• Global Trade Compliance Manager, Africa

    Location ZA-Cape Town
    Posted Date 2 months ago(1/14/2019 6:49 AM)
    Job ID
    Amazon Data Services South Africa (Pty) Ltd
    Position Category
    Corporate Operations
    South Africa
  • Job Description

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is looking for an experienced Global Trade Compliance Manager to support our business on a broad range of global import and export compliance matters in the South Africa and the surrounding region. In this role, you will interact with Engineering, Operations, Procurement, Supply Chain, Legal, Tax, and other internal businesses and external stakeholders to drive trade compliance. The position is located in Cape Town and will report directly to the Head of Global Trade and Product Compliance (GPTC) for AWS, in Seattle.

    AWS is at the forefront of providing a broad set of global cloud-based services including compute, storage, databases, networking, and enterprise applications, to help organizations move faster, lower IT costs, and scale. This is a dynamic business within Amazon.com, and one of the world’s fastest growing and evolving companies, with a team of exceptionally talented, bright and driven people. GTPC is responsible for ensuring that the infrastructure equipment necessary to support the AWS services are imported/exported in a compliant manner across the multiple countries where AWS operates and will expand.

    · Coordinate end-to-end controls for AWS trade operations in the Africa region to ensure compliance with all South African and regional trade and product compliance regulations in the conduct of import and export activities.
    · Manage compliance with local NRCS regulations, including LOA Administration and reporting requirements.
    · Effectively evaluate transactions for compliance requirements relating to use of information security/encryption technology.
    · Determine import (HTS) coding determinations.
    · Identify and implement compliant duty/tax savings opportunities.
    · Set up effective import/export processes and controls and drive trade compliance solutions that maximize import/export efficiency.
    · Monitor import/export regulatory and procedural change and clearly communicate those guidelines to stakeholders.
    · Analyze trends related to import/export processing and documentation to identify and communicate process improvements and process improvement opportunities.
    · Interface with cross functional groups to identify and rectify information/process gaps during the export/import process.
    · Build relationships with stakeholders.
    · Generate and contribute to performance metrics for all related activity.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Familiarity or experience with Import/Export regulations of South Africa.
    • Working knowledge of requirements set by NRCS to import electrical/electronic equipment into South Africa.
    • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution.
    • 6+ years of direct experience managing imports and/or exports in accordance with foreign government regulations.

    Preferred Qualifications

    · Master’s Degree is a plus, but not required.
    · Customs Brokerage License a plus, but not required.
    · Experience engaging with regulators, and representing complex requirements for import and/or export activities preferred.
    · Familiarity with other international safety standards such as IEC 60950-1, IEC 62368, NRCS VCs/LOA, SABs preferred.
    · 3+ years of experience in analyzing business problems using different tools (such as Microsoft Office, and statistical analysis).
    · 2+ years of experience leveraging technology to drive process improvements.
    · Familiarity with import/export regulations of other African jurisdictions desirable.
    Global logistics or supply chain experience.
    · Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment.
    · Demonstrated exercise of sound judgment in uncertain situations.
    · Be able to prioritize activities with changing timelines.
    · Proven written and verbal communication skills.

    · Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.

    Amazon is an equal opportunities employer, and we value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. Amazon is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from South African citizens who are members of designated groups who may contribute to Employment Equity within the workplace and the further diversification of ideas. In this regard, the relevant laws and principles associated with Employment Equity will be considered when appointing potential candidates. We are required by law to verify your ability to work lawfully in South Africa. Amazon requires that you submit a copy of either your identity document or your passport and any applicable work permit if you are a foreign national, along with an updated curriculum vitae.

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