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Trade Compliance Manager

  • Job Title Trade Compliance Manager
  • Function Supply Chain Deliver
  • Sub Function Transportation Services
  • Category Manager, Transportation Services (P7)
  • Location Beerse, Antwerp, Belgium; Switzerland
  • Date Posted
  • Requisition Number 2406187272W
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Johnson & Johnson is recruiting for a Trade Compliance Manager, located in Belgium or Switzerland responsible for the EMEA Trade Compliance Operations Team for Innovative Medicine (IM).

Are you interested in joining a diverse team delivering outstanding results to our customers? Apply now for this exciting opportunity!

Global Transportation & Trade Operations EMEA supports both sectors of Johnson & Johnson: MedTech and Innovative Medicines, leads a sophisticated transportation and trade operations network across Europe, Middle East and Africa supporting various modalities and service levels driving outstanding performance operations, transport reliability and trade compliance and maximising Integrated Logistics Operations (Control Tower) and Third-Party Logistic sourcing base.

Purpose of the position is to manage a team of 3-6 individuals responsible for JnJ IM Trade Compliance Operations in EMEA in accordance with the Global Trade Compliance Standards to ensure compliant, lean and efficient import & export processes in EMEA, managing Customs Clearance Agents while minimising risks and reducing the overall E2E operating costs.

The focus for this role will be the close collaboration and partnership with the different Segment and Global Excellence functions in end-to-end Supply Chain to strive for reliable and compliant day to day import and export operations in support of required service to the Customer.

Coordination and operational oversight of regional Trade Compliance set up. In collaboration with Global Trade Controls and Transport Operations deploy Global J&J trade compliance standards, striving to improve compliance and mature trade operations capabilities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of 3-6 professionals responsible for the smooth and compliant customs clearance operations of finished goods/API/packaging materials/miscellaneous and R&D products across IM companies across EMEA.
  • Act as Trade Compliance DRI for the assigned area of business
  • Oversee compliance with Customs & Trade related legislation and regulations.
  • Establish, document and ensure periodic update of trade compliance processes and procedures in accordance with the Global Standards
  • Develop and deliver training, cross-functionally, to relevant collaborators.
  • Support Global Trade Compliance Internal Assessment program by carrying out site assessments and managing identified improvements/developments.
  • Ensure compliance with, and optimisation of, all applicable customs special procedures (IPR, OPR, Customs Warehousing, Temporary Import, etc)
  • Support participation in Supply Chain Security and Import Compliance Programs (eg, AEO).
  • Ensure appropriate maintenance of customs related records in accordance with J&J and Legal requirements.
  • Drive EMEA duty savings projects and initiatives with close collaboration with Global Trade Controls leadership team
  • Conduct analysis on import/export data to identify potential duty mitigation opportunities
  • Coordinate smooth internal and external trade compliance audits, conducted by Customs Authorities and internal auditors.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally (Supply Chain, Logistics, Tax, Finance, Sites etc.) to support corporate planning initiatives
  • Support department requirements for documentation collection, evaluation, and retention.
  • Serve as a company contact with internal partners and external service providers including our customs brokers, freight forwarders, and government agencies.
  • Support in research and preparation of binding rulings, scope rulings, post-entry amendments.
  • Support HTS classification (US and International),
  • Support international export programs to include screenings and preparation of necessary export documents such as COO requests.
  • Post shipment/entry document review for Customs audit.
  • Support other International Logistics and Trade Compliance team initiatives, as necessary.



  • Degree in Trade Compliance / Logistics / Supply Chain / Business / Law / Finance or equivalent experience required

Experience and Skills:


  • Minimum of six (6) years of confirmed experience in Trade Compliance area
  • Experience with international trade flows and import/export documentation
  • Experience in customs brokerage activities, 3PL management
  • Experience and/or training in one or more of the following areas of competence: Union Customs Code (UCC), World Customs Organization, HTS code determination, Customs valuation principles, rules of origin, free trade agreements, INCOTERMS.
  • Experience in AEO status obtaining and maintenance
  • Good interpersonal skills. Ability to partner with and influence others without direct authority; build consensus and look for collaboration with people from different organizations
  • Innovative approach with capability for problem solving, compliance orientation/GDP knowledge/quality mentality, business case development and trade-off alignment
  • Customer oriented and a pro-active attitude.


  • Good Project management and change management skills
  • Knowledge of IPR and OPR process


  • Requires proficiency in English (verbal and written)
  • Requires up to 20% domestic and international travel

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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