Smiths Medical

Manager, APAC Trade Compliance (Remote)

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  • Job Description

      Req#: 49137405

      Job Title: Manager, APAC Trade Compliance (Remote)

      FLSA Status: Exempt

      Position Summary
      The APAC Trade Compliance Manager is responsible for ensuring ICU Medical's global import and export activities are compliant with Asia Pacific customs, and other applicable government laws and regulations. This position provides functional leadership for import/export activities in the APAC region. This person possesses a high level of expertise in the local Customs requirements and drives compliance improvements for the APAC regional operations. This position reports to the Global Trade Compliance Sr. Manager at the ICU Medical headquarters in San Clemente, CA, and plays a key role in the global trade compliance committee leadership team.

      This is a highly cross-functional and collaborative role with significant interaction with Transportation, Customers, Customer Care, Planning, Procurement, IT, Plant Operations, Vendors, Product Development, Global Supply Chain leaders. This is to ensure compliance with import regulations and export control laws, as well as monitoring of established internal controls.

      Essential Duties & Responsibilities
      •Responsible for establishing, implementing, and maintaining effective trade compliance processes and procedures that comply with applicable local customs, Free Trade Agreement, cargo security program, and other trade related regulations.
      •Accountable for obtaining and maintaining applicable trade related registration, license, permit, mandatory government reporting where required.
      •Responsible for developing and driving the APAC trade compliance processes and procedures that align with the ICU Medical global trade compliance improvement initiative and strive for continuous improvement.
      •Contribute and participate in the APAC supply chain operational objectives and ensure import/export activities remain compliant and effective.
      •Work closely with the ICU Medical customers' brokers, Global Trade Compliance (“GTC”) and Regulatory teams, and provide accurate clearance instructions, including proper special customs programs.
      •Conduct periodical post entry audit, perform periodical internal audit, and resolve any potential issues timely.
      •Maintain recordkeeping of Customs entry documentation and ensure recordkeeping requirements are met.
      •Prepare periodic compliance reports for compliance reviews. Compile and prepare global trade key performance indicators (“KPIs”) and report to the HQ GTC.
      •Participate in ICU Medical's CTPAT or Supply Chain Security program meets, perform internal audit, and ensure that ICU Medical's import/export activities exceeds the minimum-security criteria.

      Knowledge & Skills
      •Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of health regulatory agencies, local customs import requirements and procedures, Free Trade Zone regulations, as well as associated documentary requirements.
      •Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including negotiation and presentation skills. Communicates effectively and interacts professionally with customers, coworkers, and management.
      •Good organizational skills with the ability to plan, organize, prioritize, multi-task, and use time effectively. Demonstrates attention to detail.

      Minimum Qualifications, Education & Experience
      •Must be at least 18 years of age.
      •Bachelor's degree in a related field
      •Minimum of 8 years import, export, and trade compliance related experience
      •Minimum of 5 years leading Free Trade Zone compliance
      •Minimum of 3 years in cargo security initiatives (CTPAT or AEO)
      •Minimum of 4 years managerial experience
      •Extensive knowledge of international trade and Customs regulations, such as Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS), customs valuation, and country of origin determination
      •Excellent team player that works well in a collaborative setting
      •Knowledge of MS Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

      •Master's degree in a related field
      •Medical Device or Pharmaceutical industry experience
      •Licensed Customs Broker and/or equivalent qualification
      •Oracle ERP / GTM system experience
      •Fluency in Mandarin is highly preferred.

      Work Environment
      •This is largely a sedentary role.
      •This job operates in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment.
      •Typically requires travel less than 5% of the time.

      This role is based remotely; the incumbent may be remote in any state other than Colorado; California; Connecticut; Montana, Maine or New York.

      ICU Medical is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

  • About the company

      At Smiths Medical, we are passionate about improving and saving the lives of patients through high quality, innovative medical devices and services. We are a leading global manufacturer of specialty medical devices that provides innovative and lifesaving solutions for the world’s healthcare markets.