Senior Trade Compliance Expert EMEA

Supply Chain Nijmegen, Netherlands


Description

Position at Logitech

The Role:

We are hiring a Senior Expert in Trade Compliance for the EMEA region who will be responsible for providing trade and customs support to Logitech’s global operations and sales network. In this role you will report directly to the Senior Manager Trade Compliance EMEA & AMR and be given autonomy to manage the EMEA Trade Compliance activities as the main contact for the various internal and external stakeholders in this region. Additionally, you will support the Global Trade Compliance Services team in meeting the corporate worldwide trade compliance policies, regional policies and supply chain/logistics functions.

The Team:

The Global Trade Compliance Team at Logitech provide trade and customs support to Logitech’s global operations and sales network. The team ensures that Logitech’s transactions satisfy legal requirements to file complete and accurate export and import declarations with local customs and other government authorities for international shipments. They are responsible for procedures for assigning and reporting correct and accurate import and export classifications, customs values, and country or origin. These data elements are used by local customs, tax, or other government authorities to determine, among other things, the rate of duty, the amount of duty and tax, and the exportability/admissibility of the shipment.  This is a diverse team spanning the US, Brazil, the Netherlands, and China.

Responsibilities: 

• Monitoring Regional Customs and Trade Compliance Regulatory Changes
• Conduct pre/post entry compliance audits and interface with brokers to determine
  correct classification, valuation, country of origin
• Create marketplace specific Rationales as input reference for the rule writers
• To audit the results of the Rule writers and ensure the rule achieves expected accuracy
• Maintaining and managing import and export records to ensure company compliance
  with Customs regulations
• Manually classify products with HTS/ECCN codes based on business requirements
• Denied Party Screening and FCPA Screening
• Provide Tariff engineering support to the business units as needed;
• Mentor/train overall team to improve metrics (efficiency, quality) and progress to next
  level functionally by sharing knowledge
• Identifies gaps and drives improvement/ optimization initiatives that work toward a
  metric improvement within processes/functions at site level
• Develops processes or tool components with documented SOPs for new processes or
  activities undertaken by the function

In addition to the core responsibilities listed above, you will be expected to take on a larger organizational role. These can include tasks such as:

  • Responsible for productivity, quality, and coverage metrics goals

  • Analyzes data and is responsible for highlighting gaps, recommending solutions, driving/influencing inter-function decisions

  • Deep dive into a problem, performs ‘root cause analysis,’ and identifies constraints and recommend solutions to fix business problems

  • Drive continuous improvement and documenting any issues/RCAs/action planning in functional area and owns specific action or change recommended

  • Training and mentoring new hires and other associates, suggests improvements to training

  • Creation and maintenance of SOPs and supporting documents that mandate for classification process

  • Interacts with multiple stakeholders to communicate on process & operations and

  • represents data/metrics information and project reviews

Skills and behaviours we look for: 

  • Fluency in English is a must. Any additional language is a plus

  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English to be able to express oneself clearly and in technical and non-technical terms

  • Good working knowledge of MS Office, MS Outlook; MS Excel proficiency is an advantage

  • Strong attention to details

  • Ability to quickly analyze, document, and defend subjective matter

  • Ability to analyze and identify patterns in large data sets

  • Decision making aptitudes based on given guidelines and in ambiguous contexts

  • Must be comfortable working with large data sets

  • Very good knowledge and experience in internet navigation and research – finding specific information about products in a timely manner.

  • Strong cross-functional collaboration skills and ability to influence others through demonstrated expertise

Qualifications: 

  • 5 – 8 years of experience in of relevant working experience in consultancy, with a customs broker / freight forwarder or in a similar industry position industry dealing with trade and customs matters, HTS & ECCN classification, with strong knowledge in Import & Export regulations, Free trade agreements (FTA), Country of origin (COO)

  • University degree in any discipline

  • Extensive (practical) experience with EU Customs law

Ideally, these additional skills: 

  • Retail industry experience

  • Experience leveraging technology to drive process improvements.

  • Familiarity with SQL.

Logitech is the sweet spot for people who are passionate about products, making a mark, and having fun doing it. As a company, we’re small and flexible enough for every person to take initiative and make things happen. But we’re big enough in our portfolio, and reach, for those actions to have a global impact. That’s a pretty sweet spot to be in and we’re always striving to keep it that way.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.”
                                                                                                                                                                     

If you require an accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact us at +1 510-713- 4866 for assistance.
 

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