Brazil, Lapa, Finance

LATAM Trade Compliance Manager

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  • Located in Latam Region, The Global Trade Manager is a trade compliance professional who is responsible for Henkel compliance within regional import and export regulations, ensuring regional trade programs and Henkel Corporate and standard guidelines;
  • The LATAM Trade Manager ensures efficient and effective Customs Compliance / Trade process deliverables aligned to global standard process and keep professional relationship with global /regional and local stakeholders, GBS+ and FT team;
  • Must ensure correct processes, mitigate risks (compliance), detect saving opportunities and standardize processes in Latam Region, Monitor and support on Customs audits and litigation related to trade topics;
  • Be part of a team of highly motivated specialists in different regions that work together to further develop and communicate the Trade & Customs Business Process Owner program for Henkel Strategic Business Solutions;
  • Design project plans for FTA compliance and opportunities for additional duty savings;
  • Providing global support and advice to BU’s and functions in case of new processes to be implemented as well as training and supporting Regional Process Experts and local colleagues;
  • Lead technical matters for trade in internal and external audits;
  • Develop and drive the Trade Analytics strategy to facilitate the realization of the digital and innovation goals of Henkel;
  • Support the business and key users in digital initiatives such as digital commerce, as well as user support for integration of new acquisitions and divestments;
  • Ensuring Global Trade and Customs compliance and safeguard template processes within projects as well as in daily work;
  • Evaluating and implementing digital procedures for process optimization;
  • Monitor customs regulations, adjust procedures and advise appropriate parties of changes – lead the implementation of new processes when needed;
  • Develop and maintain training programs for business partners involved in trade matters;
  • Represent Trade & Customs on strategic projects with cross-functional and cross-regional teams;
  • Opportunity to grow professionally and personally in a truly global organization;
  • Lead project and process initiatives for GTS, SAP or required Global Trade and Customs Initiatives.


  • Higher degree in International Trade, law or equivalent experience; 
  • At least 5 years of relevant trade and customs management experience within a multinational, big4 consultancy firm or law firm;
  • Strong SAP GTS knowledge and an interest for digital developments in the field of Trade & Customs is desirable
  • Excellent understanding of customs and trade regulations; experience with global/LATAM FTA management as well as US export controls is a plus
  • Comprehensive understanding of supply chain operations;
  • Fluent proficiency in English and Spanish;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Strong analytical skills and a strategic mindset, experience with project management;
  • Good time management, results oriented, can-do attitude;
  • Project Management skills or project leadership implementation is a plus;
  • Proven ability to work in an international and culturally diverse environment.

* Hybrid Work in LAPA - SP. 

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to gender, origin, culture, mindset, generation, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

JOB ID: 23045392
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: Recruitment.LATAM@henkel.com
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