Director of Global Trade Compliance

Crane Co.

Malvern, PA, USA

Full time

Global Trade Management

Jul 19

Full Job Description

Who we are:

CPI makes the technology that powers your everyday life. If you’ve ever used a self-checkout, played the slots at a casino, gotten a drink from a vending machine, or paid to park your car, you’ve probably done so with the aid of one of the 10 million devices installed by CPI. From cash and coins to cards and mobile, we keep the world of payments moving with smart validation devices and business-management software. Our technology powers more than 4 billion transactions every week – and we want you to be a part of it.


Payment technology is constantly evolving, and our associates are up for the challenge. We pride ourselves in our ability to deliver excellent service and support for our vast existing field base, while pushing the envelope of innovation to design and deliver new solutions that reflect the modern payment landscape.


At CPI you will become a valuable part of our culture of inclusion and collaboration, working in partnership with more than 3,000 global associates supporting 110 countries and currencies. If you are interested in making a global impact, we are looking for a full-time Director of Global Trade Compliance.


About the role:

The Director of Global Trade Compliance will lead/drive the development of policies and procedures for compliance to all global regulatory and Crane requirements for trade imports and exports within CPI. Additionally:

  • Perform random audits to ensure compliance and work with operations team to identify root cause and to drive effective countermeasures for any and all gaps.
  • Identify areas of risk and opportunity to improve compliance and efficiency.
  • Support foreign trade, including international agencies, clearance of customs, relations with national and international authorities, as well as other related parties, in order to take advantage of preferential schemes and incentives for products and raw materials which are transported and distributed around the world.


About the team:

You will manage an overall team of 7 associates, with 2 direct reports in the U.K and Mexico. You are expected to lead through influence by working with the different functions, including the CFO and other senior management personnel, within CPI to drive compliance requirements and process improvement initiatives.


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Manage team in Mexico and UK, knowledge of Maquiladora operations is preferred.
  • Stay up to date on import and export regulations for the key jurisdictions relative to the CPI business.
  • Ensure proper engagement in the business operations to understand the CPI import and export configuration as well as the shipping and invoicing configuration.
  • Manage and refine policies and procedures that enable the CPI business to adhere to the regulatory requirements.
  • Manage and refine effective risk controls to mitigate risks inherent in our import and export processes.
  • Manage and refine training and education methods that enable the CPI logistics and customer service associates to understand policies and procedures that should be adhered to for regulatory compliance.
  • Conduct import and export compliance risk assessments for the global CPI business operations; perform on-site reviews; identify trade compliance issues; conduct trade compliance audits; conduct root-cause analysis and oversee the implementation of corrective actions.
  • Provide expert guidance and assistance with the interpretation of relevant regulations and application to the CPI business.
  • Collaborate with functional stakeholders to monitor enforcement of import and export policies and procedures.
  • Assess changes in business or regulations to identify appropriate adjustments to policies and procedures and risk controls to ensure on-going compliance.
  • Prepare reports for senior management and external regulatory bodies as appropriate.
  • Act as key liaison between regulatory bodies and CPI management regarding any audit or investigation.
  • Develop and manage customs agent relationships globally.
  • Assure that all third party logistics providers are operating in accordance with agreements and company policies.
  • Assure that complete import and export procedures, standard shipping instructions and destination profiles are established for destination countries.
  • Manage and enhance the processes around preparation, implementation, and modification of export/import license applications.
  • Research, interpret and apply complex government regulations such as the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Customs Regulations, Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS).
  • Manage, maintain and enhance Part Master Data for all customs related data.


Qualifications and Required Skills

  • BS or BA degree + 8-10 years import/export administration in global publicly traded manufacturing and distribution companies with expertise in UK and European trade compliance.
  • Knowledge of U.S. import and export control laws and regulations a plus including compliance requirements within U.S. Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), International Traffic and Arms Regulations (ITAR) of the U.S. Department of State; U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP); other international trade controls and applicable Government Agency rules and regulations.


Key Attributes for Success

  • Excellent communication skills – need to constantly keep site & finance management, logistics specialists, other members of supply informed of progress as well as present to senior management
  • Organization and follow up skills – The ability to facilitate teams and report status updates to management.
  • Strong teamwork, interpersonal and customer service skills; ability to interface with many different members of the CPI organization
  • Ability to manage projects; ability to prioritize multiple tasks, develop and mentor associates in the area of compliance
  • Leadership skills – ability to implement and drive improvement in the department aligning with management vision for the department
  • Analysis skills – must have the ability to analyze competitive quotes and recommend suppliers for projects. Experience with spreadsheets (Excel mandatory).
  • Continuous improvement – Drive compliance and logistic productivity improvements by working within the Crane Business System.
  • Up to 40% travel


We offer:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Paid time off
  • Sick time off
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • 401K with Company contribution
  • Onsite gym
  • Discounts for childcare
  • Community involvement
  • Opportunities to travel and work at our global sites


CPI is a part of CraneCo.

Crane Co. is a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products. Founded in 1855, Crane provides products and solutions to customers in the aerospace, electronics, hydrocarbon processing, petrochemical, chemical, power generation, automated merchandising, transportation, and other markets. The Company has four business segments: Aerospace & Electronics, Fluid Handling, Engineered Materials, and Merchandising Systems. Crane has approximately 12,000 employees in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Crane Co. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:CR).


Visit us at Crane Payment Innovations and Crane Co.


Crane Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.

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