DSJ Global is currently partnered with a leading apparel organization looking to bring on a Sr. Manager of Trade Compliance to sit in their Headquarters in McDonough, GA. This individual with be primarily working with US Customs Border and Protection, US Food and Drug Administration, the International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) regulating entities; multiple tax and fee collecting entities and external representatives including but not limited contracted customs brokers, consultants and legal representatives. This individual will be the organization's subject matter expert as it relates to regulations and laws developed within the North American markets (e.g. USMCA, Toll Manufacturing and Maquila set up and compliance.
Roles & Responsibilities:
- Establish effective relationships with Shared Services leadership team and other partners.
- Maintain an inventory of significant compliance requirements and assign business owners.
- Prepare reporting material and present to local leadership team when required.
- Provide assistance on USFDA, USCBP, USMCA (f/k/a NAFTA).
- Assess compliance rules, guidelines, procedures and programs that mitigate risk to the company or improve our compliance strategy within the company
- Develop systems and processes for monitoring compliance requirements.
- Conduct external benchmarking on best practices related to compliance processes and systems; and substantive focus areas.
- Manager project schedules related to development and maintenance of compliance function.
- Interface with various departments within the Company to ensure appropriate and consistent approaches to compliance efforts.
- Develop and maintain close and productive working relationship with management groups to assist the Company and functional support departments in identifying and evaluating the legal compliance and regulatory risks/liabilities of the Company's business objectives and weigh them against the benefits of the proposed action.
- Develop systems, processes and/or procedures for communicating developments with internal stakeholders.
- Manage outside vendor relationships, including managing customs brokers to insure necessary flow-down requirements.
- 4 to 6 years in an import and/or customs brokerage operation.
- Background in USMCA/NAFTA trade compliance, USFDA and USCBP compliance highly preferred.
- High attention to detail.
- High degree of comfort and experience presenting, promoting and explaining import/export compliance and regulations to cross functional teams and C level executives.