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Trade Compliance Manager in Singapore at Westcon-Comstor

Date Posted: 1/29/2018

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Job Description

The trade compliance manager plays a key role in ensuring that the business processes associated with cross-border movements function smoothly, while also ensuring that potential issues and risks are identified and managed efficiently. The role will need to be proficient on global customs regulation frameworks such as harmonized tariff schedules, customs valuations, import VAT rules, and various other matters.

* Heading up the Asia Pacific compliance teams with regional support from the Singapore and Philippines hubs
* Managing the development of internal processes and communications
* Supporting sales teams in multi country projects and be aware of company capabilities
* Be responsible for ensuring full compliance in all compliance areas, including local exports, domestic deliveries, US re-exports and imports of exported orders
* Identify and initiate change in business practice to improve performance
* Push to expand on regional exports and related value added services
* Be responsible for the compliance ERP (GTS - Global Trade Services); any developments and general support to the team on blocked orders and related actions
* Act as the escalation point on issues, urgent deliveries and vendor requirements
* Drive regional compliance strategies
* Develop strategy and processes for the imports of restricted or regulated goods into regional countries and streamline permit procedures
* Formulate, review and implementation of the internal compliance program (ICP) and its administrative procedures
* Head up screening and approval strategy for all transactions, product enquiries, end use and end users
* Auditing of the internal compliance program
* Training and education to company employees on strategic goods controls
* Providing guidance and assistance to affiliates and company subsidiaries
* Ensure proper record keeping of trade compliance documents
* Ensure the ICP and processes align to and are compliant
* Liaise and work with regional customs bodies where required
* Lead and develop the trade compliance teams

Qualifications /Experience:
* Previous experience with international trade compliance and supply chain solutions
* Individual must be detail oriented and able to work in a high pressured environment
* Ability to communicate clearly at all levels and work well with others
* Ability to drive best practices and proactively work to improve on all fronts
* Leadership skills to cultivate a positive and productive work environment
* The energy, attitude, strength and perseverance to continue the compliance successes through the business

Technical Skills
* Proficient in MS Office applications
* Previous experience with SAP or GTS (preferred)

About Westcon-Comstor
Westcon-Comstor (WestconGroup Inc.) is a global technology distributor with worldwide capabilities in Cloud, Global Deployment and Services, and category-leading Security, Unified Communications and Collaboration, Networking and Data Center technology Practices. Combining expert technical and market knowledge with a uniquely collaborative engagement model, the company is transforming technology distribution through its digital and physical products and services delivery. The company works with its partners to deliver results together through an investment in enablement programs and its associates' dedication to creating an exceptional partner experience. Westcon and Comstor are the company's go-to-market brands, offering customers a strong portfolio of market-leading and emerging vendors. With teams in 110 offices in 70-plus countries across six continents, Westcon-Comstor provides services to more than 170 countries.