Director of Global Trade Compliance – Legal / Regulatory Affairs (Boise, ID)
The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses.
These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy.
We currently have a Director of Global Trade Compliance position available at our Corporate Headquarters in Boise, ID. Boises mild climate, affordable housing, and vibrant downtown add up to a great place to live. SUMMARY Reporting to J. R. Simplot Companys Assistant General Counsel, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs, the Director of Global Trade Compliance is responsible for the strategic direction and global management of all aspects of the Companys trade compliance programs. The successful candidate will lead the Companys global trade compliance team, shape the Companys policy on global trade compliance, and be responsible for designing, implementing and overseeing a center-led global trade compliance program. RESPONSIBILITIESBuild upon existing trade compliance programs to design, implement and oversee an effective center-led global trade compliance (GTC) program Establish a center-led GTC function across all business groups and subsidiaries that provides and effective compliance and communication network through employees with either full or part-time GTC job responsibilities Directly manage a team with dotted line supervision over business group and subsidiary employees who comprise a centralized or core GTC Team and carry out trade processes and uphold compliance in a consistent and effective manner Develop and provide innovative and effective GTC training for employees to drive ownership and awareness of GTC Lead periodic internal assessments of import and export compliance on a global basis, and report on the state of Simplots trade compliance effectiveness and areas of risk and recommend solutions In conjunction with the Legal Department, arrange periodic third-party audits in all regions to benchmark the center-led GTC program and ensure that the program meets the expectations of local governments as well as those of the U.S. government Monitor all applicable global trade regulations and report changes to core GTC Team Provide guidance on day-to-day trade compliance matters for the Americas, Asia, and Australia as required Serve as the primary contact for government inquiries or notifications related to trade compliance issues Serve as business lead for the GTM solution Manage trade compliance of third-party service providers, such as freight forwarders and customs brokers, and report findings and recommendations to the logistics employees who manage the business relationshipsOther duties and responsibilities as assigned. REQUIREMENTSBachelor degree from a four year college; degree in International Business or International Studies, MBA or JD preferred Minimum of 15 years of applicable experience in global trade and sanctions compliance; preference given to candidates with previous experience working at a global food or agribusiness company or hands-on management of operations in the Americas, Asia, and/or Australia Demonstrated understanding of and proficiency in corporate export compliance programs covering sanctions laws and regulations, including development, implementation, monitoring, communication and training Demonstrated understanding of and proficiency in global customs issues, including experience with customs in emerging countries; licensed customs broker preferred; experience with CT-PAT and ISA Certification preferred Subject matter expertise in all relevant areas of global trade compliance, including without limitation EAR, foreign trade regulations, HTS classifications, free trade agreements, trade sanctions, hazardous materials and customs Excellent written and oral communications skills Ability to build relationships and work well with senior executives and employees at all levels, gain credibility quickly, and effectively partner with business units across the globe Ability to work cross-functionally and to influence across functions and business lines Demonstrated business acumen in a commercial setting and a proactive, solutions-oriented approach to risk management Proven ability to lead multi-country, cross-functional projects Self-starter, able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment Must be willing to work hands-on within a small team, and quickly master a complex array of products, business processes, and trade compliance systems and tools Excellent computer skills; previous experience with a GTM solution is preferred Ability to travel internationally (approximately 25%) HOW TO APPLYVisit www.simplot.com/careersSelect Job SearchSelect Current OpportunitiesSelect All Open PositionsApply to Job ID #3933 Please prepare a cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications and submit with your resume via our online application process described above.
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