Job type
Full time
United States of America
Jacksonville, FL
Lead recruiter
Alissa Rojas Peraza
Supply & Logistics
Reporting Line
Senior Manager, Supply & Planning
Level of experience
Professional (Management)
Contract type


What does an Import & Export Customs Manager & FTZ Administrator do?

The Import & Export Customs Manager & FTZ Administrator is responsible for all Import and Export transactions, Trade Compliance and FTZ Administrator for Bacardi USA. This role ensures Bacardi complies with U.S. and international import and export regulatory requirements and FTZ regulations. Works with freight forwarder& ports to ensure timely release & delivery of containers. Partners with Operations Team regarding planning, inbound schedules, and elimination of Detention and Demurrage. The role is responsible for overseeing the in-house processing of 300+ consumption entries per month, 100+ FTZ entries per month and 120+ Exports per month.

About You 

The ideal candidate will have experience with CBP regulations, Foreign Trade Zone, Federal Excise Tax administration, and Craft Beverage Modernization Act (CBMA), working knowledge of the Alcohol Beverage Industry.  The incumbent is to take initiative, think, and act in the spirit of continuous improvement, and escalate concerns appropriately.


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Responsible for all Import & Export transactions for Bacardi USA.  
  • Ensures Bacardi compliance with U.S. and international import and export regulatory requirements, maintaining required records according to regulatory requirements.
  • Oversees in house processing of 520+ entries per month with the support of one import coordinator, one export coordinator and two administers.
  • Is the location’s FTZ Administrator.
  • Working knowledge of Export requirements to the Caribbean, Canada, and Latin America. 
  • Working knowledge of Federal Excise Tax administration and Craft Beverage Modernization Act (CBMA).
  • Administer and develop relationships with customs brokers, including research and response to broker inquiries while ensuring timely clearance of shipments.
  • Partners with Operations Team regarding planning, inbound schedules, and elimination of Detention and Demurrage. 
  • Work with Bacardi’s Freight Forwarder to ensure timely release and delivery of shipments. 
  • Audit and process customs broker invoices, freight forwarder invoices and any custom’s invoices. 
  • Working knowledge of recording keeping for destruction following US Customs and TTB guidelines. 
  • Ensure the timely execution of import requirements and drawbacks as required.
  • Ensure EditTrade and Integration Point is loaded with the appropriate Harmonized Tariff Schedule, ECCN and Country of Origin for all products.
  • Create and maintain documented procedures in support of Bacardi’s import and export processes.
  • Support and train internal customers on importing and exporting requirements.
  • Company representative for Customs and Border Patrol and manages the Customs Officer on-site audits.
  • Provides support for Direct Import Customers. 


The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • Familiar with all applicable customs laws, regulations, procedures, and industry practices.
  • Strong attention to detail and multi-tasking abilities.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, SAP, EditTrade and Integration Point. 
  • Ability to create and manage processes and team management. 
  • Working knowledge of various Custom Forms (CF214, CF215, CF216, CF7512, CF3461, CF7501, CF349)
Personal Qualities
  • 100% Responsibility mindset.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • 5 years Broker experience or equivalent 
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred


At Bacardi we care deeply about finding brilliant talent who can bring the following personal attributes to help elevate our 3Fs: Fearless, Family, Founder culture to the next level.

  • Belonging: You have a strong capacity to create a culture of ‘Belonging’, where people feel appreciated for who they are, what they do, and who they can become
  • Self-Awareness: You have high levels of self-awareness, are reflective and know yourself well, understanding both your own strengths and weaknesses and your impact on others
  • People Agility: You bring a deep ability to understand and relate to people and navigate through tough situations to harness and multiply collective performance
  • Results Agility: You demonstrate consistent delivery of results in first-time situations by inspiring teams, exhibiting a presence that builds confidence in yourself and others.
  • Mental Agility: You can think critically to penetrate complex problems and expand the possibilities by making fresh connections. You think strategically whilst being execution focused and bring creativity to the challenges you’re presented with
  • Change Agility: You have a deep natural curiosity, desire to experiment and ability to effectively deal with the heat of change. You have a growth and learning mindset: ready to test, stumble, learn and apply from experience

Disclaimer: Bacardi seeks talent from all backgrounds to bring diversity of thought, agility and capability to our organization across the globe. We promote a working environment where all employees are treated and rewarded fairly. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination that adversely affects individuals or groups on the basis of national origin, race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, and any other legally protected aspect of a person’s identity. 

U.S. applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws.


At Bacardi, we are committed to providing our Primos (employees) with a comprehensive Total Rewards package of compensation, benefits, incentives, allowances, well-being, and much more to meet the needs of themselves and their families. It goes beyond just Cash! The total rewards program is based on pay for performance, whereby the incentive programs are linked to company and individual performance.

Compensation, Paid Time Off & Retirement

  • Competitive Pay Package
  • Competitive Holiday/Paid Time Off, plus additional days offered ( i.e., volunteer day, allowing you to give back to the community)
  • Retirement/Pension Plan

Health & Wellbeing

  • Medical, Critical Illness, and Life Insurance
  • Calm Meditation App subscription (free)
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Best-in-class, family-friendly, and inclusive leave policies

Additional Benefits

  • Flexible work arrangements (depending on role/office/site location)
  • Access to E-learning Platforms and Career Development programs
  • Travel Discounts ( i.e., hotel and car rental)
  • And much more!
The benefits /perks may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Bacardi, your work location, and are subject to change.

Some benefits may be subject to an employee contribution.

Some benefits may be fully or partially subsidized. Incentive plans are linked to the nature of your employment and can vary based on region, market, function or brand.

Be a Part of Our Culture

BE                  Fearless

We empower our teams to question, challenge and innovate.

This means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable with trying new things and taking risks, without being reckless.


We treat each other, and our communities, like family. Always.

We are all ‘Primos’ (Spanish for cousins) at Bacardi. Being part of the family gives you the support you need to be the best you can be.


The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do.

Everyone at Bacardi sees this business as their own. We do the right thing for the business and take accountability for our work.


Be Fearless, act like a Founder.

Follow our Primos on their journey to success. Where did they start and what’s it like to work for Bacardi? You too can be part of our story.