Senior Supply Chain Specialist – Trade Compliance

Kite Pharma

Anywhere Remote only

Full time

Customs Brokage

Jul 27

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Job Description

Everyone at Kite is grounded by one common goal – curing cancer. Every single day, we seek to establish a direct line between that purpose and our day-to-day work. Would you like to join us in this mission?

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Supply Chain team as a Trade Compliance Specialist to be based remotely somewhere in the United States. Internally known as Senior Supply Chain Specialist, the Incumbent will monitor facilitates import / export shipment transactions while working closely with the corporate logistics departments and brokers. In turn, the Trade Compliance Specialist will for resolve information requests in a timely manner from Brokers for import clearance of commodities.

Responsibilities of the Trade Compliance Specialist Include:

  • Assigns HTS & ECCN classifications to commodities & maintains their database
  • Quickly resolves any outstanding issues with PGAs to ensure fast clearance of commodities
  • Manages Trade Compliance and Regulatory processes and requirements in EMEA, LATAM and APAC Regions
  • Administers import & export recordkeeping requirements
  • Responsible for COO determination
  • Conducts customs brokerage & shipment transactions audits
  • Works on development implementation, improvement, training and audits of Trade Compliance policies, procedures and WIs
  • Sets up new compliance relationships and the underlying operations to support them
  • Ensures compliance with foreign legal requirements related to the import & export to and from foreign countries
  • Works with Tax and brokers to correctly setup VAT entry transmission information on entries
  • Acts as liaison between end-users, IT and cross-functional teams in the analysis, designs, configuration, testing and maintenance of systems to achieve optimal operational performance
  • Performs export compliance screening against the Denied Parties Lists
  • Uses ACE to generate reports, analyze them and submit EEI filings as well as communicate with Customs & OGAs
  • Develops presentations and effectively communicates findings, results & action plans to peers and management
  • Builds FDA Import product codes
  • Provides Trade Compliance Training to operations personal when needed

Basic Qualifications:

MS / MA Degree with 3+ years of Supply Chain and/or Trade Compliance and/or Operations experience


BS / BA Degree with 5+ years of the aforementioned experience


High School Degree with 9+ years of the aforementioned experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of trade compliance experience
  • Licensed Customs Broker
  • Familiarity/certification in Lean Methodology
  • Oracle experience
  • Pharmaceutical industry knowledge and experience
  • Well versed in FDA, USDA, CDC and EPA and other OGAs regulations and operational procedures
  • Solid understanding of Incoterms and their application
  • Ability to reconcile entries with Customs
  • Familiarity with CROSS and ability to analyze rulings and how they apply to transactions and commodities
  • Well versed in using MS Office suite software
  • Ability to work and problem solve complex compliance issues independently
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to analyze data and metrics, draw conclusions and determine actions
  • Capacity for autonomous problem solving and demonstrated multi-tasking capabilities
  • Ability to identify process deficiencies and streamline current procedures
  • Strong attention to detail, time management, prioritization and organizational skills

Does this sound like you? If so, please apply today!

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