EMEA Trade Compliance Specialist in Amersfoort, Netherlands at Ormco

Date Posted: 7/26/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: ORM001709

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If you have ever sat in a dentist’s chair, your experience was likely made better by our businesses. Our precision tools and powerful lights help clinicians work accurately and efficiently. Our software powers comprehensive, digital diagnostics and treatment planning to keep teeth and gums healthy. Our advanced restoratives, implants and orthodontic offerings help correct smiles quickly and safely.

Danaher’s Dental companies ( Ormco, KavoKerr, Nobel Biocare ) are committed to making dental care increasingly safe, comfortable and effective around the globe.

Ormco BV in Amersfoort, The Netherlands, is the European head-office and Distribution Center for Ormco and hosts different departments for Ormco as well as KaVoKerr and Nobel Biocare.

In Amersfoort currently work approx. 175 employees.

For nearly 60 years, Ormco has partnered with the orthodontic community to manufacture innovative products and solutions to enhance the lives of our customers and their patients. Distinguished products range from legacy twin brackets (Inspire ICE™, Titanium Orthos™ and Mini Diamond™) to pioneering the self-ligating appliances with the Damon™ System (including Damon™ Q2 and Damon™ Clear 2). Ormco’s Insignia™ Advanced Smile Design™ provides an all-inclusive customized indirect bonding solution for increased clinical efficiency. From personalized service to professional education programs and marketing support, Ormco is committed to helping orthodontists achieve their clinical and practice management objectives. For more information, visit www.ormco.com.



The associate in this position is responsible for monitoring shipments subject to import and export controls to ensure compliance with U.S., E.U., and local regulations as well as for resolving customs-related issues in a timely manner. The associate will perform his or her duties in a manner that meets the company’s operating standards, compliance programs, quality requirements and customer shipping schedules in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. The associate will support tactical operations for the EU Trade Compliance program centralized in Amersfoort, Netherlands. for Ormco and KavoKerr in EMEA.

This position will report to the EU Trade Compliance Operations Manager and will assist in developing and deploying Company policies and processes relating to Trade Compliance matters. The scope of this position includes ensuring implementation of effective global trade network resources both within and outside the Company that minimizes costs while assuring compliance with governmental laws/regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as on-site tactical point of contact for Trade Compliance matters.

  • Coordinate import and export controls for Company’s trade operations to ensure compliance with all US, EU and local regulations in the conduct of international business activities;

  • Proactively build and maintain strong trade compliance procedures and processes in compliance with Corporate Policies;

  • Partner with cross-functional stakeholders to facilitate business needs related to cross-border shipping;

  • Verify and assign the correct Harmonized Tariff Code to products;

  • Review and determine the country of origin of products;

  • Manage supply chain trade security issues as per risk assessments (e.g. AEO);

  • Review and approve sales transactions to embargo and sanctioned countries;

  • In conjunction with other departments, work to determine the required export licensing of products;

  • Responsible for understanding of products compliance by country customs regulations;

  • Support all activities relating to customs audits, investigations, disclosures, etc.

  • Drive the continuous improvement of the Company’s trade compliance program, including automating processes and procedures;

  • Perform import and export trade compliance audits, and coordinate the resolution of the open actions with relevant departments

  • Assure Trade compliance record retention is compliant and consistent with company requirements;

  • Support legal department in investigating and resolving trade compliance issues;

  • Ensure shipping/receiving associates properly handle import/export transactions;

  • Provide timely information to brokers and freight forwarders for accurate completion of documents to government agencies;

  • Audit submissions by brokers and freight forwarders and resolve errors found in entry audits. Report substantial findings to reference contacts.

  • Anticipates and mitigates potential trade compliance problems within the organization and mitigates risk;

  • Provide internal training as directed/needed

Job Requirements


Personal Trait Profile

  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, and attention to detail;

  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills and ability to act as internal advisor;

  • Must be able to clearly and concisely articulate findings and summarize recommendations written and verbally; 

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to set and accomplish strategic goals;

  • Must be committed to integrity, ethics, and building strong relationships in a diverse setting;

  • Must be able to work effectively in high-intensity/high-performance environment

  • Ability to prioritize and work independently and be persistent in follow-through;

  • Team player


  • College degree and a minimum of 5 years of Trade Compliance experience;

  • 1-2 years of project management experience, managing multiple projects with varying deadlines;

  • 3-5 years of experience managing Customs brokers for accuracy on shipments and performance;

  • Deep knowledge of EU customs legislation as well as U.S. and E.U. embargo and sanctioned regulations;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, language skills in one or more other major European language preferred (Dutch, German, etc.);

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications particularly Excel and Oracle;

  • Familiarity and/or experience with LEAN, Six Sigma or similar programs preferred

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