Assistant Manager Customs (Inbound)

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


The mission of the inbound assistant manager is to bring the international trade compliance management feasible and streamline/ stabilize the importation handling process, shorten the overall lead-time and minimize Customs/CIQ compliance risks.


He/she will achieve this mission by:


  • Keeping close and regular communication with CIQ and Customs authorities, updating relevant requests/ knowledges in a timely manner and working out effective solutions accordingly.
  • Arranging interdepartmental meetings/trainings for new CIQ and Customs regulations.
  • Giving suggestions to IBD SOP to ensure operation process is workable to manage compliance risks.
  • Conducting annually self-assessment for import and export activities.
  • Contacting agent/broker, Customs, CIQ &CIQ testing lab for import/export clearance.
  • Solving, tracking and recording for CIQ/Customs inspected or questioned cases.


Key Responsibilities:



  • Conduct and execute full responsibility on HS classifications, CIQ pre-testing, tariff info, internal and external trade contracts, duty free trade agreements, and equipped with awareness of regulation changes.
  • Assist and coordinate management team on solving major trade issues, ensure company conduct in align with legal entity and authorities’ requirements.


General Management

  • Implement and conduct actions upon process improvements and business requirements.
  • Identify potential issues which might put company policy in contrary.
  • Keep team members or regional/global Customs team duly informed for China regulation changes.
  • Dispose special/ urgent situation with team and seeking for solutions.
  • Predict areas can be improved potentially and take actions & carry out positive deliverables.


Government Relationship Develop/maintenance

  • Develop/ maintain/update the relationship with China custom authorizations and government bureaus.
  • Research and analyze updated China Customs regulations and policies applicable to adidas import &export operation.
  • Maintain AEO grade company authorization in Customs.
  • Prepare for ACE application.
  • Timely update/renew Customs IC card and requested certificates.



  • Ensure the pre-testing cost is reasonable and within budget.
  • Check the invoice of CIQ testing lab and set the payment.
  • Prepare the Forex payment doc. for all imports as aligned timeline with finance Dept.



System and Processes

  • Be familiar with company policies and business operations.
  • Be able to resolve problems requiring knowledge of department policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for producing various reports to SCM team members in a timely manner.
  • Ensures master data and tracking information are submitted and recorded timely.
  • Operation in HUB/Flex/PDM/MARVIN/ BIZAGI/ TCM systems.



Key Relationships:



  • Purchasing, legal, marketing, retail, finance, tax, logistics, OBF, QC, SCI, regional sourcing team, etc.



  • Shipping forwarders, express/courier companies, Customs brokers, CIQ testing lab, government Bureaus: China Custom authorities, Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau etc.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Knowledge / Experience

  • Extensive knowledge of international trade law regulations, China Customs and CIQ regulations, supply chain operations and the global trade compliance network.
  • Strong network with China custom authorizations and government bureaus in maintaining a healthy & solid relationship with the company.


PC/Language/Other Skills

  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft software.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in Mandarin and sound English communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong ability to identify and analyse compliance issues.
  • Good experience and capability of crisis management.



  • Loyal to business conduct
  • Detail-oriented
  • Team work
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Stress proof
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • College Degree, preferably with an economics, legal or Operations background.
  • 5+ year operation experience on international trade and Customs brokerage management experiences, particularly in sportswear or similar industry.

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Assistant Manager Customs (Inbound)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Shanghai
TEAM:  Supply Chain Management
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  209133