Trade Compliance & Logistics Manager - Chemical Company

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Job Type: 正社員
Salary ¥7000000 - ¥9500000 per annum
Specialization: サプライチェーン、購買、物流
Sub-specialization 物流・ロジスティクス
お問合せ Azusa Kawashima
参照 JO-1705-370684
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[Company Description]
Chemical Company

Position Overview:

This highly visible and rewarding position will support the APAC global trade compliance processes, and overall trade compliance and optimization efforts that support two dynamic global chemical companies . The team has the authority and responsibility for both companies managed through a common central structure. Reporting to the APAC Trade Compliance Manager, the Specialist Trade Compliance APAC is responsible for ensuring compliant import and export activities in Japan and will support other country activities in the region. This position will interface with freight forwarders, customs officers, custom brokers, consultants, and internal business groups and external customers on all matters pertaining to customs, import and export regulations.

Job Responsibilities
  • Interface with customs brokers, freight forwarders and other service providers to effectively provide import/export instructions and oversight.
  • Provide regulatory guidance and oversight to company on import / export issues
  • Work with Global team members, business leaders and other key stakeholders to successfully implement and upgrade the internal policies and processes like HS classification process, export controls process, country of origin etc.
  • Quantify cost savings opportunities for participation in preferential trade programs and provide oversight of compliant implementation of programs
  • Identify Customs risks areas and develop actionable plans and procedures to mitigate those risks
  • Assist with strategic projects to improve efficiency, compliance and cost reduction initiatives
  • Monitor regulatory upcoming changes affecting Customs requirements in the country and translate changes into operational procedures
  • Identify opportunities for Customs duty/tax reduction in country and lead the implementation of Customs programs such as AEO, simplified procedures, Customs regimes, etc.
  • Revise established compliance policies and practices in accordance with changing legal framework and business models, seek out automation opportunities.
  • Establish workflow/process improvements through the use of automation to strategically optimize global trade management related activities.
  • Maintain and conduct audits of import/export transaction to affirm internal controls in areas including classification, record keeping, value, origin, licensing etc., implement any necessary corrective actions to any audit findings
  • Identify optimization opportunities on domestic logistics spend and lead negotiation for the domestic modes, warehouse services, broker, trucker and freight forwarder
  • Communicate with carriers for solution when any escalated issue from business
  • Support forwarder to manage carriers' KPI review and improvement proposals in line with global/regional request
  • Responsible for developing and executing mode procurement strategies, negotiating contracts, managing core supplier relationships, leading supplier implementations, and monitoring supplier performance.
  • Responsible for negotiating approximately $10 million in freight spend spread across multiple modes.
  • Perform supplier selection, contract negotiation and implementation through strategic sourcing process. Upon implementation, actively manage vendor contracts and proactively identify opportunities for improvement


  • Bachelor Degree
  • At least 3 years' experiences directly related to Japan Export/Import Licensing and trade compliance management.
  • Have experience in customs clearance and HTS classification issue resolving, freight forwarding and broker management.
  • Familiarity with Japan EPA/GSP regulations, can provide guidance for the qualification analysis
  • Experience in drafting and submitting Export/Import licenses/agreements, Customs commodity HS Code classification ruling application, jurisdiction determinations and advisory opinions for marketing, sales and procurement activities.
  • Familiarity with Japan METI export control laws and regulations, and corporate licensing and compliance tracking systems.
  • Demonstrated strengths will include a highly collaborative work style, the ability to anticipate problems, success in resolving difficult situations and effectively communicate with all levels of stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and pro-actively, with minimal guidance and supervision.
  • Experience with trade automation, global trade management systems/software and data analytic tools are highly sought after, such as SAP, Excel, etc.
  • May require occasional travel
  • Strong written and fluent oral communication skills in Japanese and English

[Employment Type]
Full time



Social insurance

Full 2 holiday week system (Sat/Sun) national holidays
New year's holiday
Annual Leave

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