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Date:  Jan 19, 2023

Raleigh, US

Job Type:  Long-term/regular

 Trade Compliance Manager M/F (27625)


At Guerbet, we build lasting relationships so that we enable people to live better. 

We are a global leader in medical imaging, offering an extensive portfolio of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, as well as digital and AI solutions for diagnostic and interventional imaging. As a pioneer in the field of contrast products for the last 95 years, we continuously innovate.  


Achieve, Cooperate, Care, and Innovate are the values ​​that we share and practice


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This position is responsible for overall company trade compliance strategy, activities, and requirements for the Pharmaceutical imports, exports, and trade regulations. This individual will ensure Regional Compliance with all applicable company policies and Customs and other government agency regulations while managing the expeditious flow of international trade. This role will be the global subject matter expert on all matters regarding Trade Compliance and the key decision maker on issues regarding Trade Compliance within the US and other regions.



  • Determine tariff classification, country of origin, ECCN, and value information declared to Customs authorities. Maintain product database.
  • Manage compliance with trade preferential and duty drawback programs.
  • Submit and monitor import permit/license applications as needed.
  • Support daily import/export shipment clearance operations.
  • Ensure all Importer Security Filing (ISF) for inbound ocean freight are submitted by the customs broker accurately and timely.
  • Audit documents to ensure import/export shipments utilize the correct information on the shipping and entry documentation. Prepare Customs reconciliations.
  • Audit and manage import and export recordkeeping and retention practices to ensure compliance with corporate policy and regulations of all government agencies.
  • Perform pre and post entry audits related to entry declaration, service providers, and suppliers.  Follow up with appropriate corrective action and make corrections when non-compliance is identified. Responsible for Post Entry Amendment program.
  • Manage import and export service providers by defined metrics, lead and follow up with documented corrective action related to monthly brokerage metrics reports. 
  • Effectively interact and respond to all government inquiries in a factual and timely manner.
  • Provide assistance with export documentation to facilitate timely shipment and export of parts, materials and products.
  • Monitor all U.S. and Canada export shipments for compliance, end use statements, embargos, anti-boycott, review denied party hits, remove holds, etc.
  • Provide assistance to company sites, suppliers, and Customers in the continuous improvement of their compliance functions.
  • Free Trade Zone admin contact from Guerbet to customs, annual reporting and quarterly board meetings participation
  • Assist, maintain, and communicate CMDS Manuals, policies and procedures, and trade compliance guidelines.
  • Conduct and report findings of internal risk assessments. Follow-up with Compliance Improvement Plans.
  • Provide training to other functional groups on import/export requirements.
  • Assist in global and/or regional compliance projects/programs.
  • The activities listed are not limitative, as day to day actives cannot all be listed.



  • Ensure proper handling of import and export day-to-day and transactional compliance matters for operations world-wide involving inquiries, investigations, audits, or mandatory reporting requirements.   
  • Oversee and communicate across organization to ensure sound divisional understanding, cooperation, and consistency in execution of all import-export related compliance policies and procedures.
  • Serve as technical resource supporting the resolution of import and export transactional compliance issues. May include investigating and analyzing and/or defining corrective measures on a transactional basis or broader level.
  • Periodically monitor / audit and use the results to evaluate effectiveness of the Corporate Compliance Program, make enhancements to the program as directed or as need arises.
  • Develop and work with operations or business area (i.e., Sales, Manufacturing, and Shipping) on remediation and corrective action to mitigate compliance risks or process & control gaps



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, International Business, Finance or similar and five plus years global trade compliance experience, preferable in the Pharmaceutical industry
  • Customs Broker License and/or similar professional trade certifications
  • Expert knowledge of Customs Regulations, FDA importing regulations, EAR & Census Trade requirements.
  • Strong import/export classification, free trade agreement qualification, and training skills.



  • Work experience at a customs broker or a freight forwarder.
  • Experience working with Global Trade Management Software (e.g., Tradeflow)
  • Ability to solve complex problems and manage activities with limited direction.
  • Strong cross-functional collaboration skills and ability to influence others through demonstrated expertise.
  • Experience managing Logistics Service Providers and/or Compliance Consultants
  • Strong analytical skills, critical thinking, and problem solving with experience in risk management processes and gap analysis.


Guerbet is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identify, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.


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  • 4 weeks of PTO 
  • Exempt-employee benefits start on start date, non-exempt benefits start a month after hire 
  • Competitive 4% 401K match + 2% profit sharing contribution 
  • Tuition reimbursement program for ongoing education