ANALYST COMPLIANCE SR
AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott. AbbVie combines the focus and passion of a leading-edge biotech with the expertise and capabilities of a long-established pharmaceutical leader to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world’s most complex and serious diseases. In 2013, AbbVie will employ approximately 21,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries.
Primary Job Function
The Corporate Global Trade Compliance department's primary function is to provide corporate-wide leadership and direction related to AbbVie’s global trade compliance program including the development, deployment, and enforcement of policies. The position will be a critical global resource for Corporate, Division and Affiliate personnel seeking consultation and support regarding compliance with
and foreign trade compliance laws. The incumbent will assist in understanding, discussing, assessing and advising with respect to issues of significant potential exposure and liability. The Sr. Analyst's primary responsibilities are to: assist manager’s on audits/assessments of AbbVie's domestic and international sites; help formulate recommendations and ensure completion of site corrective action plans resulting from audits; provide guidance to our operations on import/export matters; analysis of import and export data to identify areas of potential risk and opportunity; assist in tariff code and ECCN assignment; assist, when needed, on import/export clearance issues; Liaison with the businesses globally to capture trade metrics and help drive other key trade initiatives
The incumbent must have the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, present professionally, and work well with the highest level of Corporate and Division management as well as his/her peer group. In addition, the incumbent must have the ability to influence the operating decisions of affiliate Managers and commercial/financial personnel if proposed activities run contrary to import/exports laws and AbbVie corporate policy.
Core Job Responsibilities
- Assist in establishing and maintaining corporate policies and procedures for compliance with import and export regulations as well as ensuring broad company awareness to these requirements (e.g. training)
- Act as a team member on global trade compliance assessments and proper and timely corrective actions are implemented by sites/divisions.
- Help establish and/or strengthen corporate control requirements to ensure AbbVie's compliance with applicable trade laws and regulations. Ensure implementation at the site/division level, as appropriate.
- Provide guidance to sites/divisions/affiliates on matters concerning import & export requirements.
- Compile and analyze site/division/corporate trade data to identify compliance risks and cost-savings opportunities.
- Work directly with sites/divisions and customs brokers to resolve day-to-day issues that result in border delays in the U.S. Provide guidance, as needed, on tariff classification, export control classification numbers (ECCNs), customs valuation, and country of origin determination
- Monitor trade compliance regulatory and legislative changes and alert the appropriate parties internally on the impact to the business
- Help develop and drive solutions/strategies to issues faced by the businesses and the necessary controls around any change
- Support the enhancement of our customs brokers management program to ensure sound and consistent business practices
- Liaison with the businesses globally to capture trade metrics for reporting up to the leadership team
- Support import/export/duty management projects that focus on driving efficiencies or cost savings for the company
- Provide training and knowledge sharing to improve business knowledge and operational performance, and ensure compliance with importing/exporting regulations
- Participate on strategic projects focused on enhancing our capabilities by leveraging SAP or other systems
- Travel: 20%
Position Accountability / Scope
The Analyst operates independently within own scope of responsibility with general direction from Manager/Director. The Sr. Analyst has considerable discretion and decision-making authority for resolving day-to-day issues that have an immediate impact to the business. The Analyst is responsible for identifying import/export compliance issues that may create a financial liability/risk for the company and elevating these issues to the Manager/Director, as appropriate. Must assess, communicate, and ensure compliance without material disruption to the business when possible. The Analyst is privy to highly confidential information and must maintain confidentiality.
Bachelors Degree Required (Supply Chain, Business, or other relevant area). Licensed Customs Broker a plus, but not required.
Minimum Experience / Training Required
Minimum of 5-7 years experience (Global Trade Compliance or other related field). Strong problem solving skills are essential. Must be able to work independently, perform under pressure, multitask with tight deadlines, and adapt to a fast
paced environment. Project management background and international experience a plus. Incumbent must have the ability to anticipate regulatory issues, investigate them, analyze data, and identify practical solutions.
Must possess good communication skills, both verbal and written, and be able to effectively communicate with management and external parties (including brokers, attorneys, consultants, suppliers, affiliates, etc.).
Significant Work Activities and Conditions
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods ( more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Yes, 5 % of the Time