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Global Trade Compliance Manager in Cleveland, OH at Arconic

Date Posted: 1/17/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Cleveland, OH
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  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
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Job Description

Job Summary
The Global Trade Compliance Manager is responsible to ensure that the Arconic Wheels and Transportation Business Unit (AWTP) and all associated locations of the Division are in full compliance with the import and export laws of the countries where they do business, in a manner that is consistent with Arconic’s values.  Compliance with trade regulations will be achieved through a centralized framework including classification, certification, verification of import/export activities, and training of local staff.  The Global Manager will proactively work with Corporate Trade Compliance, and AWTP Global Logistics to minimize risk and ensure efficient and effective processes for import/export transactions. AWTP has locations in the US, Australia, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, and South Africa.
Principal Activities
  • Overall responsibility for the trade compliance of approximately $777 million annual transactions.
  • Execute as key global resource to all AWTP locations in providing functional knowledge, support, and solutions for the integrity of global operations and quality resolution of import/export issues throughout regional locations and clients. 
  • Serve on the Global Trade Lead Team to align and implement cross functional BU process improvements, reduce risks, and identify key areas for growth and efficiencies.
  • Design, implement and manage a robust trade compliance program for the AWTP Operations, including the ongoing development and maintenance of procedures which define responsibility and accountability for completion of activities and supporting operational processes. Assess gaps and mitigated compliance risk, coordinating with Corporate Global Trade Compliance for Global BU wide visibility.
  • Develop and deliver an ongoing, tailored training program that includes but is not limited to, export control and technology, Corporate Trade Standards, general awareness, risk identification, and escalation.  Conduct and/or oversee training as necessary to ensure organizational understanding of policies, procedures and regulatory requirements for Customs and Trade Compliance.
  • Monitor and manage US customs while minimizing overall risks and costs related to import and export regulations, tariff numbers, tooling/supplier assists, and similar regulations.  Develop and maintain country specific import/export matrices to include classifications, license requirements and shipment restrictions. 
  • Represent AWTP Operations in dealings with customers, suppliers, plants, BU and RU personnel as well as government agencies in response to general inquiries on shipments or licenses.  i.e. CBP, BIS, Census
  • Conduct periodic internal and external compliance assessments of AWTP Regional facilities to ensure adherence to policies, procedures and compliance of all activities and transactions with the appropriate import/export laws and recordkeeping including completion of Arconic’s Audit and Self-Assessment Program.   Coordinate with Management on issues, opportunities, recommended solutions and cost savings.
  • Manage Custom Brokers' Performance and lead the auditing of import/export entries to insure appropriate classification, valuation, and all entries (incl. Recon) are made within the laws that apply.  Establishes and direct metrics, processes, feedback loops and action plans to deal with process improvements and law changes to insure compliance.
  • Remain current on regulatory/industry activities that impact the company's business, including OGA requirements such as NHTSA, REACH
  • Manage North American FTA qualification program, including NAFTA/USMCA compliance and audits.
Essential Skill and Abilities:
  • Ability to develop and write clear and concise processes and procedures;
  • Self-starter with strong research skills who can develop effective networks with internal and external customers;
  • Ability to integrate effective compliance requirements within ongoing business processes;
  • Experience conducting formal training and presentations with an ability to effectively communicate legal and procedural requirements;
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to various cultures and ideally multi-lingual;
  • Successful candidate will thrive in working in a small team with limited supervision, hands on designing and building compliance modules to implement globally; and
  • Solid computer skills: MS Office Suite and experience with a GTM and Oracle system a plus.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of import / export experience (global activities).
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status.    ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Pre-law, International Business, or similar.
  • 7 years of import/export compliance experience with international responsibilities, effectively driving operations, and managing compliance and cost savings in a multi-plant/manufacturing environment;
  • Minimum of 1 year supervisory experience;
  • National Customs Brokers Association (NCBA) certification as a Licensed Customer Broker.
  • Experience in one or more Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems (Oracle, SAP, or JD Edwards);
  • Strong knowledge and working understanding of international trade rules and regulations, including customs and export compliance, process control, internal and external audits:  classification, valuation, Incoterms, origin, reconciliation, drawback, other OGA’s;
  • Experience working with or managing Certified Maquila’s, IMMEX;
  • Successful experience in building and integrating import and export compliance into business operation;
  • Previous experience developing and managing BIS licenses, including 748-P’s, Technology Control Plans;
  • Experience managing a Denied Party Screening (DPS) program;
  • Strong fluency in one or more foreign languages (both verbal and written) preferred;
  • Experience functioning within a strong matrix environment of a global enterprise highly preferred;
  • Demonstrated proficiency of NAFTA, HTS, and ECCN classification rules; and;
  • Evidenced self-development of further trade compliance training, courses, seminars.