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Danaher Corporation JAPAN TRADE OPERATIONS LEADER in Osaka, Japan

Be part of something altogether life-changing

Working at Cytiva in the Life Sciences industry means being at the forefront of providing new solutions to transform human health. Our incredible customers undertake life-saving activities ranging from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccines, new medicines, and cell and gene therapies.

At Cytiva you will be able to continuously improve yourself and us – working on challenges that truly matter with people that care for each other, our customers, and their patients. With associates across 40 countries, Cytiva is a place where every day is a learning opportunity – so you can grow your career and expand your skills in the long term.

Cytiva is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

What you’ll do:

  • Work in partnership with global and regional business stakeholders to support the execution of the Global Trade strategy for Japan

  • Support regional Compliance and duty management programs including (but not limited to) import/export operations, import and export classification, relevant Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), Valuation, and other programs

  • Serve as the single point of contact (SPOC) for all import and export trade related matters in Japan

  • Train regional business partners on relevant trade related topics and act as the champion for special duty savings programs.

  • Apply for various Government permits where needed to facilitate seamless exports and imports.

  • Support the Japan legal entities during Customs audits and other relevant government agency inquiries.

  • Manage activities of regional customs brokers to ensure timely border clearance.

  • Analyze operational and compliance metrics and implement improvements where required.

  • Conduct business reviews with regional stakeholders on an ongoing basis to drive continuous improvement.

  • Serve as the regional focal point to support key cross-functional global initiatives and new strategy deployments.

  • Liaise with other global trade team members to drive consistency of our global trade operations and strategies.

Who you are:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent

  • Minimum of 5 years of import/export operations and/or trade compliance experience specific to Japan

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a cross-functional, global team environment

  • Experience supporting both import and export regulatory compliance programs

  • Knowledge of import/export operational process and customs requirements Working knowledge of import and export classification rules and practices

  • Ability to communicate (verbal, written) effectively in English across multiple levels;

  • Applies a sense of urgency to resolve problems and supports root-cause analysis.

  • Ability to work within teams and independently with minimal supervision.

  • Detail-oriented with the ability to multitask, prioritize and be adaptable.

  • Solid communication and analytical skills, including experience with communicating with others from different counties and cultures

  • Experience working in the healthcare industry preferred

  • Six sigma and/or lean experience preferred

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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