Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.
About this Role
In close collaboration with the Head Trade Compliance, the Trade Compliance Officer sets the trade compliance agenda for Syngenta crop protection operations in NA and works together with other regional and global Compliance and Trade Compliance colleagues on delivering the global trade compliance agenda as well as the trade compliance mind-set and culture.
Support and implement Global Trade Compliance topics; monitor legal/political developments, advise on strategic trade-relevant topics for Syngenta regionally and translate into processes, policies and procedures to ensure compliant movement of Syngenta crop protection products.
Design, implement and manage a 3rd party Trade Compliance program, including Denied Party Screenings, Embargo/Sanctions Management, Anti-Corruption Due Diligence, and relevant Compliance topics.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
With the Head Trade Compliance, define North America crop protection trade compliance program to cover key trade compliance topics such as embargo/sanctions management, rules of origin, free trade agreements, CTPAT, valuation, etc.
With Trade Compliance Officer Colleagues, design the compliance strategic agenda and ensure delivery of this agenda, including implementation and monitoring of the trade compliance program across Syngenta.
Increase trade compliance visibility and strengthen the Trade Compliance function across all operations.
Closely interact with colleagues in Commercial, Production & Supply, R&D, and Legal to increase the impact of the Trade Compliance function.
Develop, implement and enforce a vigorous and robust trade compliance program and training and ensure full compliance with relevant laws and regulations for Syngenta North America.
Review activities and transactions to ensure that business is being conducted in an ethical and legal manner and that policies and procedures are followed to reduce the risks of non-compliance with laws, regulations, etc.
Pro-actively identify potential areas of trade compliance vulnerability and organize and conduct trade compliance reviews proactively and in cooperation with the relevant Commercial, Production & Supply, R&D, and Legal functions in the assigned territories.
Develop/implement corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues, and provide general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future.
Pro-actively identify potential areas of trade compliance vulnerability and organize and conduct trade compliance reviews proactively and in cooperation with the relevant Commercial, Production & Supply, R&D, and Legal functions in the assigned territories. Develop/implement corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues, and provide general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future.
Advise Syngenta employees and functions on issues related to trade compliance.
Focus on prevention together with other Compliance and Legal & Taxes colleagues, conduct internal trainings, certifications, documentation reviews, reporting and assessment of effectiveness through compliance deep dives/surveys/KPIs.
Share learnings on trade compliance with relevant Compliance colleagues in regions and continuously help improve the global Syngenta trade compliance program.
Respond to alleged violations of laws, regulations, Syngenta Code of Conduct, policies, procedures, etc. by evaluating or recommending the initiation of investigative procedures, disclosures, etc.
Conduct investigations into alleged acts of trade compliance violations.
Assist in the design, implementation and management of a 3rd party Trade Compliance program, including Denied Party Screenings, Embargo/Sanctions Management, Anti-Corruption Due Diligence, and other relevant Compliance topics by leveraging existing programs.
Other duties as assigned; projects which arise both globally and regionally.
Four year degree required.
Willingness and ability to travel both domestic and international.
Must build strong relationships between team and finance / procurement community
Ability to work across international boundaries to drive the ongoing improvement of services delivered globally, locally, and across organizations.
Knowledge and understanding of business improvement process.
Knowledge, experience & capabilities
Relevant experience in trade law and/or trade compliance.
Considerable relevant job experience and training.
Excellent academic background with at least one degree in business, economics, international trade and / or law.
Ability to research, interpret and communicate international laws and regulations and translate this knowledge into actionable items.
Ability to communicate clearly and persuasively with internal and external stakeholders.
Sound knowledge in financial and accounting matters and compliance-relevant business processes.
Clear understanding of logistics and supply chain operations.
10 years Customs/International Trade Operations/Compliance.
Experience working in virtual/remote teams a plus.
Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities
Excellent organization, follow-up and analytical skills.
Strong communication and presentation skills.
Ability to work collaboratively across organizational and cultural boundaries.
Critical leadership capabilities
Skillfully plans, organizes and monitors performance to meet deadlines.
Senses and adapts to the changing environment to achieve excellence in delivery.
Prioritizes actions and ensures appropriate support and resource.
Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) (http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmla.htm)