Global Trade Management Manager

Job Description

(Location: Sincan - Ankara)


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Do you want to work for a global player, where we care about ethics, inclusion and diversity and our people?


As Global Trade Management Manager, you will be responsible for import and export customs operations and compliance matters including Export Control to ensure that Eaton-Ulusoy business is compliant with national and international trade regulations. You will keep regular contact with customs and other governmental bodies and will successfully implement and manage customs simplifications, duty savings procedures such as IPR, AEO and other Trade Registrations. You will also lead development, implementation, and governance of internal trade policies.


Your key deliverables:

  • Manages export and import transactions within the Eaton-Ulusoy business to ensure that they are compliant with national and International Regulations, including but not limited to:
    • Customs Classification
    • Valuation
    • Country of Origin
    • Free Trade Agreement, Preferences
    • Customs Clearance
    • Recordkeeping, Documentation
    • Export Control, Embargoes and Sanctions
  • Manages the local Trade Management team
  • Keeps regular contact with customs agents, sets expectations, KPIs and monitors performance.
  • Instructing and controlling third party service providers (customs agents, freight forwarders, warehouse operators)
  • Deploys compliance processes and procedures for Eaton-Ulusoy in coordination with regional GTM.
  • Evaluates compliance status with various regulatory bodies including Customs, export control, and applicable tax authorities for Eaton-Ulusoy business.
  • Monitor and communicate trade compliance related policies, procedures, and economic issues that affect Eaton-Ulusoy operations.
  • Provide regular reports to Corporate GTM on current initiatives, and outstanding GTM matters.
  • Conducts annual GTM self-assessment audits and deploys the processes which are outcome of this audits as OFI’s
  • Initiates, supports continuous improvement/cost out projects and coordinates the ultimate outcomes with related departments.



Are you?

  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA preferred
  • 5-8 years direct import and export & trade compliance experience in multinational companies, service company, or law firm.
  • Subject-matter expertise in all relevant areas of trade compliance.
  • Experience in drafting formal correspondence with government agencies.
  • Proven ability to identify areas where process improvement is required, to develop process improvements with businesses, and to assist businesses in implementing those improvements.
  • Experience in developing and delivering trade compliance training.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability, communication skills, and cross-cultural awareness.
  • Detail oriented, possessing good analytical skills; able to anticipate problems and diffuse situations.
  • A strong team member, able to shift roles as required by the group dynamic (e.g. contributor, facilitator).
  • Self-motivated and able to simultaneously manage multiple time-sensitive tasks.
  • Product familiarity and experience managing people preferred.
  • Proven use of Six-Sigma tools to drive process improvements is preferred.
  • Ability to interpret government regulations and translate into strategic impact on company goals.
  • Advanced knowledge of regulatory administrations governing jurisdictions relative to international trade, specifically those affecting the movement of goods and services.
  • Knowledge of audit and assessment procedures and evaluation of internal controls.
  • Working knowledge regarding the service capabilities, roles and responsibilities of customs brokers, freight forwarders and logistics service providers.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in written word to all levels of corporate management, functional staffs, line level employees and government officials.
  • Strong analytical, negotiation, and influencing capabilities.
  • Ability to think critically and have strong strategic planning and project/program management skills.

Then we want to hear about you!

What Eaton offers:

  • Contract in fast growing global company
  • Challenging projects in dynamic collaborative team
  • Great promotional opportunities – We encourage internal promotion, whenever possible
  • Learning & Development - We invest in our employees for the long term – not just with salary and benefits, but with ongoing learning and development opportunities made available through Eaton University

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: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: ESSD Electrical Solutions and Services Div EMEA

Job Level: Individual Contributor
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?: No
Travel: No