The Global Trade Compliance Manager is part of the Global Logistics & Trade Compliance Organization (GLTC) reporting directly to the Director of Global Logistics and Trade Compliance. This position is accountable for ensuring Laird Technologies global compliance to import and export regulations in support of various host governments in which it does business. This includes setting and deploying company-wide trade compliance policies and guidelines, ensuring compliance to local government licensing and reporting requirements, deployment of global audit and risk assessment programs, and providing leadership expertise on establishing duty/tax, trade compliance, and supply chain optimization strategies.
Set policy and strategy for Global programs that minimize duty and reduce importing costs; develop and implement Global Duty Drawback processes.
Supervise Custom Brokers; drive GT Risk Assessments to ensure sound business practices and program implementation; oversee trade activities corrective action plans with service provider and brokerage linkages.
Develop and implement GT audit strategies.
Accountable for developing and managing company's ITAR, ECCN, and supply chain security programs (C-TPAT and AEO)
Develop and implement effective GT network resources and business relationships with
Customs and local government contacts, to ensure compliance with laws/regulations and facilitate trading/duty initiatives.
Establish effective business partnerships with mfg. sites/customers/service providers.
Study and upgrade GT business knowledge and translate into actionable business recommendations and plans.
Provide GT consulting, training and knowledge sharing to division and Product Business Unit leadership teams, Supply Chain, Operations, Engineering, and Product Management
Managers, to improve business knowledge and operational performance, and ensure compliance with regulations.
Operate as the GT escalation focal point for trade related issues impacting shipments from mfg. sites and external suppliers to Warehouses, I-Hubs and Customers.
Provide direct support and issue resolutions regarding Duty, Free Trade zone, and Bonded warehouse activities.
Create and deploy a balanced performance scorecard, Key Performance Indicators and Plan of Record.
Establish and implement pre and post Global Freight Payment audit strategies.
Develop and maintain systems for customs compliance information; identify, recommend and implement standard/automated GT reporting and tracking tools.
Adheres to quality and safety systems or maintenance of quality and safety standards.
Extensive knowledge of global regional trade and/or harmonized tariff and Customs expertise in multiple countries required; knowledge of duties, taxes and other typical import and export fees required; brokerage or other trade operational experience desired; knowledge of corporate trade compliance programs and issues desired; familiarity with export control regimes desired
Demonstrated expertise in ITAR, ECCN, Encryption, and governmental supply chain security (C-TPAT and AEO) programs
Drive and manage GT and Compliance programs initiatives, by minimizing duty and reducing importing costs.
Internal business policy and risk assessment experience with governmental laws and regulations.
Performance/Project management experience with Top tier Global 3PL/4PL Providers.
Program experience in driving transformation/re-engineering projects and process change management across multiple functions and internal and external teams.
Proficient PC, Logistics and GT ERP system knowledge.
Strong analytical skills to develop/maintain complex GT financial modeling tools; experienced user of spreadsheets, databases, presentation, and project management tools.
Strong Query and Reporting skills sets are required.
Broad supply chain management knowledge of order administration, mfg., planning, logistics, spare parts and returns'' common practices, theories, and related industry/technology trends.
Strong communication skills and ability to lead cross-functional and/or geographical project oriented teams.
Ability to work effectively with all cultures and internal and external customers/partners.
Ability to work effectively in a matrix organization.
10+ years of international work experience across the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific Regions.
U.S. Customs Brokerage License (Required).
BA/BS, Business Administration, Supply Chain, or related discipline (Required). MBA (preferred).
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