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Director Trade Compliance

Company: Beckman Coulter
Location: Hebron
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Wondering what's within Beckman Coulter Diagnostics? Take a closer look.

At first glance, you'll see that for more than 80 years we've been dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory to move science and healthcare forward. Join a team where you can be heard, be supported, and always be yourself. We're building a culture that celebrates backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of all our associates. Look again and you'll see we are invested in you, providing the opportunity to build a meaningful career, be creative, and try new things with the support you need to be successful.

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Diagnostics Companies at Danaher. Together, we're working at the pace of change to improve patient lives with diagnostic tools that address the world's biggest health challenges.

The Director, Global Trade Compliance is responsible for providing direction and oversight of Beckman Coulter Diagnostics global trade compliance program while developing the long-term strategic roadmap to manage existing business as well as growing our functional capabilities, improve our compliance posture and design the optimal organizational structure to support global trade operations across the entire network. This leadership role will manage a diverse team responsible for Trade Compliance across a variety of products, value streams and geographies. The successful candidate will be a hands on thought leader responsible for devising strategies and programs to maximize output and minimize costs to meet company objectives leveraging extensive expertise and knowledge of all relevant import/export regulations, business practices and processes to facilitate a successful global trade compliance program.

This position is part of the Global Operations function located in Cincinnati, Ohio and will be working in a hybrid work mode. At Beckman Coulter, our vision is to relentlessly reimagine healthcare, one diagnosis at a time.

You will be a part of the Logistics and Distribution team and report to the Vice President of Global Logistics and Distribution responsible for the strategy and execution of Beckman Coulter's logistics, transportation, distribution and trade compliance functions that span 6 continents and encompasses over $300M in spend. If you thrive in an environment where you have the opportunity to build best in class global trade compliance capabilities and teams across the world while delivering meaningful results-read on.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Build a best in class trade function, while reshaping and redesigning the organizational structure to increase capabilities and performance while leading a global team of trade compliance professionals and work across a matrix of trade operations partners located throughout the network
  • Develop specific policies and procedures to ensure Beckman Coulter is compliant with foreign and domestic import/export requirements
  • Identify, initiate, coordinate and lead cross-functional projects that improve existing processes to support trade compliance activities and/or business objectives (e.g., Supply Chain Optimization, trade automation screening process, compliance rule logic and other trade compliance automation projects)
  • Maintain global risk register and work collaboratively with all site departments to ensure they have implemented effective compliance controls into their procedures and work instructions
  • Establish and maintain Beckman Coulter's Trade Compliance Training Program and act as Beckman Coulter's representative for the execution of Customs audit matters, remediation actions and disclosures with close partnership with Danaher and platform trade leaders
  • Coordinate and in certain regions conduct and manage self-testing or other auditing and monitoring programs for Beckman Coulter's export/import compliance programs and work collaboratively with Danaher and the Diagnostics platform trade compliance leadership to align on priorities, policy and initiatives
  • Oversee the development and implementation of import/export processes related but not limited to:
    • Broker/agent management including oversight of broker KPIs and daily management
    • Import and export licensing, including export due diligence practices
    • Global tariff and ECCN classification process
    • Global Country of Origin determination and Marking
    • Global Customs Valuation
    • Special Trade, Supply Chain Trade Security, and/or Duty Drawback programs and resolving issues as per program risk assessments (e.g., C-TPAT, AEO, etc.)
      The essential requirements of the job include:
      • Bachelor's degree with 20+ years of experience OR Master's OR Doctoral degree in business, supply chain, operations, quality or related field with 18+ years experience AND 6+ years related experience in leading a global trade compliance organization managing people.
      • Fluency with WTO, WCO, U.S., and non-U.S. classification, country of origin, preferential trade agreements and valuation rules and Customs regulations, with knowledge of import and export trade laws and regulations as they relate to: Export Administration Regulations (EAR) of the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), U.S. Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and European Union (EU) Legislation
      • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing a comprehensive global trade compliance program at a large, multi-national corporation
      • Proven ability to influence stakeholders in order to bring about change and drive continuous improvement across multiple geographies and functions, while delivering meaningful results
      • Demonstrated ability to lead a function across a matrixed environment and develop strategies to improve results
      • Strong, proven and visible people leadership skills with experience leading teams; ability to coach, motivate and empower others and to develop talent
        It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:
        • Leading global trade compliance and trade operations in the pharmaceutical, diagnostics or life sciences sectors
        • Proven ability to collaborate across the organization and operate effectively within a matrix while influencing others
        • Strong critical thinking and project management skills, ability to exercise independent judgment and manage complexity and ambiguity

          At Beckman Coulter Diagnostics we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, hybrid working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement in which you can work part of the time at the Company location identified above and part of the time remotely from your home. Additional information about this hybrid work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for Beckman Coulter Diagnostics can provide.

          The salary range for this role is $185,200-$240,000. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

          This job is also eligible for bonus/incentive pay.

          We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

          Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company's sole discretion, consistent with the law.

          When you join us, you'll also be joining Danaher's global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you'll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

          Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

          The EEO posters are available here.

          We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request accommodation.

          If you've ever wondered what's within you, there's no better time to find out.

Keywords: Beckman Coulter, Cincinnati , Director Trade Compliance, Executive , Hebron, Ohio

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