Project Description

Trade Specialist


POSITION: Trade Specialist

REPORTS TO: Client Care Manager

BUSINESS UNIT: Canadian Operations

LOCATION: Head Office, Winnipeg, Canada

GHY International is seeking a Trade Specialist to join the Canadian Operations team. This role is primarily responsible for verify shipment details are accurate by performing regular audits. They must have strict attention to detail as they are responsible for database management and new part verification. They demonstrate initiative to report and correct errors, communicating with the team to prevent recurrence.

About GHY

GHY International is an international customs and trade services group designed to assist importers and exporters to buy and sell in world markets. Founded in 1901, GHY is one of Canada’s oldest brokerage companies and has international offices in Toronto, Emerson, Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver, North Dakota, and South Carolina. GHY’s structure is designed around providing sustainable corporate growth, strong client service, and opportunity to GHY associates. One of the most predominant aspects of our company culture is CARE. It is ingrained in all we do; relationships matter to us.

Join GHY and Benefit

Work-Life Balance – We mean it: banked time program, paid volunteer days, social committee, cultural surveys, potlucks.

Fair Compensation – With scheduled salary assessments, salary scales, 401k program, and Profit Sharing/Bonuses.

Excellent Benefits – Subsidized health, dental, short and long-term disability, AD&D, HCSA, EAP and critical illness.

Professional Development –Employee development, internal university, external training, leadership development, internal applicant preference, career planning & advancement.


  • Create and maintain Standard Operating Procedures

  • FTA Management & Recovery Verification
  • Maintain a client base
  • Maintaining databases
  • Engage in client communication
  • Document pursuit for free trade savings potential
  • Onboarding of new clients
  • Log B2’s
  • Process and monitor B2’s
  • Obtain GST waivers, IOR letter changes
  • Verification of New parts
  • Adding of new parts – high lineage
  • Classification of commodities
  • Other duties as assigned

Educational Requirements:

  • Completion of grade 12 Education

  • Certified Customs Specialist Designation
  • Enrolment in Certified Trade Compliance Specialist course

Required Skills:

  • Ability to prioritize in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment

  • Ability to self-motivate and work independently
  • Advanced knowledge of HS system and Customs laws and regulations
  • Detailed oriented and logical individual with the ability to make objective business decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional client service skills
  • Experience with ITMR4
  • Professional oral and written communication skills
  • Recognize OGD’s and impacts of OGD’s at time of release
  • Understanding of Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Work within tight deadlines

Required Experience:

  • 5-10+ years related industry experience


GHY is an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, and collaborating with applicants, employees, clients and guests to identify and effectively remove barriers, in a manner that respects the principles of independence, dignity, integration, reasonable accommodation and equal opportunity. We welcome and encourage applications from all persons.

Individuals applying for employment with GHY may request accommodations at all stages of recruitment and employment from our Human Resources team. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. We appreciate all interest shown however only those considered will be contacted for an interview.

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