Customs and Trade Compliance Manager

Inter IKEA Group

Fulltime, Permanent / USA, PA, King Of Prussia


The Customs and Trade Compliance Manager ensures the efficiency and accuracy of all compliance activities. The Customs and Trade Compliance Manager makes sure that the work is organized in an optimal way in order to secure efficiency as well as a high level of internal control.

In this role, you will work to ensure Customs compliance in support of a dynamic Supply Chain, while promoting a vibrant Customs organization that strives to be a trusted resource to all stakeholders. The Customs and Trade Compliance Manager works to protect the IKEA brand through best practices and helps facilitate the realization of the IKEA vision to make a better everyday life for the many people!

Responsibilities/Unique Qualifications

Your main tasks will include:

  • Responsible for oversight of day-to-day compliance functions
  • Ensure implementation, management, and documentation of all pre-entry and post-entry processes, including drawback
  • Secure efficient and effective internal controls and compliance to internal and external rules and regulations
  • Develop and implement working methods across Compliance functions
  • Lead and develop the Compliance Team in accordance with the principle of leading Business and People together
  • Manage and maintain interaction with Customs authorities as well as support external audits and local certification procedures
  • Continuously evaluate current ways of working, identify control weaknesses, develop solutions and implement improvements
  • Support the establishment of one common annual business plan for the customs organization and deliver agreed activities
  • Ensure that the local activities are organized in an optimal way for efficiency and internal control
  • Take active part in the development of the customs IT landscape and provide support in the establishment and implementation of compliance related system updates
  • Ensure local competence level in accordance with responsibilities including back-up and succession planning
  • Interface with other key IKEA departments impacting Customs functions/operations
  • Monitor changes in local rules and legislation and communicate events with potential business impact internally in due time
  • Contribute to regional/global development to support projects and establishment of working methods
  • Implement and maintain local customs and trade solutions such as bonded warehouses and Foreign Trade Zones
  • Support expansion projects with compliance and duty implications
  • When applicable establish trade statistics and communicate with relevant stakeholders
  • Responsible for establishing brokerage policy, handling the interface towards customs brokers/agents, and creating standards and ways of working
  • Actively identify and manage risks related to customs processes

About You

You have proven Leadership skills and are eager to develop yourself and your co-workers. You have an organized way of working, are eager to drive change and find optimal working practices. You thrive in a diverse and global environment and have strong communications skills, both written and verbal.

Qualifications - Knowledge

  • 4 year' University degree is required
  • Customs Broker License is required
  • 7+ years of experience and demonstrating application of Trade knowledge in operational and compliance environment
  • Previous experience in Import/Export and Supply Chain logistics
  • Previous experience in dealing with external authorities
  • Good working knowledge of Import and Export related rules and regulations
  • Experience in working in a process oriented organization
  • Fluency in English (written and verbal)

Qualifications - Capabilities and Motivation

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to lead and inspire people
  • Ability to negotiate and influence outcomes in collaboration with all organizational levels
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to apply to global issues
  • Ability to exercise tact, restraint and discretion in critical issues
  • Proven leadership skills, with the ability to develop people and act as a role model and coach

How To Apply
Please apply online to be considered for this opportunity.
Inter IKEA Group
Posted date :: 9/22/2019
Expire date :: 10/22/2019

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