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Senior Associate Import/Export – Rremote (JP10206)

Thousand Oaks, CA · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title:  Senior Associate Import/Export - Remote (JP10197)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA. 91320 (100% Remote)
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit: GSC Controls
Duration: 1+ years (with likely extensions)
Posting Date:  05/04/2022

3 Key Consulting is hiring a Senior Associate Import/Export for a consulting engagement with our direct client, a leading global biopharmaceutical company.

Job Description:
Our client’s Global Trade Office is an organization within the Trade Compliance and Supply Chain Security function. Centralized under Global Supply Chain, this team is accountable for seamless integration of policy and execution activities for imports and exports in support of the entire client organization to ensure our medicines are timely delivered at the right place. Members of the Global Trade Office provide program oversight for trade compliance, establish controls and global standards for regional execution and are experts in international trade regulations for the bio-pharmaceutical industry.

Key Responsibilities
  • Partner internally and externally to manage inbound/outbound shipments by liaising with internal and external requestors, client transportation and logistics, carriers, customs brokers, and government agencies.
  • Provide expertise, consult and advise on international Customs and Other Government Agency (OGA) Import/Export requirements.
  • Determine commodity classification for shipments.
  • Review shipping documentation and customs invoices for accuracy including valuation, commodity classification, and country of origin.
  • Provide support for obtaining applicable shipment permits and licenses.
  • Review and Resolve SAP-Global Trade Services (GTS) blocks.
  • Respond to issue requests submitted to global import/export inbox.
  • Assign Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) classification codes and Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCN) to company’s commodities including drug product, raw materials, chemicals and other materials supporting the company’s business.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Customs & Trade, Logistics and/ or Supply Chain OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Science, Biology, Chemistry, Customs & Trade, Logistics and/ or Supply Chain AND 3 years’ experience in Trade Compliance or Import/Export operations OR
  • Associate’s degree & 8 years’ experience in Trade Compliance or Import/Export operations OR
  • High school diploma / GED & 10 years’ experience in Trade Compliance or Import/Export operations

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience releasing SAP GTS blocks, such as legal control and sanctioned party list. • Understanding of International Customs and World Trade Organization Regulations • Versed in key import/export processes including valuation, commodity classification, country of origin determination • Awareness of industry trends and developments in biopharmaceutical import/export compliance
  • Ability to build working relationships and effectively partner cross-functionally, cross-regionally and at all levels in the organization
  • Excellent oral and written communication, facilitation, collaboration and executive presentation skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of GMP regulations and GDP requirements
  • Working knowledge of harmonized tariff schedule and ECCN number assignments
  • Familiarity with FTZ Operations

Why is the Position Open?
Supplement additional workload on team.

Top Must-Have Skill Sets:
  • U.S. Licensed Customs Broker or experience with International Customs and World Trade Organization Regulations
  • 3+ years’ experience in Trade Compliance or Import/Export operations
  • Excellent oral and written communication, facilitation, and collaboration

Day to Day Responsibilities:
  • Review shipping documentation and customs invoices for accuracy including valuation, commodity classification, and country of origin
  • Resolve commodity classification for shipments
  • Respond to customer requests related to import and export of goods and materials

Red Flags:
  • International transport experiences is not representative of experience required.
  • Must have Customs Border Protection/FDA/OGE (other government agency) experience in managing customs entries.
  • Frequent job changes.
  • Position is not ideal for executive role experience (Director and above).

Interview process:
Phone screening followed by in-person interview.



We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to resumes@3keyconsulting.com.  If you decide that you’re not interested in pursuing this particular position, please feel free to take a look at the other positions on our website www.3keyconsulting.com/careers. You are also welcome to share this opportunity with anyone you think might be interested in applying for this role.
 
 
Regards,
 
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
 
 
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