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Date: Jun 4, 2021

Location: Marlborough, MA, US, 01752

Company: Boston Scientific

Additional Locations: US-MA-Quincy; US-MN-Arden Hills; US-MN-Maple Grove; US-MN-Minnetonka


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At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.


Senior Specialist Global Trade Compliance


About the Role: 

The Senior Specialist Global Trade Compliance at Boston Scientific maintains compliance with federal and foreign regulations governing the shipment, receipt, and documentation of imported/exported products. Works directly with Global Trade Compliance Manager, internal organizations, freight forwarders, and Customs Brokers to facilitate import/export processes, with primary focus on Import. 

Your Responsibilities Include:

  • Assists in negotiating, awarding, administering, and reviewing service agreements with Trade Services suppliers and customs brokers with management input.
  • Monitors Import filers, internal and external, for on-time performance and quality of declarations by reviewing and validating documents.  Works with filers to improve performance when the agreed upon timeliness and/or quality drops below established service goals.
  • Advanced expertise in FDA entries and compliance preferred.
  • Assists in developing long-term Trade Compliance strategies for Boston Scientific (BSC).  
  • Provides assistance and consults with BSC locations to ensure compliant and accurate Customs declarations for both import and export, primarily Import declarations.
  • Assist with audits Brokers by conducting periodic reviews of brokers' service in order to ensure quality service and to resolve any problems (e.g., broker visit, compliance, timely clearance).
  • Performs analysis, identifies root cause, and recommends corrective actions as appropriate. 
  • Supports Global Trade Compliance with necessary reports, research, and data for Duty Drawback programs.
  • Expedites difficult shipping situations (e.g., dangerous goods, new product introductions, customs clearance, etc.) to ensure timely delivery.  
  • Works with carriers, freight forwarders, and regulatory agencies to identify and resolve Import compliance issues.
  • Provides training and direction as needed to the Traffic Assistant(s) in the preparation of exports and imports. 

What We're Looking For:

Required Qualifications: 

  • 5+ years related experience in Import Trade Compliance
  • Proficient in MS Office Applications, especially Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Ability to communicate well across multiple business functions
  • Willing to learn and adapt to evolving program
  • Customs Broker License, CCS, or relevant qualification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree from accredited program
  • Knowledge of FDA/PGA Import requirements
  • Knowledge of SAP GTS
  • Knowledge of, and participation in, CTPAT validations
  • Project management experience
  • Travel: Domestic Travel up to ~25% and International Travel ~10%


Requisition ID: 483054


As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.

So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!


At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


Boston Scientific maintains a drug-free workplace. Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4312 (2000), Boston Scientific is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.


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