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APAC Trade Compliance Analyst

Location: Singapore
Job Type: Direct Hire

Our Company looking for a dynamic, highly motivated Analyst / Manager to take on a challenging role primarily for managing international trade compliance escalations and broker-related issues selected APAC countries in Northeast Asia, Oceania & Southeast Asia. This person will advise business groups on the trade & customs regulatory aspects of new business initiatives as well as supporting the Trade Compliance team in the regional implementation of corporate customs and trade initiatives. This person will be responsible for developing internal business strategic guidance and regulatory engagement in response to non-tariff measures, import restrictions and related import/customs requirements in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, ensuring that those requirements can be fulfilled at the earliest possible time. This position requires interfacing with multiple groups within our company and government agencies to resolve issues and implement policies and procedures to ensure sustainable compliance in an effective and efficient manner. Additionally, will be a key contact point in understanding and disseminating customs and related import requirements and restrictions for successful execution by business teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide clear guidance on customs & international regulatory compliance restrictions that may create market access issues for product introduction into the targeted markets.
  • Partner with Operations, Retail and Reseller, AppleCare organizations to import inventory goods, service parts into the APAC region.
  • Communicate new and existing import requirements to key business groups & leads with the goal of eliminating roadblocks at time of customs clearance.
  • Advise business groups as special programs and projects prepare to launch to determine any regulatory or import requirements.
  • Partner closely with Logistics for management of custom broker escalations on regulatory compliance issues gating importation to ensure that Apple’s supply chain is not disrupted.
  • Partner with Tax in relation to transfer pricing & customs valuation rules.
  • Evaluate and assess current customs broker management activities, establishing key performance metrics, audit programs and compliance guidelines.
  • Develop and drive process improvement. Continuously evaluate processes, consultants and local country office support to ensure best in class market access lead times.
  • Partner and influence Government Affairs & Legal organization to pursue legislative changes on an as needed basis.
  • Direct engagement with Customs and other government authorities on a needed basis.

Job Requirements:

  • Strong knowledge of customs compliance regulations in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.
  • Familiarity of customs broker coordination and management.
  • Proven ability to efficiently coordinate with customs and other local authorities and experts to successfully resolve audits, challenges and queries.
  • Familiarity with SAP a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. English language is required. Fluency in one or more other languages in the APAC region preferred.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as in cross-functional teams including engineering, sales, finance and operations.
  • Able to partner, influence and educate cross-functional teams.
  • Minimum 6 years of relevant working experience.
  • Self-motivated and proactive with demonstrated creative and critical thinking capabilities.

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