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Abbott Jr Customs and Trade Compliance Analyst in North Chicago, Illinois

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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Primary Job Function:

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; 15CFR; FDA; USDA; and other US regulatory agency requirements. DEPENDING ON THE SITE/DIVISION; INCUMBENTS IN THIS POSITION MAY SPECIALIZE SOLELY IN IMPORT- OR EXPORT-RELATED ACTIVITIES; OR MAY HAVE INVOLVEMENT IN BOTH.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.

  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

  • Applies basic working knowledge of import/export regulations and requirements to support business needs.

  • Ensure timely and accurate response to Broker Requests for Information and follow-up to ensure resolution.

  • Assist site/division C&TC personnel in completing HTSUS and/or ECCN classifications and addressing import and export compliance issues related to 19 CFR and 15 CFR.

  • Interface with related functional areas (logistics; purchasing; materials management; etc.) on customs matters.

  • 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/export-related projects; as needed; which could include Value Reconciliation; CF-28 responses; prior disclosures; etc.

  • Prepare import/export related documentation; which may include commercial invoices; export declarations; bills of lading; etc.

  • Maintain and update site Item Master Log; work with site/division regulatory to ensure accuracy and completeness of FDA product codes and affirmation of compliance codes.

  • Personally, educate self on latest Customs; FDA; and other government agency import regulations.

Position Scope/Accountability:

  • Operates with general direction and supervision from the Supervisor/Manager or Senior Analyst.

  • This position handles day-to-day issues and core job responsibilities independently and involves the Supervisor/Manager when needed.

  • This employee must have the ability to analyze data and identify compliance risks and opportunities that may impact the divisional financial objectives.

  • The Junior Analyst will be privy to highly confidential financial information and must work within the scope of attorney/consultant and client privilege; where deemed appropriate.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree logistics; business other related field or 5 years of customs related experience.

Minimum Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in import/export operations, international business, or another relevant field.

  • Entry level college graduates to be considered based on relevance of degree.

  • Sound problem solving and analytical abilities and close attention to detail required.

  • Effective communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills are critical for this position.

  • Ability to balance multiple priorities simultaneously and manage time appropriately.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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