Global Trade Compliance Analyst

Lake County, IL, US
Jan 12, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Global Trade Compliance Analyst will coordinate the import/export compliance activities on daily transactions while assisting efforts at the U.S./Puerto Rico/Canada sites to ensure adherence with laws, improve operational efficiency, and facilitate reduction of tariff and non-tariff barriers.

Key responsibilities include supporting daily import/export self-filing, communicate, as necessary, with U.S. Customs, and other relevant Government Agencies, provide trade guidance to AbbVie business personnel, and assist on audits related to AbbVie's trade activity.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Execute import/export transactions they are in compliance with all relevant U.S. regulatory agency requirements, regulations and trade laws.
  • Utilize SOPs and AbbVie global trade management systems to complete import/export filings.
  • Resolve day-to-day operational issues with foreign suppliers, internal stakeholders and carriers/freight forwarders that result in clearance delays. Provide guidance, as needed, on documentation, tariff classification, customs valuation, and country of origin determination.
  • Interface with AbbVie affiliates and related functional areas (Supply Chain, Purchasing, etc.) to support corrective actions, process improvements and broader initiatives.
  • Manage import/export documentation in compliance with record keeping requirements.
  • Support import/export/duty management projects that focus on driving efficiencies or cost savings for the company.
  • Assist in training and knowledge sharing to improve business knowledge and operational performance to ensure compliance with U.S. regulatory requirements.
  • Assist in the capturing and analyzing of metrics associated with trade operations for reporting up to the site and the Global Trade Compliance leadership.
  • Assist in the execution of the self-audit program to ensure continued compliance with customs law and internal policies on both imports and exports.


  • Bachelor degree or relevant working experience in a related field (e.g. international trade, supply chain, logistics).
  • 3-5 years of experience working in trade compliance, customs brokerage or multinational company, or consulting firm.
  • Computer Skills. Must have excellent ability managing Microsoft Access, Excel, Powerpoint & SAP.
  • Strong team player that is self-motivated to learn and embrace change.
  • Highly organized and acute attention to detail required.
  • Effective communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.
  • Spanish speaking preferred.
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities simultaneously and manage time appropriately.
  • Licensed Customs Broker or Certified Customs Specialist desired.