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Global Trade Manager – HQ & Functions (f/m/d)

Job Description – Global Trade Manager – HQ & Functions

At Hitachi Energy our purpose is advancing a sustainable​ energy future for all. We bring power to our homes, schools, hospitals and factories. Join us and work with fantastic people, while learning and developing yourself on projects that have a real impact to our communities and society. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and be part of a global team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation

Mission Statement:

Your Mission:

The Global Trade team within Hitachi Energy is responsible for “ensuring trade compliance and optimizing trade-related business operations”. The broad scope of work covers export controls, sanctions and customs compliance, supply chain compliance and supply chain optimization.

Your Responsibilities:

The Global Trade Manager – HQ & Functions is responsible for leading, managing and implementing the Hitachi Energy Global Trade Program (GTP) within the Swiss-based Headquarters and with the Corporate Functions (such as Tax, Treasury, R&D, IT, HR, SCM, etc.).

The Global Trade Manager – HQ & Functions reports to the global Head of Trade Compliance & Security and is part of the Global Trade Leadership Team and the day to day tasks include:​

  • Driving the implementation of the GTP and its governance framework in HQ and with the Corporate Functions.​
  • Advising on and driving trade compliance in the Corporate Functions;
  • Recruiting, appointing, managing, training, developing and supporting the Country Trade Compliance Officers​ (CTCOs) in Switzerland;
  • Informing and advising the Head of Trade Compliance & Security, the Global Trade team, the European CTCOs, the BUs and other stakeholders on trade issues​;
  • Co-leading or leading the global Export Controls Steering Group or Sanctions Steering Group, which are specialist advisory groups within the Global Trade team.
  • Mapping and improving trade policies and procedures.
  • Training stakeholders on trade matters;
  • Identifying and capturing duty savings opportunities;
  • Supporting the implementation, use and continuous improvement of global trade-related tools (such as SAP GTS) and automation​;
  • Overseeing and controlling monthly KPI reporting, issue reporting, annual risk assessments and other trade-related reporting as well as implementing corrective and risk mitigation measures;
  • Supporting internal and external trade audits;​
  • Living Hitachi Energy’s core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.

Your Background:

  • Required - Graduate or postgraduate degree in trade, law, economics, international relations or other trade related field.
  • Preferred – Legal qualification or background.
  • Required – 10+ years’ experience in export controls, sanctions and customs compliance, supply chain compliance and supply chain optimization in an in-house role.
  • Required – Specialist knowledge of export controls and/or sanctions.
  • Required – Fluency in written and spoken English language. Other European languages a plus.
  • Required – Currently based in Switzerland or the EU.

Sede Milan, Lombardy, Italy;
Baden, Aargau, Switzerland;
Ludvika, Dalarna County, Sweden;
Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany;
Vaesteras, Vastmanland County, Sweden
Tipo di lavoro Full time
Esperienza Management
Funzione lavorativa Supply Chain
Contratto Regular
Data di pubblicazione 2024-04-18
Numero di riferimento R0048504

About Hitachi Energy

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. 

We employ more than 40,000 people in 90 countries who each day work with purpose and use their different backgrounds to challenge the status quo. We welcome you to apply today and be part of a global team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation.