Company: Shell
Skills: Financial Analyst
Experience: 8 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Houston, TX, US
Status: Active

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30873BR MOTIVA - Trade Compliance Supervisor - Houston, TX United States Houston, TX Motiva Enterprises is on a journey to become the safest and most profitable downstream company in the U.S. More than 3,700 dedicated professionals comprise the 50/50 joint venture between Shell and Saudi Aramco. Motiva has refineries located in Convent and Norco, Louisiana and Port Arthur, Texas with combined capacity of over 1 million barrels per day, making it the third largest manufacturing company in the Americas. A strategic distribution network of product terminals across the eastern and southern parts of the U.S. delivers quality gasoline and petroleum products to nearly 8,300 Shell-branded retail outlets. Be part of a dynamic and nimble organization where your talents are rewarded and your efforts make a difference in the company’s performance.

As announced on March 16, Motiva’s owners have signed a non-binding Letter of Intent to separate the assets and businesses of the joint venture. Saudi Aramco publicly stated at that time Motiva will be set up as an autonomous integrated downstream affiliate. As such, Motiva remains committed to managing its current business and preparing the organization to function as a stand-alone entity. Motiva is seeking talented professionals who want to make a difference in the company and the industry.
  This position will be primarily responsible for the operations of Motiva's foreign trade zone as well as overall import and export compliance function and staff.

  • To provide leadership and guidance in the running and administration of a petroleum refinery FTZ and in the importation and exportation of petroleum products and related equipment;
  • To ensure all documentation and reporting of import/export/FTZ activity meets all regulatory requirements; and
  • To provide supervisory, management and development of Trade Compliance Analysts and to act as the subject matter expert on import/export activities organization-wide.
  • Oversee filing of Customs documentation/reports for Motiva's petroleum refinery FTZ and manage satisfaction of all regulatory requirements for the FTZ operations.
  • Prepare and submit all documentation required for importing and exporting Motiva's goods.
  • Serve as backup for analysts and perform analyst day-to-day activities when necessary.
  • Manage all import and export reporting requirements to all federal agencies in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Supervise all communication with government officials related to importing and exporting.
  • Manage all reporting and filings related to FTZ inventory to bring into balance with physical inventory.
  • Determine appropriate legal authority for all exports and acquire/maintain any required licenses or authorizations.
  • Oversee export screening process, including denied party screening, embargo screening, and use of automated screening tools.
  • Maintain records for all import/export activity in compliance with Customs and other government regulations.
  • Manage all internal/external import/export audits or programs, including the Importer Self Assessment program and C-TPAT.
  • Manage Reconciliation program and filings.
  • Manage the application of free trade agreements on petroleum goods being imported and on petroleum goods produced and exported (NAFTA).
  • Oversee customs brokers and freight forwarders in their performance of import/export activity.
  • Review and update all import/export/FTZ processes and procedures.
  • Develop and administer annual trade compliance training.
  • Lead trade compliance due diligence and integration efforts stemming from merger and acquisition activity.
  • Significant demands will be placed on this position in a newly created team with the expansion of responsibilities and enhancement of system capabilities to manage import and export activities.
  • Manage new trade compliance requirements triggered by new and growing import/export channels.
  • Manage import and export compliance in an environment of ongoing business transformation, including systems development and an aggressive business growth strategy.

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Minimum eight (8) years experience with U.S. import compliance, FTZ operations, and relevant experience with export compliance.
  • Licensed Customs Broker.
  • Previous management experience preferred.
  • Proven in-depth knowledge of US import requirements and the management of an FTZ.  Familiarity with US export requirements (ITAR, EAR, OFAC, Antiboycott, etc.).
  • Proven experience with ISA, C-TPAT, Reconciliation programs preferred.
  • Proven experience with trade automation preferred (e.g. SAP, Petrozone, Editrade).
  • Proven experience working with US Customs, other relevant regulatory authorities, Customs Brokers and internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as strong reading comprehension and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to multi-task and to work under pressure with a sense of urgency.
  • Ability to perform the day-to-day analyst duties when necessary to provide backup coverage.


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