At Azenta, new ideas, new technologies and new ways of thinking are driving our future. Our customer-focused culture encourages employees to embrace innovation and challenge the status quo with novel thinking and collaborative work relationships.
Azenta Life Sciences is a global leader in the life sciences space with headquarters in Chelmsford, MA, and offices and operations worldwide. We are a market leader in automated bio sample management solutions and genomic services across areas such as drug development, clinical and advanced cell therapies for the industry’s top pharmaceutical, biotech, academic and healthcare institutions globally. We provide unparalleled capabilities with our lab analysis, sample management and storage services, informatics software, and consumables, with the largest installed base managing over 1 billion samples globally.
How you’ll add value
The Import and Export Compliance Analyst has the primary responsibility of ensuring Azenta’s Compliance with US laws and regulations. Reporting to the Global Import- Export Manager, the Import and Export Compliance Analyst is responsible for setting policy and coordinating all activities involved in export/import regulatory compliance including, but not limited to, ECCN product classifications, harmonized tariff classifications, country of origin determination, product valuation reporting, export license applications, Automated Export System reporting, obtaining and reviewing end use statements for exports, and sanctioned party list screening. As a critical member of our Corporate Compliance Team, the Import / Export Compliance Analyst interfaces with internal and external customers, foreign order administration, freight forwarders, customs officers and other functional areas to ensure coordination and logistics of shipment.
The Import/Export Compliance Analyst must have:
- Working knowledge of Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) Economic and Trade Sanctions and applicability for General and individual licenses
- Practical experience applying US Customs regulations, US Export Administration Regulations and license requirements, to include SNAP-R submissions, required.
- Strong working knowledge of international business practices and US Customs requirements.
- Thoroughly familiar with international shipping documents such as commercial invoice, packing list, air waybill, and export license; including consignee information, INCOTERMS, harmonized tariff code and nomenclature, country of origin, customs value, export classification, and permit or license data (including CDC, FWS, APHIS etc.).
What you’ll do
- Determines eligibility and requirements for OFAC Licenses (General or Individual) to ensure global compliance
- Analyze and interpret US import and export regulations and maintain current knowledge of changes
- Responsible for setting policy and coordinating all activities involved in export/import regulatory compliance including, but not limited to, ECCN product classifications, harmonized tariff classifications, country of origin determination, ,product valuation reporting, export license applications, Automated Export System reporting, obtaining and reviewing end use statements for exports, and sanctioned party list screening
- Interfaces with internal / external customers, foreign subsidiaries, distributors, vendors, brokers and carriers to ensure compliance with all applicable import / export regulations
- Responsible for maintaining internal controls program to ensure compliance with federal and foreign regulations governing the shipment, receipt and documentation of imported/exported products
- Reviews and clears/escalates denied party screen hits
- Determines product eligibility for international trade agreements
- Participates in continuous improvement process related to Azenta’s Import/Export Compliance Program and manages document revisions of internal controls and procedures
- Conducts periodic export and import self-assessments (compliance audits) and implements any necessary corrective actions
- Interacts with US Customs, Trade Authorities and present to Azenta Senior Management on trade compliance matters
- Collaborates with procurement, finance, tax, product marketing, logistics, order entry, and engineering functions is required
- Maintains existing Azenta Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS) about Compliance policies as well as creates new SOPs as programs and policies develop
- Develops and conducts trade compliance training; administers training records
- Maintains and ensures the highest level of ethical standards
- Some travel required
What you’ll bring
- Bachelor’s in business, Logistics, or related field, and at least 5 years in Import/Export experience required
- US Customs Broker’s License Required
- Experience with OFAC Regulations required- General Licenses and Individual License Applicability
- Practical experience applying US Customs Regulations, US Export Administration Regulations and license requirements, to include SNAP-R submissions, required
- Strong working knowledge of international business practices and US customs requirements
- Thoroughly familiar with international shipping documents such as commercial invoice, packing list, air waybill, and export license; including consignee information, INCOTERMS, harmonized tariff code and nomenclature, country of origin, customs value, export classification, and license data
- Requires advanced Excel skills and ability to interpret data
- Must have familiarity with ERP systems, preferably Oracle
- Experience with internal and external audit processes (preferred)
- Knowledge of CDC, FDA, FWS and other PGA’s Regulations surrounding Biological and Biotech Samples considered a plus
- US Customs Reconciliation experience considered a plus
- FDA Medical Devices and Sample Knowledge considered a plus
- Leadership Qualifications
- Must be able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks
- Possess excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
- Ability to solve problems in a complex and dynamic environment
- Must be a team player and self-starter
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
At Azenta, we are a part of the science behind the COVID vaccine and we are committed to the health and safety of our employees, customers and the communities where we live and work. To protect our coworkers, clients, families and friends, we have implemented a policy where all of our US employees must be fully vaccinated (which includes taking the booster) or have requested and received an approved medical/religious accommodation prior to their first day of work.