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Global Customs Advisory Colombia Lead

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Job ID 148618 Date posted 08/21/2021 Location : Funza, Colombia | Puerto Bogotá, Colombia

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Job Purpose and Impact

The Global Customs Advisory Colombia Lead will execute import and export compliance tasks and other customs activities for one or more countries. In this role, you will work closely with internal business units to address risk and leverage customs opportunities, develop and implement control and compliance frameworks, contribute to government inquiries and provide operational mentorship and training.

Key Accountabilities

  • Perform moderately complex customs compliance tasks and actively participate on projects associated with customs compliance.
  • Implement objectives for corporate and capital structure, funding, trade and risk management, trade flow and supply chains, using key customs attributes.
  • Support global trade operation and compliance team and businesses with classifications, country of origin determinations, regulated product flows, free trade agreement validations and other programs required for compliant cross border trade.
  • Support businesses as regulatory and legislative changes occur.
  • Build and lead all aspects of corporate compliance policies and guidelines, liaising with government and associations to build a reputation of compliance.
  • Conduct import and export risk assessments, providing strategy and planning support for business units involved in import and export activities.
  • Retrieve information in response to moderate risk audits and information requests from external customs authorities, verifying with more senior team members.
  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Attorney at Law, with professional license.
  • Minimum of four years of related work experience with customs and foreign trade.
  • Technical knowledge of Colombia’s customs legislation.
  • Experience working on customs compliance matters, with a large accounting firm, government or major law firm.
  • Availability to travel nationally.
  • Intermediate or advanced English level.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with a multinational company.
  • Hands on experience with related programs and applications.
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