International Entrepreneurs Association

Global Trade, Vice President - Global Trade

Global Trade

Vice President - Global Trade


Opportunity Summary [this is not a traditional salaried job] Your Executive Director license and VP contract will include your performance requirements and your equity share interest in global revenue operations

The Global Trade VP will be responsible for the development, execution and oversight of the US and Global import and export compliance programs and he/she is accountable for the import and export risk management and tariff planning strategies. This position demands a demonstrated record of interpreting and communicating the substance of complex regulations related to customs, exports and sanctions, and special trade programs,with an ability to translate them into appropriate processes and risk management advice in consultation with Executive  Directors and CEO’s counsel. The Global Trade VP will serve as

the liaison between the Executive Director global team,Executive VP,tax function and the internal and external IEA stakeholders’ relations on this matter.

Main responsibilities

In addition to Executive Director responsibilities for your licensed state or country, the position will be responsible for the following:

  •  The Global Trade VP will be responsible for establishing and overseeing global

policies and procedures including customs valuation methodology, classification

processes, screening processes, record keeping policy, third party service provider approvals, etc.

  •  Direct and adapt special programs strategies and controls, including identification, usage, staffing and compliance for Foreign Trade Zones (if needed), Free Trade Agreements, Special international Trade agreements, etc, throughout all the IEA’s locations.
  •  Design and execute a global plan for training programs, which will include working closely with the Legal Department to develop policies, procedures, and guidance.
  •  Research, source and approve third parties (brokers, forwarders, duty drawback providers, co-source partners, etc) and associated legal and commercial legal agreements
  •  Provide Key Performance Indicators, metrics data and budget forecast on regular basis.
  •  Maintain awareness of regulatory environment and facilitate dissemination of

information as applicable to all IEA’s locations.

  •  Interact with multiple and culturally diverse internal and external groups and

representatives, including law, IT, supply chain, logistics, manufacturing,

procurement, entrepreneurs, government regulators, customs brokers, and

forwarders to support import and export cross border compliance programs.

  •  Manage and control global trade staff, technology and budget against efficiency and effectiveness goals.
  •  Periodically report status of cross border compliance risks and opportunities.
  •  Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality and entrepreneurship ‘s principles.
  •  Passion for IEA’s mission and entrepreneurship world.
  •  Maintains strict confidentiality in all departmental and organization matters regarding trade information.
  •  Other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Education and experience

  •  Master’s degree in foreign trade, business administration, Law or a related field; with a minimum of 10 years related work experience for international organizations.
  •  Member of professional Trade Association such as the Federation of International  Trade Associations (FITA), is a plus.
  •  Licensed customs broker.
  •  10 years – experience with export and import requirements, international finance and trade negotiations.
  •  Proven background in export and import and export regulations, licensing and exemptions/exceptions; and Free Trade Agreement Program Certificate Preparation.
  •  Strong Microsoft Excel and Word skills – with Project a plus.
  •  Trade compliance auditing experience.
  •  Strong writing, communication, training, and research skills with attention to detail.
  •  Strong organizational skills and ability to establish priorities among a wide array of projects.
  •  Sound judgment, professional demeanor, good work ethic, and business acumen.
  •  Strong mentoring, coaching experience to a team with diverse levels of expertise.
  •  Entrepreneurial team player who can multitask and represent IEA’s core values.
  •  English speaker with preferred knowledge of a second language.
  •  Ability to travel as required in US and offshore for business.
  •  Office based, PC, cell phone, general office equipment
  •  Must be willing to provide complete background report (confidential) and sign detailed non-comp agreement