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Trade Compliance Manager

Location: Fribourg, FR, Switzerland
Job Type : Regular
Posted : Apr 1, 2024
Job ID: 47303

Job Description
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We are a global leader in the research, design, integration, manufacture, certification, and lifetime service of flight control, hydraulic, fuel, fluid conveyance, thermal management, lubrication, and pneumatic systems and components for aerospace and other high-technology markets. We support the world’s aircraft and aero engine manufacturers, providing a century of experience and innovation for commercial and military aircraft.

Joining our team means you are helping to deliver our purpose of ‘Enabling Engineering Breakthroughs that Lead to a Better Tomorrow’. A career at Parker MEGGITT offers boundless potential for professional and personal growth. You will work alongside the brightest minds in the world, help develop innovative technology and products and contribute to our company’s goal of solving the world’s greatest engineering challenges.

For our Motion, Power, Sensing Division site based in Fribourg, we are currently looking for a


The Trade Compliance Manager reports to the BU Manager and is responsible for managing the Trade Compliance activities and requirements involving Importation, Exportation, Export Controls and International Cargo Security Programs, and Trade Automation processes on a global basis. The position provides both strategic and tactical leadership. The Trade Compliance Manager will ensure all applicable company policies and Customs regulations are met, while managing the expeditious and compliant flow of international trade. This person will serve as the primary point of contact for internal and external activities.

The Position :

·       Management of Trade compliance policies, procedures, internal controls.

·       Manage excellent relation with stakeholders and provide training to employees to ensure they understand and follow specific legal principles involving laws and regulations governing the importation, exportation, export controls and cargo security controls of goods and technology.

·       Develop and communicate strategic plans and compliance gaps to senior management.

·       Investigate and resolve potential compliance issues and respond to questions from internal or external customers and government regulatory agencies.

·       Manage customs brokerage and customs facing forwarder processes.

·       Drive continuous process improvement and lead-time reduction.

·       Establish, monitor and support service provider performance against clearly defined KPIs/SOPs. 

·       Liaise with internal and external managers in support of international trade activities.

·       Manage country specific AEO program.

·       Provide economic sanctions management guidance.

·       Support, monitor and assure compliance relating to military and dual-use export control licensing activities.

·       Ensure data integrity related to tariff, country of origin, and value information declared to Customs authorities.

·       Manage compliance with preferential trade and VAT recovery programs.

·       Create and manage record keeping program and digital image solutions.

·       Evaluate, design, implement, and manage internal and external Trade Compliance specific IT solutions (SAP GTS).

·       Respond to all government requests in a factual and timely manner.

·       Conduct and report findings of audits and internal risk assessments. Follow-up with Compliance Improvement Plans.

·       Facilitate division and sales company support for export transaction guidance.

Your Profile :

·       Master’s degree in international trade, business administration or law.

·       At least 10 years’ experience in Trade Compliance, preferably in Aerospace or Defense Industry.

·       Knowledge of EU, Swiss and US Export licensing and controls, as well as ITAR and BIS Regulation.

·       At ease to interact with different stakeholders and strong capacity to communicate efficiently and confidently at all level of the organization.

·       Strong team player and ability to work in a fast growing environment.

·       Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills.

·       Fluent in English and French.

·       Available to travel up to 10%.


If you are looking for a challenging position with opportunity to grow in a truly international company, please send your application (resume, letter of motivation, reference letters and diploma) to Please note that only complete applications will be taken into consideration.

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