Zebra Technologies is a global leader within the High-Technology arena. With the most recognized brand in the automatic identification industry and the most complete product line, Zebra is dedicated to transforming our clients’ business through innovative products, reliable services and – most importantly – our committed employees. Our solutions are used to improve business processes, increase productivity, improve quality, lower costs and strengthen security.
The Global Trade Compliance team is responsible to support all business functions related to cross-border transactions and is looking for a candidate to join our team as a regional leader of trade compliance in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). The EMEA Trade Compliance Manager (TCM) coordinates trade compliance activities among the various Zebra organizations operating in the region and globally, on certain projects.
Considered the in-house expert, the TCM is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a strategic trade program for the EMEA countries; for establishing and defining Customs clearance capabilities for current business units; for maintaining an informed and supportive relationship with Customs and export control government agencies; for managing and resolving all trade law issues. The TCM keeps abreast of, develops, collects, and communicates the EMEA countries’ import and export laws, as well as import processes, to the Global Trade Compliance team; develops the regional team of Specialists and Advisers; is responsible for ensuring that Zebra’s articles and various programs are compliant with the local and international standards and laws; develops export and import compliance manuals, practices, and audit programs.
The ideal candidate for this position is a problem-solver, a collaborative thinker, a business-minded compliance professional, as well as a regional trade policy and process leader, experienced in managing a team of trade professionals and in developing supportive relationships with other departments. Based at our Bourne End office in the UK; there would be monthly travel to regional offices to maintain relationships with stakeholders and team members.
Responsibilities are broad and include;
Educated to degree level in a subject such as Business, Law, Finance, Communication, Data Management. Preferred, in addition to a degree, proven work experience in international trade law consulting at one of the Big 5 firms.
Significant experience in international trade compliance with in-depth commodity classification (export or import) experience.
Proven experience of direct or indirect staff management, preferably with experience leading remote teams, acting as a working lead, or other types of experiences that provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities for taking on higher-level regional management position now.
Working knowledge of the export controls, particularly, in Category 5 of the Commodity Control List (CCL) is preferred, and working with encryptions export control commodity classification.
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