Country Trade Compliance Officer

Full Time
Saint-Laurent, QC
Posted 30+ days ago
Job description
Country Trade Compliance Officer (CTCO) Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences. ABB’s Electrification organization is responsible for the go-to-market strategy and generating profitable growth for the Electrification Business Area. Our 10,000 strong commercial team represents the portfolio of all Electrification Business Area Divisions in over 100 countries. Our unmatched domain expertise across key industry verticals and channels combined with our truly global footprint makes us able to deliver extraordinary business results, supporting our customers with solutions which address their current needs, whilst considering the future emerging trends such as Urbanization, Digitalization and Shift to Electricity and Sustainable Energy. The mission of the CTCO is to support Country management (under Lead Business management in the country, if applicable) in ensuring that all Local Businesses conduct their activities in line with ABB Trade policies and guidelines, as well as to drive and coordinate the local implementation of ABB`s Global Trade Program. Key focus is the oversight of compliance with all applicable customs, sanctions and export control regulations and to regularly update local management and Global Trade Compliance/Trade Management on (potential) risk areas. Additionally, the CTCO provides local business hands-on support in case of trade related issues, guidance in compliance improvement initiatives and the pursuit of strategic trade objectives. The CTCO reports directly to the Country Finance Manager (CFM) and functionally to the Business Trade Manager of the Lead Business. Performance reviews are conducted by the CFM. Functional targets are set by the Business Trade Manager, where applicable with input from the Head of Global Trade Management (HGTM) and Head of Group Trade Compliance (HGTC). CFM sets complementary targets, which are focused on local compliance needs. The CTCO consults the HGTC in case of questions on trade compliance and follows instructions on trade compliance, as communicated by HGTC. In case a CTCO is located in a Lead Country, he/she will also function as key support for other countries under Lead Country Concept. Your responsibilities CTCO shall, in a manner consistent with applicable Group policies, ABB Global Trade Program, local (trade) policies, guidelines and instructions provided by HGTC and HGTM: 1. Authorities, Export Control and Customs Compliance Serve as single point of contact for local (national) trade compliance authorities and country management (respectively lead local business management) in handling trade compliance relating to ABB (deemed) exports, cross-border shipments, customers or vendors. 2. Governance, Instructions and Procedures Ensure the creation and maintenance of written trade compliance standards and procedures for all Local Businesses addressing all applicable export control, sanctions, and customs requirements. In relation to sanction compliance/export control, set screening standards (Sanctioned Party List/Embargo/Product), implement guidelines for the preparation and submission of export license applications and manage, review and ensure the proper release of SAP GTS blocks, where feasible / applicable through delegation of release to Local Business Line TCO`s (LBL TCO) and in line with segregation-of-duty requirements. Ensure transaction-based compliance with regulatory customs requirements (country-of-origin, classification, valuation and other). Cooperate closely with staff in related domains to ensure seamless connection between overall trade compliance and day-today operations, including master data requirements, supplier qualifications etc. Ensure development, implementation and use of an efficient (communication) platform to drive trade compliance. 3. Archiving, audit trail Oversee trade related archiving requirements, ensure that trade compliance records are kept and retrievable, as defined in the relevant instructions and regulations. 4. Customs and Export Control Classification Ensure, through appointed business-based Product Classification Engineers (PCEs) and responsible local business management, that all imported and exported products, software and technologies are properly classified with respect to relevant national and international export control regulations and national tariff / commodity classification. Assisting in classification for special transactions, as needed. Ensure maintenance of classification in relevant systems (e.g. GTS) 5. Systems Jointly with IS and local business management, ensure the effective use of ABB`s custom and trade compliance management systems (i.e. SAP’s GTS and Document Management System), ensuring the efficient implementation of the automated screening solution, as well as the customs management functionalities, for both imports and exports. 6. Trade Compliance Governance & Risk Management Develop and implement a strategy to monitor, manage and mitigate trade compliance related risks and opportunities, including close cooperation with customs operations staff and the preparation and use of regular local internal trade reviews (audits of trade compliance) in the Local Businesses. Notify Local Business management, Group Trade Compliance and Trade Management and in-house legal counsel of any suspected trade compliance violation. Oversee trade facilitation programs, manage and administrate authorizations and permits. Support audits of ABB Group trade compliance and relevant authorities, supervise follow-up actions. 7. Training Implement a trade compliance training program to ensure basic knowledge and awareness across the entire local organization and raise specific expertise where needed, in line with the ABB Global Trade Program (incl. training framework). Your background Dimensions In conjunction with the Head of Global Trade Management and Head of Global Trade Compliance, it is determined whether this role requires a full-time appointment, or whether responsibilities can be clustered. The role requires certain level of travel to the business locations. Functional reporting lines into CTCO: Local Business Line Trade Compliance Officers (LBL TCO). Challenges The role ties into many different stakeholder domains across the company. The CTCO must carefully balance a service orientation toward local business, whilst effectively overseeing business compliance with trade regulations and coordinating the local implementation and enforcement of ABB`s Global Trade Program. Combining effective communication with ABB management and relevant authorities, with sufficient understanding of the end-to-end business and operational processes. Knowledge, Skills and Experience The CTCO must have several years of experience with business processes and a good understanding of end-to-end supply chain process, risk management and Logistics. Knowledge of export control and customs rules and regulations is essential, but there is room for development of expertise in the start-up phase for the role. Sufficient seniority to effectively communicate across all levels of the local business. Business mind-set, responsiveness, ownership, self-driven, willingness to explore and learn. Capability to train and advice local business TCO’s and Management on trade compliance topics and requirements to fulfil for a compliant business model and related business engagement and projects Team player with good communication skills, capable of communicating in English and in the main local language (of the authorities), both verbally and in writing. Helpful, not mandatory: technical knowledge of products, software and applied technologies in the scope of the local Businesses (willingness to learn should be there). Benefits Retirement plan Accident insurance Healthcare plan Wellbeing program More about us We look forward to receiving your application. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website "For the 4th year in a row, ABB Canada has been recognized as one of Canada’s top employers by Forbes Magazine and has been ranked #1 within the industry category. Also named as Canada's Top 100 Employers, Montreal's Top Employers, Canada's Top Employers for Young People, and Best Candidate Experience Award (CandE Award), ABB's culture and commitment are to provide a caring workplace where everyone collaborates, feels valued, respected, included and supported. Also committed to ensuring that all policies and practices respect the Employment Equity Program, we aim for our workforce to be truly representative of the four designated groups; women, aboriginal people, members of visible minorities, and/or persons with disabilities. ABB will provide reasonable accommodation to the applicant with disabilities and encourage applicants to self-identify in the application process. #LI-Hybrid

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