This position is part of the Materials and Minerals business unit in the Chemical Analysis Division (CAD). The role is based in Franklin, MA.
How will you make an impact?
This position is responsible to lead, develop, implement, and oversee the maintenance of internal import/export processes and controls to mitigate risk and ensure compliance with U.S. Government import/export regulations. In addition, this role includes the effective movement of material.
What will you do?
Global Trade Compliance
- Assessment and analysis of current trade and product compliance programs to ensure compliance with US Government regulations including ITAR, EAR, US Customs & Border Protection Regulations, Economic Embargo Regulations, Tariffs, etc.
- Collaborate with and influence all functions in the organization regarding the importance of compliance to U.S. Government import/export regulations, drive understanding in each function related to their responsibilities, and provide leadership to ensure process adherence and improvements.
- Develop training programs to ensure compliance and to support new regulatory requirements that may impact business operations.
- Assist with strategic projects to improve efficiency, compliance, and cost reduction initiatives.
- Coordinate with various internal functions in obtaining the necessary U.S. Government import/export licenses, agreements, permits, certifications and technology release determinations.
- Manage and maintain reports and metrics pertaining to various elements of import/export process, and report out on trends, areas of concern and improvement opportunities.
- Manage and maintain import/export files and records in accordance with U.S. Government import/export regulations and Company policies.
- Identify training needs, develop and provide training pertaining to import/export requirements.
- Serve as the primary interface regarding interpretation of regulatory requirements or Company trade policies and procedures with all facility personnel.
- Lead investigations and other compliance matters.
- Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, vision, values and culture of the organization.
- Ensure safe and effective materials movement and management inside and outside the factory.
- Coordinate domestic and international freight transit. Ensure that we use safe and cost effective methods, routes and carriers.
- Coordinate daily communication with carriers, freight forwarders, and customers in coordinating pick-up and delivery of shipments.
- Ensure the effective movement of materials to support production and service requirements, and collaborate with other functional leaders to ensure attainment of our schedule commitments.
- Drive, support and participate in improvement efforts to reduce logistics cost and lead time across our supply chain.
- Provide logistics expertise to support strategic manufacturing (Make/Buy/Location) decisions.
- Develop and maintain functional metrics to monitor and enhance department performance.
- Other duties as assigned.
How will you get here?
- Bachelor degree in a related field or equivalent experience
- 7+ years of related experience in import/export trade compliance management.
- Compliance experience in manufacturing and finished product procurement environments.
- A mix of compliance and program management experience.
- Experience auditing import and export operations.
- Previous experience with HTS/ECCN classification preferred
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- Demonstrated strengths will include a highly collaborative work style, the ability to anticipate problems, success in resolving difficult situations, and effectively communicate with all levels in the organization.
- Demonstrated ability to weigh risk areas and business objectives to propose realistic solutions. Turn complex compliance requirements into scalable processes.
- Ability to apply U.S. Government regulatory requirements (i.e. FDA) in complex scenarios.
- Ability to work independently and pro-actively, with minimal guidance and supervision. Ability to exercise leadership, influence, and sound judgment.
- Expert analytical and computer skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- 20% travel domestic and international.
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