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Manager, Import/Export Operations

Company: Boehringer Ingelheim
Location: Saint Joseph
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


Responsible for oversight of all importing and exporting operations and trade compliance functions for BI AH USA in accordance with 15CFR and 19CFR of the Federal Regulations. Manages Global Supply's Specialists that directly report into this position, as well as, vendors that support Global Supply operations, such as: Freight Forwarding Service Providers and US Customs Brokers. Manages operation's activities and global distribution that support global affiliates, third party manufacturing and non-commercial imports and exports. Additionally, assigns import and export classifications, monitors, tracks, and reconciles Customs entries, administration of trade programs, such as: C-TPAT(Customs-Trade Partnership against Terrorism) and Free Trade Agreements, conducts ACE data analysis, manages export licenses, assists with HAZMAT/DG, manages record retention, provides support for logistics incidents and CAPAs and maintains department SOPs and OJTs.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing the activities of the Global Supply department related to processing of all BI AH USA export and import transactions.
  • Establishes strategic and tactical working relationships with selected freight forwarders and US Customs brokers in support of all BI AH USA import and export requirements. This includes analyzing transportation mode options, identifying opportunities to reduce costs, and providing compliant government information to respective agencies. Manages documentation and inventory transactions associated with Customs entries, Import for Export (IFE) and Temporary Importation under Bond (TIB) activities.
  • Responsible for investigating and assigning HTSC (Harmonized Tariff Schedule Classifications), FDA Product Codes and ECCNs (Export Control Classification Number) and maintaining information in a database. Additionally, verifies value of shipments by interfacing with Strategic Purchasing, R&D and the International Logistics Dept. in Ingelheim. Manages all aspects of the C-TPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) process.
  • Responsible for coordinating, scheduling and assisting with internal audits of all import and export entries and shipments based upon established SOP's.
  • Acts as primary liaison between Global Supply Department and Operations Planning, Inventory Control, Master Data Management, Order Management, Site Warehousing and Distribution warehouse personnel and R&D to communicate Global Supply requirements to meet commercial and miscellaneous shipment order needs.
  • Responsible for tracking and reporting Global Supply KPI dashboards with regards to PSL, cold chain performance, commercial and miscellaneous export order management, and transportation spend.
  • Responsible for maintaining adequate knowledge of all international and US logistics requirements and ensuring direct reports are adequately cross-trained on compliance and transportation procedures.
  • Position is responsible to Manage and Coordinate all commercial, third-party, and miscellaneous export orders accounting for ~$100 Million in gross sales to the BI AH Division.
  • Additionally, required to continuously investigate operational improvement opportunities related to "Cold Chain Management", and "Global Transportation Logistics".


  • BS from an accredited institution in International Business, Operations Management, Business Administration or related field.
  • US Customs brokerage license and/or import professional certification, preferred.
  • Export professional certification and/or experience with US Export Administration Regulations and export licensing requirements.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in import/export operations and/or trade compliance within a manufacturing environment including international shipping, terms of payment, import / export documentation, Customs entry process and special programs knowledge.
  • Experience must be inclusive of a minimum four (4) years of experience in leading people and/or projects and working in cGMP and highly government regulated environment.
  • Experience working with international clientele while recognizing diversity and an ability to be flexible working with a variety of cultures to obtain solutions.
  • Domestic and international hazardous materials shipping regulations including U.S. DOT (49 CFR), International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG), and International Air Transport Association (IATA). Cold chain logistics, GDP, and cGMP experience preferred.
  • Strong understanding of ERP systems, related applications and databases.
  • Highly proficient using Microsoft Office and online collaboration tools.
  • Excellent supervisory, verbal and written communication, coaching and teamwork skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and aptitude to train and utilize workers in a multi-faceted fast paced environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required).
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

Who We Are:

At Boehringer Ingelheim we create value through innovation with one clear goal: to improve the lives of patients. We develop breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unmet medical need for both humans and animals. As a family owned company we focus on long term performance. We are powered by 50.000 employees globally who nurture a diverse, collaborative and inclusive culture. Learning and development for all employees is key because your growth is our growth.

Want to learn more? Visit and join us in our effort to make more health.

Boehringer Ingelheim is an equal opportunity global employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment, which benefits our employees, patients and communities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to a person's actual or perceived race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; citizenship status, marital status; gender, gender identity or expression; sexual orientation, mental, physical or intellectual disability, veteran status; pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law.




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