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Director of Trade Compliance and Governance

Req ID:  2218

Working Location: MASSACHUSETTS, WESTBOROUGH; Nationwide 


Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? At Olympus, we help make people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, every day. 
Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.

Job Description

The Director of Trade Compliance Governance Americas maintains responsibility for providing legal and regulatory expertise and direction to the supply chain, product management, sales and marketing, and product development groups regarding trade compliance (including, but not limited to, import/export procedures, licensing, duty and tariff classifications, C-TPAT, Canadian Controlled Goods Program and other trade-related security requirements) to maintain compliance with all applicable regulations, and otherwise ensure the operation of an effective trade compliance program. The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for implementing and maintaining all requirements administered by the Olympus Global Trade Compliance Office for North and South America.

Job Duties

* Ensure global recordkeeping and reporting requirements are maintained in the Americas and conducted in a manner that ensures audits are completed in a timely manner without material issues. 

* Provide day-to-day oversight of and strategic leadership in identifying issues, developing globally integrated solutions and recommendations to Senior Management in ensuring that compliance operational processes align with business objectives.

* Develop and manage an internal assessment and audit program with colleagues globally that complies with all applicable regulations, including collaboration with Internal Audit and external auditors as needed.

* Initiate, monitor and resolve all activity in accordance with client instruction, regulatory requirements and ensure timely submissions and associated tracking through final closure.

* Coordinate regional internal assessments of the Company’s trade compliance activities.

* Oversee regular audits, respond to customs requests, entry corrections, manage key global compliance indicators, effectively communicate compliance requirements and impact both internally and externally.

* Drive change and process improvement in the Company’s trade compliance operations.

* Work with customs brokers, regulatory agents, Legal, and trade compliance consultants to resolve related issues by clarifying questions and recommending solutions.

* Ensure global requirements related to Free Trade Agreements are identified and implemented.

* Ensure that Head of Global Trade Compliance and OCA General Counsel are regularly consulted and informed about trade compliance issues and activities, and ensure effective collaboration with members in Legal and Trade Compliance functions.

* Perform all other essential duties as assigned.

Job Requirements



* Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college.  


* Licensed U.S. Customs Broker and/or NCBFAA Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) and/or related industry certifications preferred.


* Minimum of 15 years of experience in international trade compliance, regulatory, or related experience within a global company, with a working knowledge of trade regulations in North and South America. 


* Minimum of 5 years in a leadership role, with demonstrated aptitude for coaching and development.


* 25% Travel Required.




* Experience with trade regulations in Europe and Asia a plus.


* Experience in dealing with ad-hoc queries from regulatory agencies.


* Experience in dealing with formal audits from external agencies; along with ability to evaluate the need and coordinate submission of voluntary disclosures to respective governmental agencies as needed.


* Excellent organizational skills and ability to self-manage and balance numerous priorities. 


* Project management, legal or supply chain experience preferred.

We realize work isn’t just a job to you.

It’s a big part of your life, but not the only part. That’s why we offer competitive salaries, a robust 401(k) program, annual bonus program and comprehensive medical benefits, as well as tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, parental and adoption leave, on-site services and Colleague Affinity Networks — so you can be ready for where life can take you.

Olympus is passionate about the solutions it creates for the medical, life sciences, and industrial equipment industries, as well as cameras and audio products. For more than 100 years, Olympus has focused on making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling by helping detect, prevent, and treat disease, furthering scientific research, ensuring public safety, and capturing images of the world.

Olympus Corporation of the Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Olympus Corporation, is headquartered in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, USA, and employs more than 5,500 employees throughout locations in North and South America. For more information, visit

Olympus…True to You. True to Society. True to LIFE.

It is the policy of Olympus to extend equal employment and advancement opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship status, religious creed (including dress and grooming practices), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth and/or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental) and/or a medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or service in the uniformed services, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Posting Notes: || United States (US) || Massachusetts (US-MA) || Foxborough || 

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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