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Sr. Manager, Global Trade & Customs (Open to Remote)

Req # JR - 064037 Location Round Lake, Illinois, United States (Remote) Additional locations Tennessee (remote); South Dakota (remote); South Carolina (remote); Rhode Island (remote); Pennsylvania (remote); Oregon (remote); Oklahoma (remote); Ohio (remote); North Dakota (remote); North Carolina (remote); New York (remote); New Mexico (remote); New Jersey (remote); New Hampshire (remote); Nevada (remote); Nebraska (remote); Montana (remote); Missouri (remote); Mississippi (remote); Minnesota (remote); Michigan (remote); Massachusetts (remote); Maryland (remote); Maine (remote); Louisiana (remote); Kentucky (remote); Kansas (remote); Iowa (remote); Indiana (remote); Illinois (remote); Idaho (remote); Georgia (remote); Florida (remote); Delaware (remote); Connecticut (remote); California (remote); Arkansas (remote); Arizona (remote); Alabama (remote); Washington, D.C. (remote); Wyoming (remote); Wisconsin (remote); West Virginia (remote); Washington (remote); Virginia (remote); Vermont (remote); Texas (remote) Job Category Supply Chain Date posted 04/05/2022

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. 

As a Sr. Manager in the Global Trade Center of Excellence, this role will collaborate with Global and Regional Trade leadership to drive the ongoing enhancement of Baxter’s Global Trade Management Program, ensuring that imports and exports are managed effectively, efficiently and compliantly through the identification, development, and execution of center led Global Trade Strategic 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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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 Trade leadership to take necessary 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 KPIs, metrics and report templates.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university preferred. 

  • 7-10 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. 

  • Thorough 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 management skills are essential.Ability to operate independently and interact with direct reports, Supply Chain personnel, Global Manufacturing, Purchasing and Supplier Management, Marketing, Finance, Tax, outside service providers, and government officials.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and computer skills required.

  • Strong problem solving, detail orientation, and analytical skills are required.

  • Must have the ability to prioritize multiple projects/workflow and manage 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.



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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