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NEXTracker-- Trade Manager at Flex

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Fremont, California

Job Description:

Flex is a leading sketch-to-scale™ solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With more than 200,000 professionals across 30 countries and a promise to help make the world Live Smarter™, the company provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets. For more information please visit our careers page at


  • Industry: Electrical / Electronic Manufacturing

  • Type: Public Company


  • Headquarters: 2 Changi South Lane, Singapore, 486123

  • Company Size: 10,001+ employees

  • Website:

Job Description

The Trade Manager will be based in Fremont, CA.  He or She will work to ensure internal trade compliance in alignment with both Flex Corporate guidance and international regulations, while helping driving supply chain strategies. This position will ensure corporate compliance with import, export, and free trade laws and regulations by leading and participating in both strategic and tactical activities and initiatives to ensure the internal trade compliance program objectives are effectively and efficiently managed.

We are looking for someone who demonstrates:

  • Intense collaboration

  • Passionate customer focus

  • Thoughtful, fast, disciplined execution

  • Tenacious commitment to continuous improvement

  • Relentless drive to win

Here is a glimpse of what you’ll do:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain policies and procedures that direct and support export, import, and free trade activities to ensure compliance with US and foreign regulations

  • Identify, initiate, coordinate, and lead projects/cross functional projects that improve existing processes and procedures to support trade compliance activities and/or business objectives

  • Develop, implement, and update the Trade Compliance Program to ensure a best practices program consistent with U.S. Export/Import laws and Regulations of the U.S. State Department, U.S. Commerce Department, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Customs), and trade-related requirements of other U.S. and non-U.S. Government Agencies

  • Lead global implementation of any process changes needed to ensure that the business is fully compliant, operating efficiently and leveraging tariff structure optimally.

  • Collaborate with Supply Chain and Legal Department leaders to set the strategic direction of the Trade Compliance function ensuring tactical activities are completed within full compliance and alignment with strategy.

  • Works with the Commercial and Procurement team to advise on the structure of business arrangements to comply with regulations and efficient logistics

  • Review import and export classification codes for company and government documentations.

  • Respond to inquiries from customs brokers, government agencies, customers and vendors.

  • Ability to interpret and apply customs law and regulations

  • Collaborate with international customs brokers to facilitate customs clearance globally

  • Implement necessary program modifications and effectively communicate throughout the organization

  • Lead Free Trade program qualification activities including review, evaluation, validation, approval, and communication

  • Collaborate with the business to determine appropriate license requirements and prepare, submit, maintain, and train employees on import/export authorizations including licenses and agreements to ensure compliance with US export regulation

Here is some of what you’ll need (required):                      

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or Supply chain.

  • 5-8 years’ experience in global trade regulations specifically focused on large construction type projects.

  • Experience in FTA analysis and evaluation required. These include NAFTA, ASEAN, CHAFTA and more. Specific experience in obtaining rulings in various jurisdictions (US, Australia, India, EU. LATAM) for classification and scope in trade remedies cases.

  • Experience in development and management of trade compliance programs (export, import, FTA, etc) required.

  • Ability to travel internationally 10-15% of the time required.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office; in particular data analysis using Excel

  • Solid structuring and analytical skills to keep track of multiple projects, in an international and multicultural environment.

Here are a few of our preferred experiences:

  • MBA would be a nice to have.

  • US Customs Broker’s license (or similar foreign) is recommended.

  • Steel and energy management systems helpful.

  • Experience with using an ERP system such as Oracle for sourcing materials a plus, but not required

  • Understanding of government procurement regulations recommended.

Here are a few examples of what you’ll get for the great work you provide:

  • Full range of medical benefits, dental, vision

  • Life Insurance

  • Matching 401K

  • PTO

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Employee discounts at local retailers

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