Global Trade Compliance Manager


Fulltime, Permanent / USA, CA, Costa Mesa


This position will be an integral member of the Global Logistics and Trade team and help to drive our trade compliance efforts in North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. This person will support our compliance with import/export laws, improvement of operational efficiency, increase duty savings and promote growth. Key responsibilities include: free trade agreement program oversight, import/export compliance, leadership on strategic projects, data analysis, problem solving and recommendations. This position will provide recommendations to the leadership team and influence programs to support strong supply chain management. The position will provide trade guidance to Finance and Sales as it relates to free trade agreements, other trade programs, and aspects related to import/export compliance, Customs areas such as FTZs and bonded warehouses. This role will also play a key role in managing the trade elements associated with the company's Mexican maquiladora facility. This role will also manage an external consultant used by the company. In addition, the position will drive change management within the company on global trade compliance through education of other functions.

Responsibilities/Unique Qualifications


  • Provides trade expertise in global and regional trade in Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East and Africa, including tariff interpretation, classifications, duties, fees, taxes, clearance and brokerage, import and export compliance, free trade zones, preferential trade programs, supply chain security programs, local licensing, documentation, and reporting.
  • Lead company's center of excellence for global trade management. Insures integrity of any Free Trade programs - e.g. NAFTA; coordinates responses to customers; manages 3rd party service provider; communicates and tracks results.
  • Manages duty drawback program
  • Drive trade compliance solutions and strategies to issues faced by the businesses and influence key leadership team members to make strategic changes
  • Lead and support global and regional trade audit strategies, risk assessments and oversee corrective action plans
  • Analyze and develop compliant practices and processes; measure performance through reporting and/or KPIs
  • Support/Lead import/export/duty management projects that focus on reducing risk, driving efficiencies or cost savings for the company
  • Develop partnerships both key internal and external stakeholders to facilitate trade compliance global initiatives/projects
  • Participate in development of strategies on supply chain initiatives to ensure proper/advantageous structuring of global transactions
  • Manage 3rd party providers for services related to free trade agreement analysis and remediation programs for import/export compliance.
  • Analyze, monitor and communicate updates about important changes in customs legislation, international trade operations, new free trade agreements, and import and export programs that may or will impact the business.
  • Responsible for dotted line management of regional personnel involved in import/export activities inclusive of training and auditing
  • Research, analyze, and interpret US and foreign regulations. Monitor regulatory and legislative changes for impact. Proactively identify areas of trade compliance risk. Conduct risk assessments and audits, and develop plans to eliminate and/or mitigate risk. Maintain systems and tools to best practices.
  • Develop training materials, and educate employees about export control issues. Provide guidance to management on export and import compliance. Ensure adherence to corporate policies and procedures.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • 10 years' experience in a global trade compliance role
  • Strong understanding of free trade agreements (FTAs), rules of origin and certificates of origin.
  • Ability to make decisions using sound judgment while complying with policies, procedures, appropriate principles and applicable state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Excellent intrapersonal skills
  • Strong collaboration/teamwork
  • Strategic planning and outlook
  • Proven analytical skills and strategic thinking ability
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of ORACLE and PLM
  • Foreign language skills a plus - Spanish and/or Mandarin are a plus

Education and Training

  • Bachelors Degree in a related field
  • Licensed Customer Broker preferred
  • Dangerous Goods certification

Special Requirements

  • International Travel

How To Apply
Please apply online to be considered for this opportunity.
Posted date :: 10/15/2019
Expire date :: 11/14/2019

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