Opens 11/18/2021 · Closes 01/18/2022

This position is responsible for ensuring all import and export activities are completed in compliance with applicable government rules and regulations. The Global Trade Compliance Specialist will support the Compliance Manager and BPG team, by helping to develop and maintain the import and export compliance program at the site level. This includes, without limitation, adherence to the applicable US and non-US laws and regulations pertaining to international trade as well as ensuring compliance with Thermo Fisher Scientific corporate policies.


  • Associates degree preferred with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in import and/or export roles.
  • Solid knowledge of US Customs Harmonized Tariff Schedule, Government Agency Import/Export regulations (i.e. CBP, Census, EAR, OFAC, ITAR)
  • Experience performing product qualifications for Free Trade Agreements
  • Ability to work within teams and independently with minimal supervision
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to multitask, prioritize and be adaptable
  • Solid communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills
  • Ability to interface professionally with all levels and functions of the organization
  • Ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders in order to implement GTC initiatives across cross-functional departments
  • Applies a sense of urgency to resolve problems and supports root-cause analysis
  • Highly self-motivated and self-directed
  • Ability to apply judgment and discretion


  • Develop, implement and maintain programs, policies, and procedures to ensure site-wide compliance with regulations and corporate policy
  • Responsible for the daily export transactional tasks
  • Interface with freight forwarders, US customs officers, custom brokers, internal and external customers on all matters pertaining to customs and import and export regulations
  • Provide relevant product information to internal teams to support HTS classifications, Export Control Classification (ECCN), and country of origin information
  • Manage import/export recordkeeping process in compliance with guidelines set forth by regulations and Thermo Fisher policy
  • Ensure that proposed transactions are appropriately screened for Denied Person and Entities, restricted end-uses, antiboycott language, diversion, etc.
  • Conducts internal audit and assessment of business activities for adherence to import/export procedures throughout the business lifecycle, including early-stage review of new products and classification/characterization of commodities through final delivery to the customer
  • Monitors, measures, and reports Key Performance Indicators (KPI) on adherence to regulations and procedures
  • Evaluate new government requirements to ensure import and export compliance with changes and incorporation into day to day operations and standard operating procedures
  • Identifies and analyzes causes of international and domestic compliance issues and gaps and generate recommendations to management
  • Partner with cross-functional teams, including Legal, Logistics, Supply Chain, Sales, IT, and Engineering to develop and execute defined procedures
  • Provide training on various compliance topics to individuals and functional groups
  • Support group programs and projects that take advantage of Free Trade Agreements (including management of certificates of origin) and other duty-savings opportunities
  • Manage special projects as assigned.

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