Candidate will be responsible for Global Trade Compliance in the development and implementation of the company's Import and Export Compliance Program & Roadmap relating to U.S. and foreign laws and regulations. These laws regulations includes, but not limited to, the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Foreign Trade Regulations, and the various sanctions and embargo regulations promulgated by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
Processing and management of all Repligen's export and import global operational transactions, including, but not limited to, obtaining export and import licenses as required, HTS & ECCN classification requests, supporting the Customer Services department with information required to release orders and to ensure the expedited release of shipments on Customs-hold.
Champions and owns Repligen's Trade Compliance Program, proactively communicating to all levels and key stakeholders of the organization regarding the importance of the program.
Routinely manages, creates and delivers training on Global Trade Compliance.
Ensures all Repligen operations are conducted in compliance with US and foreign trade laws.
Lead/primary representative for Customs audits, inspections and trade regulatory agency inquiries.
Ensures export license records are maintained, including, but not limited to, keeping records of all export transactions in accordance with international government regulations.
Responsible for and manages product classifications.
Responsible for and manages country of origin classifications.
Partners closely with Legal, Sales, Finance, Manufacturing and Logistics/Warehouse groups and provides strategic and operational guidance.
Lead regular business reviews with service providers (e.g., Expeditors, Tradewin) to review metrics, business strategy, new regulations and partner towards on-going improvement to processes.
Actively monitors the external regulatory environment for new developments and policy changes; timely communicates material changes and implements processes appropriately.
Establish harmonized procedures for export compliance requirements and tracking for all locations shipping on behalf of US locations.
Assist with all cross-functional projects related to export and import transactions.
Responsible for and manages Deemed Exports, Denied Persons and Know Your Customer (KYC) screening activities and processes for customers, vendors, employees, and visitors.
Liaise with freight forwarders and customs brokers to resolve issues related to filing customs entries for exported or imported products.
Perform internal export and import audits (e.g., manometer logs, AES filings, etc.), as required, including writing applicable report; providing corrective action; follow-up and closure.
Submit commodity jurisdiction requests to the Department of State or Department of Commerce as needed.
Knowledge, Skills Abilities
Minimum of 5 years or more of Global Logistics (in particular, Import/Export) experience
Knowledge of the EAR, OFAC, US Customs, FCC, Foreign Trade, ITAR laws and regulations
ECCN, HTS and TIB classification skills
Ability to effectively manage staff including off-site personnel
Operates with a sense of urgency when required
Ability to prioritize and multi-task
Communicates effectively and precisely, both verbal and written
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Ability to manage "dotted-line" reporting structure (for example, this position will work closely with Legal, Global Logistics, and Warehouse Operations)