The Trade Manager will work closely with the EMEA Head of Trade Management and the rest of the EMEA Trade Management team as a trade management specialist and on-the-ground resource. This role will support commercial and military business-driven import and export operations and compliance matters.
The position can be based in Bonn, Glasgow, Turin or Prague and will report directly to the Head of Trade Management as part of the EMEA Supply Chain Management team. Functionally s/he will report to the Global Trade Management (GTM) organisation. In addition the successful candidate may have functional reporting responsibilities for colleagues based at local sites who have a role in GTM.
The Trade Manager will be required to maintain thorough and current knowledge of international trade laws and regulations; including ITAR, Export Controls and licensing and general import and export requirements, and develop an efficient means to disseminate this information, as applicable, to the activities of the various business units.
Additionally, the role will help to achieve corporate and regional goals and objectives for GTM specifically to regional trade programs including implementation of cost reduction measures, policies and procedures and supply chain security programs such as Authorised Economic Operator (AEO).
Finally the Trade Manager will function as the EMEA regional liaison to the Corporate GTM Department in developing, implementing and governing international trade policies to insure full compliance with US and international regulations regarding import and export of material, information and technology.
The key functions of the Trade Manager, Compliance, include, but are not limited to:
A. Develop and deploy EMEA and US export compliance processes and procedures in conjunction with various GTM functions within Eaton and external resources.
B. Evaluate EMEA compliance status with various regulatory bodies including Customs, Revenue and Tax authorities, military proliferation, controlled materials and licensing, and trusted shipper programs including AEO program.
C. Develop and direct business process improvement road maps and methodologies.
D. Communicate policy, procedures and economic issues that affect Eaton operations in the region. Assist in providing training, advice and guidance to other areas throughout the enterprise as necessary.
E. Provides analytical and tactical support to implement processes and procedures for new international activity including acquisitions, initiatives and projects.
F. Develop clear understanding of various Eaton disciplines (Tax, Legal, Finance and Supply Chain) and operational disciplines as they relate to international trade activities.
G. Coordinate with the corporate GTM team and other regional Trade Managers throughout the organization and serve as the EMEA liaison providing insight and assistance to fellow GTM subject matter specialists.
H. Help Eaton businesses based in the EU to prepare for the implementation of the Modernised Customs Code including changes to the required management of Customs Procedures with an Economic Impact.
I. Provides support to integrate acquired companies into the GTM program in EMEA region. Basic Qualifications (Including Educational Requirements) The basic qualifications for this role will include:
Additionally the candidate:
- Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferable.
- Experience working in a trade management environment; industry experience preferable.
- Experience of managing and developing staff who will report directly and functionally to the successful candidate.
- Proven success in developing and executing broad policies in a decentralized corporate environment.
- Ability to interpret government regulations and translate into strategic impact on company goals.
- Advanced knowledge of regulatory administrations governing jurisdictions relative to international trade, specifically those affecting the movement of goods and services. Strong knowledge of ITAR and Export Controls preferable.
- Knowledge of audit and assessment procedures and evaluation of internal controls.
- Working knowledge regarding the service capabilities, roles and responsibilities of Customs Brokers, Freight Forwarders and Logistics service providers.
- Ability to effectively communicate orally and in written word to all levels of corporate management, functional staffs, line level employees and government officials.
- Strong analytical, negotiation and influencing capabilities.
- Ability to think critically and have strong strategic planning and project/program management skills.
- Must have the ability to work unsupervised with decision making authority in a matrix organization.
- Must be adaptable and resilient to constant changes in job duties, priorities and the internal/external business and regulatory environment.
- Must be fluent English, the ability to speak at least one other language fluently is desirable.
- Must be prepared to travel up to 25% of time. Relocation benefit provided? No Region Europe, Middle East, Africa Country United Kingdom City Glasgow
- 10 months ago