Customs & Compliance Leader (Europe & Africa) at GE Oil & Gas

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Job Title: Customs & Compliance Leader, Europe & Africa Job
Location: Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Job Number: 1470033
Business Segment: Energy Oil & Gas
Career Level: Experienced
Postal Code: AB23 8GD

Role Summary/Purpose:
The main objective of the customs & compliance leader is to guarantee that all GE O&G Europe & Africa import/export operations are performed in a timely, cost effective and compliant manner.

The role involves working in a global team and reports directly to the Regional Logistics Manager.

Essential Responsibilities

Main Tasks and Activities:
Provide advice and project leadership in the development and implementation of Customs regulations, and other government agency requirements affecting imports in the region, for purposes of assuring lawful and cost-effective import operations.
Interface with global suppliers and customers to communicate and implement Customs requirements.
Translate into customs operating procedures customs requirements applying into the region.
Interview and select national Customhouse brokers.
Manage brokers to facilitate compliant Customs entry declarations on behalf of business; audit broker’s operation for compliance and integrity on behalf of business divisions.
Lead execution of complex customs import transactions into African countries to guarantee on time delivery and overall client satisfaction.
Monitor regulatory changes affecting Customs requirements into the region and translate changes into operational procedures. Conduct training as required for company employees in the region.
Act as first point of contact in the region to escalate Customs red flag.
Cooperate with International Trade Team in the resolution of customs compliance red flags, customs audits, customs internal reviews.
Identify opportunities for Customs duty/tax reduction in the region and lead the implementation of customs programs such as Authorized Economic Operator (AEO), centralized customs clearance, simplified procedures, customs regimes etc.

Bachelor’s degree and minimum of strong experience in Customs Operations in Europe & Africa with particular focus on African Countries (Angola, Nigeria and Egypt)
Previous Project management experience with a demonstrated ability to lead implementation of complex project as well as manage teams effectively.
Demonstrated aptitude both managing and prioritizing multiple project and initiatives.
Excellent communication skills: experience working across multiple levels functions: able to deliver messages effectively verbally and in writing.
Ability to communicate using English
Must be willing to travel
Ability to work in a very fast paced environment
Strong PC skills with working knowledge of MS Office applications (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint)

Desired Characteristics
Customs Compliance experience
Proven track record of success implementing complex project in the region
In country customs operational experience in one of the African Country such as Nigeria, Angola
Strong organizational, inter-personal skill and demonstrated teamwork skill.
Ability to work within a matrix organizational environment

Dependability: Being reliable, responsible, dedicated, committed and fulfilling obligations
Accepting constructive criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situation, This includes continuing to preserve and remaining calm in a challenging or frustrating circumstances

Integrity: Accepting and adhering to high ethical, moral, and personal values in decisions, communications, actions, and when dealing with others.

Clear Thinking: Simplifying strategy into specific action with clear accountability, making decisions with speed and accuracy based on the vest available information, and communicating clearly and concisely

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