GTS Appliances Business Unit Senior Manager

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

We are building a world class Global Trade Services (GTS) organization and the Appliances Business Unit Lead is a new position that will play a critical role in supporting trade operations and compliance within the Business Unit (BU).

The BU Lead serves as the trade lead and advisor within TE’s Operational Compliance team for the BU, and is the primary point of contact to the BU leadership team. The purpose is to ensure 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 facilitate effective operational aspects of international trade.

This role reports into TE Connectivity’s Global Trade Services Segment Director, and is a key member of the Global Trade Services (GTS) team. As part of the GTS team, the Appliances BU Lead 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, working together, and championing change.

What your background should look like:

Lead Trade Compliance Activities in the BU

As part of the transformation of the trade function at TE, develop a trade compliance team to support TE’s Appliances BU, leading as a strategic change agent to provide strong compliance targeted at the business need and risk
Lead trade operations and provide compliance oversight for the assigned BU to ensure TE’s compliance with import/export laws and regulations
Establish and maintain trade operations and compliance activities in accordance with TE policies, procedures, and controls, in collaboration with key stakeholders throughout the BU
Act as the point of contact for BU leadership on trade-related matters.
Engage BU stakeholders and legal counsel to understand business changes and develop trade-related solutions/strategies and controls to ensure compliance while enabling business goals
Maintain BU-level Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and reporting to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of the operations
In partnership with GTS Governance, establish and maintain relationships with trade-related government entities

Partner with Trade Compliance Professionals and Stakeholders across the Enterprise

Partner with GTS Governance to monitor and update the BU on trade compliance regulatory and legislative changes, assess the potential impact to the BU, and determine 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 to the BU
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, Duty Drawback, First Sale for Export, Foreign Trade Zones, 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
Provide timely, thoughtful feedback to support your team’s growth and development
Lead and coach with empathy"

Qualifications, experience, and skills:

Bachelor's degree required (international business, supply chain, law, or related field)
10+ years’ experience in global trade compliance
3+ years’ experience in functional leadership or senior management in a multinational environment
3+ years’ experience in supporting trade functions within an industrial, communications, transportation, or similar business
Broad functional knowledge of import and export regulations and familiarity with customs practices in countries across the region
Proven ability to work with variety of business groups, including supply chain, legal, procurement and finance
Ability to foster teamwork and internal and external relationships
Excellent organizational habits, priority management, multi-tasking, and delegation skills
Customer focused with a commitment to quality
Good project management skills
Experience in implementing and supporting Trade compliance systems
Preferred: Customs Broker License other Customs / Trade certification
Travel may be necessary in fulfillment of responsibilities


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SHANGHAI, SH, CN, 200233

State:  SH
Country/Region:  CN
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  112934
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Function:  Legal

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