Customs Compliance Director In Phoenix Az Resume James Hemmer

James Hemmer is a Customs Compliance Director with over 33 years in dealing with customers in a hands on way of business with a work history and compliance training and managing daily operations ensuring customs compliance including bonded warehousing recordkeeping, compliance.
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James E. Hemmer, Jr Mobile Phone: 540-577-8044 E-mail: [email protected] OBJECTIVE - Compliance Director / Brokerag Manager/ Licensed Customs Broker/ Trade Analyst Utilize my knowledge of over 33 + years in dealing with customers in a hands on way of doing business. I believe my work history/ compliance training would be a benefit to any organization. Manage daily operations ensuring customs compliance including bonded warehousing recordkeeping, compliance. WORK EXPERIENCE Custom Broker/Operations & Compliance Agility Project Logistics  Re-establish brokerage department  Selling services  Maintaining local customs permit December 2014-December 2015 Saint Rose, LA Drawback Administrator/Compliance May 2012 – May 2013 Interrelated Financial Services Scottsdale, AZ  Managed duty drawback department  Verified all shipping orders with import entries to match all exported product to process duty drawback including oil spill tax refunds. Director of Import Services October 2009 – May 2012 Allegheny Brokerage Company Dublin, VA Logistics / Import and Export/Transportation Compliance Consulting  Handling national customs clearances and along with NVOCC transportation services  Record keeping for local bonded customs warehouse and met with importers quarterly regarding compliance issues and advise of new requirements or trade programs (i.e.) ISA, CTPAT  Managed all customs compliance issues related to HTS clarifications and entry processing/ECCN classifications  Updated import entry processes with import staff to make entry transactions more timely and efficient  Visited clients to ensure company records were updated and retained for every shipment including guidance for drawbacks and export shipments  Maintained BSA for office  Local bonded/FTZ warehouse requested me to overlook the daily operations for all inbound cargo arriving for customs clearances, set up a working log reporting all movement of bonded cargo, and supplied reports to the port director during our weekly meeting of all warehouse activities  Attended chamber expos to recruit new clients and explain to local businesses what practices U.S. Customs deems acceptable   Explained requirements for import and export and shipping to/from Canada and Mexico Meet with carriers to obtain best services for our clients Corporate Qualifying Officer-Customs Broker Hanshin AirCargo Warehouse Management/Import-Export Regulatory Compliance Director        As the licensed National Permit holder handled all customs compliance issues and training seminars for staff and clients Managed imports for 5 offices nationwide with a total of 25 import department staff while maintaining corporate compliance procedures Managed import entry processing for all 5 offices within our network which included JFK, ATL, SFO, LAX and ORD Trained import staff on proper HTS use as well as laws and regulations related to our clients and corporate import/export procedures Traffic dispatcher for local delivery trucks which we had 2 to handle all deliveries pickups and warehouse transfers Managed our over the load hot shot driver to ensure deadlines were met and adhered to Met with clients to verify company records were being kept according to customs regulations Owner/Permit Holder SJ Logistics    March 2007 - October 2009 Schiller Park, IL March 2003 - September 2006 Des Plaines, IL Arranged brokerage services for smaller forwarders mainly Asian in the Chicago area Licensed Customs Broker qualifying compliance officer handled over 300 entries monthly insuring proper classifications and import laws were maintained managed all entry classifications upon receipt of entry documents and advising of future items to be imported Managed tradeshow entries and deliveries to expo locations local and nationwide Import Manager March 2001 - March 2003 New Wave Transport USA Elk Grove Village, IL  Operating as the Import Manager and qualifying license holder/compliance officer in the Chicago Office  Managed all import entries and traffic department with a staff of 6  Worked as main compliance contact for all company offices LAX, JFK, ORD.  Director of pic and pack warehouse and nationwide distribution services, for European client with imported items being packaged together for delivery to final destinations nationwide  Attended local broker association meetings and events Manager/Owner – Family Business December 1982 - September 2000 Hemmers Market Place Chicago, IL Restaurant/Food Services  Manager/Owner European style family Restaurant/Tavern  Handled all daily operations including payables/payroll, hiring/training of all employees Import Manager October 1989 - January 2000 Multimodal International       State:IL Handled all logistics regarding air and ocean import and some exports for over 1200 customers Warehouse pic and pac for larger Japanese auto manufacturing and also electronics company Operated as import breakbulk agent Set up customs compliance program for all existing clients and new customers Handled all transportation regarding pic and pac warehousing OGA compliance agent Import Manager July 1987 - September 1989 SCAC Transport State:IL  Breakbulk Manager handling all consolidated cargo arriving from overseas to the U.S.  Managed CFS warehouse obtaining all customs releases for bonded cargo  Managed customs entry processing with a staff of 3 from A-Z Import Coordinator MSAS Cargo   May 1985 - June 1987 Des Plaines, IL In charge of all entry summaries sent to U.S. Customs to insure proper compliance regulations were utilized and filed all CF7501 to ensure proper filing Managed airport messengers Air Freight Manager May 1983 - May 1985 Harry F. Long Des Plaines, IL  Managed 2 messenger runners and daily operations of all cargo arriving and being delivered to clients, including HTS and FDA entries EDUCATION Certification- Customs Tariff Classification FDA/OGA Training Chicago Customs Broker and Freight Forwarder Association 1983-2009 Ongoing training seminars, Customs HTS training Rodriquez O’Donnell Gonzalez & Williams, P.C. Customs attorney HTS and document/broker training courses Illinois Restuarant Assoc. | Chicago, IL Studied numerous management and training classes to obtain health department certification to operate a food/beverage business Gordon Technical H.S.| Chicago, IL 1978 Graduate Studied business training programs Professional: 4/2000 - 11/2000 U.S. Customs and Border Protection | Washington, DC U.S. Customs Broker License # 20589 Customs BSA Program - Broker Self-Assessment Workshop with importers -Customs Audit Procedures SKILLS Customer Service Computer knowledge/Microsoft Windows, basic Excel Logistics Management Licensed Customs Broker training of staff/BIS, HTS, ISP, Importer Self-Assessment & Broker Management PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS / AFFILIATIONS NCBFFAA/CCBFFA 1983-2009 IFFCBANO New Orleans Broker Association 12/14- Current REFERENCES Professional Tom O`Donnell Customs Attorney - Clark Hill Law Firm 150 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601 312-985-5570 Duane Scott Trade Compliance Administrator-TMEIC Corp 1325 Electric Avenue Roanoke, VA 24018 540-283-2060 Gary Lewin Sales Rep-Cabelas Outdoors 144 Walnut Palatine, IL 847-385-1512 Valerie Holtrop International Compliance Officer – Schreiber Foods P.O. Box 19010 Green Bay, WI 54307 920-455-6181 Personal Howard Probert Owner/Manager - Airsped Messenger 847-595-8600 Robert Tazalaar National Safety Council 773-750-3436