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Country Trade Operations Manager-Saint-Laurent,Quebec,Canada

Country Trade Operations Manager-Saint-Laurent,Quebec,Canada

May 17,2017

Tasks:
The Country Trade Operations Manager shall, in a manner consistent with ABB`s internal policies and guidelines, as well as instructions provided by the Regional Trade Operations Manager and Global Head Trade Compliance:

- Manage Country Trade Operations, in close cooperation with the respective ABB Transport Management Center, covering Import and Export transactions and ensure the proper handling of import duty expense and other customs related fees by ABB`s business operations. 
- Functional management responsibility for local Division / BU Trade Compliance Officers.
- Manage risk exposure to fines, penalties, sanctions for non-compliance
- Provide strategic input to management on footprint and sourcing strategies to maximize use of trade preference agreements and minimize duty costs.
- Create, maintain and implement written Country Import and Export compliance procedures as directed by the GTCO and GTOM and RTOM and in accordance with Group policy and requirements.
- Ensure local procedures are established and responsibilities assigned for accurate HTS and ECCN classification of all import and exported products/technology with respect to relevant national regulations. Control procedures for screening all proposed exports with respect to relevant export control requirements.
- Support the application to the appropriate government agencies for any required export control licenses/authorizations.
- Provide training to the LBU personnel to whom specific trade operations and/or compliance responsibilities have been delegated and implement general training program for all in-country LBU employees.
- Advise senior management of the status of the import and export compliance program as well as relevant changes in import / export laws/regulations.
- Implement procedures to maintain company/operating-unit Import and Export records in accordance with ABB`s Records Management policies.
- Conduct selected annual “self-audits” of the Country Import/Export Control Program.
- Notify the Global Trade Compliance Officer of sensitive export control cases and follow the necessary guidelines to address and resolve issues.
- Advise in-house legal counsel; appropriate senior management; and GTCO of any suspected export control violation.
- Lead the administration of GTS Compliance System deployed by the organization to support the trade compliance process.
- Draft and/or review and approve any customs ruling request with local customs authorities.
- The CTOM/CTCO will have sufficient authority within the organization to stop a business transaction (pending further review) in any situation in which he/she believes there is risk of a violation
- Maintain classification data procedures with appointed customs brokers.
- Achieve cost reductions through the implementation and use of Trade preference Agreements; Duty Drawback; Bonded warehouses etc. 
- Administer local Supply Chain Security programs as applicable (AEO/C-TPAT/PIP etc.)
Requirements:
- Four Year Degree (a combination of relevant education and work experience will be considered)
- Minimum 8 years direct experience in Trade Compliance
(Import/Export)
- In-depth knowledge of local country import & export regulations and procedures is required.
- SAP/GTS (Global Trade Services) knowledge
- Sound verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
- A technical background regarding all LBU products and activities is extremely helpful, but is not a prerequisite as long as technical support is available. General knowledge of ABB products is required.
- Demonstrated leadership skills
- Drive Strategic initiatives
- Effectively communicate with employees at all organizational levels including NAM and Group senior management
- Proven ability to successfully lead project teams
- Self-motivated with good project management skills
- Travel domestic and international

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