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Brazil Trade Compliance Operations Manager

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Job ID SAO01779 Date posted 02/22/2021 Location : Brazil


The Brazil Trade Compliance Operations Manager will optimize effectiveness and efficiency of the country while leading moderately complex and demanding trade compliance operations activities to deliver high-quality service across multiple businesses, enterprises and projects. In this position, you'll oversee government agency and client interactions, data management and analysis, and management of people, resources, budget and projects.

 Lead and manage a subordinate team, exhibiting authority for talent management decisions related to hiring, performance and disciplinary actions.


  • Provide oversight and control for global trade compliance operations in Brazil, and report performance metrics and dashboards for the country.
  • Manage client interaction and business partnership using business and technical knowledge of Brazil trade compliance laws, regulations, practices and procedures to build and maintain relationships with  internal and external partners with focus on developing cross border solutions that add value to customers and supports business plans.
  • Apply a thorough understanding of trade compliance and operations principles in Brazil to manage complex substantive issues on procedures, and make final decisions that impact the country.
  • Approve strategic direction for the trade compliance operations team in Brazil related to complex tasks utilizing extensive and detailed trade compliance knowledge.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with strategic stakeholders such as customs brokers, other government agencies (ANVISA, MAPA, and Ministerio da Economia), and trade compliance associations.
  • Provide coaching and manage talent development, succession planning, training and engagement for the trade compliance operations team.
  • Evaluate analysis on compliance operations risk exposure and process improvement, and provide direction and input for next steps.
  • Oversee the development, implementation and maintenance of processes for the trade compliance operations team in Brazil, focusing on process improvement to enhance performance, reduce execution costs and/or increase efficiencies.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent work experience in foreign trade and trade compliance
  • Proven experience with people management
  • Advanced knowledge on  Brazilian customs regulations, Nota Fiscal, and SISCOMEX (Sistema de Comércio Exterior)
  • Solid experience in global trade compliance operations with knowledge on government agencies such as: ANVISA, MAPA, and Ministério da Economia.
  • Deep Incoterms 2010 and 2020 knowledge.
  • Proven ability to oversee teams in a high stress, time sensitive environment. Ability to lead the team to accomplish the vision.
  • Proven ability to manage cross-border trade compliance operations service performance across multiple businesses.
  • Fluent in English, written and verbal.

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