At Trane Technologies® we Challenge Possible. Our brands including Trane® and Thermo King® - create access to cooling and comfort in buildings and homes, transport and protect food and perishables, connect customers to elevated performance with less environmental impact, dramatically reduce energy demands and carbon emissions, and innovate with a better world in mind.
We boldly challenge what’s possible for a sustainable world.
Assume responsibility for delivery and execution of a standardized, compliant regional free trade agreement and government procurement program to support the enterprise for the functional area of responsibility in coordination with the EU Sr.
Manager. Must have direct experience with EU free trade agreements and the qualification process for goods.
Assume responsibility for the delivery and execution of a standardized, compliant regional EU free trade agreement program.
Direct experience in free trade agreement qualification. Strongly prefer direct experience in qualification for all European Union free trade agreements.
Ensure Customs duties are fully minimized / controlled within the European region
Develop, publish, and maintain a dashboard to measure and track free trade agreement productivity.
Develop, publish, and maintain key performance indicators relating to free trade agreement programs as well as all other regional trade compliance productivity initiatives.
Monitor these metrics to ensure customer service level agreement standards are met and use these metrics to identify process improvements and duty minimization opportunities.
Take corrective action where necessary.
Lead root cause analysis supporting resolution of compliance issues.
Responsible for identification and execution of continuous improvement to drive process improvement for the area of functional responsibility.
Develop, implement, and keep current standard operating procedures and standard work instructions to support functional area of responsibility.
Monitor / audit and ensure adherence to policies, procedures and desk-level instructions relating to compliant international transactions within the functional area or responsibility.
Define, develop, and deliver Trade Compliance training for the regional trade compliance functional area of responsibility.
Liaise with internal departments across business units on regulatory and duty matters, and opportunities as needed.
Ensure functional area(s) of responsibility are conforming to the standards of internal controls. Periodically audit according to standardized audit program.
Work with the company's SBU’s to ensure that their functional area operations and processes comply with the relevant trade laws and regulations.
Participate in communication with government authorities as it pertains to free trade agreement audits / reviews.
Support trade compliance related recordkeeping program and reconciliation process for functional area of responsibility.
Support service level agreements and activities including regular business reviews in coordination with the EU Sr. Manager.
Facilitate other regional trade compliance projects as needed.
Stay abreast of all issues and regulations that impact regional trade compliance activities through trade publications, communications with service providers and regular reviews of the appropriate government websites and trade association memberships.
Perform other duties associated with trade compliance as may be required maintaining a customer focused attitude and supporting the EU Sr. Manager.
Direct experience in free trade agreement EU trade compliance. Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience.
3-5 Years of Industry Experience in International trade area
Subject matter expertise in relevant areas of trade compliance (regional free trade agreements, classification, valuation, export and import authorizations, country of origin, solicitation, qualification, rules of origin, etc.) is required.
Fluency in English oral and written
Up to 10% travel
Key Competencies :
Proven ability to identify cost optimization and duty reduction opportunities in customs and international trade transactions.
Proven ability to implement and maintain standard work and identify opportunities for continuous improvement.
Proven ability to complete performance metrics and evaluate internal and external service providers.
Strong project management and computer skills (emphasis on Microsoft Excel) is required.
The ability to function both as a team and individual player with the ability to shift priorities as required by the global trade compliance team and business operations.
Demonstrated skills in resolving complex business challenges
Strong analytical skills, detailed oriented, and possesses the ability to anticipate problems and diffuse situations.
The ability to multi-task and ability to work under time constraints and business priorities.
Working knowledge of Oracle and Trade Automation (E2Open) is preferred.
We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits and programs that help our employees thrive in both their professional and personal lives.
We are proud of our winning culture which is inclusive and respectful at its core. We share passion for serving customers, caring for others, and boldly challenging what’s possible for a sustainable world.
We are committed to achieving workforce diversity reflective of our communities. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status.