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Senior Manager, UCAN Global Trade & Customs

Req # JR - 124301 Location Deerfield, Illinois, United States Job Category Supply Chain Date posted 04/10/2024

This is where you save and sustain lives

At Baxter, we are deeply connected by our mission. No matter your role at Baxter, your work makes a positive impact on people around the world. You’ll feel a sense of purpose throughout the organization, as we know our work improves outcomes for millions of patients. 

Baxter’s products and therapies are found in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have pioneered significant medical innovations that transform healthcare.

Together, we create a place where we are happy, successful and inspire each other. This is where you can do your best work. 

Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives— where your purpose accelerates our mission. 

Your role at Baxter

The Senior Manager, UCAN Global Trade and Customs supports and provides oversight for all regional Global Trade activities, including import, export, duty savings, and special trade program activities.

This role develops and implements internal controls relating to Baxter’s global trade activities to maintain a high standard of compliance with Customs and other government agency laws and regulations, minimize the risk of penalty and fines due to non-compliance, increase opportunities for duty reduction, and provide Global Trade support for all Baxter entities.

The Senior Manager also helps to define strategic planning opportunities for trade operations, maintains a dedicated, strong Global Trade team that optimally performs compliance activities and builds relationships with facilities and/or country personnel to understand existing/future operations. Will also support & drive continuous improvement projects to ensure globally consistent best in class processes, systems, and standards while staying on top of all legislative and regulatory changes.

What you'll be doing

  • Recruit, manage and develop Regional Global Trade team members (direct and indirect) for personal and professional growth and efficiency, including developing Global Trade career paths and succession plans for key roles.
  • Oversee changes to Customs and other governing agency laws and regulations where Baxter entities are involved in import and export activities and communicate relevant changes to Baxter’s affected trade community.
  • Assist in development and lead regional deployment of globally standard processes and procedures.
  • Supervise regional Global Trade Management Software implementation.
  • Develop and implement import/export role-based training program.
  • Identify and implement strategic cost savings initiatives such as foreign trade zones, duty drawback, free trade agreements, duty suspension regimes, etc.
  • Represent Baxter’s interest in cooperation with local business management, Legal, and advisors in matters related to Global Trade. This includes handling responses to government requests and leading Customs audits during visits to Baxter facilities.
  • Work closely with local operations (Logistics, Planning & Manufacturing) to seamlessly integrate Global Trade activities into overall operation.
  • Understand and use Baxter Operating System (lean/ six sigma) program to improve value, reduce waste and optimize department efficiency.

What you'll bring

  • Bachelor’s Degree (from an accredited college/university preferred).
  • Minimum 7 years of international trade compliance experience with a good understanding of core trade principles such as product valuation, tariff classification, C-TPAT, export controls/sanctions and trade programs.
  • Detailed understanding of import/export operations, trade compliance concepts and Global Trade regulations in a multinational environment
  • Detailed understanding of supply chain logistics including air, ocean, truck & rail, as well as knowledge and experience with warehousing, distribution, supplier and inventory management.
  • Self-starter with ability to complete tasks with minimal direction and the ability to produce results with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills are needed. Ability to operate independently and collaborate with direct reports, Supply Chain, Global Manufacturing, Purchasing and Supplier Management, Marketing, Finance, Tax, outside service providers, and government officials.
  • Experience working with Global Teams in a matrixed environment.
  • U.S. Customs Brokers license or similar certification is highly preferred and healthcare or similar highly regulated industry experience is ideal.
  • Experience and Interaction with Customs, FDA/MOH and other international government agencies.

Baxter is committed to supporting the needs for flexibility in the workplace. We do so through our flexible workplace policy which includes a minimum of 3 days a week onsite. This policy provides the benefits of connecting and collaborating in-person in support of our Mission.

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. At Baxter, we are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices. The estimated base salary for this position is $128,000 - $176,000 annually. The estimated range is meant to reflect an anticipated salary range for the position. We may pay more or less than of the anticipated range based upon market data and other factors, all of which are subject to change. Individual pay is based on upon location, skills and expertise, experience, and other relevant factors. This position may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses and long-term incentive. For questions about this, our pay philosophy, and available benefits, please speak to the recruiter if you decide to apply and are selected for an interview.


The successful candidate for this job may be required to verify that he or she has been vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for individuals with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prevent vaccination, and in accordance with applicable law.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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