Adaptable Global Trade Compliance Manager talented at managing dynamic and cross-functional teams around the globe. Emphasizes process improvement to increase profits and customer satisfaction. Cultivates positive employee morale by coaching and encouraging team members.
Global and strategic sourcing
Process improvement strategies
Mergers and acquisitions knowledge
Reduced total landed costs for US companies by 22% by optimizing free trade agreements and negotiating carrier rates.
Member of core team responsible for the design and successful launch of an enterprise-wide innovation management tool (Spigit- Mindjet). Over 500+ ideas submitted in year one, 38 winning ideas implemented.
Successfully led a Government directed export compliance audit involving US and foreign subsidiaries over a period of 6 months.
Led the implementation of a Global Trade Management software solution for the entire enterprise (1.4B in revenue, 6 business units). The project integrated the regulatory compliance and global logistics functions required to efficiently and cost effectively move goods across borders. Realized 300% ROI by year 2.
Responsible for the company's Global Trade Compliance Program, providing leadership and a clear vision to the globally located trade compliance and logistics personnel.
Establish cross functional teams to develop, implement, and improve effective export/import controls throughout the organization.
Develop and customize the annual compliance training material and schedule, ensuring that employees worldwide receive the proper training.
Ensure compliance with special trade programs, customs valuation, Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) classifications, and country of origin by maintaining a product master database and continuously auditing the data.
Enhance product work flow by working with customs brokers and freight forwarders to analyze, develop and implement logistics plans that impact production, distribution, and inventory on a global scale.
Month/ Quarter/ Year end close responsibilities,
Posted client's investment transactions and portfolio activity to GL
Ensured cash flow movements and portfolio transactions were properly booked and reconciled.
Supported the selection of capital projects- RFP thru bid selection
Conducted scheduling and payroll administration for Ops staff.
Compiled quarterly reports demonstrating the utilization of the Department's funds.
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