Position within Global Clinical Supply Compliance Operations will be responsible for ensuring MRL imports/exports are declared and shipped in compliance with global trade regulations and standards. This may include activities prior to shipment such as transactional entry activities aligned with Customs, Health Authorities, export agency licenses/permits (example “Dual-Use”, CITES), and other government agency requirements. Position will work with Global Trade Compliance (GTC), site shipping personnel, and Clinical and Research stakeholders across all locations. Position will also interact with Logistics, Transportation, Clinical Country Operations globally, as well as outside 3rd party vendors/shippers. Key challenges will include influencing all constituents and stakeholders to following trade policy and procedures and solving shipment specific issues when they arise.
What you’ll do
- Provide global support to deploy Compliance strategic goals and objectives aligned closely with business objectives
- Assures trade compliance with Global Trade Compliance policy and standards and other global, country rules & regulations as applies to all processes, sites, and resources.
- Monitor EMEA and RoW imports or exports that contain products that require additional licenses/permits including those performed by our 3rd party suppliers and vendors
- Review shipment request information and shipping documents to ensure compliance with GTC global standards and local import Standard Business Practices
- Ensure all trade attributes required by Customs, Health Authorities, export agency licenses/permits (example “Dual-Use”, CITES), or other applicable government agencies are completed and archived to ensure compliant import broker clearance instructions or export declarations.
- Work with GTC COE group to obtain HTS classifications and FDA Product Code assignments when needed
- Contribute in maintaining and implementing trade compliance Standard Business Procedures, tools, systems, and training to ensure compliance and to ensure the appropriate processes are properly incorporated into GCS and rest of our Research Division operations.
- Influence internal and external stakeholders to comply with Standard Business Practices developed by MRL Trade Operations
- Support global shipping sites with import or export transaction challenges
- Bachelor’s degree or higher required & Proficient in English
- Trade related certificate or Customs Broker License desirable
- 5-7 years logistics experience in the pharmaceutical industry of which a minimum of 5 years functional expertise with international trade
- Knowledge of European and International Customs regulations and related experience
- Prior experience interfacing with international companies
- Prior experience interfacing with 3rd party suppliers and vendors including logistics carriers
- Prior hands-on experience using Microsoft products (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word)
- Prior experience with global trade management systems like SAP GTS or Integration Point, or similar databases, very desirable.