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Trade Compliance & Customs Coordinator

Req # JR - 065482 Location Lessines, Wallonia, Belgium Job Category Supply Chain Date posted 07/15/2022

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  • Provides advanced support to the International Trade and Customs operations.
  • Proactively coordinates and monitors import/export compliance with international trade, customs and other government agency laws and regulations to minimize the risk of penalty and fines due to non-compliance.
  • Assists in the management of freight forwarder and customs broker compliance.
  • Assists with the creation of reports and makes recommendations for system refinements. Serves as a consultant for interpretation of regulations, duty reduction opportunities and general process improvements.
  • Reports directly to the EMEA Sr. Trade Compliance Manager.
  • Interacts with internal functions like, amongst others, distribution, export, import, finance sales and external service providers.
  • Guiding customs officers and health authority officers at official audits.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Provides support for day to day import / export operations and compliance with international trade, customs, and other government agency regulations.
  • Manages responses to official government requests.
  • Conducts comprehensive audits for the import and export programs, implement corrective action with analysts and review results with the EMEA Sr. Trade Compliance Manager on a regular basis.
  • Coordinates review and update all internal procedures and help develop associated training modules.
  • Overseas interaction with service providers, regulators and internal business to facilitate import entry clearance or export filing.
  • Supports EMEA Sr. Trade Compliance Manager with identification, qualification, implementation and operation of strategic cost savings initiatives.
  • Assists the Sr. Trade Compliance Manager with local deployment of Regional projects.
  • Drives standardization of import/export processes and internal control procedures (incl. Draft of local SOP/procedures for trade compliance & customs activities).


  • Working and legal knowledge of EU Customs and Trade Compliance Regulations.
  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years business and/or compliance/regulatory experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in French and English
  • Methodological, rigorous and precise.
  • Sense of responsibilities.
  • Eager to learn and grow into Baxter Trade Compliance & Customs Team.
  • Must be technologically adept.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Professional English is mandatory. Any other language is considered as a plus.

Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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