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International Trade Manager- Exports


Georgia-Pacific is seeking an experienced Manager, focused on exports, to join the International Trade Capability (ITC) which supports all of GP's businesses by facilitating the ease of business in global markets. This position will be based in Atlanta, GA and will primarily focus on business consultation, risk mitigation strategies, analysis of import/export regulatory impacts and trade flows/complex transactions for the Packaging business segment. The ITC reports into the Strategic Sourcing & Procurement organization. A successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Thought leader with demonstrated ability to innovate and lead transformative initiatives
  • Excellent customer service, problem-solving, data analytics, collaboration, and communication skills
  • Ability to apply economic thinking to compliance
  • Effective management of multiple, complex projects

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Daily business consultation and customer service to employees, drive international trade awareness, which includes providing support for all aspects of international trade compliance covered by import and export regulations
  • Identify cost savings opportunities and measure to create long-term value
  • Proactively identify compliance gaps, escalate issues, and contribute in the process of establishing key controls
  • Initiate, coordinate and/or lead cross-functional projects (including customer service, sales, sourcing, tax, transportation, and contacts at the facilities) to accomplish core responsibilities and project goals
  • Free trade agreement qualification of products and the drafting of certificates of origin
  • Proper classification of products, technology and software for import and export activities
  • Collaborate with the business to determine appropriate import/export license requirements
  • Cultivate proven best practices and lead continuous improvement projects within organization
  • Continuous learning, promotion, and application of MBM®
  • Collaboration with various levels of internal and external stakeholders
  • Prioritize and balance long-term projects and goals in perspective with immediate/short-term responsibilities
  • Stay abreast of new, amended, or proposed regulatory activities to determine business impact, implement necessary program modifications and effectively communicate throughout the organization

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 8+ years of experience in international trade-related activities in export trade, including:
    • Knowledge on US Export Administration Regulations and other government regulations
    • Proper classification of finished goods, machinery, raw materials, and products for export and import
    • Extensive knowledge of global country documentation requirements
    • Experience with classifications, determination of license requirements, valuation determination free trade agreement qualification
  • Understanding of Incoterms and their practical application
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products to include: Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook

What Will Put You Ahead

  • 10+ years of experience in international trade-related activities or roles; international work experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in International Business/Trade, Logistics or Supply Chain
  • U.S. Licensed Customs Broker or similar international trade related certification (e.g., Certified U.S. Export Compliance Officer)
  • Knowledge of global export and import regulatory compliance requirements
  • Export and import valuation services, including the tracking and declaration of additions to price paid or payable
  • Experience with CTPAT/AEO programs, IMMEX programs and free trade zones
  • Experience in international logistics and capital equipment shipments
  • Work experience at a customs broker or freight forwarder company
  • Fluency in foreign languages
  • Experience working with Global Trade Management software (e.g., Integration Point)

Salary and Benefits Commensurate with Experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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