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Global Customs Trade Compliance Intern

November 20, 2017

Adient (NYSE:ADNT) is a global leader in automotive seating. With 75,000 employees operating in 230 manufacturing/assembly plants in 33 countries worldwide, we produce and deliver automotive seating for all vehicle classes and all major OEMs. From complete seating systems to individual components, our expertise spans every step of the automotive seat-making process. Our integrated, in-house skills allow us to take our products from research and design all the way to engineering and manufacturing – and into more than 25 million cars every year. To learn more, please visit


The intent of this internship is to support day-to-day inquiries regarding customs compliance for import and export shipments (US, CA, MX) in order to reduce the amount of duty paid and/or increase the level of shipment compliance. 


There will be two main projects in which the outcome will deliver savings for Adient.

  • Tooling and Equipment Duty Savings Project

  • Northbound Incoterms Project


Both projects will involve documenting the current process, identifying process improvements and implementing the projects to achieve savings and duty avoidances.



  • Handle inquiries with US brokers on day-to-day shipments

  • Interface with vendors when new invoices (with correct data elements) are needed

  • Run interface with all parties (STTAS, Plants, Brokers, and Vendors) for potential cost avoidance by obtaining necessary documentation:

    • 9801 potentials – obtain FSD and MA

    • NAFTA potentials

  • Work with Adient plants on export commercial invoices inquiries/training


Interfaces with:

  • 3rd Party Service Providers

  • Brokers and Carriers

  • Adient Logistics and Supply Chain teams




Required Skills:

  • Above average communication skills including active listening, strong verbal competency and comfortable presenting information in a meeting environment

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

  • Effectively prioritize multiple tasks/projects simultaneously

  • Strong critical thinking skills that will support making sense of and extracting information from long complex email chains

  • Quick learner that can establish internal processes for import/export

  • Fluent in Spanish a plus


Desired Skills (but will train):

  • Basic knowledge of Import/Export requirements for CA/US/MX

  • Basic knowledge of NAFTA/9801/etc.




Primary Location



 Automotive Seating

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