Senior Manager/Manager Customs & Trade Compliance APAC

Singapore, Singapore

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Your Talent

  • Minimum of 6-7 years of experience in Customs&Trade area
  • Experience in HS (tariff) classification, customs valuation and country of origin Determination. Good knowledge of import/ customs regulations, Free Trade Agreements, Rules of Origin, Import Duties and taxes, International Regulations
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills (the ability to present trade compliance concepts in a technical environment and to persons at all levels, including top management)
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Critical thinking and excellent problem solving and analysis skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize, with excellent time management skills
  • Ability to handle confidential information frequently and appropriately
  • Capable of working independently in support of customs and trade compliance objectives and working collaboratively with different stakeholders across the business and the region, including management team
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Professional English level (written and spoken) is required
  • Apparel & footwear industry experience is a plus

Your Mission

  • Act as subject matter expert in the region; POC for Trade and Customs
  • Ensure PUMA is compliant with current regulations
  • Support the region/subsidiaries on understanding, management and application of customs & trade related documentation (CoOs, import permits, etc)
  • Support the region / subsidiaries with classification, based on national regulations/interpretations of the WCO and in alignment with the Global Customs & Trade Compliance team
  • Conduct training on customs & trade compliance laws and regulations, as well as applicable policies and procedures APAC - based company associates and new hires
  • Establish Customs and FTA requirements for countries within the region considering PUMA’s sourcing factories’ locations
  • Prepare and deliver training programs for PUMA employees and for the factories (T1) within the region regarding the Free Trade Agreements used by PUMA worldwide (if applicable), the Certificates of Origin, the Rules of Origin and Forms / Templates required by PUMA subsidiaries in using the benefits of FTAs
  • Support Global Customs & Trade Compliance team in (i) duty optimization, (ii) classification, (iii) customs valuation, or any other topics, focusing on the region but also from a Global standpoint
  • Support and assist with the implementation with any global and/or local/regional project/process that comes up, by being a strong contributor and showing enthusiasm to work as a team player - from both the Customs & Trade team (globally) and from the subsidiaries within the Region
  • Represent PUMA towards APAC Industry Federations, if required and in alignment with the Global Head of Customs & Trade Compliance
  • Support the countries in the region in any customs audits & assessments – including, if necessary, accompanying and/or representing the company in front of customs authorities 

PUMA provides equal opportunities for all job applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or disability. Equality for all is one of the core principles at PUMA and we do not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination.

PUMA supports over 16,100 employees across 120+ countries. The PUMA Group owns the brand PUMA, Cobra Golf and stichd, and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

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