Primary Location: Switzerland-Vaud-Aubonne-Switzerland-Aubonne
Requisition ID: 200437
Joining Intuitive Surgical means joining a team dedicated to using technology to benefit patients by improving surgical efficacy and decreasing surgical invasiveness, with patient safety as our highest priority.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Responsible for EMEIA trade compliance programs and continuous improvements
- Ensure Company’s compliance with export/import laws for Direct and Indirect Markets
Review and develop enhancements to Company’s existing trade compliance program;
Develop, maintain and update documented internal controls and desk operating procedures over trade compliance matters;
Enhance post shipment import/export audit program and KPI development/management
Evaluate opportunities to facilitate trade in a cost-effective and compliant manner (e.g., make use of applicable free trade agreements, trade preference programs, etc.);
Provide strategic guidance on the incorporation of trade compliance requirements into the Company’s business processes;
Interact with trade-related government agencies within EMEIA and abroad;
Provide compliance training to Company personnel as needed;
Oversee freight forwarders’ and other vendors’ compliance with export/import rules;
Field all trade compliance questions from employees of the Company;
Develop and oversee duty management program and compliance with FTAs and other duty preferential programs
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:
15+ years of international trade experience, focusing primarily on customs and trade
5+ years of experience leading a team or trade compliance program
Experience interfacing directly with customs and partner government agency authorities on a regular basis, including responding to government inquiries and audits
BA / BS degree or equivalent required; MA in relevant field (e.g., international policy, international business) or evidence of exceptional ability and/or experience
Working knowledge of tariff classification, free trade agreements, and medical device regulations strongly preferred
Detail oriented and highly organized with ability to multi-task, including a demonstrated ability to drive decision-making in a fast-paced environment with on-demand requests
Demonstrated ability to deliver novel and practical solutions to solve complex supply chain / logistics issues
Ability to drive complex, cross-functional projects including setting scope, reaching consensus, executing on tasks, and presenting results.
Ability to write, speak, and present effectively and persuasively at all levels.
Experienced with MS Office, including knowledge of Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
Working knowledge of SAP and experience with implementing (or at a minimum utilizing) databases and enterprise resource planning (“ERP”) global trade automation solutions.
Some business travel (~20%) will be required