Trade Operations Lead (APAC) | Contract

Location Singapore
Discipline Transportation, Logistics & Supply Chain
Job Reference BBBH131686_1694060823
Salary S$8000 - S$10000 per month
Consultant Name Carolyn Ann Santibanez Mendoza
Consultant Email carolyn.mendoza@manpower.com.sg
Consultant Contact No. 65515316
EA License No. 02C3423
Consultant Registration No. R1105160


Job Description:
We are seeking a proficient Trade Operations Specialist with a solid expertise in Asia-Pacific (APAC) trade laws, export authorizations, and handling of encrypted IT equipment, dual-use items, and military/defense exports. This role requires a minimum of 7 years of experience in trade operations or a related field.
They must have a deep understanding of securing export authorizations and be knowledgeable about international trade compliance. They should be adept at navigating complex trade environments and providing effective and compliant solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain compliance with all APAC 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 for dual-use items, military/defense exports, and encrypted IT equipment.
  • 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.
  • Identify and mitigate any potential risks or violations of trade regulations.
  • Stay current with changes in APAC 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.
  • Responsible for completing regulatory review to identify new product import requirements for importers of record.
  • Collaborate with the 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, including environmental regulations and hazardous materials handling.



Job Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 7 years' experience in trade operations, international business, or a related field.
  • Bachelor's or Master's in political science, Law, Economics, or any related field.
  • Certification in trade compliance, such as Certified International Trade Professional (CITP), or equivalent.
  • Previous experience in a multinational corporation, preferably with a focus on the APAC region.
  • Profound knowledge of APAC trade laws and regulations.
  • Experience with securing export licenses and authorizations, specifically for encrypted IT equipment, dual-use items, and military/defense exports.
  • Experience with hazardous material shipping, environmental regulations, and handling of IT equipment.
  • Familiarity with the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies.
  • Staying up to date on new legislation and maintaining legal compliance while conducting export/import activities
  • Experience with securing export licenses and authorizations.
  • Experience with hazardous material shipping, environmental regulations, and handling of IT equipment.
  • High degree of attention to detail and a great understanding of the broader implications of local and global trade regulations
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and reporting.

Carolyn Ann Santibanez Mendoza EA License No. 02C3423 Personnel Registration No. R1105160

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