Senior Manager Trade Compliance
Waukesha, WI 
Posted 13 days ago
Job Description

Company Generac Power Systems

Name Senior Manager Trade Compliance

Req # 64140

Employment Type Full Time

Shift 1st

It's a challenge and an invitation. Most importantly, it's an opportunity to join an industry leader that's shaping the market and investing in its people, along with new growth and technologies. Our rapid growth equals rapid career advancement opportunities for those who want to be challenged and enjoy a fast-paced, high-performance culture. We focus on personal and professional development; encourage learning on the job and being a supportive team member; and hope each day of work brings purpose and pride.

The Senior Manager Trade Compliance is responsible for the ongoing development, administration and operations of the Import and Export compliance and operations in the US and Canada. This role supports standardization of best practices across other countries where business is conducted.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lead the Corporate Governance for all Import and Export programs in US and Canada.
  • Ensure company adherence to Code of Federal Regulations (19CFR and 15CFR) applicable to imports and exports.
  • Create, standardize, implement, and maintain up to date import and export SOPs with manuals.
  • Provide subject matter expertise to organization and business groups on trade matters.
  • Conduct audits of all Customs Brokers, Freight Forwarders, and 3PLs providing trade compliance services to Generac or its subsidiaries to maintain highest standards of compliance.
  • Lead full implementation of automation software around import and export areas.
  • Develop and implement Trade Compliance processes to sustain operations under Generac's Continuous Improvement journey.
  • Maintain SAP data integrity for trade compliance elements (COO, HTS, Schedule B, ECCN and similar).
  • Support the Trade Compliance Director with the development and executive presentations of metrics and KPIs
  • Participate in meetings to create awareness and deliver training including sharing requirements for conducting business in global arena.
  • Maintain the business risk assessments up to date by identifying gaps in the trade compliance programs.
  • Designs and directs the work of the team. Selects, coaches, and develops staff. Sets clear expectations to inspire and motivate the team. Manages performance by recognizing achievement, providing feedback, and administering progressive discipline when necessary.
  • Develops and/or recommends operating and capital budgets and controls expenditures within approved budget objectives.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field or equivalent experience.
  • US licensed Customs broker
  • 7 years progressive trade compliance experience in the USA and CA managing imports and exports in alignment with CBP, 15CFR, 19CFR, for the USA and CRA and CBSA for Canada
  • 3 years progressive leadership experience
  • Experience managing people

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience using SAP or equivalent ERP system

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
  • Strong knowledge of U.S. Customs regulations and Export Control Regulations.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing environment, materials, and processes.
  • Strong skills in MSOffice suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Teams) and familiarity with SAP, SAP-GTS, SAP-Foreign Trade TAB, Thomson Reuters One-Source, E2OPEN, Amber Road or similar trade compliance applications
  • Ability to analyze substantial amounts of import and export data and synthesize into meaningful KPIs and metrics.
  • Good financial, analytical and negotiation skills. Ability to identify and resolve high complexity process/system problems using financial, analytical, and/or statistical models.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a wide variety of internal and external customers.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion, the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend, or reach above the shoulders. Specific conditions of this job are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel.

Great Reasons to work for Generac:
  • Competitive Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401k and many more
  • State-of-the-art facility with an onsite gym, walking trails, cafe, free parking and many employee activities
  • Scheduled events throughout the year that allow our employees, both current and retirees, to gather together and enjoy their time with their families and co-workers
  • Enjoy summer hours (Memorial Day - Labor Day)
  • Pride! When a storm strikes, Generac employees always rise to the occasion. Each time a storm hits many employees volunteer their time with the customer support team or on the production line while others go right into storm-affected areas to repair generators
  • We believe in having fun. From minor celebrations to major events, our employees balance their work by building a strong culture of teamwork and collaboration through a variety of occasions, including our Fun Days.
  • Every day is Jeans Day! Dress for your day.
  • Product loan and discount programs

Generac is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The salary range for this remote role is $118,000 - $177,000. This compensation will ultimately be in line with the location in which the position is filled. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidate's relevant work experience, skills, certifications and geographic location. This role is eligible for variable compensation including short term and long-term incentives. This position includes a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans; life, long-term disability, flexible spending and health savings accounts, accrued paid time off, paid Holidays and 401(k) retirement benefits.

"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."

Generac Power Systems Inc. is an equal opportunity employer/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7+ years
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