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EY

GDS Tax - Global Trade Senior Manager

The Opportunity

EY established a Global Trade team to help clients manage export and import classifications, assist with Free Trade Agreements ("FTA") solicitation and qualification analysis, identify other government agencies ("OGA") requirements, and review client transactions. The Global Trade team consists of a dedicated team of trained individuals responsible for analysing the technical characteristics of products and assigning proper export and import classifications, conducting analysis if products qualify for FTAs, identifying OGA requirements and screening client's transactions against different lists of sanctioned parties.

Our team provides excellent client service and accurate classifications with fast turn-around time.
  • Oversee all classifications and FTA assignment work
  • Implement key process strategies and ongoing enhancements to effectively and timely manage classification assignments
  • Support risk management improve international trade compliance and increase operational effectiveness for our clients' supply chains
  • Provide insight, connectedness and responsiveness to all clients while demonstrating a good understanding of their business
  • Lead in developing recommendations and implementation plans.
  • Make informed decisions in complex and judgmental areas.
  • Participate in ongoing business development


Your key responsibilities
  • The role of the Global Trade Manager will include the following.
  • Lead client service teams
  • Actively engage in required consultations, and mentor team members
  • Focus on people/talent development by counselling, coaching and impacting others through identification of stretch and challenging goals
  • Develop strong relationships across a network of existing and future clients and EY Global Trade professionals
  • Demonstrate flexibility, teamwork skills and leadership initiative
  • Participate in and contribute to achieving team goals


Skills and attributes for success:
  • Experience determining tariff classifications in accordance with the Harmonized Tariff System;
  • Export Control classification knowledge.
  • Additionally, Global Trade Managers should have one or more of the following industry experience or educational background:
  • An undergraduate degree in international trade, chemistry, biology, chemical engineering or a related field is preferred;
  • Strong background/experiences/commodity expertise with machinery and equipment or electronics is a plus;
  • Relevant experience working in biotechnology, medical technology and/or pharmaceutical industries (in capacities where understanding the technical aspects of the products is essential, commodity expertise exists).


To qualify for the role, you must have:
  • Degree in Accounting, Finance and other related course
  • Minimum 10 years of global trade management experience
  • Experience in working in a Global Trade industry
  • Experience in determining tariff classifications in accordance with the Harmonized Tariff System.
  • Knowledge in Export Control classification


What we look for

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with the ability to work in a collaborative environment to provide exceptional client service across global sites. You'll be a confident team player developing strong people management skills and picking up new skills which will help you solve complex problems. If you're ready to take on a wide range of responsibilities and are committed to seeking out new ways to make a difference, this role is for you.

What working at EY offers
  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that's right for you


About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we're using the finance products, expertise and systems we've developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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