Global Trade Compliance Manager - The Toro Company

TR01 The Toro Company

Bloomington, MN, USA

Full time

Customs and Trade Compliance


Sep 14

Who Are We?   


The Toro Company is a homegrown, Minnesota-based company that has been in business since 1914. We pride ourselves on providing world class equipment to help maintain the environment that we love, while putting an emphasis on giving back to the communities that surround us. From residential lawns and gardens, to venues such as St. Andrews Links and Target Field, we are a company with a global footprint and a passion for helping people beautify whatever landscape they may be in. With 100 years of operation under our belt and an average employee tenure of 15 years, come find out what makes The Toro Company the best place in the Twin Cities to build a career. 


As the Global Trade Compliance Manager, this role is a key contributor for the development and implementation of the vision, long-range plan, strategies and annual plan objectives for Global Trade Compliance (GTC). The role will facilitate integration and harmonization of GTC best practices amongst all Toro Company brands and engage with and update key stakeholders through the integration process. This person will prioritize efforts to assure compliance with the laws and regulations and mitigates risk; support GTC initiatives as we optimize our network. Accomplishing goals by managing through others that do not report to this position.

The role's responsibilities include maintaining up-to-date thorough knowledge of international trade laws and regulations applicable to activities of the various business units that govern international trade activities according to agencies such as Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), US Customs Regulations and Canada Customs Regulations. Develops and implements policies and procedures that support and respond to governing international trade policies to ensure full compliance with US and international regulations regarding import and export of material, information, and technology.


What Will You Do?  

In order to grow and build a successful career with The Toro Company, you will be responsible for:  ​​​​

  • Integrate and harmonize trade compliance best practices amongst all TTC brands
  • Identify and implement opportunities for automation that support GTC activities
  • Work across business units to ensure that all Toro Company brands meet or exceed all government requirements related to trade compliance
  • Lead projects and serve as the subect matter expert to support future growth of the organization
  • Support LEAN initiatives and seek opportunities for LEAN initiatives within GTC
  • Oversee the development and implementation of international trade policies to ensure full compliance with U.S. and international regulations regarding the import and export of material, information and technology for all Toro businesses
  • Develop, manage and support duty reduction programs to ensure all claims are accurate and that supporting documentation is maintained
  • Coach, develop and lead a team of direct reports 
  • Conduct trade compliance training and assessments for all Toro locations and business units
  • Supports CTPAT program
  • Other duties as assigned


What Do You Need?  

To be considered for this role, an individual should meet the following minimal requirements:  ​

  • Bachelor’s of Science or Arts degree in related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in International trade
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in supervising is desired
  • Licensed Customs Broker preferred
  • Project management experience preferred
  • Progressive expereince in import and export compliance, ideally within the manufucturing industry 
  • Exposure and understanding of supply chain management desired
  • Demonstrated ablity to analyze and interpert regulations and disseminate information appropriately
  • Excellent interpersonal, conceptual, project management, decision-making, problem solving and leadership skills required
  • Strong computer skills (i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.). Knowledge of SAP preferred
  • Effective communicator both verbally and written with all levels of management, functional staff, and government officials
  • Ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple projects concurrently
  • Ability to accomplish goals by managing through others
  • Strong analytical abilities and research skills
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain good working relations with operating divisions/departments and effectively leverage resources to ensure compliance goals are executed
  • Experience developing and maintaining effective interface with internal and external customers, carriers, suppliers, support personnel, customs brokers and regulatory agencies


What Can We Give You?   

At The Toro Company, we are always working to make sure our employees know just how valued they are. In addition to a competitive salary, an affordable and top tier medical/dental/vision plan, 401k, and many other great benefits - The Toro company offers employees at our Bloomington, MN HQlocation a variety of perks, including:  

Dress for your day - We know you're more productive when you're comfortable, which is why TTC employees are encouraged to take advantage of our casual, corporate environment.  

Location – Conveniently located near both St. Paul and Minneapolis, we are centrally located for most commuters!  

Food - Take advantage of our onsite café, which serves both breakfast and lunch. With a Caribou Coffee attached, you can grab a snack and a coffee at any time during your day.  

Wellness - The Toro Company’s HQ offers complimentary use of our onsite fitness facility to employees. In addition to physical wellbeing, TTC offers a variety of mental health and financial health resources to all employees.  

Volunteerism - The Toro Company is proud to provide employees 20 hours of paid time to volunteer in the community.  

Summer Hours – Enjoy a flexible schedule during the summer! By working a little more during the first few days of the week, TTC employees at our Bloomington HQ are able to start their weekends early and leave by noon on Friday.  

Flexible Work Arrangements – This position requires it to be 100% onsite during a training period. Then is eligible for a partial hybrid work schedule (1-2 days per week work from home). The opportunity to collaborate in the office and work from home part-time, has promoted team-building and flexibility. ​#LI-Hybrid​ #LI-Onsite

Competitive Salary – The pay range takes into account skills, experience, education, and location. It is not common to be hired at or near the top of the range; compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. Cash compensation is one piece of our competitive total rewards package. If you need to, you can access your pay early with the Even app. 


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  

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