Trade Compliance Manager

06 Apr 2017 6:39 AM | Anonymous

Company: Fluke
Address: 6920 Seaway Boulevard
Everett, WA 98203

TO APPLY: TRADE COMPLIANCE MANAGER

Job Title: Trade Compliance Manager


General Job Description:  Fortive is a diversified industrial growth company comprised of global businesses that are recognized leaders in attractive markets. With more than $6 billion in annual revenues, Fortive’s well-known brands hold leading positions in field instrumentation, transportation, sensing, product realization, automation and specialty, and franchise distribution.

Fortive is headquartered in Everett, Washington and employs a team of more than 24,000 research and development, manufacturing, sales, distribution, service and administrative employees in more than 40 countries around the world. Our team grows by tackling challenges that accelerate progress and further their careers. With a culture rooted in continuous improvement, the core of our company’s operating model is the Fortive Business System. For more information please visit: http://www.fortive.com.

Fluke Corporation is the world leader in the manufacture, distribution and service of electronic test tools and software. We are a dynamic market leader with sound financial health. Fluke has achieved the number one or number two position in every market in which it competes. The Fluke brand has a reputation for portability, ruggedness, safety, ease of use and rigid standards of quality. A wholly owned subsidiary of Fortive Corporation (www.fortive.com), Fluke is a multi-national corporation headquartered in the greater Seattle area. We offer an entrepreneurial environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. It is driven by the phenomenally successful Fortive Business System. Working at Fluke gives you access to a robust career development process and challenging, “stretch” opportunities.

All external hiring is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a criminal background check.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that company is compliant with domestic and foreign export and import requirements.
  • Develop and deploy Trade Compliance Manuals including company policies and procedures on import and export regulatory compliance.
  • Ensure legal compliance to government laws and regulations, including appropriate licensing for shipments.
  • Primary interface with the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. State Department (DDTC), U.S. Treasury Office Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and other government agencies as they apply to company goods, software, technical data and services on compliance, licensing, and jurisdictional matters.
  • Serves as the resident expert on U.S. export/import requirements.
  • Ensures company policies conform to Fortive Corporate Import and Export Policies.
  • Manages the U.S. trade compliance team and budget
  • Perform and manage risk assessments of company’s export/import compliance program to ensure all subsidiaries worldwide are following company policies.
  • Analyzes and interprets requirements for compliance as they relate to:
  • Export Administration Regulations (EAR) of the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS),
  • U.S. Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC),
  • International Traffic and Arms Regulations (ITAR) of the U.S. Department of State;
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP); and
  • Other applicable Government Agency rules and regulations;
  • Conducts training on government laws and regulations, as well as company’s policy and procedures, to company associates and new hires.
  • Review, respond to, and escalate as necessary all government inquiries related to trade compliance
  • Manage external audits and disclosures
  • Provides direction/consultation to business units, global subsidiaries, , sales, procurement, project managers, order management, etc. and resolves matters pertaining to export/import transactions and International Trade Sanctions to ensure compliance with all applicable U.S. laws and regulations, as well as local country laws.
  • Oversee and provide guidance to the export compliance team (including as necessary trade compliance contacts at global subsidiaries) in their day-to-day compliance matters which are not limited to but include customer and transaction screening, ECCN classification, end-use/user restrictions, sanctions, export license determination and drafting license applications, and escalation matters.
  • Oversee and provide guidance to the import compliance team in the day-to-day compliance matters which are not limited to but include HTS classification, valuation, and product qualification for preferential duty treatment under FTAs, custom broker management, and antidumping/countervailing duties.
  • Oversee and provide guidance to the trade compliance team (including as necessary trade compliance contacts at global subsidiaries) on country of origin matters
  • Consults with International Trade Compliance Counsel and outside counsel as needed to resolve difficult legal compliance issues.

Work is performed under minimal supervision. Within overall established policy, has latitude to determine own practices and procedures. Errors may cause significant delays, affect company image or incur loss of revenue. Requires frequent contact with government agencies and company’s management teams on matters requiring judgment and diplomacy.

Job Qualifications:

  • BS or BA degree and a minimum of 8-10 years import/export administration and 2 – 3 years of Supervisor or Management experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of U.S. import and export control laws and regulations as they relate to:
  • Export Administration Regulations (EAR) of the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS),
  • U.S. Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC),
  • International Traffic and Arms Regulations (ITAR) of the U.S. Department of State;
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP); and
  • Other applicable Government Agency rules and regulations;
  • Extensive understanding of applicable export, re-export and deemed licensing requirements.
  • Working knowledge of various company standard PC applications and operating systems.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present them in a technical environment.
  • High accuracy and attention to detail are essential requirements for this position.
  • Ability to interact with business units, marketing, sales personnel to understand technology.
  • Ability to influence across the company and to interact with persons at all levels.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to set and accomplish strategic goals.
  • Critical thinking and excellent problem solving and analysis skills.
  • Capable of multi-tasking and prioritizing with excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential information frequently and appropriately.
  • Capable of working independently and collaboratively plus experienced and competent in making good judgment calls.
  • Excellent presentation and report writing skills.


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