Global Trade Import Customs Lead
? Provide subject matter support for the Global Trade Regional Trade Controls teams; especially in the area of Customs valuation
? Capable of leading interactions with other GT teams, business units, other functional areas (including transfer pricing teams and the Finance community), internal and external legal counsel and external consultants
? Identifies opportunities for process improvement, develops recommendations, and converts recommendations into compelling new business plans
? Facilitate and enhance business processes and trade activities, while interacting pro-actively with the business and global functions
? Investigate potential/actual incidents working with the BU to identify root cause, determine corrective actions, and follow up to ensure closure
? Support the Global Trade Internal Controls Program
? Consult with individual businesses or functional areas within HP on specific topics related to import and export compliance and operational processes
? Assist businesses in identifying potential impacts on import compliance as a result of changes in supply chain
? Analyze data and/or conduct interviews to identify potential compliance issues
? Determine level of compliance with regulatory requirements and policies
? Ability to influence a particular business across functions and countries
? Recognized internally and externally as an industry expert; seen as thought leader within the organization
? Act as Lead for complex/large impact projects
? Prepares reports to management and maintains required metrics
? Drives negotiations and influences senior management as required
? Prepares information in response to inquiries from government agencies and participating in discussions with authorities if necessary
? Prepares and delivers topic-specific training to pan-HP audience
? Collaborates across regions and business units.
? Ability to influence a particular business across functions and/or regions.
? Typically interacts with Directors and VPs.
? Typically leads very highly complex and large impact projects.
? Leads quantitative and qualitative business models and analyses to support proactive supply chain operation activities & priority projects.
? Drives negotiations and influences government authorities as required.
Education and Experience Required
? First level university degree or equivalent experience, advanced university degree preferred
? Certification as import or export professional and/or 10+ years of experience in an import/global trade function, preferably with a large multi-national corporation or import service provider
? Recognized expertise in the area of Customs valuation; with exposure to HS classification and country of origin principles
? Audit/assessment experience a plus.
Knowledge and Skills Required
? Advanced understanding of import and export topics, especially Customs valuation
? Advanced understanding of supply chain processes
? Ability to identify and create analytical tools, models and methods for making key decisions
? Advanced communication and influencing skills; mastery in English (written and verbal)
? Advanced internal and external relationship management skills
? Advanced knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, etc.)
? Project management skills, with capability to lead cross functional teams in multiple geographies that impact the organization
? Business acumen and technical knowledge within area of responsibility
? Advanced understanding of national and international trade requirements to align customs/trade function with business objectives
? Team player who is willing to take on a variety of tasks
? Excellent leadership skills including team-building and conflict resolution and management.
? Time management skills to enable efficient completion of multiple tasks/assignments
? Recognize high priority issues and address or escalate accordingly