Global Logistics Import / Export COE Leader

General Electric - Houston, TX4.1

Role Summary:
The Global Logistics Import / Export COE Leader is responsible for the global import and export strategy for M&C, OFE and TPS product companies in all countries in which BHGE operates.

Essential Responsibilities:
The position will manage a global team of logistics professionals operating as a COE, advising regional managers and other compliance and logistics professionals worldwide, resolving internal and external disputes that cannot be handled regionally, reporting compliance performance to both the global supply chain and ITC leadership teams. The Global Logistics Import / Export COE Leader reports directly into the Global Logistics COE Leader with an indirect reporting structure into the Executive Counsel International Trade Compliance and the Executive Leader for Oilfield Services. As well, this position will be working alongside with the International Logistics Leaders for the BHGE Product Lines: OFS, TPS, OFE & M&C. The Global Logistics Import / Export COE Leader will be responsible for deployment, training, monitoring & enforcing the logistics execution strategy that will be used throughout the organization. This role is empowered to collaborate with the BHGE ITC organization to change operations when deemed necessary.
In the role of Global Logistics Import / Export COE Leader, you will:

Develop and maintain a comprehensive logistics strategy for cross border transactions and logistics providers
Act as a functional lead for key global projects affecting cross border transactions
Monitor daily operations of the global import & export operational teams
Lead, advise and oversee regional import / export leaders
Develop and update import / export related policies, procedures, manuals and best-practice standards to comply with changing regulations
Build & enforce the origin logistics model to ensure all export & import requirements are accurately documented before equipment ships from the seller’s dock
Work closely with the global product classification team as it relates to the request & receipt of Harmonized Tariff Schedule codes, Schedule B codes & ECCN
Oversee routine internal and external audits of import and export transactions
Ensure records are maintained to support compliance with government agencies and international trade regulations
Assist legal counsel, logistics, sales and other areas on compliance and documentation related to imports & exports
Ensure all trade compliance metrics are met. Identify action items, marshal resources to address action items and follow-up on all trade compliance-related issues
Monitor and track compliance, and resolve violations and conflicts
Work closely with the logistics & legal leadership teams during the selection process for global trade compliance software. Be prepared to serve as the primary administrator of the system
Work with IT to integrate controls within specific logistics, HR, CRM and other business processes to ensure compliance
Facilitate the acquisition of export and import licenses in close coordination with BHGE ITC regional and product company leaders
Manage the performance of customs brokers including measuring service-level agreements (SLA) adherence by conducting sample audits of broker submissions, and compile and manage compliance scorecards
Manage power of attorney requests
Resolve transactional issues relating to the clearance of shipped goods by working daily with brokers and other related logistics providers
Operate and manage daily reporting requirements for transactions and inventory in BHGE foreign trade zones (FTZ)
Act as primary point of contact for internal stakeholders, customers and vendor queries

Bachelor’s degree from in Engineering, International trade, Finance, Accounting, International business, Logistics, Supply chain, and / or Law from an accredited college or university
Minimum 10 years of experience working with logistics & trade compliance
Minimum 10 years of experience working in a team-based global environment
Minimum 5 years of experience using PC-based trade compliance systems and trade content services

Desired Characteristics:
Membership in professional organizations, trade or user groups, and a pattern of regular attendance at industry conferences to enhance knowledge of trade compliance is preferred
Accredited zone specialist is preferred.
customs broker’s license is preferred
Minimum 10 years of experience working in the oil & gas industry
Minimum 10 years of hands-on information gathering, analysis and management reporting
Minimum 5 years of experience with environmental regulations
Fluency in foreign languages
Minimum 10 years of experience with global supply chain functions & initiatives
Good understanding of legislation and controls including but not necessarily limited to: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), U.S. Export Compliance, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR), anti-boycott regulations, Commerce Control List (CCL), U.S. Department of Treasury sanctions, processing under customs control (PCC), etc.
Knowledge of how digital businesses affects trade compliance (e.g., technical schematics, software, etc.)
Keen awareness of cultural differences and how this may affect both daily operations and internal communications regarding import / export compliance requirements

About Us:
Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE:BHGE) is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. Drawing on a storied heritage of invention, BHGE harnesses the passion and experience of its people to enhance productivity across the oil and gas value chain.

BHGE helps its customers acquire, transport and refine hydrocarbons more efficiently, productively and safely, with a smaller environmental footprint and at lower cost per barrel. Backed by the digital industrial strength of GE, the company deploys minds, machines and the cloud to break down silos and reduce waste and risk, applying breakthroughs from other industries to advance its own.

With operations in over 120 countries, the company’s global scale, local know-how and commitment to service infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world.

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GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Locations: United States; Texas; Houston

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.