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Job Title: Customs & Compliance Leader, Europe & Africa Job
Location: Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Job Number: 1470033
Business Segment: Energy Oil & Gas
Career Level: Experienced
Postal Code: AB23 8GD
The main objective of the customs & compliance leader is to guarantee that all GE O&G Europe & Africa import/export operations are performed in a timely, cost effective and compliant manner.
The role involves working in a global team and reports directly to the Regional Logistics Manager.
Main Tasks and Activities:
- Provide advice and project leadership in the development and implementation of Customs regulations, and other government agency requirements affecting imports in the region, for purposes of assuring lawful and cost-effective import operations.
- Interface with global suppliers and customers to communicate and implement Customs requirements.
- Translate into customs operating procedures customs requirements applying into the region.
- Interview and select national Customhouse brokers.
- Manage brokers to facilitate compliant Customs entry declarations on behalf of business; audit broker’s operation for compliance and integrity on behalf of business divisions.
- Lead execution of complex customs import transactions into African countries to guarantee on time delivery and overall client satisfaction.
- Monitor regulatory changes affecting Customs requirements into the region and translate changes into operational procedures. Conduct training as required for company employees in the region.
- Act as first point of contact in the region to escalate Customs red flag.
- Cooperate with International Trade Team in the resolution of customs compliance red flags, customs audits, customs internal reviews.
- Identify opportunities for Customs duty/tax reduction in the region and lead the implementation of customs programs such as Authorized Economic Operator (AEO), centralized customs clearance, simplified procedures, customs regimes etc.
- Bachelor’s degree and minimum of strong experience in Customs Operations in Europe & Africa with particular focus on African Countries (Angola, Nigeria and Egypt)
- Previous Project management experience with a demonstrated ability to lead implementation of complex project as well as manage teams effectively.
- Demonstrated aptitude both managing and prioritizing multiple project and initiatives.
- Excellent communication skills: experience working across multiple levels functions: able to deliver messages effectively verbally and in writing.
- Ability to communicate using English
- Must be willing to travel
- Ability to work in a very fast paced environment
- Strong PC skills with working knowledge of MS Office applications (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint)
- Customs Compliance experience
- Proven track record of success implementing complex project in the region
- In country customs operational experience in one of the African Country such as Nigeria, Angola
- Strong organizational, inter-personal skill and demonstrated teamwork skill.
- Ability to work within a matrix organizational environment
- Dependability: Being reliable, responsible, dedicated, committed and fulfilling obligations
- Accepting constructive criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situation, This includes continuing to preserve and remaining calm in a challenging or frustrating circumstances
- Integrity: Accepting and adhering to high ethical, moral, and personal values in decisions, communications, actions, and when dealing with others.
- Clear Thinking: Simplifying strategy into specific action with clear accountability, making decisions with speed and accuracy based on the vest available information, and communicating clearly and concisely
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