Company Profile
At AstraZeneca, we don’t follow the crowd and that means we don’t expect our people to either. To develop life-changing medicines we approach problems in a different way – agile and nimble, and focused on what our people need to make ground breaking discoveries.

2018 sees the start an exciting challenge for the new Global Logistics Function. We are bringing together all our logistics and distribution activities under a single global organisation. This consolidation of expertise will create clear and single accountability for product movements around the world, working to the highest global standards.

We are establishing a world leading Logistics Centre of Excellence to steer our organisation through changing environmental demands. Our new Global Logistics Function manages the way our products move around the world and will become a key part of the performance of our end to end supply chain.

As part of this new strategy we will be investing in our capability as an organisation, significantly raising the bar and we will have an extensive training and development program for all our logistics staff.

Job description
As the Region’s Trade Management Lead, you will have deep expertise of import and export requirements for healthcare products internationally, to ensure the compliant and efficient movement of API, Bulk & Finishes Goods across borders; however, your particular expertise will be the Regional market borders.

You will provide specialist support to supply sites both regionally and globally when designing international supply chains and trade routes, determining and negotiating trade (Inco) terms, broker arrangements, services and other trade related terms with local, regional and global suppliers.

In the role, you will be the Regional Process Owner for import/export. You will provide expertise on tariff and custom laws, rules and regulations for the clearance of imported or exported goods of merchandise from customs authorities, the preparation of import or export documents and payment of duties, taxes and other charges accruing in the assigned region. Providing subject matter expertise to sites on all related import/export matters.

You will develop, implement and maintain AstraZeneca regional Import /Export standards and procedures, providing expert assistance to logistics and site teams globally for all regional markets.

Defining and controlling market master files for trade flows originating in the region, you will have the expertise to evaluate and manage changing trade requirements. You will also undertake periodic audits to ensure process standardisation and compliance.

You will be responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with government agencies and representing AstraZeneca before any government agency regarding classification or valuation of imported or exported goods. You will also monitor regulations for any potential changes and provide AstraZeneca insight, input and interpretation of any changes within the Global Logistics functions and Supply Chains as appropriate.

You will work with Functions across Astra Zeneca to ensure compliance with relevant legislation, and work with regional and global colleagues to advise on opportunities to optimise trade flows, ensuring friction-free movement of goods and optimal supply costs, considering trade terms, trade-free zones (duties, tariffs, customs procedures, quotas etc) and direct/indirect tax consequences.

You will also prepare and submit trade programme annual reports and provide any required SME input to logistics projects or projects that require trade expertise.

You will be a member of the Regional Logistics Leadership Team and as such play a key role in shaping the strategy for the region, as well as shaping the future design of our global logistics network.

Essential Requirements

  • Extensive experience working with customs, brokers, freight forwarders
  • Detailed knowledge of various government agencies regulating global trade and extensive knowledge of regional regulations
  • Knowledge of the Pharmaceutical production supply chain principles, Good Manufacturing Practice, Food & Drug Administration requirements (or equivalent), Customs rules and regulations.
  • Ability to integrate information technology as it support / impacts business processes related to international trade
  • Ability to forge and manage strong relationships with outside service providers related to international trade compliance
  • Strong, proven capabilities in stakeholder management & organizational communication, and the ability influence at senior management levels

Desirable Requirements

  • Professional qualification in international logistics
  • Holder of a valid broker’s license as such by the Professional Regulatory Board for Customs Brokers

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country where the role is advertised.

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