Directs and monitor import / export compliance processes and procedures
Develops a best practice Customs compliant program; drives internal controls to sustain compliance
Ensuring adherence to the Seqirus compliance program and regulatory requirements; proper classifications and proper documentation for both import and export in daily operation, maintaining compliance with all applicable government regulations
Diligently monitor entry status, intervene as necessary and respond to information requests from Customs, FDA, Census, USDA, OGA, broker & stakeholders
Serve as the primary point of contact with government agencies, agents and vendors
Establishes and maintains "trusted trader" and CTPAT status with U.S. Customs
Develop trade compliance training material and conduct employee training.
Develop and implement an audit program to maintain global trade compliance, including random audits of entry documents, broker invoices, entry folders, etc.
Review and standardize Company’s use of third party service providers (e.g., customs brokers, logistics) for improved compliance and cost savings.
Acts as Subject Matter Expert for Americas Trade Compliance
Exercise working knowledge of government contracting requirements and stay current with U.S. government contracting regulations.
Act as a subject matter expert for trade compliance; serve as central point of contact for interaction with government officials and customers’ and suppliers’ compliance representatives.
Analyse and interpret import / export regulations and maintain current knowledge of changes.
Provide regular updates of regulations and compliance requirements to senior management and other Seqirus stakeholders as needed.
Prepare and submit necessary documentation
Prepare, review, and submit applications for import / export licenses, permits and other government authorizations, including requests for commodity jurisdiction determinations, commodity classification determinations, internal advice, voluntary disclosures, and other trade-related submissions.
Provide information and reports necessary for public disclosure and risk management.
Prepare and submit other reports as necessary : Intrastat, 7501, MSS , C79, etc.
Identify and implement process improvements
Liaison with business unit logistics and operational personnel to drive efficiency and cost savings in the transportation of raw materials and finished goods.
Skills and Experience :
Ability to apply trade compliance knowledge and experience to complex issues with minimal need for external resources.
Proficiency with trade compliance systems and ability to research transactions and prepare reports in SAP. SAP experience is required.
Detail orientated with excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and exercise good judgment.
Strong analytical skills and the ability to implement process improvements
Intermediate MS Word and Excel skills.
Ability to influence in a highly matrixed environment and across a variety of internal and external stakeholders
8+ years of Customs and Trade experience, preferably within the pharmaceutical environment
Experience working in a government regulated environment
Comprehensive understanding of internal controls, compliance, ethics, U.S. Customs regulations, other government agency regulations and Custom broker processes
SAP experience required