Senior Specialist - Global Trade Compliance

At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world. 

Job Overview

Overview: We are building a world class Global Trade Services (GTS) organization and the GTS - Automotive Business Unit senior specialist (based in Hungary) plays a critical role in supporting trade operations and compliance within the Business Unit (BU). The GTS AUT BU senior specialist serves as a trusted advisor and key team member within TE’s Operational Compliance team for the BU. The purpose of this role is to facilitate TE’s compliance, at the BU level, with import and export regulations globally to enhance global trade compliance, reduce risk, increase responsiveness to issues and opportunities, and support effective operational aspects of international trade. This role reports into the Senior Manager GTS Automotive EMEAI , and is a key member of the Global Trade Services (GTS) team. As part of the GTS team, the GTS AUT BU senior specialist will join a group of professionals who are passionate about ensuring the future growth of the business by providing business solutions for compliance with global trade laws and regulations. The successful candidate will be able to collaborate and thrive in a global environment while maintaining integrity, taking accountability, and working together. 


TE Connectivity's Trade Compliance Teams interpret laws, rules, and regulations regarding shipping and prepare applications for import/export control certifications and licenses.

Trade Compliance Activities in the BU
• Execute trade operations and provide compliance oversight for the assigned BU in EMEA to ensure TE’s compliance with import/export laws and regulations
• Maintain trade operations and compliance activities in accordance with TE policies, procedures, and controls, in collaboration with key stakeholders throughout the BU
• Act as a point of contact for BU stakeholders in EMEA on trade-related matters.
• Actively contribute to duty savings and other projects
• Embed and train GTS SOPs and other processes locally
• Work with BU stakeholders and counsel in EMEA to understand business changes and develop trade-related solutions/strategies and controls to ensure compliance
• Maintain BU-level Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and reporting to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of the operations

Partner with Trade Compliance Professionals and Stakeholders across the Enterprise
• Partner with GTS Governance to monitor trade compliance regulatory and legislative changes, assess the potential impact to the BU, and determine the necessary actions and communications to the appropriate stakeholders
• Work with GTS Governance teams to conduct trade compliance audits and oversee corrective action plans
• Partner with GTS Governance to develop and administer effective trade compliance training as required throughout the region and organization
• Ensure appropriate utilization of the GTS Operations Service Center for product classification (import and export), restricted party screening, and duty savings compliance, and otherwise ensure proper country of origin determination, valuation, and admissibility
• Work with the Operational Service Centers to identify, evaluate and administer opportunities to facilitate trade in a cost-effective and compliant manner (e.g. make use of applicable Free Trade Agreements, processing regimes etc.)
• Establish and maintain relationships with internal functions, including corporate functions, to encourage awareness of global trade compliance issues, pro-actively identify trade risk and threats, and develop appropriate trade compliance controls

Talent Development & Leadership
• Create a culture of engagement and performance in alignment with TE’s core values
• Lead by example and act with empathy

What your background should look like:

"What your background should look like: Success in the role requires strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills, highly developed oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work with interdisciplinary teams (internal and external) to drive issues and projects to conclusion.  In addition, a successful candidate will have the following qualifications, experience, and skills:
• Bachelor's degree required (international business, supply chain, law, or related field)
• 6+ years’ experience in global trade compliance
• Preferred: 3+ years’ experience in supporting trade functions within an industrial, communications, transportation, or similar business
• Functional knowledge of import and export regulations and familiarity with customs practices in Hungary and preferably other countries in the EMEA region
• Functional knowledge of customs classification, including direct experience classifying products under the Harmonized Tariff System
• Preferred: Functional knowledge of export classification
• Preferred: Familiarity with customs valuation (e.g. assists, transfer price adjustments)
• Preferred: Experience in post-entry/post-shipment audits and process audits in general
• Preferred: Experience actively participating in cross-functional group projects
• Experience interfacing directly and effectively with government agency authorities
• Advanced Excel and/or PowerBI skills are a plus
• Proven ability to work with variety of business groups, including supply chain, legal, procurement and finance
• Highly developed decision-making skills in a fast-paced environment
• Excellent organizational habits and priority management
• Ability to foster teamwork and internal and external relationships
• Customer focused with a commitment to quality
• Preferred: Customs Broker License or other Customs / Trade certification 
• Travel may be necessary in fulfillment of responsibilities


Values: Integrity, Accountability, Inclusion, Innovation, Teamwork


State:  KE
Country/Region:  HU
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  119022
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Legal

Job Segment: Compliance, Supply Chain, Law, Procurement, Legal, Operations, Automotive