Compliance Specialist, Logistics

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Compliance Specialist, Logistics


The Compliance Specialist independently enforces company-wide compliance with US Customs Regulations and internal policies/procedures concerning the import and export of goods which protects BIFI against Customs fines and penalties and ensures the ability to import goods into the US and Export goods out of the US. The Compliance Specialist provides guidance to employees for maintaining accurate and complete records.

The Compliance Specialist will work within a team environment to make problems visible and to take direction to ensure performance excellence and compliance at all times. As a Key SME in the area, this position will be a key member or lead in process improvement projects, and will actively participate in the design of processes to support New Product Introduction, and ensure compliance is met while designing or introducing new processes and/or products.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheims high regard for our employees

Duties & Responsibilities:

- Review import surveys for accuracy. Assign Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) number in accordance with U.S. Customs regulations. Obtain chemical related HTS codes from BI chemists and FDA product codes from DRA. The import survey is critical to the US import compliance function and it must be accurate in order to avoid 20% monetary penalties and to ensure BIPIs import privileges are not revoked. The inability to import BIPI products into the US would have a severe impact of BI USs overall business.

- Facilitate, maintain and monitor import databases; including reviewing for potential duties savings and process improvements, coordination and upkeep of Import Survey workspace. The import databases are audited by US Customs and must be accurate.

- Material Control: Responsible for inventory control, including batch segregation during put-away process. Ensures proper storage of all raw materials, including proper temperature and hazardous material regulations.

- Act as intermediary and primary point of contact between in-house personnel and Customs Broker on all import transactions. Resolve irregularities or ambiguous information for individual import transactions as needed.

- Independently initiate and follow-through to completion monthly internal audits (including corrective actions, as needed), by collaborating with Customs Brokers, internal resources and German affiliates on compliance issues.

- Ensures compliance with and performs all company business in accordance with Government (cGMP, FDA, DEA, OSHA, and Safety) and Company Policies, Procedures, Goals and Objectives.

- Assesses company training risk and identifies appropriate solutions; manages training rollout for company-wide programs and specific department-based training.

- Manage annual security self-assessment in accordance with C-TPAT Program. Maintain C-TPAT certification and audit readiness, Coordinate re-validations with Security Partner as required by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, monitor security criteria "best practices" and makes internal recommendations.

- Evaluate existing procedures, identify opportunities, author and make recommendations for change as required.

- Maintain awareness of current trade compliance legislative developments as they pertain to pharmaceutical and chemical products.

- This position is responsible for ensuring government compliance for CBP and C-TPAT programs.

- Actively participates and / or leads design and implementation of new processes to support new products Adapts existing processes and SOPs to ensure alignment and compliance with Warehouse and Logistics GMP Practices


- Bachelors degree from an accredited institution is required, preferably in Materials Management or Business Administration

- Three (3) to five (5) years experience with Material Handling and Customs compliance and importation issues

- Proficiency in computer skills; particularly Excel, Word and SAP

- Ability to demonstrate superior organization skills and attention to details

- A strong knowledge of U.S. Customs laws and procedures is needed. The design and enforcement of internal procedures concerning importation requires strong organizational and analytical skills.

- Requires a vast amount of attention to detail and diplomacy in dealing with many internal departments and external resources, such as Customs Brokers.

- Physical Demands / Surroundings:

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