Customs, Trade and Compliance Analyst

Abbott Laboratories

Alameda, CA, USA

Full time



May 26

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 115,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

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 is a onsite opportunity in the Abbott Diabetes Care Division. We are helping people with Diabetes lead healthier, happier lives. As a global leader in diabetes care, Abbott is constantly working to deliver the highest quality products and unwavering support to our customers. Consistent and accurate glucose monitoring is the foundation of any diabetes management plan, so we’re committed to continuous improvement in the way patients and professionals measure, track and analyze glucose levels.

As a Customs, Trade and Compliance Analyst, you 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, FDA, and other US regulatory agency requirements. This is an onsite Opportunity in Alameda, CA.


  • Applies working knowledge of import regulations and requirements to support business needs.
  • Consolidate and analyze import data to identify risks or opportunities for savings.
  • Prepare reports and make recommendations to management, as appropriate.
  • Provide analytical support related to CBP Requests for Information, Post-Summary Corrections, and Prior Disclosures.
  • Ensure timely and accurate response to Broker Requests for Information and follow-up to ensure resolution.
  • Ensure proper classification, valuation and origin determination for the site’s imported goods, including non-commercial goods.
  • As directed by Supervisor/Manager, implement appropriate corrective actions in response to any findings in the Corporate C&TC compliance assessment.
  • Interface with related functional areas (logistics, purchasing, materials management, etc.) on customs matters and coordinate training for personnel in these areas, as needed.
  • Run ACE Entry reports and analyze for compliance.
  • 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-related projects, as needed.
  • Personally educate self on latest Customs, FDA, and other government agency import regulations.
  • Operates with general direction and supervision from the Supervisor/Manager.
  • Incumbent is accountable for compliant importation and exportation of goods and services, including proper classification and valuation.
  • Failure to comply is a violation of law and could result in significant fines or penalties.
  • Must have the ability to analyze opportunities and make recommendations on options and/or alternatives to achieve divisional financial objectives.
  • The Analyst will be privy to highly confidential financial information and must work within the scope of attorney/consultant and client privilege, where deemed appropriate.
  • The proper balance between cost optimization and compliance must be maintained.

Experience You'll Bring


  • Bachelors Degree in Intl Business, logistics/transportation, or other related field preferred, or an Associates degree with equivalent 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.
  • Licensed Customs Broker, Certified Customs or Classification Specialist preferred.

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  • Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free cov erage applies in the next calendar year.

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Divisional Information

Medical Devices

General Medical Devices:

Our medical devices help more than 10,000 people have healthier hearts, improve quality of life for thousands of people living with chronic pain and movement disorders, and liberate more than 500,000 people with diabetes from routine fingersticks.


As a global leader in Cardiac Rhythm Technologies, we focus on innovative technologies that can improve the way doctors treat people with heart arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats.


We’re focused on helping people with diabetes manage their health with life-changing products that provide accurate data to drive better-informed decisions. We’re revolutionizing the way people monitor their glucose levels with our new sensing technology.


Abbott Vascular provides innovative, minimally invasive, and cost-effective products for treatment of vascular disease.


Our Neuromodulation business includes implantable devices compatible with mobile technology to help people who suffer from chronic pain and movement disorders. These non-opioid therapies allow us to provide interventional pain therapy to patients throughout the pain continuum.

Structural Heart

Structural Heart Business Mission: why we exist

Our business purpose is to restore health and improve quality of life through the design and provision of device and management solutions for the treatment of structural heart disease.


In Abbott’s Electrophysiology (EP) business, we’re advancing the treatment of heart disease through breakthrough medical technologies in atrial fibrillation, allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives.


In Abbott’s Heart Failure (HF) business, we’re developing solutions to diagnose, monitor and manage heart failure, allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives.


We’re empowering smarter medical and economic decision making to help transform the way people manage their health at all stages of life. Every day, more than 10 million tests are run on Abbott’s diagnostics instruments, providing lab results for millions of people.

Abbott Molecular is a leader in molecular diagnostics and the analysis of DNA, RNA, and proteins at the molecular level.

Our Point of Care diagnostic portfolio spans key heath and therapeutic areas, including infections disease, cardiometabolic, informatics and toxicology.

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.

Our rapid diagnostics solutions are helping address some of the world’s greatest healthcare challenges.


Our nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands – including Similac®, PediaSure®, Pedialyte®, Ensure®, Glucerna® and ZonePerfect® – to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.

The salary for this role is between $65,200 – $130,400

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