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Date:  Feb 12, 2024
Location:  Ann Arbor
Company:  Wacker Chemical Corporation
Do you want to take responsibility and make a difference with your work? With your expertise, we can achieve great goals together. We are WACKER - Reliable. Determined. Ambitious. As one of the world's most research-intensive chemical companies, we've been making countless products that are an integral part of your everyday life possible for over 100 years. From vegan food to resource-efficient buildings to solar cells, we develop sustainable solutions that change the future.
To strengthen our team in Ann Arbor,
we are looking for you as a(n) Manager, Customs and Trade Compliance.


Essential Functions

  • Export Control- Management of execution of export control process: Ensuring that all relevant employees have a valid training qualification according Export Control training concept (available GLOBE page Export Control). Managing ongoing reviews and audits.  Management of reporting and single point of contact to authorities like B.I.S. or OFAC, ensuring that preconditions set by authorities are fulfilled.  Ensures that product classification (for WACKER products as well as non-production material) is performed in case of export or shipment. Responsibility for sanctions list screening process USA. Provides direction and expertise on the implementation of cost-effective solutions required by the company. Develops and ensures implementation of policies and procedures regarding all things related to Trade Compliance and ensures adherence to them.
  • Export Control- Management of and close cooperation with WGER Export Compliance Manager, WGER Corporate Coordinator, WCC/WPNA Supply Chain/ site logistics and WCC Corporate Logistics Import/Export team in order to manage production of quarterly WCC/WPNA Export Control reporting to WGER Export Compliance Manager, monitoring and reporting to WCC Exec mgmt. as well as to WGER Export Compliance Manager in case of a non-compliance.  Informs supply chain and site logistics if certain orders/shipments should be blocked until Export Compliance is guaranteed.  Provides updates on regulation and law changes.
  • Customs Compliance- international coordinator: Assist in developing the International Customs Committee that will secure and coordinate adequate processes and procedures that support safe, consistent, and efficient compliance with relevant and applicable law as well as good governance in the respective area.  This system should ensure an appropriate record keeping system, support advising and managing interpretation of relevant and applicable group-wide international, supra-national and national law and relevant amendments thereof, reporting of objectives and control KPI's, support reviews and audits, etc.
  • Customs Compliance- The regional responsible person will be appointed as a permanent member of the International Customs Committee (ICC). The Customs & Trade Compliance Manager will manage the regional requirements to build up a central German database to ensure that all WCC/WPNA SC teams, site logistics and Corporate Logistics import/export teams receive up-to-date data related to customs activities to establish an analysis and a risk assessment and risk management approach for processes
  • Government Relations Support: from time-to-time, or as needed, the Customs & Trade Compliance Manager will support WCC's Sr. Management in projects/assignments involving local/state government relations
  • Lead and mentor team members, develop talent and bench strength.


Qualifications Required:

  • CTPAT Security Compliance - Knowledge of CTPAT Best Practices, Threat Awareness and Minimum-Security Criteria Import Entry experience required.
  • Customs, Import & Export Logistics Regulatory Compliance - Knowledge of CBP Regulations i.e., 19 CFR, USMCA, Import and Export Compliance, knowledge and experience in Foreign Trade Zones, the HTSUS, etc., SAP experience required.  
  • Specialized Logistics Projects - international freight forwarding & logistics, intermodal transportation, warehousing, seaports, supply chain mapping and airfreight, logistics studies experience required.  
  • Government Affairs - Experience in networking with government officials reading and interpreting Federal, State and local laws, statutes and directives.
  • Computer proficiency including spreadsheet software, SAP, Business Warehouse.
  • Critical thinking and time management skills.
  • Prior management experience.
What do we offer?
WACKER is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability. We are innovators, researchers, and pioneers and we believe that our individual differences are our collective strength. We foster an inclusive environment that promotes individuality, celebrates diversity, and builds cohesive teams. Together, we create exceptional value for our employees, our customers, and our communities by creating a culture of inclusion and equity that enables, empowers, and values our diverse contributions. 
WACKER strives to reward its employees in a fair and equitable manner. Our Total Rewards Package considers employee wellbeing and is comprised of compensation, benefits, work-life balance, performance & recognition, and career development.
  • Compensation and Incentive plans
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance effective day 1
  • Paid Time Off in addition to personal days and holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Wellbeing fund
  • Flexible hybrid work arrangements
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Career development and advancement opportunities
  • Support for Community Involvement
We are looking forward to your online application at
Reference Code: 26259 
The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job.
A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent unrestricted basis.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for any type of US permanent residency (e.g., for a green card).
WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Ann Arbor
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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