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When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

This position will drive trade compliance excellence across the global Alfa Aesar entity by adherence to applicable U.S., non-U.S. and local laws and regulations pertaining to international trade as well as ensuring compliance with Thermo Fisher Scientific corporate, divisional and local policies. This individual will develop and implement training and qualification programs for all import/export personnel in scope.

This position will support all Alfa Aesar sites in scope in developing efficient, effective and appropriate work procedures to support compliance with US and local import and export regulations and corporate and local global trade compliance management systems. This position will have functional management of the Alfa Aesar import and export compliance personnel including working with site senior management and the Director of LSG Global Trade Compliance (GTC) to resolve gaps in both primary and back up roles. This role reports directly to the LSG GTC Director and dotted line to the VP/GM Global Chemicals.

The Sr. Manager, Global Trade Compliance must be able to successfully lead group projects with members and stake holders from a variety of functions and areas. There are a wide variety of activities involved in this position requiring excellent organizational skills and the ability to work and manage in a high energy, fast paced environment. A high degree of flexibility with the ability to respond to changing priorities is important. The ability to work independently and communicate effectively is a requirement

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•Collaborate with LSG GTC Team as well as corporate GTC and any site resources such as Senior Management, Commercial, Logistics, Quality and Regulatory, Finance, Sourcing, etc., to drive strategic direction of trade compliance processes to ensure robust compliance management that meets current requirements of all countries and regions with which business is being conducted.
•Provide GTC leadership to Alfa Aesar and raise the overall level of knowledge and professionalism of import and export resources and leadership across the entity and leverage best practices available from other Thermo Fisher programs.
•Work with the Global Trade Compliance LSG to implement companywide initiatives relating to GTC, e.g. the Global Trade Compliance Management System (GTCMS) and any automated GTC tools or system implementations.
•Work within the entity to implement short term and long term strategic cost savings strategies, e.g. FTA, tariff engineering, etc.
•Keep abreast of pertinent regulations and respond accordingly to update all functions/personnel in the entity that are affected by changes.
•Ability to develop and conduct regular global trade compliance trainings across businesses and functions is required.
•Develop and implement method to communicate trade compliance performance for the entity
•Support global sites in internal assessments, desk audits, completion of post audit follow-up actions and evaluate common themes in audits and develop programs to proactively address issues across sites in region.
•Ability to interpret multiple, complex sets of regulations and determine what is relevant for the entity and to implement appropriately.
•Mitigate risk to the organization through proactive process management ensuring that all activities are carried out in accordance with Thermo Fisher Scientific policies, standards, and applicable laws in the area of import and export compliance.
•Drive continuous process improvements to maximize customer delivery, quality, operational excellence and financial benefits associated with corporate standards and industry best practices.
•Work with the business and IT to address unique entity needs appropriately.
•Interface with freight forwarders, US customs officers, custom brokers, internal and external customers on all matters pertaining to customs and import and export regulations.

Non-negotiable Requirements:
•Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in import and export compliance.
•8-10 years experience in compliance management with demonstrated experience managing compliance activities in a multi-national company.
•Knowledge of ITAR and Export Licensing
•Must have experience with direct supervision of activities involving global import/export.
•Ability to read and interpret government regulations.
•Ability to interact with other departments, communicate at a higher level and to develop and deliver in person training.
•Must possess solid judgment and ability to work autonomously from established goals and strategic direction.
•Must be able to cope with multiple priorities and ambiguity.

Minimum Experience and Skills Required
•Possesses strategic thinking and can look ahead and respond proactively - bias for action.
•Solid presentation, communications and influencing skills, demonstrated through both written and spoken communication & can work with other countries and cultures.
•A strong collaborative leadership style with proven ability to drive change across multiple organizational levels, functions, locations, and “dotted lines” into entities to achieve objectives.
•Ability to work in a complex matrix environment to create buy in and implement processes.
•Strong problem solving skills and the desire to learn and use PPI to improve process.
•Excellent analytical and statistical skills including the ability to develop and measure metrics develop complex logistics and transportation models, etc.
•Budget management skills.
•Proficiency in MS Office applications

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.

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.
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