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Amazon Sr. Trade Strategy, PM , Amazon Mechatronics - Hamme in Boston, Massachusetts


At Amazon, we're working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people. Amazon is one of the most recognizable brand names in the world and we distribute millions of products each year to our loyal customers. The Mechatronics team builds full-stack innovation that ensures fulfillment and delivery network safety, speed, optimization, and value. We tackle big goals for the Amazon business and work hard to make automation history through invention, problem-solving, and highly-engaged teams.

We are a global organization, with research and development labs based in Hamme, Belgium, Seattle, WA and Milan, Italy. Our development portfolio is focused on automation solutions in software workflows, matrix sortation and storage solutions, and mechanical singulation that provide broad extensibility across Amazon businesses.

As a Senior Trade Strategy Program Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring compliant trade for the development, manufacturing & delivery of custom Mechatronics solutions that enable automation within Amazon's global fulfillment network. You will work directly with strategic sourcing, transportation operations, legal & tax, and Global Trade Service internal teams to drive a cohesive trade compliance across Mechatronics.

Key job responsibilities

  • Build & execute Mechatronics' trade compliance strategy, drive and enforce global Trade Compliance processes, seek automation and technology opportunities to leverage.

  • Participate in leadership, business, supply chain and engineering planning, goal-setting, technology, product roadmap, and other discussions to “peek around corners” and identify potential compliance risks and offer program level guidance.

  • Support import/export operations between UK, US and EU, including cooperation with the brokers, oversight of Amazon’s ops team and alignment on priorities with internal stakeholders.

  • Collaborate with GTS (Engine) and Business Reporting Trade Compliance PMs on high impact or high-risk issues. Distill and communicate the impact of these issues to business leadership.

  • Provide support for regional projects and expansions.

  • Scope and execute special trade and duty optimization programs.

  • Drive scalable business solutions to ensure compliance with import regulations in the region.

  • Educate internal and external stakeholders to ensure compliance on our projects and processes.

  • Collaborate with Legal and Tax departments on efforts as necessary. Interface with global customs authorities and export control regulators as required.

  • Collaborate with Amazon’s technology teams to develop world class Trade Compliance solutions for Mechatronics.

  • Leverage data to continuously improve compliance at Amazon.

Up to 20% international and domestic travel.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Boston, MA, USA | Jamaica Plain, MA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited University

  • Proven Trade Compliance experience dealing with international customs regulations

  • Strong knowledge of international trade compliance laws

  • Strong knowledge and experience with Customs valuation in the EU and UK

  • Experience in large-scale project management

  • Experience driving trade compliance cost & efficiency optimization for an R+D/manufacturing facility

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of Rules of Origin and international tariff classifications

  • Strong communication skills (both written & verbal) with the ability to articulate complex concepts to cross-functional audiences.

  • Masters Degree, Law Degree or US Customs - -Brokerage License are a plus, but are not required

  • Successfully designs and builds mechanisms to improve efficiency, reduce compliance risk and drive growth at scale

  • Ability to use data to assess risk and impact and analyze trade-offs

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