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Analyst, Trade Compliance


New York, NY, US

We believe that difference sparks brilliance, so we welcome people and ideas from everywhere to join us in stretching what’s possible.


At Tapestry, being true to yourself is core to who we are. When each of us brings our individuality to our collective ambition, our creativity is unleashed. This global house of brands – Coach, Kate Spade New York, Stuart Weitzman – was built by unconventional entrepreneurs and unexpected solutions, so when we say we believe in dreams, we mean we believe in making them happen. We’re always on a journey to becoming our best, but you can count on this: Here, your voice is valued, your ambitions are supported, and your work is recognized.

Primary Purpose:

This position is responsible for assisting the Global Trade & Customs Manager and Global Trade Services’ efforts to ensure the company's processes, internal controls, and reporting are compliant with international laws & regulations. The individual will provide international compliance support for areas such as product classification, trade preference programs, admission eligibility, and analysis of trade issues.


The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Global Trade & Customs Compliance to...


  • Research and perform HTS classification of products for US, Europe, and Canada as well as identify and assist with tariff engineering opportunities during product development.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining policies, procedures and import manuals to assure compliance with import/export laws, regulations, administrative practices and supply chain security.
  • Identify and communicate any product eligibility issues and for duty reductions programs.
  • Determine subjectivity of product to U.S. Fish and Wildlife and other government partner agencies.
  • Assist in the development of reporting on trade data analytics
  • Communicate and partner with internal customers, as well as Freight Forwarders, Customs Brokers, and suppliers on product information related to Trade
  • Provide support to internal partners on trade and customs matters such as sample management, hand carrying procedures, carnets, duty rates, country of origin determination and labeling and other general trade inquiries.
  • Analyze import records to assess accuracy and any risks in documentation as part of our internal audit program in support of C-TPAT Trade Compliance
  • Administer payment process of customs or 3rd party partner related activities.
  • Support in the development of training materials and provide training on Trade related matters for non-Trade compliance partners.
  • Support global import and export trade activities for Tapestry brands


The accomplished individual will possess...


  • Experience in HTS product classification and researching customs rulings and compliance publications.
  • Solid analytical and good decision-making skills with a strong attention to detail.
  • Self-starter, with the ability to prioritize multiple competing tasks; is flexible, adaptable, and collaborative and follows through.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.  Must be able to effectively communicate complex Customs and Trade issues to a non- expert audience, internally and externally.
  • Curiosity, willingness to learn and adapt to changing needs quickly.
  • Responsive, flexible, and able to succeed within an open and collaborative peer environment across global regions and cross-functionally


An outstanding professional will have...


  • Bachelor's Degree (Business, Supply Chain, or international focus preferred) or relevant, equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum 3 years' work experience, preferably in multi-national environment.
  • Licensed Customs Broker (or desire to obtain license), Certified Customs Specialist, is a plus but not required
  • Experience completing internal audits.
  • MS Office proficiency, strength in Excel and Teams a plus.


Our Competencies for All Employees

  • Courage: Doesn’t hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
  • Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.


Tapestry, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. Visit Tapestry, Inc. at

Req ID:  102746

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Supply, Operations

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