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Logistics Lead- Trade Compliance

Auto req ID: 826 
Title: Logistics Lead- Trade Compliance 
Job Function: Customer & Dealer Operations 
Location: JUNEAU 
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company 
Full or Part-Time: Full Time 
Shift: SHIFT1 


We are paving more roads to Harley-Davidson by developing exhilarating new products, creating broader access to our iconic brand, and building a stronger dealer network. We can’t do it without the best and brightest. Step one of this strategic acceleration is adding talent who can blow the doors wide open with innovation and creativity while staying true to the Harley-Davidson brand and legacy. We are focused on the next 115 years. Are you in?


The Harley-Davidson Motor Company Corporate Headquarters in Milwaukee, WI is the site where the first H-D factory - a wooden shed - was built in 1903 in the backyard of the William C. Davidson family home. Join our team as a  Logistics Lead- Trade Compliance.

Job Summary

The Logistics Lead role is responsible for executing operational strategies for dealer-facing logistics. This role will ensure the successful importation, transportation, storage, and delivery of material and product for product distribution sites. This role will also proactively lead continuous improvement efforts to improve logistics processes and partnerships and collaborate extensively with similar functions in other markets across the globe.

Job Responsibilities

  • Engage with and be the first point of escalation for lead third party logistics (3PL) partners (warehousing, transportation, customs brokerage) at the distribution sites
  • Engage and investigate alternatives with Business COriginal Equipment(s) in resolution of system issues and champion of future enhancements
  • Collaborate with peer(s) across other regions and markets to share best practices and form a global community for consistency and improvement
  • Ensure trade compliance of product (materials and finished goods) imported and exported out of distribution sites
  • Report and maintain key performance indicators (Key Performance Indicators) in a manner that is consistent across the company
  • Engage in continuous improvement initiatives and implement distribution network design improvements to meet current and future sales channel requirements
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including Order Management and Demand/Supply Planning to ensure agreed upon service levels are being met and issues are being resolved in a timely manner
  • Oversite of Federal Regulation , BIS Activity, Relationship building with multiple government agencies and  PFEP process. 
  • Support compliance review of export documentation, H1B Visa, ACE account management for exports and Denied Party Screening.

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Preferred

Experience Requirements


  • Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience
  • Third party logistics management experience
  • Effective communication, collaboration, negotiation, leadership, coaching, mentoring and facilitation skills
  • Experience in project management and leading high level projects is required, including contract negotiation and RFQ development


  • Experience in international logistics and customs compliance is preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with apparel/textiles, vehicles, aftermarket service parts industries is strongly preferred


We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time salaried employees including, but not limited to, annual bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, onsite fitness centers and employee stores, employee discounts on products and accessories, and more. We believe that employees do their best work when they are free to be themselves. This means our dress code is relaxed, and all types of work styles are welcomed.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


Direct Reports: Yes 
Travel Required: 0 - 10% 
Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship 
Relocation: This position is eligible for domestic relocation assistance (within posted country) 





Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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