Compliance Manager wanted – SHELL – Singapore

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Job Title Compliance Manager – Asia Pacific
Work Location Singapore – Metropolis

Job Description Job Purpose:
The AP Compliance Manager supports relevant functions in Shell Eastern Chemicals (S) (“SECS”) with respect to regulatory compliance needs related to customer and supplier transactions. Such regulatory compliance needs include: customs import/export requirements, Free Trade Agreements (“FTA”), dual-use product controls, Goods and Service tax (“GST”) and excise duty declarations, SOX controls, etc.

As regional representative of the global Chemicals Trade Compliance Network, which operates and governs trade compliance regulatory and fiscal requirements.
Understanding/monitoring trade compliance risk & exposure, for developing/rolling out/maintaining processes/procedures/controls to effectively manage this risk, for monitoring & ensuring the effectiveness of these processes/procedures/controls, for following up legislation changes and ensuring regulatory compliance by taking the lead to coordinate with relevant functions and addressing such changes with appropriate Management of Change.
Development and maintenance of contacts with internal and external.
Provide advice and support to SECS on trade compliance and Free Trade Agreement (“FTA”) matters for contract negotiation and preparation.
Specific Accountabilities:
Apply Customs regulations to business transactions ensuring corporate customs compliance, including handling tariff classifications of imported/exported merchandise, valuation issues, country of origin determinations, applicability of embargoes and/or sanctions programs, and Free Trade Agreement-related issues and managing customs audits and duty minimization programs.
Benchmark best practices with respect to international trade for the regional business.
Develop, implement and manage Asia Pacific customs related projects and activities that enhance customs compliance, secure cost-saving opportunities and minimize overall customs liabilities.
Interface with product lines and supporting functions, manufacturing plants, customs clearance agents and freight forwarders to ensure compliance to all government import/export regulations.
Contract holder for SECS customs clearance agents.
Promote the Shell General Business Principles and Code of Conduct.
Develop and provide training/expert guidance to customer centre, commercial, operations and other parties involved in trade compliance related activities.
Manage the risk matrix for regulatory compliance areas related to SECS’s business and develop and implement fit-for-purpose trade compliance programs, processes and controls.
Understand trade legislations and regulations relevant to SECS’s transactions (including import and export regulations), monitor changes in such legislations and regulations and assure appropriate Management of Change (process changes, training, etc.) to assure compliance in view of such changes as well as in case of business/organizational changes. This includes interfacing with Indirect Tax and Shell’s Shared Service Centers to assure compliance with GST and other duty changes.
Custodian of licenses and permits (including import licenses).
Process owner for Operations and Commercial SOX controls & processes.
Implement and manage, as required, compliance programs mandated by Group or Downstream in conjunction with the Chemicals Governance Risk & Assurance Manager.
Assure document retention for regulatory compliance related documents (e.g. export licenses, Letters of Indemnity, excise duty certificates, FTA certificates, REACH, etc.) in line with Group Records Management requirements.
Assure SECS staffs are competent with relevant legislation and regulations by providing fit-for-purpose training programs.
Proactively advise management on recommendations to address gaps/issues related to regulatory compliance and provide input to support the annual Letter of Assurance.
Develop and maintain effective networks with various stakeholders (internal stakeholders, Indirect Tax, SBSC (Shell Business Service Centers), Customs, industry consortia, etc.) to stay abreast of and influence developments in the regulatory compliance arena and to anticipate required changes.
Degree in any discipline with minimum 5 years of relevant working experience, preferably in Petrochemicals industry.
Comprehensive knowledge of Singapore Customs import/export regulatory requirement and import/export Asia Pacific import/export regulations.
Hands on in-depth experience interpretation and utilizing Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
Good knowledge of Product Harmonized System (“HS”) classifications
Experience in managing Customs Clearance Agent