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Sr. Customs and Trade Compliance Analyst



Full Time

On Site


Itasca, Illinois, United States

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 115,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Sr. Customs and Trade Compliance Analyst

Itasca , IL

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement, the [Register to View] student debt program and [Register to View] education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Itasca location of Abbott Molecular, we are a division of Abbott Laboratories, a global, diversified healthcare innovator with a legacy of pioneering work in medical diagnostics.

Primary Function / Primary Goals / Objectives:

Provide the necessary oversight and support for import and export recordkeeping to ensure documentation and processes meet regulatory requirements and corporate policies. Provide training and analytical support for customs and trade compliance matters at the site/division level, ensuring compliance with all relevant customs regulations and trade laws and regulations, including 19CFR, 15CFR, FDA, USDA, and other US regulatory agency requirements. DEPENDING ON THE SITE/DIVISION, INCUMBENTS IN THIS POSITION MAY SPECIALIZE SOLELY IN IMPORT- OR EXPORT-RELATED ACTIVITIES, OR MAY HAVE INVOLVEMENT IN BOTH.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Applies basic working knowledge of import/export regulations and requirements to support business needs.
  • Ensure timely and accurate response to Broker Requests for Information and follow-up to ensure resolution.
  • Assist site/division C&TC personnel in completing HTSUS and/or ECCN classifications and addressing import and export compliance issues related to 19 CFR and 15 CFR.
  • Interface with related functional areas (logistics, purchasing, materials management, etc.) on customs matters.
  • Conduct effective and timely transactional review/audit of all import/export records. Elevate issues requiring correction to Corporate C&TC
  • Provide analytical support to general import/export-related projects, as needed, which could include Value Reconciliation, CF-28 responses, prior disclosures, etc.
  • Prepare import/export related documentation, which may include commercial invoices, export declarations, bills of lading, etc.
  • Maintain and update site Item Master Log; work with site/division regulatory to ensure accuracy and completeness of FDA product codes and affirmation of compliance codes.
  • Personally educate self on latest Customs, FDA, and other government agency import regulations.


  • Bachelor’s degree


  • Minimum 2 years experience in import/export operations, international business, or other relevant field.
  • Sound problem solving and analytical abilities and close attention to detail required.
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities simultaneously and manage time appropriately.

Accountability / Scope / Budget:

  • Operates with general direction and supervision from the Supervisor/Manager or Senior Analyst. This position handles day-to-day issues and core job responsibilities independently and involves the Supervisor/Manager when needed.
  • This employee must have the ability to analyze data and identify compliance risks and opportunities that may impact the divisional financial objectives.
  • The Analyst will be privy to highly confidential financial information and must work within the scope of attorney/consultant and client privilege, where deemed appropriate.

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