North American Imports & Exports Trade Compliance Manager
Location: Camarillo , CA
Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment
sector, is at the forefront of digital innovation. Our world class research and
innovation laboratories enable us to lead the market in delivering advanced
video services to content creators and distributors. We also benefit from an
extensive intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging technologies. Our
commitment: supporting the delivery of exciting new experiences for consumers in
theaters, homes and on-the-go.
Home Entertainment Services Overview:
Technicolor is home to industry-leading creative and technology professionals
committed to the creation, management and delivery of entertainment content to
consumers around the world. Propelled by a culture of innovation and underpinned
by a dedicated research organization, the company’s thriving licensing business
possesses an extensive intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and
sound technologies. Serving motion picture, television, and other media clients,
the company is a leading provider of high-end visual effects, animation, and
post-production services. In support of network service providers and
broadcasters globally, Technicolor ranks among the world leading suppliers of
digital content delivery services and home access devices, including
set-top-boxes and gateways. The company also remains a large physical media
service provider, being one of the world’s largest film processors and
independent manufacturers and distributors of DVDs and Blu-ray discs.
Performs all duties associated with US customs (import) and export. Provides
leadership and oversight for Mexico and Canada. Dotted line over Technicolor
staff in territory (Mexico and Canada) who are referred to as Compliance Points
of Contact (CPOC’s). Assures territory compliance through on-going dialog,
routine review sessions, assistance provided to the territory, questions and
answers on territory activity, involvement in international supply chain
changes, periodic audits of territory activity.
Provides leadership and management over the performance of Trade Team
including US CPOC’s who manage day to day import and export operations at the
various US sites. These CPOC’s are managed locally but meet the requirements of
the North American Trade Compliance Leader who partners with local management to
maintain a roster of trained and managed CPOC’s.
Provides problems solving on an as needed basis including the occasional
urgent trade issue.
- POC with US Customs and Border Protection for non-C-TPAT matters and the
US Bureau of Information and Security (BIS for export). Assist the Loss
Prevention and Security Team in C-TPAT and NEEC matters.
- Is highly engaged in the trade activities of the organization both from
current but also possible future scenarios. In this capacity, both
requirements and solutions are explaining so that the organization can
properly include compliance in decisions and, when projects are approved, to
properly organize and resource.
- Engagement with the organization includes the performance of import and
export responsibilities such as outbound shipment export compliance and
manufacturing country of origin markings. Supports the export shipping user
community including ACE support.
- Coordinates with Sales and Marketing on trade opportunities including
supply chain “what-if’s”, opportunity to lower potential customer costs,
viability of opportunity, potential new compliance requirements for new
customers and means of cost effectively achieving these requirements.
- Coordinates with Engineering on classification of equipment and with
Sourcing on supplier decisions.
- Engagement of the organization is collaborative with many functions
including Sourcing/ Procurement, Engineering (e.g., classifications for
equipment transfers), Logistics, Security (e.g., C-TPAT), Operations (e.g.,
shipping and manufacturing), Sales inclusive of TGL (in support of possible
opportunities). Support for Sales requires deep regulatory knowledge and
ability to communicate specifics to persons without technical import and
- Manages the broker suppliers including rate negotiation and performance.
- Performs all filings, responses to inquiry, annual “Reconciliation” (a
large and critical effort), sub POA issuances, waiver requests, annual NAFTA
certifications, management of customer authorization to import. Performs
classifications and also reviews/ approved duties.
- Preferred but not required: Licensed U.S. Customs Broker.
- Maintain and periodically update import and export compliance policies
and procedures. Train personnel on a regular basis. Maintenance of latest
knowledge regarding import and export compliance programs.
- Provides analysis of impacts of possible changes in either regulation or
supply chain activity. Analysis may require technical details, executive
summary explanations, PowerPoint presentations that may include both novice
and experienced trade professionals and may include proforma economic
- Closely collaborates with the various import and export agencies and
in-house legal counsel on select topics.
- A minimum of 6 years managing North American Trade compliance and US
Customs import and export functions.
- Bachelor’s degree in related field is required.
- Proven track record of successfully implementing best practices in these
- Demonstrated skill and comfort in proactively building relationships
with all levels of management, vendors, top tier partners and in
successfully positioning HES in full trade compliance.
- Innovative thinker, with a track record for translating strategic
thinking into action plans and output.
- Demonstrated strategic competencies: accountability for results,
customer focus, team effectiveness, developing others, ingenuity,
organizational sophistication and communicating ideas.
- Solid negotiation, project management, presentation and collaboration
- Ability to influence outcomes and juggle multiple priorities in a
- Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills, including
conflict resolution; ability to make decisions in a changing environment and
anticipate future needs.
- Superior management skills; ability to influence and engage direct and
indirect reports and peers.
- Energetic, flexible, collaborative and proactive; a team leader who can
positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical initiatives.
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills and interpersonal
- Licensed U.S. Customs Broker preferred.
- Physical Requirements: Considerable mental effort, physical abilities
include typing on a keyboard, utilizing a mouse, staring at a computer
screen for long periods of time, receiving and placing phone calls and
instant messages. Must be able to sit for long periods of time, stand, and
walk around work station as necessary.
- Some travel required.
Technicolor is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for
employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin,
ancestry, medical condition (including genetic characteristics), mental and/or
physical disability or handicap, marital status, sex, age, veteran status,
citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political party
preference, political belief, socioeconomic status, familial status, registered
domestic partner status, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related
medical conditions and any other characteristic or activity protected by
federal, state or local law.
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