Trade Compliance Director EMEA Supply Chain

CSL Seqirus

  • Full Time

We are seeking an experienced Trade Compliance Director; EMEA – Supply chain supporting the CSL Enterprise Business.  The successful candidate will be an experienced Manager Leader, optimizing a small team located in EMEA.

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Responsible for the continued development and maintenance of CSL’s world-class regional import-export compliance program. The focus is to ensure all CSL legal entities operating worldwide are compliant with all applicable customs and trade regulations whilst maximizing feasible savings for the business. The position is responsible for monitoring key industry developments, legislative, and regulatory changes affecting CSL businesses, assess impact and represent CSL in various Trade Associations to ensure CSL’s interests are represented. The position will also partner directly with the various CSL strategic departments, business units, and functional area leaders to drive process improvements, operational excellence, and optimize duty spend with all applicable duty mitigation programs.

The position will oversee all CSL Customs and Trade operations in the region and manage customs brokers, and or other outsourcing providers. This position will work closely with the Global Trade Compliance Program function to implement CSL Global Trade Compliance Policies, guidelines, develop and deploy regional and local procedures, monitor the compliance readiness of the region through the management of the CSL import and export compliance risk-assessment, on site compliance reviews (audits), and support all external government audits. Position will interface with CSL Business Management, Regional compliance Leadership team, customs brokers, freight forwarders, internal/external legal counsel, customers, suppliers, CMOs and government officials.

Position will also provide support, for training, mentoring, and leadership development to the Regional Trade compliance personnel and will also support the CSL Global Supply Chain with all departmental goals and objectives

Responsibilities include: –

  • Monitors regional key industry developments, legislative, and regulatory changes affecting CSL businesses, assess impact and represent CSL in various Trade Associations to ensure CSL’s interests are represented.
  • Implement CSL Global Trade Compliance Policies, guidelines, develop and deploy regional and local procedures, monitor the compliance readiness of the region through the management of the CSL import and export compliance risk-assessment, on site compliance reviews (audits), and support all external audits.
  • Drive KPIs, Trade data reporting, duty spend and duty savings, continuous improvement and drive efficiency throughout the import and export processes
  • Oversees customs brokers in the region: KPIs, SOPs, contract, performance, lead regional bid and selection with procurement team
  • Lead regional and local teams, responsible for all regional Trade and customs operations
  • Responsible for the region record keeping ensures completeness as per regional, local requirements and CSL internal Policy
  • Oversee HTS and ECCN classification as well as database, responsible for origin and preference determination, customs value and duty program utilization as per CSL Policies
  • Identify risks and opportunities in the region and report to the Global TC team
  • Support Government audits

Experience, Skills and Experience

  • Customs Broker license
  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required; Masters in related field or equivalent is preferred.
  • 10 years of progressively responsible experience in highly regulated, multi-location environments, cross functional experience is preferred.
  • Experience in managing complex Customs and trade Operations
  • Expert in Customs and Export controls regulations, HTS and Explanatory Notes, rulings, court cases, and Customs Valuation rules, as well as a thorough knowledge of entry processing, international freight industry standards and practices, and INCOTERMS
  • Skilled with special Customs programs (inc FTAs, Drawback, FTZs, Value Reconciliation, etc.)
  • Experienced in drafting formal Customs correspondence
  • Excellent skills in organization, prioritization, and negotiation; must excel under pressure
  • Able to motivate others to drive peak performance
  • Must be self-motivated, goal oriented, and able to work independently in producing results
  • Proficient with: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint with ability to develop skills with other programs as required
  • Understands Quality systems and importance of systems, operational excellence culture and behavior to organizations
  • Strong leadership skills (e.g., priority setting, timely decision-making, business acumen and dealing with ambiguity).
  • Clear understanding of CSL’s operating model and culture
  • Ability to analyse and utilize data to drive decisions and priorities
  • Able to influence and challenge senior leaders and peer groups.
  • Comfort around senior management
  • Experience in understanding industry trends and changes to practice standards so CSL remains an industry leader
  • Strong organizational, negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Displays strong level of engagement at all levels of the organization and does not only operate at a corporate level
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English.

Our Benefits

CSL Seqirus is committed to attracting and retaining world-class employees who are valued for their contributions to achieving business objectives. Learn more about some of the benefits you can participate in when you join CSL Seqirus.

About CSL Seqirus CSL Seqirus is part of CSL Limited (ASX: CSL). As one of the largest influenza vaccine providers in the world, CSL Seqirus is a major contributor to the prevention of influenza globally and a transcontinental partner in pandemic preparedness. Learn more about CSL Seqirus.We want Seqirus to reflect the world around us

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