Global Trade Customs Manager

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  • Lancaster, PA, USA
  • 2022-06-01
We are recruiting a Global Trade Customs Manager for our client. This position reports to the Divisional Controller, with matrix reporting to Michelin Global Trade & Customs Group, this roll provides overall leadership and strategy to ensure our client is complaint with respect to all trade compliance requirements including third party contracts and related internal process controls. This role will drive ongoing continuous improvement in design and processes to meet compliance metrics and engagement with all business functions impacted by trade compliance requirements. Additionally, the role will assist in planning and designing compliance audit
programs and collaborating with the Michelin Global Trade & Customs Group in developing and strategizing the alignment of Trade related compliance requisite programs.
Principal Accountabilities: (The job’s essential or most important functions and
responsibilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Regulatory Compliance
1. Serves as an Empowered Official for the company and DECCS Corporate
2. Develops and implements processes, policies, and technical solutions aligned with the global trade strategy and business objectives, working with internal groups as necessary to define requirements, while fostering broader understanding of. requirements across teams and stakeholders.
3. Drives resolution of trade compliance matters of concern working with outside counsel where required.
4. Conducts ITAR jurisdiction and classification reviews of hardware, software, and technical data.
5. Manages the product classification process as it relates to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) and country of origin for both import and export.
6. Manages and/or selects customs brokers including measuring service-level agreement (SLA) adherence by conducting sample audits of broker submissions, and compile and manage compliance scorecards.
7. Ensures compliance with all trade regulatory requirements, domestically and internationally. Including but not limited to Denied Parties List, DOD and other appropriate Government and foreign country regulations, internal regulations and standards, Anti-Corruption, and ThirdParty Agreements.
8. Identifies risks related to anti-corruption and trade controls that may impact the PRP LB, and identifies related opportunities for additional elements and enhancements to the compliance program.
9. Supports the company’s strategy for export control, with emphasis on company- wide compliance with export control regulations (e.g., International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Foreign Trade Statistical Regulations).
In- Country Compliance
1. Provides overall management responsibility for the Global & Custom Compliance (GTC) function. Develops, implements, and assesses strategic initiatives for all policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all U.S. government Department of State and Department of Commerce export, In-country policies and import regulations and company policies.
2. Supports the PRP regions alongside Michelin regional GTC teams to collaborate, develop, and implement in-country policies and procedures for Non-US Businesses and non-US business activities following Michelin guidelines.
3. Refines Trade Compliance Programs as part of a continuous improvement cycle, ensuring that processes are effective, efficient & business focused.
4. Oversees efforts to conduct self-audits and ensures that the PRP regions are well-prepared for regular internal export compliance audits by Michelin Group Trade & Customs regional teams.
Training Administration
1. Administers compliance training per Michelin requirements for the Business Unit and records and reports as appropriate/required.
2. In some cases, generate training materials and presentations as needed to fulfil
Career Progression Opportunities: (example: junior or senior levels)
• Divisional Global Trade & Customs – Sr. Manager
Education and/or Relative Experience: (The level of education and/or experience needed to
successfully accomplish the essential duties of this job.)(Also show level of education needed for
Career Progression)
• Bachelor’s degree required, preferred in Logistics, International Trade or Accounting
• 5+ years of experience with export/import compliance and trade controls
• 5+ years’ work experience in areas of Trade Compliance, NAFTA, including strong
emphases on import and export compliance useful
• Previous managerial/supervisory experience is preferred.
• Proficient knowledge of MS Office.
• Experience with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne a plus.
• Must display flexibility regarding overtime during periods of peak activity and must be available to travel as may be required.
• Team player, a self-starter, who is looking to grow professionally.
• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills across multiple internal and external business functions.
• Ability to manage own time and priorities to reach project goals.
• Strong analytical problem-solving skills.
• Flexible and able to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
• Able to work effectively through conflict.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations (The licenses, certificates or registrations that are required to perform the essential duties of this job.)
• None Required
Environmental, Health & Safety Accountabilities: (The level of safety accountability needed to successfully accomplish the essential duties of this job.
• Provide leadership, direction, and resources essential to maintain EHS policies, rules, and work instructions as the fundamental priority in all operations
• Actively participate in and support associate participation in EHS program activities
• Provide timely and appropriate follow-up to recommendations made by associates
• Review and revise policies, rules and work instructions to adapt to changing business needs
• Set a good example by following EHS safe work practices, policies, rules, and work
instructions Engage the workforce through safety contacts and floor walks that address housekeeping, safety inspections and safety observations
• Ensure hazards, near miss, injuries, and unsafe acts and conditions are reported through the incident database
• Reinforce safety margins through active participation in incident investigations, corrective actions managed shift changes, toolbox talks, pre-tasking, STOP WORK, and task scanning.