Director of Logistics & Customs Compliance at PopSockets LLC

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Director of Logistics and Customs Compliance 


Our Company:

PopSockets LLC, based in Boulder, Colorado, designs, manufactures and sells innovative lifestyle products. Our flagship product, the PopSockets grip—a collapsible grip and stand that provides secure one-handed holding for any mobile device—was invented by philosophy professor David Barnett, with the first grip sold on PopSockets.com in 2014 and the 100 millionth sold in 2018. PopSockets products embody the company's mission to create empowering, personal, and fun products.

PopSockets was named one of the Best Places to Work in Colorado in 2018 and also listed as Inc. 5000's second fastest growing company in the US, with a 71,424% percent of sales increase over the last three years.

For more information on what it’s like to work at PopSockets, click here. Or check out our awesome careers video here! Read more about our recent rebrand and updated packaging here.

 

The Role: 

Reports to Chief Operating Officer. The Director of Global Logistics & Trade Compliance will act as the subject matter expert, developing a robust trade compliance program that satisfies Import/Export regulations in each of our global markets, lead relationships with our primary freight / transportation partners and customs brokerages, (including pricing / contract negotiations and review of cost effectiveness & performance to agreed service levels) and partner cross functionally to support on time delivery to meet business requirements.

Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for performance of both logistics and import/export trade compliance for Popsockets global supply chain. This includes managing supplier performance of third-party logistics providers, freight forwarders, carriers, and customs brokers. 
  • Ensure our imports and exports comply with customs regulations of the US government (as well as all countries we execute business in) and its agencies, in addition to the company’s internal control policies. 
  • Serve as main point of contact for Export Control & Customs (ECC) Classifications and for customs compliance issues and lead cost and delivery improvement for global transportation network. 
  • Coordinate and assign classifications to manufactured products while developing tools for maintaining consistent classification standards across the business and maintain databases of parts, materials, etc. to reflect accurate classifications. 
  • Export license determination (and obtaining export licenses when necessary), import valuation, country of origin determination, document retention, assist declarations, monitoring and auditing U.S. Customs broker, performing denied party screening, auditing Popsockets entry documents, and developing import/export procedures and manuals. 
  • Analyze costs against transportation methods and determine and implement alternatives to decrease costs globally and continually audit the process to assess business risk and implement process improvements. 
  • Serve as subject matter expert for the company on customs and transportation related processes. Assist the Legal & Tax Department, particularly with respect to contracts administration and other compliance initiatives. 
  • Negotiate freight and related contracts for ground, air, and ocean shipments. Ensures overall inbound and outbound freight costs are controlled, minimized, and within budget parameters.
  • Management and tracking of transportation and logistics from contract manufacturers to fulfillment centers.
  • Manages and plans for logistics policies, objectives and initiatives – providing training and policy enforcement across the organization

 

Requirements:

  • BS/BA required (licensed broker desirable)
  • 7 - 10 years of experience with international air and sea logistics
  • Import/Export experience, including import compliance
  • Familiarity with U.S. Customs product classification and rulings


PopSockets is dedicated to the practice of equal opportunity employment. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants and employees on the basis of age, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, color, creed, ancestry, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law. This prohibition includes unlawful harassment based on any of these protected classes. Unlawful harassment includes verbal or physical conduct which has the purpose or effect of interfering with an individual’s work performance, or creating an intimidating, hostile, offensive, unsafe or otherwise non-welcoming work environment. This policy applies to all employees, including managers, supervisors, co-workers; and non-employees such as customers, clients, vendors, consultants, etc.


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Location

We're just outside Downtown Boulder (no traffic!) in a gorgeous, newly built and designed office with terrific mountain views!

An Insider's view of PopSockets LLC

How does your team reward individual success?

We have an internal bonus system that allows everyone to reward each other with points that you can then convert for real world rewards including everything from gift cards to your favorite stores, Amazon, discounted travel and more.

Katie

Sr. HR Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Our office is designed to foster collaboration. There are comfortable meeting areas around every corner, and an open office plan. Even a walk to grab some coffee often results in multiple, impromptu meetings. All of our conference rooms are equipped with huge screens that allow us to stay close with everyone offsite as well.

Andrea

Lead Recruiter

How does the company support your career growth?

Because we're growing so quickly, you don't have to wait for a role to open above you to advance. We welcome new ideas and perspectives, and people are able to grow, develop and advance at their own rate. Want to expand your role? Tell us how!

Julia

Recruiter

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We work very hard on recruiting in order to bring in passionate people with good ideas, and then let them run. You won't run into the excuse of "this is the way we've always done things". We want change, and growth and innovation, and trust in our people and their skills to get us there.

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Associate Design Director

What are PopSockets LLC Perks + Benefits

PopSockets LLC Benefits Overview

Employees are valued at PopSockets. We provide a number of perks and benefits to show we care and are always looking for ways to do more for our employees. We provide a dog-friendly office, stocked with snacks and high end coffee and tea options. We have a fully stocked bar with a view of the mountains. We offer competitive benefits and 4 weeks of starting vacation time, in addition to time off each year for volunteer opportunities.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
PopSockets Employees are offered two paid volunteer days. Our Manager of DoGoods works directly with local nonprofits we can support as a company. Volunteer opportunities are coordinated quarterly.
Partners with Nonprofits
PopSockets partners with more than 100 nonprofits—large and small—through Poptivism, our unique give back program. Over the past three years, we have contributed more than $3 million to charity!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
PopSockets has a flexible spending account
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We offer Cardio and Yoga classes three days per week!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
We contribute 3% of of an employee's annual gross pay to their 401K
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
We provide an option to create a dependent care account
Generous Parental Leave
We provide 12 weeks paid paternal leave for employees who have been here 6 months.
Flexible Work Schedule
PopSockets provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
PopSockets sponsors family oriented events throughout the year.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball.
Stocked Kitchen
We love our snacks at PopSockets. We also offer plenty of tea, coffee and beer on Tap. We also have our own Bevi machine!
Some Meals Provided
Bagles and Donuts every Wednesday and Breakfast burritos the last Friday of the month!
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Softball, Soccer and more!
Fitness Subsidies
We offer thrive pass, $50 per month toward the wellness activity of your choice.
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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