Senior Manager Regulatory (Asia & Oceania) - DFS3811347 in Sydney at DFS

Date Posted: 6/16/2020

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Job Description

The Senior manager of Regulatory acts as an advisor to the region on all legal requirements necessary to maintain an import/export operations and Customs licensing. The manager is responsible for managing changes in international trade and political areas and ensuring a high level of regulatory compliance. The manager’s signature binds the Company on all Customs related matters in the region. The manager is responsible for an extended team of regulatory team members in the region and works in collaboration with internal & external business partners to monitor the conduct of activities for adherence to regulatory import/export procedures throughout the business life cycle.

Key Responsibilities:

• Work with global team members, business leaders and other key stakeholders to successfully implement trade compliance program(s)
• Manage and oversee the maintenance of global compliance policies and procedures for use by key business partners and train appropriate personnel on requirements to ensure on-going compliance
• Create a culture in the organization with regard to compliance and drive understanding, adherence to and improvements of compliance in each function related to their responsibilities
• Assist with strategic projects to improve efficiency, compliance and cost reduction initiatives
• Develop process with various internal functions in obtaining import/export licenses, agreements, permits, certification and similar
• Manage and maintain reports and metrics pertaining to various elements of import/export process. Report on trends, areas of concern and improvement opportunities
• Identify training needs, develop and provide training pertaining to import/export requirements
• Monitor import/export compliance through self-assessment audits with the goal of identifying weakness and risk. Develop actionable plans and procedures to mitigate those risks
• Be the primary interface to various internal partners regarding interpretation of regulatory requirements or Company trade policies and procedures
• Keep abreast of regulatory changes that may affect the company and its affiliates, revise trade compliance policies and practices in accordance with changing rules and business needs
• Ensure accurate classification of the company’s commodities under applicable import, export or controlled goods regulations
• Working knowledge of various Global Supply Chain Security Programs ea. CTPAT, TradeFirst and similar
• Maintain a high level of knowledge with Customs regulations and other governmental laws and regulations affecting DFS’s operation in the location
• Build, develop and manage an effective team

Key Requirements:

• University or College degree preferred; Customs Brokers License an advantage
• 5+ years of leadership experience in import/export trade compliance management
• Ability to travel to other DFS locations including possible future relocation
• Proactive, goal-oriented and an ability to prioritise and work with a sense of urgency a must.
• Demonstrated ability to weigh risk areas and business objectives to propose realistic solutions.
• Ability to convert complex compliance requirements into scalable processes
• Ability to actively participate in complex, cross functional projects including setting scope, reaching consensus, executing tasks and presenting results
• Detailed knowledge of Bonded Warehouse regimes, FTZ’s, Cites, Harmonized System
• Knowledge and experience with applying Quality Improvement Techniques - Six Sigma certification, APICs, Supply Chain Certification, and/or other professional certifications are a plus.
• Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and at least one Customs System i.e. ACE, ICS or similar
• Strong English communication skills, both oral and written.