Import Export Strategic Manager

IDEXX   •  

Westbrook, ME

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


11 - 15 years

Posted 34 days ago

IDEXX is hiring an Import Export Manager to provide both short-term and long term strategic direction and overall leadership to the worldwide organization in the areas of importing, exporting and related systems. The incumbent will develop, implement and manage approaches leading to continuous improvement of international trade processes and compliance around the globe. Responsible for leading the strategic initiatives within supply chain as it relates to importing/exporting processes and systems. Accountable for the overall management and leadership of U.S & CA import/export processes and requirements.

What will you do?

  • Lead company efforts to establish, maintain and improve global import export management system.
  • Provide oversight to communicate and promote consistency of process and implementation of worldwide import/export program.
  • Manages team to drive compliance to import/export procedures and policy.
  • Support the day to day operations to stay in compliance with all relevant import and export rules and regulations, including assisting in defining global trade best practices for local compliance programs and identifying and supporting the development of capabilities needed to execute the IDEXX global import export management system.
  • Provide leadership and internal assessments for worldwide import/export reviews.
  • Support process efforts for compliance with both regulatory and company requirements for worldwide import/export.
  • Develop and administer department budget to meet company operating and business objectives.
  • Develop and implement strategies to comply with changing regulations regarding the movement of materials to entities and customers.
  • Coach and mentor import/export personnel in the regions.
  • Implement approaches to share best global/local operational excellence practices.
  • Challenge each of the business functions to continually evaluate their business performance and recommend process improvement initiatives and regulatory requirements.
  • Communicate programs progress and maintain awareness of improvement activity.
  • Act as a knowledge resource in the methods, tools and techniques of process improvement to increase the capability of the business to avoid delays and respond to import/export problems.
  • Identify future operational excellence needs through Lean initiatives. Implements strategies and efficiencies to enhance customer experience and align with business operations.

Are you qualified?

  • EDUCATION: BS/BA degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Advanced degree preferred. Industry certifications or broker's license required.
  • Minimum 10 years' importing and exporting management experience within a global organization.
  • Proven ability to understand complex and dynamic regulatory requirements impacting import/export.
  • Proven ability to apply risk management principals to import/export operating environment.
  • High level of knowledge of U.S. governmental agencies and regulations involved in import/export.
  • Demonstrated ability to train, develop, supervise and direct supervisory and management level employees.
  • Understanding of an effective global supply chain process and foresee potential obstacles and risks. Strong knowledge of international logistics process.
  • Proven ability to identify and implement strategies and efficiencies to enhance customer experience and align with business operations.
  • Passionate, decisive, high-energy individual; visionary grounded in reality, driver of change.
  • Effective communication and presentation skills at all levels of the organization.
  • Collaborative and goal-oriented leader.
  • Leadership skills with experience influencing people at all levels
  • Experienced change agent who can convene to others new requirements to the business.
  • Strategic thinking and planning skills.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Analytical reasoning skills with ability to think systemically.
  • Attention to detail and follow through.