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Danaher Corporation Trade Compliance Manager in San Jose, California

  • Develop and execute trade compliance policies, processes and procedures that meet evolving regulations and requirements

  • Good understanding of US Customs and Import Laws and Regulations (CFR 19) as well as knowledge of Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

  • Customs broker management and optimization

  • Manage the incorporation of trade compliance policies into business units and operational processes as necessary ensuring timely implementation and monitoring of GTC

  • Lead engagements with third party suppliers that support critical trade compliance processes such as denied party screening and potential match adjudication and end use/user questionnaire process. Collaborate to ensure end to end transparency of new/added/improved processes

  • Develop a communication strategy for global trade compliance program to increase visibility of the function within the Company and enhance Company employees’ understanding/awareness of GTC issues, including developing function-based, risk-based trade compliance training and communications

  • Oversee the development of a systematic end-to-end approach to classifying Company’s products and related software, technologies and services, including those with encryption capabilities including managing all encryption sub-authorities and government reporting requirements

  • Understand and stay on top of Company’s existing and future technologies/products to ensure trade compliance issues are proactively addressed

  • Manage Company’s US Government export licenses applications and export classification ruling requests

  • Develop and implement trade compliance program continuous improvement activities.

  • Perform compliance risk assessments and tailor trade compliance programs to address such risks

  • Monitor legal, regulatory, and trade developments that impact Cepheid business and provide updates to various stakeholders

  • Advise on compliance-related issues including but not limited to product classification and export controls.

  • Collaborate with Cepheid business units to build trust, influence and make informed and timely decisions

  • Perform all other relevant activities relating to job accountabilities as the need arises


  • Global Trade Compliance Experience with Biotechnology companies

  • Bachelor’s degree in field with 5+ years of related work experience OR

  • Master’s degree in field with 3+ years of related work experience OR

  • Doctoral degree in field with 0-2 years of related work experience.

  • Experience with Partner Government Agencies (PGA), especially FDA and USDA

  • Strong project management skills preferred

  • In-depth knowledge of importing and exporting with the US, Canada, and LATAM countries

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 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.Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. 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.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at 202.419.7762 or applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

Operating Company: Cepheid