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Sensata Technologies, Inc. Global Trade Compliance Specialist in Fort Worth, Texas

Job Description Summary

Sensata is currently looking to hire a Global Trade Compliance (GTC) Specialist who will be participate with ensuring all import and export activities are completed in compliance with applicable government rules and regulations. This dynamic position provides support to the GTC Americas Regional Manager by helping the Americas team to develop and maintain the import and export compliance program in the Americas region. It is primarily responsible for maintaining compliance with the , U.S. Customs Regulations, the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), embargoes and denied party screening, export classification determinations, supply chain security, and other relevant trade compliance regulations.


Job Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and maintain policies and procedures at the corporate level, ensuring site-level compliance with regulations and corporate policy

  • Conduct auditing, monitoring activities and transactional testing to identify, quantify and report to the GTC Americas Region Manager results

  • Support duty drawback program for Sensata

  • Interface with customers, internal business leaders and drawback broker to coordinate all the activities related to the drawback process

  • Manage and assign US HTS classifications and country of origin information

  • Must be capable of the complex analysis and able to determine when further escalation is required to arrive at accurate determinations (e.g. to GTC Americas Regional Manager, internal/external counsel)

  • Support Free Trade Agreements and special programs, including management of certificates of origin

  • Support internal, external, and government-directed compliance audits and assessments

  • Prepare supporting documentation to respond to US Customs request of Information and notice of action (CF28, CF29)

  • Create training materials, deliver team training, and provide support and guidance to several functional groups for import and export compliance issues

  • Interact remotely with global team members pertaining to Global Trade Compliance and cross-functionally related personnel, such as Engineering, Customer Service, Procurement, Sales, Logistics, etc

  • Coordinate and manage the supply chain security programs in the Americas region such as CTPAT and AEO

  • Manage US Customs Reconciliation program

  • Support the GTC Americas Region Manager and/or other trade compliance management with the preparation of classification ruling requests

  • Assist in preparation of letters, certifications, and other correspondence to customers, vendors, brokers, freight forwarders, and other parties involved in import and export transactions

  • Prepare periodic updates and metrics reports for import and export operations

Job Requirements

  • BA/BS degree minimum; further education in trade controls strongly preferred (e.g. export certification, courses)

  • Minimum five years of trade compliance experience

  • Strong knowledge and experience with import and export operations and U.S. government regulations as set forth in the EAR, FTR, OFAC, and other relevant export compliance regulations

  • Additional trade compliance experience, such as imports, customs brokerage license, etc. considered a plus

  • Transactional auditing experience on an ongoing, cyclical basis

  • Working knowledge of regulations pertinent to US-headquartered corporations, e.g. US export regulations (EAR and ITAR, OFAC), anti-boycott, denied party screening, various sanctions/embargoes administered by the US and EU

  • Experience performing product qualification for Free Trade Agreements

  • Ability to work effectively in a remote-communication environment within a global reporting structure

  • Experience with trade compliance information systems (ACE, Global Trade Management software, screening systems, etc.)

  • Proficiency with MS Office applications and ability to download and analyze transactional data related to import and export compliance

  • Working knowledge of JD Edwards, Oracle, and/or other ERP system desirable

  • Must be willing to travel from time to time

  • Travel expectation estimated 15% - 20% annually


Personal Attributes

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision

  • A passion for getting things right and growing long-term with a dynamic GTC organization

  • Turn obstacles into challenges and motivate and inspire those they work with to keep morale and productivity high

  • Can-do attitude, committed to finding solutions

  • Able to adapt and rapidly respond to the changing demands of a fast paced, high growth service oriented environment

  • Flexibility in dealing with a variety of business partners, situations and requirements while remaining calm under pressure

  • Team oriented values the synergy of a team and operates as a team player

  • Collaborator engages others in discussion and is hands-on in problem solving

Additional Details:

Because this position requires potential access to technology controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the successful candidate must be a "U.S. person" as defined in the ITAR and EAR. In order to be a U.S. person for ITAR and EAR purposes, you must: (i) be a citizen or national of the United States; or (ii) be a lawful permanent resident (i.e., "green card holder") of the United States; or (iii) have been admitted to the United States as a refugee, or have been granted asylum, provided that you have applied for naturalization within six months of the date you first became eligible, and if not yet accepted, you are actively pursuing naturalization after two years from the date of your application


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