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Senior Trade Compliance Specialist (Trade Compliance Specialist III)

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
Hercules, CA


  • Works on projects and tasks that are local and regional in scope and impact with significant complexity.
  • Exercises significant judgement with latitude to propose and implement improvements in the Trade Compliance policies and processes.
  • Works under minimal supervision.
  • Works independently on most tasks and uses judgement regarding when to seek direction or advice.
  • Performs complex work with medium to high impact with little to no supervision.
  • May lead other Trade Compliance Specialists.
  • Same as previous level, plus:
  • Recommends, supports and implements scalable practices for the future of the organization to further enhance business measurements using statistical based analysis to drive data based conclusions.
  • Provides necessary compliance training to operational personnel.
  • Provides recommendations and implements improvements to trade compliance management.
  • Identifies and documents business risks.
  • Expertise in multiple areas of import and export laws such as HTS Classification, Country of Origin, Free Trade Agreements, Customs Valuation.
  • Measures regulatory compliance of customs brokerage transactions processed by auditing transactions.
  • Responsible for all compliance aspect of the business unit within a single country.
  • Directly responsible for taking corrective action when there are issues with non-compliance.
  • Responsible for analyzing and interpreting export and import regulations and provide risk assessment and advice related to business activities.
  • Identify and develop business processes to address compliance risks
  • Maintains awareness of industry and market trends through ongoing research.


  • Bachelorís degree or equivalent in International Business, Business Administration, Business Information or related discipline.
  • 7+ years database management experience.
  • 7+ years in a dynamic Global Trade environment.
  • Experience working in bio-pharma, medical or life science related companies.
  • Knowledge of trade compliance regulations in more than one country
  • Advanced quantitative skills with proficiency in data analysis (SAP/MS Access) modeling (MS Excel) and presenting (MS PowerPoint).
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and tools such as PowerBI.
  • Expert knowledgeable about how to qualify items under various Free Trade agreements, Customs Reconciliation & Duty Reductions Programs.
  • Advanced knowledge of US Customs Harmonized Tariff Schedule, Government Agency, Import/Export regulations (i.e. CBP, Census, BIS, EAR, OFAC).
  • Strong skills in product classification-ECCN and Harmonized Tariff Classification application.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in cross functional teams driving, developing and implementing Customs related procedures and work instructions.
  • Multi-lingual
  • Ability to explain and teach new data models and functions.
  • Customs Broker license or equivalent certifications preferred Requisition ID 2018-8159

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