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US Trade Compliance Manager

Company: ABB Group
Location: Cary
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

US Trade Compliance ManagerTake your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future.At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.Our 3,000-plus procurement and logistics employees work in more than 100 countries, to obtain and supply -millions of products and services in over 200 categories from thousands of suppliers all over the world. Our goal is to create a supply base that works as an extended enterprise, creating value through continuous improvement in quality, technology, and logistics, while optimizing cost and sustainability.The role reports to the US Country Holding Officer and is located in Cary, North Carolina. As a US Trade Compliance Manager, you will be responsible to building up Trade-related capabilities, processes and tools across the U.S. for all business areas, thereby ensuring that all U.S. operations conduct their activities in line with formal regulatory requirements, as well as ABB Trade policies and guidelines. The main focal areas of the jobholder include export control and sanctions, customs compliance, as well as customs operations and strategic trade (e.g. optimization of the use of Free Trade Agreements, customs regimes, etc.). Against this background, the jobholder is expected to develop and execute a plan to build and maintain a best-in-class trade organization and to drive necessary changes regarding critical enablers of trade compliance and trade optimization (e.g. master data management, reporting structure and KPI`s). As part of the compliance set, the jobholder ensures critical oversight of compliance with all applicable customs, sanctions and export control regulations and the regular update of global and local (Business) management and to work with Business Area and Global Trade Compliance/Trade Management on improving (potential) risk areas. This position reports toUS Country Holding OfficerYour responsibilities

  • Organization and capabilities: Develop an understanding of the U.S. business model, strategy and global footprint. Identify key product, technology and software risks within the U.S. Assess and identify risks and opportunities related to import compliance, export compliance and sanctions.
  • Map existing organization and resources in trade compliance. Identify gaps in coverage and capabilities and collaborate with Business Lines Operations to establish a plan for organizational development and improvement of trade related awareness and understanding.
  • Governance, Instructions and Procedures: Implement the Trade Compliance Program within the U.S. in alignment with the ABB Trade Compliance Program Framework and enable sharing of best practices and harmonization of approaches.
  • Ensure the creation and maintenance of written global trade compliance standards and procedures for all Local Businesses addressing all applicable export control, sanctions, and customs requirements.
  • Implement procedures in related domains to enable seamless connection between overall trade compliance and day-to-day operations, including master data requirements, supplier qualifications etc. Ensure development, implementation and use of an efficient (communication) platform to drive trade compliance.
  • Trade Classification for Customs and Export Control: Implement a Trade Classification Program in alignment with the ABB Trade Classification Framework. Develop standard Product classification process and related responsibilities for the U.S. Ensure, through appointed business-based Product Classification Engineers (PCEs) and responsible local business management, that all imported and exported products, software and technologies are properly classified with respect to relevant national and international export control regulations and national tariff / commodity classification.
  • Systems: Jointly with IS and local business management, ensure the effective use of ABB`s custom and trade compliance management systems (i.e. SAP's GTS and Document Management System), ensuring the efficient implementation of the automated screening solution, as well as the customs management functionalities, for both imports and exports. Develop use of data analytics and reporting systems, which provide operational transparency and allow for tracking of key performance indicators. Collaborate with the COE to align opportunities for common system enhancements and share best practices for trade systems usage.
  • Issue resolution & Risk Management: Develop and implement a strategy to monitor, manage and mitigate trade compliance related risks and opportunities, including the use of data analytics.
  • Support & drive resolution of trade compliance cases as escalation point.
  • Support audits of ABB Group trade compliance and relevant authorities, supervise follow-up actions.
  • Training, People leadership and development: In collaboration with the COE, implement a trade related training program to ensure basic knowledge and awareness across the entire local organization and raise specific expertise where needed, in line with the ABB Global Trade Program Framework. Ensure, with HR, Local Trade Compliance Officers and business management support, that Trade Compliance is properly organized, staffed, skilled and directed, at local business level. Guide, motivate and develop Business and country-level trade compliance staff within HR policies, for the benefit of both ABB and the employee.
  • Budget and performance targets: Ensure that Trade Compliance program and budgetary targets are achieved.Your background
    • The jobholder must have 12 years of experience overseeing a global trade compliance program and a bachelor's degree from an accredited university.
    • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the US.
    • The jobholder must have a good understanding of end-to-end supply chain process, risk management and logistics & transport.
    • Good communicator, able to convince senior leaders in the organization.
    • Change management, program management and business transformation experience is a plus.
    • SAP ERP and GTS knowledge is a plus.
    • Proven track record to manage and lead staff in a geographically diverse organization.More about usWe look forward to receiving your application. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at ABBABB is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, family medical leave status, or protected veterans status. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites: an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, applicants may request to review the Affirmative Action Plan of a particular ABB facility between the hours of 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. EST Monday through Friday by contacting an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762.Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access ABB's career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762 or by sending an email to Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner.

Keywords: ABB Group, Cary , US Trade Compliance Manager, Executive , Cary, North Carolina

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