Senior International Trade Compliance Specialist

Date: May 13, 2022

Location: Olive Branch, MS, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 25%

Requisition ID: 6199


About Teleflex Incorporated

Teleflex is a global provider of clinically effective medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives. We apply purpose driven innovation – a relentless pursuit of identifying unmet clinical needs – to benefit patients and healthcare providers. Our portfolio is diverse, with solutions in the fields of vascular and interventional access, interventional cardiology, surgical, anesthesia, cardiac care, interventional urology, urology, emergency medicine and respiratory care. Teleflex employees worldwide are united in the understanding that what we do every day makes a difference. For more information, please visit


Global Operations - Global Operations is a complex and diverse organization within the company which is responsible for product fulfilment to all our customers from end to end. We pride ourselves on being totally Customer Centric in our unrelenting focus on Improving Quality, Service and Value as perceived by our customers. Our employees are dedicated to the Global Operations Enterprise Excellence journey. Join a dynamic, growing team that offers healthcare providers an array of medical technology solutions that make a difference in patients’ lives.

Position Summary

To provide support and be responsible for insuring that the importing and exporting activities of Teleflex Medical, within all business functions across all product and business units, comply with U.S. and International Trade Compliance laws and regulations.

Principal Responsibilities

  1. Provide primary support and advice to Teleflex Medical personnel, serving as a subject matter expert for International Trade Compliance issues related to ensuring compliance with US Customs, BIS, OFAC and FTSR regulations. This includes the import and export of products, services, transfer of technical data, and all other import/export licensing and compliance matters. Assist International Trade Compliance Manager by creating, revising, refining, enhancing, and continually improving import and export management processes, with primary focus on facilitating trade while maintaining and/or improving compliance with trade Regulations, industry best practices, and corporate policy.
  2. Provide oversight to 3rd party providers, as needed, focusing on compliance with meeting agreed to service levels (e.g. customs brokers, etc.).
  3. Conduct internal and external compliance audits as required
  4. Act as back-up for International Trade Compliance Manager when requested.
  5. Perform other US Customs, BIS, OFAC and FTSR compliance related duties as required.
  6.  Attendance at Trade Compliance Conferences, CBP Seminars, Membership and active participation in Trade Associations encouraged.
  7. Train, monitor, motivate, coach and develop team-mates, in various International Trade Compliance matters, as required
  8. Act as Trade Compliance subject matter expert on multi-departmental global projects, ensuring the Trade Compliance regulations of all associated countries are adhered to, and that Trade Compliance deliverables are are met timely.
  9. Assist Trade Compliance manager with creation and management of the administration of the C-TPAT program where required.
  10. Determine Harmonized Classification for multiple countries, US ECCN, CoO labeling requirements, TAA and free trade eligibility for medical devices and sets

Education / Experience Requirements

•    U.S. Customs Broker (with minimum 5 years-experience) or
•    Bachelor’s Degree – Business Administration or International Business with 7 years direct experience working in an Import/Export Compliance position or
•    15 years of direct experience, working strictly in an import/export trade compliance role
•    Computer literate (Microsoft Office suite, SAP and Agile preferred)
•    Working knowledge of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Regulations, U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR), U.S. Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR), and U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Export Control Regulations
•    Working knowledge of WCO platform and regulations of other countries a plus

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

1.    Technical expertise regarding US and international customs laws, regulations, and related issues.
2.    Strong interpersonal and team building skills 
3.    Excellent written and oral communication skills to present new strategies and concepts to
a.    achieve consensus for change and delivery.
4.    Proactive, well-organized and highly motivated.  Must be team player
5.    Strong Customs (19CFR), OFAC (31CFR), BIS/EAR and FTSR (15CFR) Knowledge base
6.    Must be goal oriented and a self starter
7.    Ability to communicate and operate effectively with multiple teams
8.    Internal and External Audit skills
9.    Ability to manage multiple tasks in order to meet/exceed deadlines in a remote setting
10.    Adept at shifting priorities, work with minimal supervision
11.    Proven problem resolution, critical thinking, and reasoning skills with ability to create or revise standard processes for long-term resolutions
12.    Ability to learn from and teach members of the team at all levels

Teleflex, Inc. is an affirmative action & equal opportunity employer. D/V/M/F. Applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status. If you require accommodation to apply for a position, please contact us at: 262-439-1894.

Teleflex is the home of Arrow®, Deknatel®, Hudson RCI®, LMA®, Pilling®, Rüsch®, UroLift® and Weck® – trusted brands united by a common sense of purpose. Teleflex, the Teleflex logo, Arrow, Deknatel, Hudson RCI, LMA, Pilling, Rüsch, UroLift and Weck are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates, in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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