Staff Attorney - Global Trade & Compliance

Boise, ID
Full Time
02-23-2021
Job #: 3711 Exp.: 3+ Years
Description:
The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.

Summary:
Reporting to the Director Global Trade Compliance, the Staff Attorney – Global Trade and Compliance is responsible for supporting the creation and implementation of compliance policy and initiatives globally.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Serve as the primary contact for governmental inquiries and notifications related to trade compliance issues.
  • Identify and assess legal and business risks of current commercial operations and processes.
  • Review import documentation and guide business teams and customs brokers.
  • Coordinate and provide comment on legislative initiatives.
  • Interface with regulators on licensing and other regulatory matters.
  • Provide subject matter expertise and training to business clients.
  • Provide legal guidance on directed items and manage outside counsel as necessary.
  • Lead periodic internal assessments to report on the state of Simplot’s compliance programs. Identify risk areas and recommend improvements.
  • Manage day-to-day trade compliance matters for Simplot’s business units globally

Typical Education:
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) or equivalent

Relevant Experience
  • 3+ years of relevant experience

Required Certifications
  • Licensed Customs Broker credential strongly preferred
  • Will also consider individuals willing to become a Licensed Customs Broker

Other Information:
  • Ability to travel internationally (Less than 10%)
  • Ability to lead multi-country, cross-functional projects.
  • Demonstrated understanding of corporate import and export compliance programs.
  • Subject matter expertise in all relevant areas of global trade compliance including HTS classifications, export control classification, free trade agreement qualification, and post-import auditing.

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