Lucid Motors

Newark, CA, United States

Posted on: 2022-05-27

Category: emobility

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Trade Compliance 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.

The Manager of Trade Compliance will help lead Lucid Motors global trade activities by utilizing technical expertise of trade laws and practices to ensure proper execution of global trade transactions, compliance with relevant customs laws, adherence to internal policies and federal regulations. You’ll lead a team of trade professionals from our Newark, CA HQ location managing daily import/export activities including daily interaction with customs brokers, vendors, couriers, freight forwarders and third-party logistics providers. Maintain trade documentation, audits, and post entry programs in accordance with laws and policy; coordinate with FA&B Team to ensure proper payment of duties and taxes. The successful candidate will have spent time launching new plants and/or new products in an automotive manufacturing environment, prior experience with EV vehicles preferred.  The ideal candidate will exhibit a can-do attitude and approaches this opportunity with determination.

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:

  • Experience with import and export regulations, HTS classification and customs valuation
  • Experience with FTZ – Foreign Trade Zones a plus
  • Problem-solving in a dynamic environment
  • Experience in trade and logistics enterprise systems and implementation is a plus
  • Interface with stakeholders regarding challenges and disruptions due to trade issues, root cause and design mitigation strategies
  • Recruit and build a high-performing Trade Compliance Team
  • Scale team, processes and systems to meet growth projections
  • Participate in broker management processes, such as selection, qualification, SOW and performance evaluation
  • Define and drive development and implementation of needed processes and systems
  • Develop and automate departmental metrics / KPI’s
  • You Bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Trade, Supply Chain, Logistics or related field.
  • U.S. Customs Broker License
  • 10 years of relevant experience within an in-house trade compliance department, accounting/indirect tax, international trade consulting, trade law, or related discipline.
  • Broker management
  • U.S. Customs and PGA interface
  • CF28 & 29
  • Strong computer proficiency in MS Office applications and SAP experience re: SAP-GTS &/or QuestaWeb / Descartes is a plus
  • Good working knowledge of CBP’s Informed Compliance Publication on ‘Vehicles, Parts, and Accessories’
  • HTS Classification and Schedule B
  • EAR Classification
  • Master Database Maintenance
  • USMCA – Rules of Origin; Core Parts for Passenger Vehicles
  • Benchmarks for Trade Compliance
  • Recordkeeping
  • Training
  • Antidumping and Countervailing Duties (AD/CVD)
  • Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
  • Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ)
  • Country of Origin
  • Census
  • Valuation
  • Assists
  • ATA carnets
  • ACE reporting
  • Section 301
  • C-TPAT
  • ISA
  • Hand Carry and Charter shipment trade compliance requirements

  • Role will be located in Newark, CA and will report to the Director of Logistics.
  • Travel requirements 15 %