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General Information


Job title: Senior Manager, International Trade/Customs Compliance (Pharma)–Direct Hire
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Job location: Raleigh, NC  27612 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 03/14/2017
Job category:Supply Chain & Logistics
Employment type:Full time
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Job Description

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Our client, a worldwide leader in courier and warehousing services for the pharmaceutical industry, is actively recruiting for an exceedingly sharp and knowledgeable Trade and Customs Regulations expert to assume key role on its Compliance team.

This global company is growing exponentially. It is essential that it employs best in class policies and practices to ensure compliance with current worldwide regulations. This Senior Manager will be instrumental in that effort. Company will pay industry leading wage to attract and retain a star.

Key things to note:

This is a high profile role, with extensive exposure to company and client leadership. Seek candidate whose outstanding technical knowledge is complemented by unwavering professionalism, superb communication skills and keen business savvy.

Position will begin as an individual contributor, with the intention of quickly expanding the team. Seek SME who enjoys a hands-on role, but is also an astute developer of people.

This Manager will regularly interface with Client Project teams, to ensure they understand and consistently employ compliant trade and customs policies. Seek a collaborator.

Company primarily services companies in the Pharmaceutical and other Life Sciences industries - industries that are highly-regulated, and whose products must be moved/warehoused with meticulous attention to protocol.

Seek expert in related FDA standards and practices.
Company expansion, while exciting, is also challenging. It requires finding untried solutions to complex, ambiguous and sometimes conflicting problems. Seek a builder who thrives in this dynamic, empowered and mission-driven setting. Overtime is expected.

The focus of the role will be ensuring compliance with U.S. and other country trade regulations, with special emphasis on import/export of regulated items, cargo security requirements, transport requirements and other import & export compliance related activities. This Senior Manager will be responsible for developing and driving proper procedures, including documentation. to ensure current trade requirements are followed.

Specifics include:

Ø Create, review and/or update trade and regulatory compliance procedures manuals to maintain controls, record keeping and compliance as necessary

Ø Identify and develop the appropriate tools to manage and monitor Customs Compliance.

Ø Develop and monitor the company’s Export Management Compliance Program (EMCP)

Ø Inform, advise and provide recommendations to clients and agents in relation to regulatory compliance and/or Customs/USDA/FDA requirements, changes in policy and opportunities

Ø Provide training to internal departments on import and export process to ensure proper procedures are followed

Ø Perform periodic compliance audits to verify that internal controls are effective

Ø Monitor government and industry developments (e.g. security, Customs compliance, etc.), and make recommendations regarding modifications to business best practices

Ø Create and update regulatory guidance documents

Ø Coordinate and follow-up on the company’s C-TPAT participation and certification

Ø Develop and implement best practices for C-TPAT program and associated training for complying with agreed to procedures.

Targeted candidate will offer a Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of experience handling similar Trade Regulation Compliance and Global Logistics duties, including substantial experience in the Life Sciences sector. Expert understanding of policies and practices to support import/export of regulated items, cargo security requirements, transport requirements, etc. expected and required.

Other priorities include:

Excellent project management and communication skills
Astute problem-solving skills
Supervisory/leadership experience (including cross-functional)
Customs Brokerage license preferred
Multilingual skills valuable
Longevity and impact in previous roles
Finally and critically, we seek a candidate who will work exceedingly well in this building environment. A lot is happening, with changes occurring regularly. Seek take-charge, proactive leader who thrives when empowered and challenged. Growth potential is enormous.

Please forward Word resume for prompt consideration. Local candidates only.

Frankel Staffing Partners proudly recruits on behalf of premier employers in the Triangle (and beyond).  We specialize in Office Support, Life Science and other Professional Services positions.  To view our current openings, please visit our website at
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