Head of Global Trade Compliance

Supply Chain Cork, Ireland


Description

Position at Logitech

We are hiring a Head of Global Trade Compliance, based here in Cork. This position will lead the Global Logistics Trade Management (GTM) team to identify and implement strategies to improve, streamline, automate and standardize GTM processes, governing both import and export. In this role you will work closely with Commercial business leaders, Legal, Product and Regulatory compliance to ensure programs are aligned to business strategies and ensure the GTM organization is adding value to the Corporation.

You will work with Senior Management to: 

  • Ensure adherence to law and regulations governing Import and Export compliance
  • Evaluate and interpret customs laws and regulations and how they impact the businesses
  • Coordinate and implement any change of current policies and processes in accordance with Corporate Global Trade Policy and/or local law/regulation
  • Communicate with Business/Division leaders to support Business initiatives on a priority basis 
  • Will be responsible for overseeing tasks, and budgeting associated with importing and exporting goods.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Proven experience directly managing a high performing team in a supply chain environment and possess the ability to develop, coach, motivate and mentor the team and ensure a robust talent succession plan is in place.

  • Evaluate current trade compliance policies and processes to identify growth opportunities and process improvements to enhance the success of the Corporation, while ensuring compliance. 

  • Lead implementation of processes/systems to support Corporation’s Global Trade Management policies for all business units. 

  • Continuously determine strategies to reduce annual duties and fees, and lead participation in Free Trade Agreement (FTA) programs, duty suspension, and other duty reduction programs, provide training to business unit personnel regarding Trade rules & regulations in conjunction with Corporate GTM/business goals.

  • Oversee/manage audits, with appropriate collaboration and assistance across functions and from business leaders. Direct corrective actions as necessary to ensure compliance and proper implementation of procedures

  • Develop, implement and conduct self-audit programs for GTM tasks/programs Lead periodic internal control testing to ensure adherence to compliance programs and SOP’s. Participate in Sarbanes Oxley testing as required

  • Partner with procurement, business development, R&D, Supply Chain, Finance etc. to provide assistance in calculating benefits/consequences related to new sourcing or new product development opportunities: Communicate results.

  • Work with procurement organization to Standardize vendor procedures with all Logitech  suppliers to insure compliant generation of required documentation for imports

  • Ensure all records relating to GTM and trade compliance activities are maintained, retained and readily retrievable per local Customs regulations. 

  • Work with GTM Senior Management and BU leaders to centralize selection and management of customs brokers for business units, including service agreements, and performance measurements/metrics. 

  • Coordinate and build effective business relationships with other departments, such as Supply Chain, Tax, Law, Finance, R&D, HR, and Audit functions on all aspects of the implementation of the Logitech’s trade compliance program

  • Provide advice and strategic direction on a variety of trade compliance matters to Logitech Supply Chain, Finance, Tax, R&D, HR, Law, Government Affairs, Global Strategic Sourcing and other functions, as needed

  • Direct Special Programs strategy and controls, including identification, usage, staffing and compliance for Foreign Trade Zones, Free Trade Agreements, etc

  • Advises on tariff classification and export classification and have a complete understanding of valuation concepts and country of origin determination

Desired Skills and Experience

Education and Credentials:

  • Degree qualified or equivalent, preferably in International Trade or Foreign Trade

  • 5+ years experience in International Trade & Customs Compliance activity within a manufacturing/retail company preferred. 

  • Solid Trade background in import and export processes/procedures-required: working knowledge of import/export regulations: 

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral & written with the ability to communicate and influence at all levels of an organization 

  • Multilingual and advantage.

  • Sound judgment, professional demeanor, good work ethic, and business acumen

 “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.”

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