This individual will assist in directing IPG’s trade compliance program; assist with risk mitigation; develop, update and enforce trade compliance policies and procedures. The Trade Compliance Manager will also provide general import/export compliance support in other areas as the need arises, and serve as the interface and subject matter expert (SME) on interpretation of regulatory requirements or trade policies and procedures.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
ITAR/EAR & Export Compliance -
Creates and distributes the necessary forms to document items such as commodity classifications, recording of any exemptions taken under the ITAR/EAR.
Assists in the development of annual training plans and materials relative to the latest trade regulations, oversees implementation of all operational trade compliance procedures and ensuring that procedures match execution.
Assist in audits/reviews for export compliance and recommend corrective actions to specific functional areas when found not to be in compliance.
Provide advice and guidance to the Director of Trade Compliance on the application and implementation of government import/export regulations.
Develops and maintains global database of export classifications for required products.
Responsible for coordinating and writing most export license applications including TAAs, CCATS and other agreements.
Classify commodities for export including Technical Data.
Coordinate export compliance activities, including filing all necessary requests with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and Commodity Classification requests with BIS.
Ensures that customer screenings with the appropriate groups are properly executed.
Approval and release of international orders.
Coordinate Export Recordkeeping required by Part 762 of the EAR and under §122.5 of the ITAR.
Customs Compliance -
Performs all NAFTA tasks including, but not limited to, working with purchasing for supplier solicitations, NAFTA certification, non-NAFTA qualifying documentation.
Ability to accurately determine country of origin and its marking.
Ability to accurately determine HTS classifications.
Assist in audits/reviews for import compliance and recommend corrective actions to specific functional areas when found not to be in compliance.
Review, interpret, and ensure compliance (or exemption, if applicable) of applicable FAR/DFAR provisions as issued by the various government agencies.
Performs due diligence surrounding tasks relating to manufacturer’s affidavits and Importer Statements.
Assist with CTPAT activities for the company.
Experienced with Entry Packages and Customs documentation.
Coordinate Import Recordkeeping required by 19 CFR Part 163.
It is preferred that this individual be a Certified Customs Specialist and / or be a Licensed Customs Broker, but not Mandatory.
7-10 years Trade Compliance experience including, but are not limited to, the following areas:
Proficiency in Windows environment.
Program Management experience and ability to handle multiple projects at the same time.
Overnight travel may be requested about 10% of the time. This can vary based on business conditions.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Organization and planning skills.
Ability to develop good working relationships with customers, suppliers’/service providers, and staff.
Proven ability to lead and inspire people.
Ability to negotiate and influence outcomes in collaboration with all organizational levels.
Strong attention to detail with the ability to apply to global issues.
Ability to exercise tact, restraint and discretion in critical issues.
Proven leadership skills, with the ability to develop people and act as a role model and coach.
This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22C.F.R. §120.15 are required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, asylee. License exception Technology and software under restriction (TSR) defined in 15 CFR 740.6 may permit person from Country Group B.
The following link will take you to the government site with the list of Country Group B: https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/documents/regulation-docs/452-supplement-no-1-to-part-740-country-groups/file
About IPG Photonics
IPG Photonics is the world leader in high-power fiber lasers, fiber amplifiers, hybrid fiber/solid-state lasers and diode lasers for use in a wide range of markets including materials processing, advanced technologies, telecommunications & medical applications. IPG manufactures fiber lasers operating at 0.5 – 5 microns. IPG’s 1um and 1.5um fiber lasers and amplifiers are particularly popular in single-frequency and linearly-polarized variants; providing products having the best available combination of performance, reliability and price. IPG's newly developed 2-5 microns mid-IR lasers offer cost-effective solutions for sensing, spectroscopy, material processing & medical applications.
Founded in 1990, IPG Photonics pioneered the development and commercialization of optical fiber-based lasers, a new generation of lasers that combine the advantages of semiconductor diodes with the high amplification and precise beam qualities of specialty optical fibers. Fiber lasers deliver superior performance, reliability and usability at a lower total cost of ownership than conventional lasers and 15x more energy efficient than conventional lasers.
IPG's fully vertically integrated manufact...uring process provides significant competitive advantages and enhances its ability to meet customer requirements, manage costs and improve performance. IPG Photonics is headquartered in Oxford, MA with additional manufacturing and application facilities worldwide including Germany, Italy, and Russia.