Customs and Trade Compliance Analyst

Abbott Laboratories

North Chicago, IL, USA

Full time

Jan 2

Full Job Description

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Job Title

Customs and Trade Compliance Analyst

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our North Chicago, IL location in the Core Diagnostics Division. Our diagnostic solutions are used in hospitals, laboratories, and clinics around the globe. The crucial information derived from our tests, instruments and informatics systems are often the first step in patient care decision making for hundreds of health conditions from heart attacks to blood disorders to infectious diseases and cancers.

The Customs and Trade Compliance Analyst will provide technical and analytical support for customs and trade compliance matters at the site/division level, ensuring compliance with all relevant customs regulations and trade laws and regulations, including 19CFR, 15CFR, FDA, USDA, and other US regulatory agency requirements.

What You’ll Work On

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.
  • Applies basic working knowledge of import/export regulations and requirements to support business needs.
  • Ensure timely and accurate response to Broker Requests for Information and follow-up to ensure resolution.
  • Assist site/division C&TC personnel in completing HTSUS and/or ECCN classifications and addressing import and export compliance issues related to 19 CFR and 15 CFR.
  • Interface with related functional areas (logistics; purchasing; materials management; etc.) on customs matters.
  • Conduct effective and timely transactional review/audit of all import/export records.
  • Elevate issues requiring correction to Corporate C&TC.
  • Provide analytical support to general import/export-related projects; as needed; which could include Value Reconciliation; CF-28 responses; prior disclosures; etc.
  • Prepare import/export related documentation; which may include commercial invoices; export declarations; bills of lading; etc.
  • Maintain and update site Item Master Log; work with site/division regulatory to ensure accuracy and completeness of FDA product codes and affirmation of compliance codes.
  • Personally, educate self on latest Customs; FDA; and other government agency import regulations.
  • Responsible for supporting the analysis needed for Free Trade Agreements.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, logistics/transportation, or other related field preferred or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in import/export operations, international business, or other related field.
  • Sound analytical abilities and acute attention to detail required.
  • Effective communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills are absolutely critical for this position.
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities simultaneously and manage time appropriately.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, logistics/transportation, or other related field
  • Licensed Customs Broker or Certified Customs Specialist
  • Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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