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Director, Customs Compliance

Company: Microsoft Corporation
Location: Redmond
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Job Description:

Empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. That's what inspires us, drives our work and pushes us to challenge the status quo every day. At Microsoft, we also work to empower our employees, so they can achieve more. We believe we should each find meaning in our work and we ensure employees have the freedom and the reach to help make a difference in the world. The Trade Compliance team preserves, creates, and enables international market access for products, software, technology, and services by providing oversight, guidance and requirements associated with cross-border movements. The team owns and manages export control and customs processes, ensuring compliance with all applications laws and regulations and provides import/export subject matter expertise internally and externally. In this role, you will be responsible for leading the global customs team while identifying strategic planning opportunities, assessing risk, advocating in government and industry forums, and providing guidance to Microsoft business units and leadership on customs related matters. This is a senior position in the Tax and Trade organization and has responsibility for the customs operations in all the countries in which Microsoft operates. Among the Director's main responsibilities is validating the global customs team compliance framework for the following areas: value (valuation), classification, origin and entry/clearance requirements are satisfied; any goods subject to import prohibition, restriction or licensing meet the applicable requirements; import activities comply with local customs laws and regulations; and business units can take advantage of trade agreements or any other duty reduction (savings) programs. The successful candidate will bring the following qualities: excellent technical acumen in trade compliance; strong commitment to cross-collaboration, and customer focus to enable business solutions. Strong people management and leadership skills. Ability to attract and develop diverse talent..*Responsibilities* + Development and management of people, documented processes, systems and service providers. + Oversight of processes and controls involving filing of customs entries that accurately and timely declare the correct tariff classification, country of origin, valuation and eligibility of goods to meet all applicable trade/duty avoidance programs. + Maximizing trade facilitation programs usage and duty avoidance opportunities. + Management and oversight of Custom brokers, agents and service providers. + Ensuring Microsoft operations are compliant and conducted in consistency with anti-corruption/bribery laws and policies. + Providing accurate and timely operational and strategic planning advice to Microsoft Global Customs and Trade leadership and the Business Units. + Ensuring appropriate coordination and consultation with regional leadership, business units, legal counsel and other related entities; and + Identifying and implementing process efficiencies and operational improvements. + Ensuring the appropriate Customs internal controls are in place and functioning to safeguard the best interest of Microsoft. + Seeking structural cost savings..*Qualifications* + QualificationsRequired/Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Law, or related field AND 10+ years corporate, trade, or supply chain experience AND 5+ years of people management experience OR Master's Degree in Business Administration, Law, or related field AND 10+ years corporate, trade, or supply chain experience AND 5+ years of people management experience OR equivalent experience.Additional or Preferred Qualifications Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Law, or related field AND 10+ yearscorporate, trade, or supply chain experience AND 5+ years people management experience OR Master's Degree in Business Administration, Law, or related field AND 10+ years corporate, trade, or supply chain experience AND 5+ years people management experience OR Doctorate Degree in Business Administration, Law, or related field AND 8+ years corporate, trade, or supply chain experience AND 5+ years people management experience OR equivalent experience.. Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form () . Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Keywords: Microsoft Corporation, Redmond , Director, Customs Compliance, Executive , Redmond, Washington

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