Lucid Motors

Newark, CA, United States

Posted on: 2022-05-17

Category: emobility

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Foreign Trade Zone Manager

About the company:

Lucid is the new generation of EV. Our relentless focus on innovation, luxury, and sustainability drives us into a reality where you no longer have to choose between doing great things, doing the right thing, and doing everything with the highest regard for efficiency and design. There were luxury cars, then EVs, now there’s Lucid.  

Leading the future in luxury electric and mobility
At Lucid, we set out to introduce the most captivating, luxury electric vehicles that elevate the human experience and transcend the perceived limitations of space, performance, and intelligence. Vehicles that are intuitive, liberating, and designed for the future of mobility.
We plan to lead in this new era of luxury electric by returning to the fundamentals of great design – where every decision we make is in service of the individual and environment. Because when you are no longer bound by convention, you are free to define your own experience.
Come work alongside some of the most accomplished minds in the industry. Beyond providing competitive salaries, we’re providing a community for innovators who want to make an immediate and significant impact. If you are driven to create a better, more sustainable future, then this is the right place for you.

We are currently seeking a qualified FTZ Manager to join our growing Global Trade Compliance team.  This position requires an experienced professional with good working knowledge and experience in the area of Import & Export Compliance (U.S. and Int'l]. We are looking for an outstanding individual who possesses ambition, integrity, personal accountability, a high level of energy and enthusiasm with a positive attitude, and a passion for import/export compliance and customer service. 

Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, to possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for perfection within a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

At Lucid, we don’t just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, and any other characteristic protected under applicable State or Federal laws and regulations.

Notice regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirement as a condition of gainful employment within the United States
At Lucid, we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the novel Coronavirus, and the increased transmissibility with recent variants, all new Lucid employees, whose job will be based in the United States, must provide original documentation confirming status as having received the prescribed inoculation (doses) based on the manufacturer's guidelines on their first day of employment.
Individuals seeking a medical and/or religious exemption from this requirement may be granted such an accommodation after submitting a formal request to and the subsequent review and approval thereof by our dedicated Covid-19 Response team.
To all recruitment agencies: Lucid Motors does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our careers alias or other Lucid Motors employees. Lucid Motors is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. 

You Will:

  • Act as the primary SME and company liaison with local Customs (Phoenix) to resolve issues effectively and timely.
  • Assist with maintaining, updating, and implementing all FTZ-related SOP's to inform all relevant parties on all required operational practices and protocols.
  • Working with key internal and external partners, perform routine system and operational audits to ensure Lucid's compliance with all FTZ operational requirements is maintained at all times and report findings. Perform root cause analysis, then develop and implement corrective action plan (CAP), monitor the progress.
  • Assist with oversight and management of all FTZ record-keeping requirements.
  • Provide oversight and support to key internal and external partners (Transportation, Inventory Control, Inbound Receiving and Outbound shipping teams, 3rd party FTZ software provider, FTZ consultant, etc. to ensure all of Lucid's FTZ activities are timely and compliant.
  • Train key personnel on FTZ requirements.
  • Prepare for and lead the annual compliance review with CBP (Customs).
  • Report internal FTZ-related KPI’s.
  • Provide any other support to the Head of Trade Compliance, as needed.
  • Assist the Trade Compliance team with other import/export shipments, when needed.
  • You Bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, International Business or a related field, or Associates Degree with relevant experience. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered.
  • 5+ years of solid experience working in a dynamic Global Trade Compliance environment customs compliance experience in a complex import/export environment.
  • Minimum of 3 years of FTZ experience, including working familiarity with 3rd party FTZ software (e.g., QuestaWeb/Descartes)
  • Good understanding and working experience with section 19 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) Part 146 on Foreign Trade Zones
  • Good understanding of the Rules of Origin (Preferential & Non-Preferential)
  • Good understanding of Incoterms
  • Strong ability to identify, interpret, understand, and deal with multiple complex int’l trade matters simultaneously
  • Ability to keep abreast of key import/export compliance issues, industry news and trends, changes in regulations through research, industry news updates, attending trade compliance industry webinars, workshops, conferences.
  • Strong ability to collaborate and develop a good cross functional working relationship with various internal and external partners. Strong effective and persuasive verbal and written communication with internal and external partners, different levels of management, and government agencies.
  • Strong ability to read and interpret technical specifications, etc.
  • Must be proactive, self-motivating, resourceful, flexible, well-organized, detail-oriented, and team-oriented. Must be able to multi-task and prioritize to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.
  • Strong working experience with an Importer/Exporter, preferably a manufacturer such as an automaker, auto parts manufacturer, or a high-tech equipment manufacturer.
  • Strong experience working with or for a Customs Broker (both preferred). Must have a good knowledge and understanding of how Customs Brokers operate.
  • Strong interpersonal skills - must be diplomatic, maintain composure, and work well in a fast-paced, dynamic, cross-functional work environment. Must be effective in influencing and building relationships with key internal and external partners.
  • Strong ability to work independently and be able to assess issues and make decisions quickly, needing only general supervision.
  • Be a strong team player with a positive and enthusiastic attitude and willingness to support the team and share knowledge.
  • Proficient in PC MS Office applications, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Email (Outlook), Video Conference and Chat applications (Teams, Zoom, etc.)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; effective issue identification and problem-solving skills.

  • Would be a plus, if you have:
  • Automotive industry experience (auto manufacturing is a major plus)
  • Manufacturing FTZ experience (for vehicle manufacturing is a major plus).
  • Working knowledge of CBP’s Informed Compliance Publication on “Vehicles, Parts, and Accessories”
  • Experience with Free Trade Agreements
  • Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) or CCS Education credits is a plus.