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POST DATE 9/14/2016
END DATE 1/4/2017

Coriant Naperville, IL

Naperville, IL
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)


Position Overview
A leadership role responsible for management and control of all guidelines, policies and activities associated with the import and export of goods and technology transfer across any international border. The Global Trade Compliance Manager is responsible for administering all programs involving the receipt of imported materials and shipment of merchandise for export in a manner consistent with company policies, Government regulations, and applicable laws. Develop, implement and maintain world class corporate compliance strategies designed to minimize risk while maximizing revenue opportunity and ensuring regulatory compliance. Manage corporate trade compliance function, monitor day-to-day direction on specific import/export events, and provide pro-active guidance and decision-making to resolve problems.

Responsibilites Include:
Develop, implement and maintain world class corporate compliance strategies designed to minimize risk and ensure regulatory compliance.

Ensure cost efficiencies with respect to tariff, duties, and other fees associated with exporting and importing materials to/from overseas suppliers and customers not including freight/transportation costs.

Provide consultative advice and support to all business units. Facilitate and enhance business processes and trade activities, while pro-actively overseeing compliance.

Manage global Trade Compliance staff; develop individual goals and metrics for employee performance. Provide internal training and coaching, as well as meaningful and timely reviews and performance feedback.

Provide a leadership role in the development of guidelines regarding labeling, packaging, INCO terms usage, development of purchase order terms and conditions, and other activities related to trade compliance.

Establish a well-documented Export Management System in accordance with U.S. Department of Commerce regulations and industry best practices.

Establish a well-documented U.S. Customs compliance program in accordance with U.S. Customs regulations and industry best practices.

Revise established compliance policies and practices in accordance with changing legal framework and business models, seek out automation opportunities.

Ensure that Coriant maintains C-TPAT program participation.

Ensure that Coriant maintains CBP ISA program participation. Perform regular audits (ISA Testing audit/broker review) as deemed mandatory by Tellabs Global Trade Compliance programs to ensure compliant entries, demonstrate internal controls and ensure continued participation in the CBP ISA program.

Administer Customs Entry Reconciliation (value) program. Ensure proper valuation methodologies are applied to entries, as determined by risk assessment of the recon period and limitation of CBP recon process. Preparing batch recon data for Reconciliation Broker to file the recon. Working with assigned Recon broker to debug batch data against CBP records. Apply Customs process and regulatory knowledge in a timely and insightful manner to ensure no late files, or entries are missed resulting in fines or mitigated penalties. Maintain recon entry numbers in the ISA testing DB

Initiate import entry adjustments (PSCs, protests, etc.) with appointed brokers or direct with US Customs and Border Protection, when necessary. Ensure that refunds or credits are received and that invoices or penalty notices are paid in a timely manner.

Receive, track and ensure timely response to all notices received from Customs (CF28, CF29, invoices, penalty notices, etc.).

Be aware of infrequent compliance issues that might warrant attention such as ADD/CVD DRAM, import of products incorporating lasers,

Act as a primary liaison and develop positive relationships between Coriant and the appropriate government officials and agencies to support our trade compliance initiatives.

Participate on cross-functional teams to provide advice on trade requirements for major initiatives and special projects (supply chain outsourcing, etc.)

Monitor regulatory changes and assess impact to Coriant. Keep senior management abreast of regulatory changes that may impact Coriant business opportunities.

Publish trade advisories to provide general guidance on topics such as anti-boycott, embargoed countries, etc.

Manage corporate trade compliance function, monitor day-to-day direction on specific import/export events, and provide pro-active guidance and decision-making to resolve problems.

Communicate, across all business units, suppliers and customers, the policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all border crossing requirements.

Review contracts for required import and export compliance clauses and identify omissions.

Ensure regional preparedness for any audits or visits from CBP or the Office of Export Enforcement..

Develop, implement and manage internal import and export compliance reviews/audits to monitor compliance, develop corrective procedures and report non-compliance to management.

Respond in a timely manner to resolve export questions generated by U.S. Government Officials (BIS, OFAC, CBP)

Provide guidance on country of origin marking requirements to Coriant Supply Chain.

Investigate and resolve complex export compliance issues involving cross functional groups and multiple locations or countries.

Prepare and file any required export license applications (SNAP-R / OFAC)

Perform routine reviews of export and import documentation and self-audit results in order to assess the adequacy of compliance programs.

Regularly interface with and provide assistance to Tax, Contracts, Order Management, Engineering, Supply Chain, and Accounting in support of trade compliance programs.

Monitor and update export and import record retention programs are in compliance with federal regulations and Coriant corporate policy.

Review and analyze FTM holds (country of origin) for release or escalation.

Tactical daily handling of all SAP-GTS activities including SPL/DPL review and releases; block document holds; etc. Refer to SAP-GTS Super-User document

Minimum of 8-10 years experience working with U.S. Customs and U.S. Export Adminstration regulations and relevant government agencies preferred.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Coriant is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.
Qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.