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Senior Trade Compliance Manager-REMOTE-Eastern Region

Requisition ID:  65795
Business Unit:  Meggitt USA Services (3405)

Akron, OH, United States, 44306

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Meggitt, a worldwide leader in aerospace, defence and selected energy markets. We believe in our vision of ‘Enabling the Extraordinary: To Fly, To Power, To Live”. These core values – teamwork, integrity and excellence – are what have allowed us to become the company we are today. With facilities and over 10,000 employees worldwide, Meggitt draws on over 160 years of expertise to enhance the lives of people across the globe.

Our Corporate Functions keep our business competitive by providing first-class support from Quality through to Finance and HR.

Headquartered in the UK, Meggitt PLC is a global engineering group specialising in extreme environment components and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defence and energy markets. Some 10,000 people are employed across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe and North America and regional bases in Brazil, India and the Middle East.

Job Designation

The Senior Trade Compliance Manager directs and controls and is accountable for Trade Compliance activities of [four] specified geographic regions (US West, US East, UK, EU and APAC).  They manage a team of Trade Compliance Specialists across multiple sites, Product Groups and Divisions within their region.  They ensure their teams are resourced and educated appropriately to support the needs of the business and is compliant with all territorial trade compliance laws and regulations.  The Senior Trade Compliance Manager will engage and collaborate with all leadership stake holders within their scope of responsibility to ensure the needs of the business are understood and met. THis role reports directly to a Senior Director Trade Compliance, with a matrix to a Product Group General Manager as appropriate. 

Job Core Responsibilities

1.    Leadership
•    Is accountable and responsible for Trade Compliance service in their region
•    Provides subject matter expertise support and advice across TC and to the businesses as required
•    [if applicable, acts as the TC poc for a PG GM]
•    Coaches, mentors and develops staff
•    Represents the function internally and externally 
•    Aligns service to the needs of the business
•    Cast the right shadow and exhibits the company’s core competences, values and behaviours 
2.    Managing
•    Directs and controls Trade Compliance activities of assigned area 
•    Ensures staffing levels are appropriate to deliver the desired level of support
•    Aligns priorities with company BLUE CHIPS
•    Ensures staff are adequately trained in current laws and regulations
•    Builds strong effective teams 
3.    Collaboration
•    Works intra and cross functionally to ensure departmental goals and objectives are aligned
•    Collaborates with senior leadership on vision, strategy and priorities
•    Stays Globally connected with the wider organisation
•    Builds strong partnerships with other functions 
•    Participates in the development of methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for projects, programmes and people. 
•    Will interface with Regulators, Customers and vendors on matters of significant impact to the business. 

Job Specifications

Travel and/or Driving Requirements:

−    Travel and Driving are essential duties and function of this job
−    Travel up to    25 %

Education Level: (Required):    Bachelor's Degree    or equivalent experience

(Preferred) Field of Study/Area of Experience:
7-10 years of progressive experience in Trade Compliance including leadership and people management, including building teams. 
Additional business area experience in addition to above is desirable

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities 

•    Demonstrated ability to lead and direct the work of others to meet team objectives
•    Thorough knowledge of trade compliance in [all] jurisdictions [of their RSS] within scope of authority
•    Strong diplomatic/ persuade skills to manage diverse needs of various disciplines with competing priorities
•    Ability to manage and strategically integrate regulatory requirements into business processes to maximize outcomes
•    Ability to direct resolution of highly complex or unusual business problems while applying advanced analytical thought and judgment
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    Presentation skills
•    Ability to influence stakeholders
•    Well‐organized, detail‐oriented, and ability to multi‐task
•    Strong prioritization skills
•    Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically
•    Supervisory skills, including delegation, training and evaluating performance
•    Team building, leadership, and management skills
•    Conflict management skills
•    Decision making skills
•    Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, web‐ browsers, and database management tools

Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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