• Trade Compliance Manager, Regional (Americas)

    Location US-CA-Irvine | US-CA-Hercules | US-CA-Pleasanton
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  • Overview

    The Trade Compliance Manager is responsible for ensuring the import or export of products and materials complies with the regulations within a region. This includes assisting in the deployment of regional and/or localized trade compliance procedures and guidelines that will assure compliance with import and export regulations, executing audit and risk assessment programs including corrective action plans and providing leadership in strategic projects that affect the supply chain to ensure proper/advantageous structuring of transactions. 


    In addition to developing and ensuring process adherence, the role will act as a key knowledge point for all trade compliance issues and take a lead in the training and development of key stakeholders.


    This position can be located in our Hercules, CA, Pleasanton, CA or Irvine, CA offices. 


    • Maintains and evaluates the region’s compliance status with various regulatory bodies including customs, export control and applicable tax authorities.
    • Ensuring proper documentation and procedures are maintained in accordance with regulations.
    • Reviews internal controls, develops processes, administers the compliance audit program, and oversees corrective action plans for the region.
    • Identifies compliance gaps and recommends process improvements.
    • Assists in establishing and maintaining localized policies and procedures for compliance with import and export regulations as well as ensuring broad Company awareness of these requirements.
    • Identifies and develops business processes to address compliance risks, with a focus on continuous process improvements to increase efficiency and improve performance to customers.
    • Responsible for monitoring and reporting KPIs and metrics to senior management and daily reporting of import and export compliance for the region.
    • Sets overall budget, operational strategy and priorities for assigned area of responsibility.
    • Prioritizes and manages projects in the region for both import and export compliance which involves defining the project scope, budget, scheduling and execution of project risk.


    • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in International Business, Business Administration or Supply Chain management.
    • 10+ years overall trade compliance experience.
    • 5+ years experience with trade compliance for multiple countries or in a global environment.
    • 8+ years working in bio-pharma, medical/diagnostics or life science related companies
    • 5+ years management experience.
    • Experience with global trade management software and systems.
    • Expert knowledge of import and export regulations across the region.
    • Project management experience.
    • Experience with implementation and scaling of trade automation tools including but not limited to SAP-GTS.
    • Expert working knowledge of Import Licensing, Export Licensing, Free Trade Agreements, HTS and Export Control Classification, Country of Origin, Valuation, Transfer Pricing, Authorized Economic Operator, Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, Approved Exporter, Health registration Agencies, including but not limited to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S.
    • Department of Agriculture and other related Export and Import regulations within a region and countries.
    • Experience writing and submitting binding rules.
    • Experience with audits and disclosure practices.
    • Experience working in the Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences or Diagnostic industry highly preferred
    • Multi-lingual in the regions responsible for with strong English verbal and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrated strong leadership, communication and people management skills.
    • A proven record of designing and implementing value added import/export policies and processes.
    • Strong analytical skills.
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills at all levels in the organization.
    • Results orientation and strong sense of accountability.
    • Customs Broker License highly preferred.


    About Bio-Rad:


    Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 8,000 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.


    Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.


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