Trade Operations Administrator with German (Customs)

02 Nov 2016
11 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Join us now in the exciting journey of the company's expansion and seize the unique opportunity to take an active part in shaping the development of the new global organization. You will have the opportunity to work in a high-paced international environment and grow together with the rapidly developing business.

Coordinates activity to ensure import and export transaction data is sent in a timely manner to supporting parties (Customs Brokers). Requires a thorough understanding of international freight and Customs requirements. Responsible for System maintenance of the Classification database of company products in accordance with import and export requirements: HTS, ECCN, license determination, and country of origin determination with development and maintenance of Import/Export compliance program; including compliance manual(s), and auditing of processes.

• To monitor daily inbound and outbound shipments and process the movements through SAP GTS Customs module for handling by appointed Customs Broker;
• To update ABB product HTS/ECCN information via GTS and Amber Road where necessary;
• To understand Customs procedures, ensure the relevant declarations are correctly made and carry out reporting to ensure compliance;
• Comply with Company policies and procedures notably those associated to GDLI-30;
• Work closely with colleagues in Supply Chain to ensure the realisation of a seamless supply chain;
• Ensure all records are maintained and archived correctly;
• Provide reporting as required on day to day activities;
• Manage the movement of products in and out of various countries in accordance with organizational policy and procedure, and to comply with relevant local, country and international law and process;
• Manage the necessary documentation and online forms for the efficient, cost-effective and lawful execution of all import/export activities;
• Maintain and share with colleagues as appropriate, personal knowledge of all relevant import/export law and procedures; tariffs and duties; licences and restrictions;
• Communicate with export- and import-related authorities and suppliers, in all relevant territories and countries, as necessary to ensure efficient, positive and lawful relations, support and activities;
• Anticipate, research and report on future changes in import/export laws and in relevant local territory practices, and ensure such knowledge is factored into the planning of the company's own strategy, resources and procedures;
• Plan and implement import/export strategy and activities consistent with overall aims and requirements of the company;
• Monitor and report on results relating to import/export activities;
• Plan and manage the effective and necessary conversation of weights, sizes, values and quality standards interpretations between importing and exporting systems and territories;
• Manage language and communications translation issues and activities as necessary to enable effective relations, distribution and integration of imported/exported products in conjunction with the various supply chain managers/administrators.

• Good understanding and working knowledge of SAP GTS Customs module;
• Good working knowledge and understanding of SAP;
• Good understanding of the way the Customs HTS work and confidently apply HTS to ABB products with support of the business;
• Comprehensive understanding of Export Control laws and how to apply Export control classifications;
• Solid understanding of valuation and origin principles;
• Good understating of National customs procedures (Eg IPR);
• Experience in logistics, preferably with a mix of air/sea/truck;
• Ideally 2- 5 years' experience of Shipping or Import/Export procedures & documentation;
• Have a strong understanding and application of customs formalities;
• Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
• Have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Word, Powerpoint;
• Have the ability to build effective relationships with customers and manufacturers;
• Be well-organized, flexible and adaptable with good planning & time management skills;
• Have the ability to work on your own initiative;
• Be a very strong and flexible team player is essential;
• Customs broker license is an advantage
• Fluent English and German