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Manager, Global Trade Compliance

About This Role

At Apeel Sciences, we look to nature to help the global food system improve quality, reduce waste, and ensure an abundant future for our planet. We are seeking a resourceful, self-motivated, and detail-oriented candidate with a background in global trade compliance to join the Apeel Sciences Operations Team. The Global Trade Compliance Manager will be responsible for ensuring Apeel is in compliance with import and export regulations, that we are up to date with global requirements, and will manage relationships with our 3RD party logistics partners.

What You’ll Do

  • Perform trade compliance activities as they pertain to Apeel’s supply chain
  • Perform product classifications or coordinate third party classification of products under the Harmonized Tariff System or the Department of Commerce  
  • Stay up to date with imports/export regulations as they pertain to our supply chain
  • Create and maintain documented procedures for all import/export processes to ensure Apeel stays up to date with trade compliance regulations 
  • Perform risk-based analysis of all import/export shipments to identify areas requiring risk mitigation
  • Manage relationships with customs brokers, freight forwarders and similar 3rd party providers
  • Develop and conduct training for import/export processes to improve awareness of customs valuation, classification, Incoterms and origin concepts among Apeel associates
  • Coordinating logistics functions as needed 
  • Supports the integration into new regions through research of trade requirements and provides recommendations of process changes due to new trade restrictions
  • Uses past experience and sound judgment to provide guidance on global trade compliance regulations

What You Bring

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experienced in imports/exports from the US as well as experience with imports into non-US entities working in a corporate trade group
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Brokers license and brokerage experience is a plus  
  • Professional auditing experience required
  • Experience in classifying harmonized tariff codes and ECCNs
  • Experience building/leading a global trade compliance program
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with other internal departments
  • Able to deal with uncertainty and make decisions based on the best available information
  • Ability to read and understand government regulations
  • Ability to travel as needed (domestic & international up to 10%)
  • Experience with SAP and implementing ERP/global compliance systems preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in the logistics or trade compliance industry 
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred or extensive experience in a related field (corporate trade compliance or global customs brokerage)

Apeel believes that the scale of our impact is determined by the teams that work with us. As such, we seek to build high-performing teams of people from various experiences and backgrounds who can collectively push our company into new realms. We seek a diverse pool of applicants and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, Veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. If you have a special need or disability that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Please note that Apeel Sciences does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the event of a recruiter or agency submitting a resume or candidate without a signed agreement being in place, we explicitly reserve the right to pursue and hire such candidates without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted directly to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Apeel Sciences.