The Logistics Supervisor is the responsible party for all local logistics and logistics-related trade compliance operations on behalf of all the product lines operating in the country. The Logistics Supervisor manages all local internal and external logistics, distribution and transportation activities to ensure that the tripartite goals of legal compliance, timely delivery, and price minimization are wholly satisfied. The Logistics Supervisor will be the primary contact for trade compliance related issues when there is no full Trade Compliance person in the respective location but he is responsible for escalating such issues either to the Geo Market Trade Compliance Manager or the MEAP Region Trade Compliance Director.
- Act as the primary contact point for all inbound or outbound logistics operations and logistics-related trade compliance in the country.
- Develop, implement and manage a consistent, coordinated approach for the importation and exportation of goods by all local product line operations.
- Provide cost-effective, timely, and traceable movement of company products both inbound and outbound. Develop, implement and maintain policies and systems related to monitoring cost and efficiency. Analyze and recommend carriers, routing and processing consultants.
- Develop and supervise a central document retention system (or systems for multi divisional locations) and retain ALL electronic and hard copy shipping files for all import / export movements which will also be recorded in country specific or divisional shipment logbooks. Also retain within the document retention system all applicable trade compliance / export control documentation. The document retention system will require to be fully transparent and auditable.
- Ensure full scrutiny of all customs broker, freight forwarder and other related invoices and ensure they are properly audited prior to payment and retained in the relevant shipment file.
- Ensure compliance by all local logistics activities/persons with all local import and export customs clearance rules, locally implemented Wassenaar-based export control rules and multilateral nonproliferation regimes, the Baker Hughes Export/Re-export Controls and Economic Sanctions Manual, the Baker Hughes Anti-boycott Manual, and the Code of Conduct.
- Ensure that all freight forwarder, customs clearance company and logistics operations by or on behalf of Baker Hughes adhere to the Baker Hughes FCPA Guidelines and Policies.
- Ensure that all transportation needs for all local product lines are effectively satisfied.
- Select and supervise local freight forwarder/customs clearance company processing consultants; advise same on Baker Hughes policies and guidelines; negotiate contracts with same detailing allowed services and anticipated rates therefore; review invoices issued by same for conformance with contract and Baker Hughes policies and guidelines.
- Supervise local logistics analysts where applicable.
- Maintain the local Standard Shipping Instructions (SSI), with all changes subject to review by the Geo Market Logistics Manager.
- Ensure that local logistics personnel follow the receiving portions of the local SSI, and the outbound portions of the relevant destination SSI for exports; monitor adherence to outbound portions of local SSP by foreign logistics personnel and provide contemporaneous feedback.
- Supervise all items in-country that were exported to the country pursuant to an export control license to ensure that license conditions and provisions are satisfied.
- Apply for in-country export control licenses and ensure that all terms and conditions of the export license, including monthly or periodic reporting and monitoring of license usage that may be required by the government.
- Maintain logs of temporarily imported items to ensure timely and lawful re-export. Coordinate with respective product lines on the timely settlement of temporary imports- whether items are to be re-exported, transferred to new contracts or permanently imported into the country and the settlement of tax and duties. Escalate issues relative to TI to the respective Global Trade Compliance personnel in country, geo market or region for timely resolution.
- Act as the primary contact with local customs authorities. He or she must ensure that the Global Trade Compliance personnel in the country, geo market or region are made aware of Customs queries that relates to customs valuation, classification, duty preferential status, country of origin and other trade specific issues. Further, the Logistics Supervisor is to notify GTC if there is a scheduled or unscheduled audit that is being planned by local Customs authorities.
- Plan and coordinate internal audits of import and export processes and local processing consultant activity.
- Travel as and when required to fully discharge the responsibilities and duties of the position.
- Eight years of full-time logistics experience, with at least two of those years in the country of assignment; three to five years of supervisory experience
- Practical local logistics and distribution experience is a key selection criteria; a college degree is not required but is a “plus factor” in selection
- Accreditation under local customs agent or logistics regimes, if any, is preferred
Knowledge and Skills:
- Extensive knowledge of transportation/distribution methods and procedures, and the effective means of carriage for trade lanes initiating or terminating in the local countries; familiarity with all modes of carriage.
- Active, current expertise on local customs practices and procedures; detailed understanding of special local requirements for dangerous goods, radioactive sources and explosives; awareness of how to use local duty reduction regimes (such as free trade zones, temporary imports, bonded warehouses, etc.) and the systems required to stay completely compliant while operating under such regimes.
- Familiarity with local freight forwarders and customs brokers, and typical fees, services, and rates
- A familiarity with FCPA, logistics, and trade compliance policies, tools, and guidelines appearing on Interchange
- A willingness to learn and apply advanced import regulatory requirements relating to classification, valuation, origin, the import clearance process, trade programs, and trade agreements
- A willingness to learn and apply local (if applicable) and US export controls and economic sanctions rules
- A willingness to learn and apply FCPA compliance guidelines as they relate to logistics operations
- Ability to interpret and apply import and export requirements to operative facts
- Demonstrable supervisory skills
- Proficient in general operation of Windows-based computers and Microsoft Office software
- Strong oral and written English skills; local language ability for one or more countries within the region preferred
- Must be able to legally receive US technology necessary for the position, if any.