Waters Corporation

  • Trade (Import / Export) Compliance Specialist

    Req. #
    Company Name
    Waters Division
    Technical Support
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Description

    For over 50 years, Waters Corporation has developed innovative analytical science solutions to support customer discoveries, operations, performance, and regulatory compliance. Specifically, the company designs, manufactures, sells, and services high performance liquid chromatography, ultra performance liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry technology systems and support products primarily in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. Our innovations enable significant advancements within the pharmaceutical, life science, biochemical, industrial, food safety, environmental, academic and government industries. Waters is a publicly traded corporation (NYSE:WAT) with more than 5,000 employees and is represented in 85 countries around the world.



    Waters Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. 


    Waters Corporation is currently seeking a Trade Compliance Specialist to join our organization. In this role, the individual will be joining a team that is responsible for establishing policy and coordinating activities for export and import regulatory compliance on a worldwide basis.  The team not only ensures adherence to import and export requirements, but is instrumental in increasing the speed of supply chain while decreasing risk and meeting the needs of a growing global customer base.  


    • Responsible for setting policy and coordinating all activities involved in export/import regulatory compliance including, but not limited to, ECCN product classifications, harmonized tariff classifications, country of origin determination, product valuation reporting, export license applications, Automated Export System reporting, obtaining and reviewing end use statements for exports, and sanctioned party list screening.
    • Manage US Customs and Border Protection trade program participation (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, Importer Self Assessment Program, etc).
    • Interfaces with internal / external customers, foreign subsidiaries, distributors, vendors, brokers and carriers to ensure compliance with all applicable import / export regulations.
    • Responsible for maintaining internal controls program to ensure compliance with federal and foreign regulations governing the shipment, receipt and documentation of imported/exported products.
    • Determines product eligibility for multiple trade agreements and maintaining vendor dunning process.
    • Participates in continual improvement process related to Compliance Program and manages document revisions of internal controls and procedures.
    • Conducts periodic export and import self assessments (compliance audits) and implements any necessary corrective actions.
    • Interact with US Customs, Trade Authorities and present to Waters Executive Management on trade compliance matters.
    • Strong collaboration with procurement, financial, tax, product marketing, logistics, order entry, and engineering functions is required.


    • Bachelors in Business, Logistics, or related field. Minimum of 5 years of Trade/Logistics experience required.
    • Practical experience applying US Customs regulations, US Export Administration Regulations and license requirements, to include SNAP-R submissions, required
    • Strong working knowledge of international business practices, transportation laws, and customs requirements
    • Experience in finance and auditing procedures desired
    • Familiarity with ERP systems, preferably SAP, desired
    • Strong leadership skill set
    • Demonstrated ability to generate collaborative processes and integrate business solutions globally
    • Must be able to manage multiple tasks
    • Possess excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
    • Ability to solve problems in a dynamic environment
    • Must be a team player and self starter; high bias toward action 




    Key Words

    Trade Compliance
    US Customs
    International trade
    Export license
    Automated Export System
    Trade Authorities


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