The US Trade Management Operational Leader will be responsible for leading all daily operational import and export activities of Rockwell Automation in North America. Management of US customs brokers and direct reports. Driving continuous improvement of US Customs entry rate compliance, Export Compliance, reduction of Requests for Information, implementation of process efficiencies, while promoting consistency across team and focusing on cycle time and regulatory compliance. Develop and provide training to employees and guidance/interpretation of the regulations. Will proactively oversee and guide export and import compliance matters while effectively interacting with employees at all levels and will work both independently and with other members of the organization on a variety of international trade compliance matters while determining their export/import needs, and developing and implementing appropriate strategies to meet business requirements. Provides the necessary leadership to perpetuate and enhance the Rockwell Automation culture of providing superior quality and customer service as perceived by the customer.
Core Tasks and Key Responsibilities
Providing oversight, escalation, and leadership to daily operating activities related to import and export activities
Broker / Forwarder Management
Lead continuous improvement & productivity initiatives; implement changes required by regulatory changes related to: import/export, security, etc.
Drive cost productivity (Brokerage RFP's, FTA's)
Development of Direct Reports (performance and development reviews)
Management of Trade Compliance related record retention
Assist in maintaining Export/Import Compliance Policies, Procedures and Manuals
Determine applicability and requirements of exporting and importing products under International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), U.S. Customs regulations and other trade regulations as appropriate
Manage and monitor Restricted Party Screening system
Manage participation and maintain certification in C-TPAT
Manage Export Compliance Program that will be implemented throughout the region and provide support acquisitions during the due diligence phase.
Oversee the sanctioned party screening process and work with the Analyst, Export Compliance to insure that issues are resolved timely and accurately. Monitor the reporting of the screening process metrics.
Submit export license applications to the US Government for approval.
Prepare and file all US Government reports as mandated by the EAR
Support, advise and inform other functional areas of the as needed for special programs and projects.
Provide support in connection with internal/external audits and investigations.
Establish compliance assessment audits, assist in investigations and support the implementation of corrective actions
Implement trade compliance policies and procedures by providing formal and informal communications and guidance to internal and external customers regarding all conditions of the export and import authorizations
Make formal presentations in meetings, and responds to questions from management, employees, customers and vendors related to export/import compliance.
Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's Degree with minimum of 5 years of experience in relevant field (e.g. International Business, Business, Trade Compliance, Import, Export, etc.)
- Minimum of least five years of experience in import / export / customs for a high tech company.
- Proven working knowledge of international business, computer skills and ability to communicate globally.
- Proven excellent interpersonal skills, have excellent written/verbal command of English and exceptional organizational and follow-up skills to drive projects to completion.
- Proven ability to interface with a variety of levels and positions, maintain confidentiality and exhibit the aptitude to coordinate and prioritize multiple activities.
- Must have excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, ability to learn quickly, work independently with minimal supervision, manage and prioritize multiple tasks, and lead complex projects in a team environment.
- Excellent administrative and organization skills required.
- Certification/License: Licensed Customs Broker a plus
Operations & Engineering Services
Supply Chain and Operations
Milwaukee - Wisconsin
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