclusion. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, our policies as well as our values prohibit unlawful discrimination based on an employee's or applicant's race, color, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, genetic information, ancestry, military or veteran status, or any other federal, state or local protected classification.  EOE Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled


Posting Notes: || United States (US) || Pennsylvania (US-PA) || Center Valley || 

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