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EMEA Global Trade Regional Manager

ID de la oferta JR - 132904 Ubicación Madrid, Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid, España Categoría de Trabajo Supply Chain Fecha de publicación 04/05/2024

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.


The Regional Trade Compliance manager will:

  • Support and direct all regional import, export, duty savings, and special trade program activities.
  • Develop and implement internal controls relating to Baxter's global trade activities in order 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, maximize opportunities for duty reduction, and to provide trade compliance support for all Baxter entities.
  • Help define strategic planning opportunities for trade operations, maintain a dedicated, high performing trade compliance team that effectively perform compliance activities and building relationships with facilities and/or country personnel to understand existing/future operations.
  • Support & drive continuous improvement projects to ensure globally consistent best in class processes, systems, and standards.
  • Keep abreast of all legislative and regulatory changes. Monitor regulations affecting international trade, assess impact and communicate compliance and customs requirements to key stakeholders.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The following responsibilities are among the duties the Regional Trade Compliance Manager will perform:

Global Trade Operations:

  • Provide oversite and support to local global trade personnel within Baxter.
  • Monitor 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
  • Lead/oversee regional Global Trade Management Software implementation
  • Develop and implement import/export role-based training program

Strategic Cost Savings Initiatives:

  • Identify and implement strategic cost savings initiatives such as foreign trade zones, duty drawback, free trade agreements, duty suspension regimes, etc.Global Trade Framework:
  • Provide support and analysis to ensure existing and future trade operations are structured and operated in an efficient manner with regard to import and export compliance, taking into account business and operational concerns.
  • Develop regional global trade center of excellence.

Customs and Trade Representation:

  • Represents Baxter's interest, in co-operation with local business management, Legal, and advisors in matters dealing with trade compliance. This includes: managing responses to government requests; and managing Customs audits during visits to Baxter facilities.

Process Excellence:

  • Employ lean principles to prioritize continuous improvement across all Global Trade activities.
  • Work closely with local operations (Logistics, Planning & Manufacturing) to seamlessly integrate
  • Global Trade activities into overall operation.

Job Requirements


  • University — 3 years (Bachelor's degree)
  • Masters preferred


  • Number of years of experience: 6 to 10 years
  • Trade Compliance, Global Trade, International Business, Supply
  • Field of expertise: Chain, Logistics, Import/Export

Functional/specific competencies

  • Working knowledge of Import/Export laws and regulations, Customs formalities, FDA/MOH requirements and global application
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain concepts and models, order management, trade financing
  • Must be able to perform gap analysis, spot issues related to non-compliance, formulate corrective action plan, present findings to management and operations and implement agreed upon actions
  • Must possess initiative and problem solving skills and must be able to work independently with minimal supervision while recognizing the need to timely update supervisor and engage internal expertise as needed
  • Travel required (approx. 10 %)
  • Minimum of bachelor's degree with at least 6 years business and/or compliance/regulatory experience
  • Must be technologically adept, experience implementing Global Trade software preferred
  • Must possess critical thinking ability
  • Must be able to balance several projects concurrently
  • Methodological, rigorous and precise
  • Sense of responsibilities and ability to take decisions
  • Good communication skills

Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities globally. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please click on the link here and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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