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Global Trade Manager – HQ & Functions (f/m/d)

Location: Vaesteras, Västmanlands län, Sweden
Job ID: R0048504
Date Posted: Jul 13, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Customer Service & Contact Center Operations
Job Type (Experience Level): Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Job Description – Global Trade Manager – HQ & Functions

At Hitachi Energy our purpose is advancing a sustainable​ energy future for all. We bring power to our homes, schools, hospitals and factories. Join us and work with fantastic people, while learning and developing yourself on projects that have a real impact to our communities and society. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and be part of a global team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation

Mission Statement:

Your Mission:

The Global Trade team within Hitachi Energy is responsible for “ensuring trade compliance and optimizing trade-related business operations”. The broad scope of work covers export controls, sanctions and customs compliance, supply chain compliance and supply chain optimization.

Your Responsibilities:

The Global Trade Manager – HQ & Functions is responsible for leading, managing and implementing the Hitachi Energy Global Trade Program (GTP) within the Swiss-based Headquarters and with the Corporate Functions (such as Tax, Treasury, R&D, IT, HR, SCM, etc.).

The Global Trade Manager – HQ & Functions reports to the global Head of Trade Compliance & Security and is part of the Global Trade Leadership Team and the day to day tasks include:​

  • Driving the implementation of the GTP and its governance framework in HQ and with the Corporate Functions.​
  • Advising on and driving trade compliance in the Corporate Functions;
  • Recruiting, appointing, managing, training, developing and supporting the Country Trade Compliance Officers​ (CTCOs) in Switzerland;
  • Informing and advising the Head of Trade Compliance & Security, the Global Trade team, the European CTCOs, the BUs and other stakeholders on trade issues​;
  • Co-leading or leading the global Export Controls Steering Group or Sanctions Steering Group, which are specialist advisory groups within the Global Trade team.
  • Mapping and improving trade policies and procedures.
  • Training stakeholders on trade matters;
  • Identifying and capturing duty savings opportunities;
  • Supporting the implementation, use and continuous improvement of global trade-related tools (such as SAP GTS) and automation​;
  • Overseeing and controlling monthly KPI reporting, issue reporting, annual risk assessments and other trade-related reporting as well as implementing corrective and risk mitigation measures;
  • Supporting internal and external trade audits;​
  • Living Hitachi Energy’s core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.

Your Background:

  • Required - Graduate or postgraduate degree in trade, law, economics, international relations or other trade related field.
  • Preferred – Legal qualification or background.
  • Required – 10+ years’ experience in export controls, sanctions and customs compliance, supply chain compliance and supply chain optimization in an in-house role.
  • Required – Specialist knowledge of export controls and/or sanctions.
  • Required – Fluency in written and spoken English language. Other European languages a plus.
  • Required – Currently based in Switzerland or the EU.

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