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ThermoFisher Scientific Compliance Specialist III in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Work Schedule

Other

Environmental Conditions

Office

Job Description

COMPANY INFORMATION

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support. Visit www.thermofisher.com

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is responsible for ensuring all import and export activities are completed in compliance with applicable government rules and regulations. The Global Trade Compliance Specialist will support the Manager, Compliance, BPD, by helping to develop and maintain the import and export compliance program at the site level. This includes, adherence to applicable US and non-US laws and regulations pertaining to international trade as well as ensuring compliance with Thermo Fisher Scientific corporate policies.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement and maintain programs, policies, and procedures to ensure site-wide compliance with regulations and corporate policy

  • Responsible for the daily export transactional tasks

  • Collaborate with freight forwarders, US customs officers, customs brokers, internal and external customers on all matters pertaining to customs and import and export regulations

  • Coordinate complex export controlled shipments from multiple shipping points to global locations

  • Obtain export licenses from Department of Commerce as the need arises

  • Provide relevant product information to internal teams to support HTS classifications, Export Control Classification (ECCN) and country of origin information

  • Handle import/export recordkeeping process in compliance with guidelines set forth by regulations and Thermo Fisher policy

  • Implement processes for license determination and access to export controlled technology

  • Ensure that proposed transactions are appropriately screened for Denied Person and Entities, restricted end-uses, antiboycott language, diversion, etc.

  • Conducts internal audit and assessment of business activities for adherence to import/export procedures throughout the business lifecycle, including early-stage review of new products and classification/characterization of commodities through final delivery to customer

  • Monitors, measures, and reports Key Performance Indicators (KPI) on adherence to regulations and procedures

  • Evaluate new government requirements to ensure import and export compliance with changes and incorporation into day to day operations and standard operating procedures

  • Identifies and analyzes causes of international and domestic compliance issues and gaps and generate recommendations to management

  • Partner with cross-functional teams, including Legal, Logistics, Supply Chain, Sales, IT, and Engineering to develop and execute defined procedures

  • Provide training on various compliance topics to individuals and functional groups

  • Support group programs and projects that take advantage of Free Trade Agreements (including management of certificates of origin) and other duty-savings opportunities

  • Lead special projects as assigned

Minimum Requirements and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred with 3+ years of relevant experience in import and/or export roles

  • Solid knowledge of US Customs Harmonized Tariff Schedule, Government Agency Import/Export regulations (i.e. CBP, Census, EAR, OFAC, ITAR)

  • Ability to work within teams and independently with minimal supervision

  • Detail oriented with the ability to multitask, prioritize and be adaptable

  • Proven communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills

  • Ability to interface expertly with all levels and functions of the organization

  • Ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders in order to implement GTC initiatives across cross-functional departments

  • Applies a sense of urgency to resolve problems and supports root-cause analysis

  • Highly self-motivated and self-directed

  • Ability to apply judgment and discretion

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 50,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Apply today http://jobs.thermofisher.com

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.