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Cordis Transportation and Trade Specialist (Remote) in Helana, Montana


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Serve in a centralized, advisory role to Cordis North America.

  • Assist in establishing and testing new Global Transportation and Trade systems.

  • Assist in developing, continuous improvement, and implementation of standardized transportation and global trade processes, policies, procedures, and manuals addressing compliance with all US import and export compliance laws and regulations applicable to North American BUs engaged in importing and exporting activities, including, but not limited to, those requirements administered by U.S. Customs & Border Protection, the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Bureau of the Census, Food and Drug Administration, Canada Customs (CBSA), and Mexico National Customs Agency (ANAM) regulating imports and exports, and similar foreign government regulatory authorities, as applicable.

  • Work with Global Trade Compliance Manager to implement and periodically review transportation and import/export policies, processes, and procedures at the BU level, and implement improvements as needed.

  • Periodically obtain and assess import and export transaction data declared to government authorities by importing and exporting BUs.

  • Work with local trade compliance teams to ensure that other functional groups within the BU understand and are fulfilling global trade compliance responsibilities.

  • Identify risks associated with transportation, import and export operations, and opportunities for cost-savings and strategic participation in various government initiatives and global trade programs.

  • Conduct systems testing and training at the BU level. Present findings to Global Transportation and Trade Compliance Manager and other corporate management, as needed.

  • Coordinate with other corporate function leads to ensure global trade compliance and planning are considered during pertinent business decisions, such as merger and acquisition activities, sourcing planning, new product development planning, ERP planning, transfer pricing planning, process development by other functions that impact global trade processes, etc.

  • Work with Global Transportation and Trade Compliance Manager to anticipate current and future global transportation and trade compliance opportunity needs for Cordis. Work with corporate and BU personnel to determine global transportation and trade budgets, allocations to specific business units, etc., in accordance with Cordis budgeting activities. Track spend and activity to budget.

  • Support Global Transportation and Trade Compliance Manager with the coordination, development, and communication of information regarding global transportation and trade relations along with import/export regulatory activity, both US and non-US, that potentially impact Cordis global transportation and trade compliance and opportunities.

  • Develop standardized SOPs for customs brokers and freight forwarders providing services to Cordis BUs. Manage customs broker and freight forwarder performance in accordance with Cordis policies, processes, and procedures. Conduct periodic customs broker and freight forwarder assessments. Assist in the strategic consolidation and selection of customs brokers and freight forwarders, as well as the negotiation of terms, fees, etc., with such service providers. Work with BU trade compliance teams and accounts payable to evaluate and manage charges billed to Cordis and the BUs for such services.

  • Work with BU transportation and trade compliance teams to develop, maintain, and implement import/export training schedule and materials for all BUs. Develop, maintain, and implement awareness training schedule and materials for corporate personnel.

  • Centrally track and maintain all rulings, advisory requests, licenses, and certifications issued to Cordis BUs by import or export regulatory authorities within North America.

  • Centrally monitor and maintain all customs bonds within North America.

  • Work with Global Transportation and Trade Compliance Manager to develop global trade goals and metrics.

  • Interface with BU transportation and trade compliance teams and government authorities, as needed.

Education & Experience Qualifications

  • BA/BS Degree

  • 5-7 years of experience within an import/export department of a major corporation or similar duration of import/export consulting experience with hands-on operational experience.

  • Experience with U.S. Customs & Border Protection regulations, Export Administration Regulations, Foreign Assets Control Regulations, and the relevant customs and export regulations within the Americas region.

  • Experience utilizing and establishing Transportation and Trade systems with multiple ERP systems.

  • Experience managing domestic and international shipment providers along with providing internal guidance regarding import and export shipment transactions

  • Knowledge of medical device industry.

  • Strong analytical, presentation, and communication skills.

  • Ability to develop internal and external relationships.

  • Self starter.

  • Detail-oriented with the ability to handle multiple priorities.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.

  • Experience with JDE preferred

  • Travel may be up to 25%.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)