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Senior Manager, Global Trade & Customs Strategy and Solutions

Req # JR - 124300 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

As Senior Manager in the Global Trade Center of Excellence, you will collaborate with Global and Regional Trade leadership to drive the ongoing improvement of Baxter’s Global Trade Management Program, ensuring that imports and exports are handled effectively, efficiently and compliantly through the identification, development, and execution of center led Global Trade critical initiatives.

This role will drive strategy and execution across 4 key areas:

  • Trade Facilitation
  • Trade Program Management (C-TPAT, AEO)
  • Trade Compliance/ Risk Management
  • Trade Cost Optimization


What you'll be doing

  • Leverage deep Global Trade subject matter expertise to advise local/regional Global Trade personnel on Trade and Customs matters
  • Monitor and assess impact of changes to Global Customs and related laws and regulations and collaborate with leadership to take vital action to comply and/or mitigate impact
  • Orchestrate execution of Global Trade digital strategy, including software implementation, partner/Govt integrations and leading practices
  • Develop Global Trade Master Data Management and Compliance Screening Standards (HTS, COO, ECCN, OGAs, DPL etc.)
  • Investigate, analyze, evaluate and implement strategic cost savings initiatives via Trade mechanisms such as foreign trade zones, duty drawback, free trade agreements, duty suspension regimes, etc.
  • Leverage internal and external data sources to develop cost and value tracking metrics (duty/fees & cost avoidance)
  • Coordinate review and update of all internal Global Trade Compliance policies and procedures to ensure compliance with US and Global import/export regulations including Anti-Boycott, Export Controls, Denied Parties Screening, Valuation, Classification and Country of Origin
  • Employ lean/six sigma principles to prioritize continuous improvement across all Global Trade activities
  • Establish standard Global Trade key performance indicators, metrics and report templates


What you'll bring

  • Bachelor’s Degree (from an accredited university/college preferred)
  • At least 7 years of U.S. international trade compliance experience with a good understanding of core trade principles such as product valuation, tariff classification, C-TPAT and trade programs
  • Detailed understanding of supply chain logistics including air, ocean, truck & rail, as well as knowledge and experience with warehousing, distribution, supplier and inventory management
  • 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
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills are essential. Ability to operate independently and interact with direct reports, Supply Chain, Global Manufacturing, Purchasing and Supplier Management, Marketing, Finance, Tax, outside service providers, and government officials
  • Strong problem solving, detail orientation, and analytical skills are required
  • Must have the ability to prioritize multiple projects/workflow and handle time efficiently in order to meet established timelines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite (Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Word) and Thomson Reuters One Source or similar Global Trade Management Software

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.

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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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