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Trade Program Manager

Genentech, Inc.

The following opportunity exists in either South San Francisco, CA or Louisville, Kentucky

Join a Team that Lives tImprove Lives

People come tGenentech from across disciplines and across the world tsolve our most challenging medical conditions. You’ll find inspiration in our passion for biotechnology, our purpose tpositively impact the lives of millions of patients and our dedication tour people. Joining Genentech means being part of a tradition of inquiry that will change the world. It means embracing our failures as much as our successes. It requires a willingness tlook beyond the edge of what's possible. And a focus on doing the day-to-day work that makes great science happen.


Reporting tthe Manager of Trade Compliance and Operations, the Trade Program Manager is responsible tdirect and manage all activities related timport/export operations. This includes planning, scheduling and routing imports and/or exports under Genentech, Inc. This individual maintains compliance with federal and foreign regulations governing the shipment and documentation of imported/exported products. The incumbent will work cross functionally with Logistics, Legal, Regulatory, Procurement, Finance, shipping/receiving sites and suppliers. They are the key interface tprovide broker clearance instructions and other required documentation for import shipments. For export, they create export documentation or generate system documentation for shipments exported under Genentech, Inc. In addition, they provide timely product import and export classifications under the Export Control Classification Number (ECCN), Harmonized Tariff Schedule and Schedule B. The Trade Program Manager may assist in maintaining classification codes in appropriate databases and SAP.

Key Accountabilities / Responsibilities:

  • Stay current in US trade laws and Customs regulations as well as in established Roche global standards.
  • Primary interface and subject matter expert tinternal business partners, on operational matters concerning import-tor export-from the United States.
  • Execute day-to-day activities within established Roche/Genentech policies and procedures, ensuring company’s goals, objectives and commitment tcompliance are being are met.


  • Assigns the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) product codes and FDA codes required for importation of products and shipments.
  • Maintains all records related tshipments he/she is involved in. Responsible for record-keeping for import operations.
  • Responds tinternal customers and external suppliers on requests for proper classification, Country of Origin and customs valuation.
  • Negotiates fees and approve payments of invoices from US Customs, government agencies, and brokers.
  • Assists US personnel in completing applications tobtain required import/export permits, i.e. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Disease Control (CDC), etc.
  • Provides broker clearance instructions and required documentation for imports under Genentech, Inc.
  • Maintains current certifications/permits: bond, FDA, F&W, USDA as well as annual renewal
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable government agencies.
  • Performs monthly post-entry review of import transactions. Audits the Customs Broker entry packages in accordance with Genentech’s Entry Sampling plan for accuracy, completeness and compliance with import requirements.
  • On a monthly basis conducts a comparison of the Customs Broker’s Entry Report and Genentech’s records in the Trade Management System tensure all entry packages were received.
  • Participates on project teams as requested by Manager, Trade Compliance and Operations.


  • Plans and coordinates global transportation activities tensure on time, damage free, compliance and cost effective delivery of materials, products, equipment and documents.
  • Assigns export classifications (EAR99/ECCN#), Harmonized System (HS) Codes and Schedule B numbers required for exportation of all Genentech products and shipments.
  • May assign the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) product codes and FDA codes required for importation of products and shipments.
  • Responds tinternal customers and external suppliers on requests for proper classification, Country of Origin and customs valuation.
  • Receives monthly transportation reports and sets up for analysis by Manager, Trade Compliance and Operations. Sets up data for KPI reporting. Runs ad hoc reports tbe used for various analyses.
  • Uses monthly KPI reports tidentify service improvement and cost reduction opportunities. Recommends and helps implement adjustments tprocesses toptimize spend and transit time (in partnership with LSP Manager.)
  • Maintains all records related tshipments he/she is involved in. Is responsible for record-keeping for export operations.
  • Identifies and drives process improvements in trade compliance.
  • Responsible tbring forth process improvement and cost reduction ideas for evaluation
  • Participates on project teams as requested by Manager, Trade Compliance and Operations.

WhYou Are

The Trade Program Manager will demonstrate strong knowledge of the US trade laws and customs regulations specific tthe types of imports and exports expected from a research site and biotech manufacturer/distributor. The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • BS or BA degree and at least 5 years in an import/export position or 3+ years with Masters.
  • A current U.S. CBP issued Customs Broker License is preferred.
  • For Import Analysts, a solid knowledge of customs regulations including knowledge of drawbacks, HTS classification, Temporary Import Under Bond (TIB) regulations, royalties and assists.
  • For Export Analysts, a solid knowledge of customs regulations and Export Control policies.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong track record of collaboration, relationship management and influencing skills.
  • Strong planning, organization, and time management skills. Must be detail oriented.
  • Ability twork independently; must be a self-starter.
  • Strong customer-focus including timely follow up and ability tprioritize responses.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills, with ability tanticipate problems, recommend and implement solutions.
  • Applying Technical Expertise – stays current on laws and regulations, communicates tstakeholders.
  • Business Knowledge – understands risks related timport and export compliance and can clearly articulate the business/financial impacts.
  • Collaboration and Teamwork – influences others tdevelop SOPs tcomply with corporate policy.

A Job with Benefits Beyond the Benefits

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information tdevelop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity tlearn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated tremaining a great place twork.
The next step is yours. Tapply today, click on the "Apply online" button.

Genentech is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers page.

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