The Johnson Controls Legal Department is seeking an experienced import and Census professional to serve as Manager, Import & Census who will work closely with the corporate trade compliance office, business management, logistics professionals and Johnson Controls’ trade personnel managing the Company’s import and Census compliance program, along with its associated risks and liabilities. The appointee will have global responsibilities and support trade compliance personnel in all matters relating to Johnson Controls’ import and Census obligations.
Johnson Controls International plc, headquartered in Cork, Ireland, is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. The Company creates intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. The Company’s recent merger with Tyco International brings together best-in-class product, technology and service capabilities across controls, fire, security, HVAC, power solutions and energy storage, to serve various end-markets including large institutions, commercial buildings, retail, industrial, small business and residential. The Company is committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of its stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms.
Reporting to the Senior Counsel, Global Trade Compliance, the position will be based in Johnson Controls’ Washington DC office. The candidate will work as part of a global trade compliance team. The candidate will also work closely with trade and logistics personnel at both corporate and business levels to assist with the implementation of import and Census compliance programs and the management and resolution of import and Census issues. He or she will be expected to work closely with personnel at all levels of the company as a regulatory expert. This position requires someone with strong regulatory and interpersonal skills, as it will involve direct interaction and communication with senior level executives as well as personnel at all levels of the company. The candidate must demonstrate sound judgment and unwavering ethics, given the complexities and challenges of import and Census regulatory requirements.
• Supporting Johnson Controls’ global manufacturing and service operations with expert import and Census guidance and advice. • Developing, publishing and facilitating the implementation of the JCI import and Census compliance programs. • Providing guidance to senior management and the businesses on import and Census regulations. • Providing direction, guidance and training to employees involved in exporting and importing. • Recommending import and Census strategies for major international programs and activities. • Conducting import and Census compliance audits and assessments. • Managing responses to inquiries regarding classification, duty rates, documentation requirements, or other import or Census regulation requests to ensure timely clearance. • Overseeing responses to CF 28’s, 29’s or other written or oral Customs or Census inquiry. • Monitoring the auditing of completed Customs entry packets to ensure the proper filling of entry information. • Ensuring the proper and timely filing of all post entry reconciliations including voluntary tenders, protests, or Supplemental Information Letters (SIL). • Developing company-wide training on import and Census compliance. • Drafting appropriate prior and voluntary disclosures, as needed, for submission to the appropriate government agency. • Assisting the businesses to determine the appropriate valuation, classification and other import/export requirements of products. • Selecting and authorizing use of JCI customs brokers and freight forwarders. • Setting up and managing the ACE account for all JCI entities. • Ensuring communications with government officials are professionally prepared, accurate and properly coordinated. • Identifying potential import and Census issues and implementing corrective actions on a proactive basis. • Working closely with the JCI trade compliance team and other functional areas (E.g. Supply Chain, Logistics, Purchasing, and Tax) to inform them of the impact of trends and other internal/external events. • Building strong relationship with senior management and within the businesses. • Attending periodic business reviews and meetings, when appropriate. • Staying informed of changes in government trade regulations, world trade initiatives, and other trade legislation to ensure JCI policies, standards and procedures remain current. • Minimizing the impact of regulatory requirements on legitimate import trade. • Maximizing JCI use of preferential trade agreements, where appropriate. • Identifying customs initiatives, resources and technology improvements for JCI’s trade compliance program. • Supporting, communicating, and reinforcing the mission, values and JCI culture of compliance.
• 6 - 10 years of relevant import and Census experience. • Excellent academic credentials • Knowledge of US (and preferably some international) import and Census laws and regulations • Excellent communication and writing skills • Licensed Broker is a plus • JD is a plus
The candidate must also demonstrate the following personal qualities:
• The ability to lead, inspire and manage effectively. • Self-motivation, with the ability to manage and regularly prioritize a heavy workload • Excellent analytical abilities. • Understanding of commercial objectives and realities, with ability to solve complex problems within such constraints. • Strategic, proactive thinking with regard to import and Census compliance and management. • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate comfortably at all levels within an organization, and with diverse, international personnel from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. • Exceptional presentation, professionalism and advocacy skills, with the ability to promote and defend the interests of the business. • A ‘can-do’, flexible and proactive approach to resolving difficult problems and demands. • The ability to thrive on challenge and react quickly and positively in a fast-moving environment, all without compromising ethics or integrity.
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 130,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to ...sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.