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International Trade Specialist - Holland, MI (onsite)

Company Overview

When you feel connected to your work, you feel more engaged. At Haworth, you can pursue a career that offers you ample opportunity to build your portfolio and expand your skillset in an exciting and inclusive environment. Join a company that values innovation, inspiration, and you!


HAWORTH is a global leader in office furniture and architectural interiors. As a valued member of our team, you can make your mark on the world and reach your full potential within a culture of connectivity.


Why Haworth? Find out here!


Here at Haworth, our members enjoy benefits from their first day of employment including:


  • 4 weeks paid time off and an option to purchase an additional week
  • Priority Health Insurance
  • Newly renovated on-site gym open 24 hours
  • 401k Benefit - If you contribute 6% of your annual salary, Haworth will contribute up to 7%
  • Annual bonus programs
  • Company provided Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement program
  • 8 hours of paid volunteer time off
  • Zero waste to landfill company which provides personal on-site recycling drop-off

Job Overview

We are currently looking for an International Trade Specialist to join our team in Holland, MI.


As a ​​​​​​​International Trade Specialist, you will:


Work collaboratively to implement and maintain policies, procedures, and systems enabling Haworth to comply with Free Trade Agreements (FTA) and other special trade programs/regulations. Maintain database information for Haworth products traded globally. Perform Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) analysis and classification for all Haworth imports and exports part numbers. Perform tariff-shift and regional value content analysis for FTA certification. Maintain supplier FTA certification database.


Some of the responsibilities include (but not limited to):


  • Performs tariff-shift and regional value content analysis, using Haworth costed bills of material and supplier FTA certification database, to produce accurate FTA reporting and reduce Haworth’s exposure to duties when trading within North America.
  • Completes FTA certifications in timely manner to correspond with products’ export schedule, ensuring deadlines are met for on-time shipping.
  • Completes blanket and transactional FTA certifications as required to ensure compliance with FTAs.
  • Maintains valid records of all FTA certificates and back-up records to ensure appropriate customs records are available.
  • Performs data analysis and input for all items in the international product database  Researches and analyzes product information to determine country of origin, HTS classification, and FTA eligibility.
  • Classifies all import/export material and products, utilizing General Rules of Interpretation and researching Explanatory Notes, United States (US) Customs’ rulings, technical drawings, and expert opinions to ensure accurate duty reporting and associated cost allocation.
  • Determines proper duty rates for import/export material and products, based upon classification, to support landed cost analysis.
  • Maintains import/export item master data and communicates data to customs brokers to facilitate on-time, delay-free shipping.
  • Works with Purchasing on collection of annual FTA certifications from Haworth suppliers to reduce liability for duties when applicable for North America trade.

Do you have these required qualifications?


  • Bachelor's degree in business or similar.
  • One year experience in international trade and/or trade compliance experience.
  • Current and continuing right to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Ability to work in Holland, MI without relocation assistance.
  • Current and continuing right to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Do you have these preferred qualifications?


  • Office furniture industry experience.
  • HTS classification experience.
  • U.S. and Canadian Customs self-auditing experience.
  • U.S. Free Trade Agreements analysis experience. 
  • SAP Experience.

Haworth Values

At Haworth, we have a strong set of values that guide our business and help us align with our customers.


We listen to our Customers. We rely on our Members. We honor Integrity. We embrace Continuous Learning. We lead with Design. We create Value. We work to make the World better.


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EEO, ADA, AA Statement

As an EEO/AA employer, Haworth will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected genetic information, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, religion, height, weight, other protected group status, or any other basis protected by the laws where we employ people. 

Haworth's AAP programs are available for applicant review.  Requests can be made to your Recruiter to review during regular business hours.

This organization participates in E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

If you have questions about any of the above policies, or if you require an ADA accommodation in the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team at or (616) 393-1600.

Requisition:  19204

Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids

Job Segment: Database, ERP, SAP, Logistics, Technology, Operations

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