Newell Brands Manager of Trade Operations and Compliance in Norwalk, Connecticut
Position Title: Manager of Trade & Customs Operations
Reports to: Director of Corporate Customs and Trade
Location: Norwalk, CT
Position reports to Director of Trade & Customs and will be based in Norwalk, CT. Corporate Trade & Custom’s mission is to provide structure and guidance to the Newell Brands Divisions and their Trade Departments. The Corporate Trade Department provides guidance and lead trade strategies across our businesses, ensuring the cost effective, compliant and seamless movement of cross border operations.
Working with the divisions, the Corporate Manager of Trade and Customs Operations, will create standard processes, procedures and programs on a global scale. They will develop and evolve the vision and core elements for our global customs compliance program. Success in this position will be largely predicated on the employee’s ability to stay “ahead of the curve” and lead a culture of proactive planning as opposed to reactive response.
Develop, document, and deploy an operational trade framework, that will be followed by import and export managers at the divisional level
Design and develop an operational metrics package and scorecards along with a monitoring procedure that will compare performance across Newell’s operating units (and brokers) and enable benchmarking
Partner with transportation and logistics managers to ensure that strategic and operational metrics are in-line with best practices
Partner with sourcing and supplier managers to implement innovative solutions and track supplier performance
Work with divisions to globalize the classification program using Amber Road
Work to digitalize the entry process
Strengthen the global trade operations network
Manage the company's customs valuation policies to ensure declaration of proper value for customs purposes.
Manage all bonds, entity registrations, and power of attorneys
Pursue duty reduction opportunities by utilizing international trade agreements, tariff classifications, preferential duty programs and other duty saving initiatives.
Interface with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and governmental agencies, as needed, to comply with information and/or audit requirements.
Interface with worldwide subsidiaries and departments to communicate customs information, policies and procedures.
7-10 years of relevant experience
Bachelors in business-related discipline
Corporate level accountability for managing Trade & Customs at a firm of at least $1B in revenue
Experience working with Foreign Trade Zones
Experience with Assist and Valuation program
Excellent project management and organizational skills
Industry certifications including a customs brokerage license are strongly desired
Experience in digitalizing the entry process through Global Trade Management software or other means.
Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, as well as demonstrated strong interpersonal skills able to communicate with all levels
Global Customs experience is preferred
Proficiency with Microsoft Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
Proficiency with SAP
Positive attitude, self-starter and ability to work in a team environment
Experience in a fast-paced environment working with multiple projects and priorities
Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.