Trade Operation Lead | Contract

Location Singapore
Discipline Wholesale Trade
Job Reference BBBH130507_1693189070
Salary Negotiable
Consultant Email [email protected]
EA License No. 02C3423

Job Description:

We are currently seeking a highly skilled and motivated Trade Operations Lead with a deep understanding of EU trade laws and export authorizations. This role requires a minimum of 7 years of experience in trade operations or a related field. The successful candidate needs to be proficient in securing export authorizations, and knowledgeable about international trade compliance. They will be adept at navigating complex trade environments and providing effective and compliant solutions.

The role requires staying up to date on new legislation and maintaining legal compliance while conducting export/import activities. It is essential to have a high degree of attention to detail and a good understanding of the broader implications of local and global trade regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain compliance with all EU trade laws and regulations, ensuring that business operations are legally and ethically conducted
  • Obtain necessary export licenses and authorizations in accordance with local and international laws
  • Provide expert guidance on international trade and export control matters to various internal teams, ensuring an understanding of and adherence to trade compliance
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to ensure smooth operation of import/export processes involving information security systems, equipment, and components
  • Identify and mitigate any potential risks or violations of trade regulations
  • Stay current with changes in EU and international trade laws and regulations and inform relevant teams of any changes that may impact business operations
  • Develop and implement strategies for trade efficiency and cost-effectiveness
  • Manage and oversee the secure and compliant shipping of hazardous materials and IT equipment, including laptops
  • Responsible for completing regulatory review to identify new product import requirements for importers of record
  • Collaborate with client product safety and environmental teams to ensure import/in-country requirements are met for products
  • Provide training and support to staff on all matters related to trade compliance and operations

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Master's in Political Science, Law, Economics, or a related field
  • Minimum of 7 years' experience in trade operations, international business, or a related field
  • Certification in trade compliance, such as Certified International Trade Professional (CITP), or equivalent
  • Experience in a multinational corporation
  • Knowledge of US and APAC trade laws would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Union Customs Code (UCC), and other relevant EU directives and regulations is required. Furthermore, knowledge of World Trade Organization (WTO) regulations, and any applicable regional and global trade agreements is a plus
  • Understanding of the EU Dual-Use list, specifically, 'Information Security', which covers information security systems, equipment, and components
  • Familiarity with the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies
  • Experience with securing export licenses and authorizations
  • Experience with hazardous material shipping, environmental regulations, and handling of IT equipment
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Proficiency in data analysis and reporting

Aaron Tan Mok Yee EA License No.: 02C3423 Personnel Registration No.: R22109226

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