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Foreign Trade Zone Supervisor- PECNA KS

REQ: REQ-143368 Procurement

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • De Soto, KS, United States
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If you are passionate about contributing to a sustainable future and being part of a dynamic team shaping the electric vehicle revolution, this opportunity is tailor-made for you. We are seeking dedicated individuals to join us as full-time, on-site team members at our new, state-of-the-art factory located in the thriving city of DeSoto, Kansas.

Panasonic Energy of North America is seeking a highly skilled and detail-oriented individual to join our team as a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) Supervisor. The FTZ Supervisor will play a critical role in managing and overseeing the day-to-day operations of our FTZ facility. This position requires a strong understanding of international trade regulations, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to effectively communicate with various internal and external stakeholders.

Essential Duties:

  • Project support, including but not limited to, management of onboarding activities to establish foreign trade zone activity/location(s) and supporting systems. Participate and directly contribute to activity where new activity occurs or changes are required to existing processes or systems.
  • CBP Reporting and Compliance: prepare FTZ related data and supporting documentation for submission of forms to CBP on a daily, weekly, and periodic basis. Prepare annual FTZ Board reports and CBP annual reconciliation reports. Assist with CBP valuation, classification, and reporting issues.  Review daily FTZ Variance Reports.  Transactional support including inbound movements, bond to bond, and exports/domestic shipments as needed.
  • ICRS Operation and Inventory Control: Monitor and operate FTZ ICRS by managing daily inventory balances, monitoring zone admission data, and conducting weekly estimate (import and export) process.  Work with distribution center (which may be operated by a third party) to proactively address and resolve any daily inventory issues; verify inventory transactions, including but not limited to, receipts, shipments, and inventory adjustments; investigate and take action on overages and shortages and participate in cycle counts and/or physical inventory activities on a high level, but continuous basis.
  • Manage Relationships with CBP, PGAs and Grantee:  Act as primary relationship liaison with CBP to ensure proper FTZ procedures including the management of data relating to inbound receipts; timely reporting of admissions and the CBP clearance of goods shipped from both FTZs.  Facilitate relationships with FDA, FCC and Partner Government Agencies for importation purposes. Assist in compliance with FTZ Grantee requirements for FTZ operations.
  • Assist Panasonic in risk management for FTZ purposes by reviewing CBP documentation, auditing FTZ transactions, and complying with CBP and FTZ Board requirements.  Participate in continuing education and, in turn, assist in training internal departments in areas related to FTZ and CBP compliance and other government regulations that may affect the import of Panasonic products.  Establish and maintain documented procedures to support activity.
  • Establish Alert Management process to ensure that all daily, weekly, monthly, and annual operations are met on a timely basis, and work on an escalation program to alert Upper Management of any outstanding issue.
  • Miscellaneous tasks include working with the brokerage team, information management team, compliance team, and inbound logistics to assist in any necessary information needed between departments.

The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements:

  • To ensure the health and safety in the workplace and for the protection of our employees’, wearing PPE is a possibility and includes equipment such as a full Tyvek suit, safety shoes, gloves, safety glasses, face mask, and a full hazmat suit that includes a respirator.

Qualifications:  Requirements - Required and/or Preferred


  • Basic/Required: Bachelors’ Degree in Supply Chain Logistics/Distribution related field, or equivalent years of experience.

Essential Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3 years practical experience in handling customs and international trade related issues; Inventory control; warehousing OR equivalent experience is required.
  • This position should possess a working knowledge of inventory control systems, warehousing and logistics activities including import and export activities and Customhouse brokerage. A strong level of knowledge of US FTZ program and CBP compliance best practices and regulations is also required.
  • Must have excellent attention to detail and the mental capability to troubleshoot and solve problems of moderate complexity or difficulty, as well as problem solve in a proactive, methodical manner. Must be able to work effectively under the pressure of deadlines and comprehend complex issues.
  • This position should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be self-motivated and be capable of working as part of a team or alone.

Preferred License(s):

  • A current customs broker’s license is preferred

Physical Demands:

Physical Activities: (Percentage of time (equaling 100%) during the normal workday the employee is required to)

  • Sit:                                                       40%
  • Walk:                                                   30%
  • Stand:                                                 20%
  • Lift:                                                      10%

Required Lifting and Carrying: (Required frequency is:  Not required (0%), Occasional (1-33%), Frequent (34-66%, Continuous (67-100%)

  • Up to 10 lbs.:                                      Occasional
  • Up to 20 lbs.:                                      Occasional
  • Up to 35 lbs.:                                      Occasional
  • Team-lift only (over 35 lbs.):               Not Required


About Us:

At the heart of this visionary project, Panasonic is committed to manufacturing cutting-edge cylindrical lithium-ion cells that will power the future of electric mobility. These cells will be meticulously crafted to meet the growing demands of the automotive industry, supporting various electric vehicle manufacturers in their quest for eco-friendly transportation solutions.

This role presents a unique chance to be at the forefront of innovation, working within a forward-thinking organization that is committed to environmental responsibility and the advancement of green technology. Be a part of our mission to power the future and make a difference in the world of electric mobility with Panasonic!

Supplemental Information:

Pre-employment drug testing is required. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. without restriction.

Panasonic is an Equal Opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law.  All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Energy of North America.

REQ: REQ-143368 Procurement

  • De Soto, KS, United States
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