Karen Murphy is the Vice President, Global Trade responsible for the flex corporate trade function. In 2013, Karen joined flex from Applied Materials where she was the managing Director of Global Trade. Karen, a licensed US Customs Broker, had a long and accomplished career at Applied where she was responsible for ensuring compliance with the export and import regulations in over 15 countries and successfully established a global classification center of excellence in India.
She is a past member of the President’s Export Council’s Subcommittee on Export Administration (PECSEA) and is a current member of the Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee (RPTAC) for the Bureau of Industry and Security. She has participated in several projects to reduce administrative burden in compliance with trade regulations.
At flex, the global trade function is responsible for ensuring compliance with global trade regulations around the classification, importing and exporting of goods in each of the jurisdictions in which flex does business. Global Trade is focused on developing and setting global policies and procedures, developing and administering global trade training and assessment programs for global operations, directly supporting all significant Corporate responses to audits and governmental inquires and working with customers on ways to find additional savings in our collective supply chains.