Global Trade Manager

Job Description

Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds division is currently seeking a Global Trade Manager to join our team. This position is based at our Syracuse, NY facility.

The Global Trade Manager functions as the Global Crouse-Hinds GTM expert on-the-ground resource for import and export operations and compliance matters.  It develops and maintains thorough and current knowledge of international trade laws and regulations applicable to CH Global activities, and it ensures full deployment of Eaton corporate and Crouse- standards globally.

In this role, you will contribute to the development, implementation, and governance of international trade policies to ensure full compliance with US and international regulations regarding import and export of materials, goods, and technology.

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  • You will develop and deploy throughout CH all applicable tariff compliance processes and procedures in conjunction with various other functions within Eaton and external resources. You will develop strategies to alleviate tariff issues, manage spend to/from affected countries and collaborates with global GTM leaders to limit exposure.

  • You will establish formal engagement with GTM Coordinators within the division and provide leadership to deploy GTM trade standards across the division.

    • You will maintain locations database for GTM Coordinators and ensure related contacts are up to date in the database for the Business Units within the Division.

  • You will evaluate CH compliance status with various regulatory bodies including Customs, export control, and applicable tax authorities.

  • You will develop and direct CH process improvement methodologies and framework related to GTM and related interfaces.

  • You will communicate trade compliance related policy, procedures, and economic issues that affect CH global operations.  You will assist in providing training, advice and guidance to other areas throughout the enterprise as necessary.

  • You will provide analytical and tactical support to implement processes and procedures for CH initiatives and projects that are global CH.

  • You will engage with ES America’s Divisional and Business Unit senior leaders on strategies and initiatives that affect GTM and where trade matters may impact strategy. You will provide regular reports to Corporate GTM and ES leaders on the status of ES’s GTM program in the Americas Division, current initiatives, and outstanding GTM matters.

  • You will develop clear understanding of various Eaton disciplines (Tax, Legal, Finance, Supply Chain) and operational disciplines as they relate to international activities.

  • You will coordinate within the Corporate GTM Department, with other Divisional GTM Managers, and with Group GTM Managers on matters with a potential common nexus.

  • You will serve as the ES liaison with Corporate GTM on cross-business initiatives (e.g., development of Corporate GTM standards) and as point of contact into the business for:

    • Escalate GTM-related government inquiries and suspected non-compliance

    • Act as point for contact for on-site GTM assessments, audits, or concerns

    • Attend GTM training as necessary to fulfill GTM coordinator role

    • Identify GTM points of contact in other functions (e.g., finance, HR, shipping).

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Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree from an accredited institution required.

  • Minimum five (5) years of direct multi-national import and/or export compliance experience within a corporate environment.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship both now and in the future.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • GTM Certification

  • 7 years of direct multi-national import and/or export compliance experience within a corporate environment.

  • 1-3 years people and program management experience

  • Proven use of Six-Sigma tools to drive process improvements

  • Product familiarity and experience managing people

  • Experience in drafting formal correspondence with government agencies

  • Experience in developing and delivering trade compliance training

  • Working knowledge of regulatory administrations governing jurisdictions relative to international trade, specifically those affecting the movement of goods and services

  • Working knowledge regarding the service capabilities, roles and responsibilities of customs brokers, freight forwarders and logistics service providers

  • Proven ability to identify areas where process improvement is required, to develop process improvements with businesses, and to assist businesses in implementing those improvements

  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability, communication skills, and cross-cultural awareness.

  • Must be detail oriented, possessing good analytical skills; able to anticipate problems and diffuse situations.

  • Must be self-motivated and able to simultaneously manage multiple time-sensitive tasks.

  • Must have strong analytical, negotiation, and influencing capabilities

  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate orally and in written word to all levels within the Division for management, including VP-GM and President level, functional staffs, line level employees and government officials

  • Must have knowledge of audit and assessment procedures and evaluation of internal controls

  • Subject-matter expertise in major areas of trade compliance

Position Criteria:
  • Must have the ability to think critically and have strong project/program management skills

  • Must have the ability to interpret government regulations and translate into strategic impact on company goals.

  • Must be a strong team member, able to shift roles as required by the group dynamic (e.g. contributor, facilitator).

  • Must have the ability to work unsupervised with decision making authority in a highly matrixed organization

  • Must be adaptable and resilient to constant changes in job duties, priorities and the internal/external business and regulatory environment

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: EPG CHD EP Americas

Job Level: Manager
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within United States and / or Puerto Rico
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time