Manager, International Trade
Georgia-Pacific is one of the world’s leading makers of tissue, pulp, packaging, building products and related chemicals. You may recognize our household brands, such as Brawny® paper towels, Quilted Northern® bath tissue and Dixie® cups and tableware. If you’re in the construction business, you’re probably familiar with our gypsum panels and other quality building materials. Even if you work in aerospace, mining or facilities management, Georgia-Pacific products may be part of your day. Georgia-Pacific is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. the largest privately held company in the United States. We are always interested in talented individuals, who want to create long term value, who are not afraid to challenge the status quo, and who seek to find fulfillment in what they do.
Georgia Pacific is seeking an experienced International Trade Manager, to join the International Trade Capability (ITC) which supports all of GP's businesses by facilitating the ease of business in global markets. This position will primarily focus on business consultation, risk mitigation strategies, analysis of import/export regulatory impacts and trade flows/complex transactions for the Building Products business segment. The ITC team reports into the GP Law Department and is a unique capability focused on business partnerships lead to outcomes and how we drive impact related to trade compliance. If you have a passion for ensuring compliance with all application laws and regulations and providing subject matter expertise, we want to talk to you!
Our team is located at GP HQ in downtown Atlanta, GA. We offer a hybrid schedule of remote work and office days. If you are a candidate from the larger regional area and can come in for onboarding, collaboration, and to meet priority business demands – we encourage you to apply!
We are also open to home based work with 10% travel for the ideal candidate.
What You Will Do In Your Role
- Daily business consultation and customer service to employees, drive international trade awareness, which includes providing support for all aspects of international trade compliance covered by import and export regulations
- Proactively identify compliance gaps, escalate issues, and contribute in the process of establishing key controls
- Identify cost savings opportunities and measure to create long-term value
- Initiate, coordinate and/or lead cross-functional projects (including customer service, sales, sourcing, tax, transportation, and contacts at the facilities) to accomplish core responsibilities and project goals
- Free trade agreement qualification of products and the drafting of certificates of origin
- Proper classification of products, technology and software for import and export activities
- Collaborate with the business to determine appropriate import/export license requirements
- Cultivate proven best practices and lead continuous improvement projects within organization
- Continuous learning, promotion, and application of Principle Based Management Collaboration with various levels of internal and external stakeholders
- Prioritize and balance long-term projects and goals in perspective with immediate/short-term responsibilities
- Stay abreast of new, amended, or proposed regulatory activities to determine business impact, implement necessary program modifications and effectively communicate throughout the organization
The Experience You Will Bring
- Thought leader with demonstrated ability to innovate and lead transformative initiatives
- Excellent customer service, problem-solving, data analytics, collaboration, and communication skills
- Ability to apply economic thinking to compliance
- Effective management of multiple, complex projects
- Desire to thrive in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment
- Bachelor’s Degree
- 5+ years of experience in international trade-related activities, including:
- Experience with U.S. import / export regulations and activities, and other government regulations
- Proper classification of finished goods, machinery, raw materials, and products for export and import
- Knowledge of global country documentation requirements
- Experience with classifications, determination of license requirements, valuation determination and free trade agreement qualification
- Understanding of Incoterms and their practical application
- Proficient with Microsoft Office products to include Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook
What Will Put You Ahead
- Bachelor’s Degree or higher in International Business/Trade, Logistics or Supply Chain
- U.S. Licensed Customs Broker or similar international trade related certification (e.g., Certified U.S. Export Compliance Officer)
- Knowledge of global import and export regulatory compliance requirements
- Export and import valuation services, including the tracking and declaration of additions to price paid or payable
- Experience managing third party service providers (i.e. customs brokers)
- Knowledge of TSCA, Lacey Act, etc.
- Experience in international logistics and capital equipment shipments
- Work experience at a customs broker or freight forwarder company
- Experience working with Global Trade Management software (e.g., Integration Point, SAP GTM)
Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.
At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.
For this role, we anticipate paying $100,000 - $135,000 per year. This role is eligible for variable pay, issued as a monetary bonus or in another form.
Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.
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