This site uses cookies. To find out more, see our Cookies Policy

Global Trade Compliance Director in Wood Dale, Illinois at Videojet

Date Posted: 3/15/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job ID: VID004904

About Us

We invite you to Imprint the WORLDTM on an exciting journey of continuous improvement! Every day, 4,000+ associates in over 38 countries work together to achieve amazing results as One Videojet. From freshness dating to track and trace coding, Videojet technologies help ensure products sold across the globe are authentic and safe for consumers to use in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and industrial marketplaces.

As a global leader in the marking and coding industry, our continued growth brings an opportunity for you to chart the course and drive your own career success. As a Videojet associate you will:
• ENGAGE in bringing consumer brands to market globally.   
• DRIVE results with the Danaher Business System (DBS). 
• REALIZE your potential! 


The Global Trade Compliance Platform Director is primarily responsible for developing, executing, and managing the trade compliance program that is aligned with the Operating Companies (OpCo’s) business strategy and supply chain. This position requires a person with genuine humility to voluntarily take on tactical roles, as needed, to complete objectives from time-to-time while sustaining the strategic path for the Platform.  The Director needs to possess patience and agility to adjust to a dynamic and growing business environment, while continuously improving the program. 
The Director will also be responsible for overseeing the development of OpCo trade compliance team members to ensure they possess the skills and experience necessary to support their OpCos.  This position will also advise OpCo leaders about trade compliance matters, oversee trade compliance training, and work with various functions impacting trade compliance to ensure appropriate controls are implemented.  

Primary Responsibilities:
• Design and implement the strategic trade compliance program that is in-line with international trade rules and each OpCo’s business strategy and value chain and supply chain;
• Develop and maintain a deep understanding of the Platform’s value chain and supply chain to advise Product Identification Platform Legal and OpCo leaders on risks and opportunities and to ensure ongoing relevance to the trade compliance program;
• Ongoing advisement and consultation with OpCo leaders regarding OpCo trade compliance programs;
• Lead OpCo trade compliance team members in maintaining a relevant trade compliance program for their businesses;
• Ongoing development of the OpCo trade compliance team members, including their own, to provide team members with the knowledge and tools necessary to provide ongoing support to their respective OpCos;
• Ensure OpCo trade compliance team members are actively engaged in OpCo strategic business and supply chain changes to ensure an ongoing relevant trade compliance program;
• Demonstrate ongoing leadership to OpCo trade compliance members to ensure they appropriately balance OpCo compliance and business strategies against day-to-day operations; championing the cause with OpCo leaders to ensure the right priorities are being focused on by OpCo Compliance teams; 
• Oversee the management of OpCos’ global “single source of truth” for international trade data elements (e.g., tariff numbers, country of origin, etc.);
• Identify opportunities to increase efficiencies within existing processes, including, where relevant, recommending and implementing systems to improve current trade compliance processes;
• Identify opportunities to achieve cost-savings through various free trade programs;
• Work closely with Transfer Pricing and Finance teams regarding Transfer Pricing/Customs valuation methodology, Transfer Pricing adjustments/changes, and statutory additions to value compliance (assists, royalties, etc.);
• Manage documentary due diligence for key positions taken relative to international trade (e.g., customs valuation, tariff number determinations) across the supply chain;
• Maintain a trade compliance training and communication program;
• Review, escalate and respond to government inquiries related to trade compliance;
• Manage internal and external audits under the supervision of Product Identification Platform Legal;

Job Requirements


• 10+ years relevant international trade and customs experience
• 2 – 3 years of employee Supervisory or Managerial experience
• Demonstrable experience advising non-US companies on international trade matters
• Background in trade consulting preferred
• BS in accounting, finance or related field is required
• MBA or master’s degree preferred
• Ability to quickly and concisely brief non-technical persons (e.g., OpCo leaders) on technical topics in-person or in written format
• Extensive knowledge of import and export trade laws and regulations as they relate to embargos, sanctions and controlled product, technology and software
• Extensive understanding of applicable export, re-export and deemed licensing requirements
• Deep experience with global valuation-specific regulations that impact trade and compliance, including customs valuation hierarchy and methodology, and transfer pricing methodologies
• Extensive data analysis skills, including the ability to work independently or self-learn 
• Working knowledge of general enterprise resource planning data structures
• Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills 
• High accuracy and attention to detail are essential requirements for this position
• Ability to influence across the company and to interact with persons at all levels; comfortable working cooperatively with other OpCo functions and indirectly leading team members in a matrixed environment 
• Critical thinking and excellent problem solving and analytical skills 
• Strong project and people management skills
• Capable of multi-tasking and prioritizing with excellent time management skills
• Ability to handle confidential information frequently and appropriately
• Capable of working independently and collaboratively plus experienced and competent in making good judgment calls
Videojet Technologies Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a science and technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges, and improving quality of life around the world. 

Videojet is part of a global family of 20+ operating companies who drive meaningful innovation in some of today’s most dynamic, growing industries. With operating companies based around the world – our groundbreaking  businesses operate across four strategic platforms:
• Product Identification
• Water Quality
• Dental
• Life Sciences & Diagnostics

We are proud to say that we’re a Fortune 150 company of 59,000 dedicated associates who are Helping Realize Life’s Potential every day by bringing our diverse skills, backgrounds and perspectives together to make a  difference.