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Trade Operations Manager

Req ID:  3356



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

Olympus Corporation of the Americas (“OCA”) is looking for a Trade Compliance Manager to manage OCA’s compliance to Customs & Border Protection, Export Administration and Census Regulations through the management of all product trade data, accurate import/export transactions, customs broker management and issue resolution. Manager will drive initiatives to enhance procedures, look for operational efficiencies and serve as in-house subject matter expert on trade compliance regulations.

Job Duties

* Responsible for managing the company’s compliance with import entry and export clearance processes and the regulations that govern these processes of Customs & Border Protection (“CBP”), Department of Commerce, Census, and Partner Government Agencies (“PGA”), namely the FDA.


* Direct the import/export product classification process and drive continual enhancement of the data and broker interfaces.


* Govern the trade compliance data in business unit ERP systems.


* Responsible for customs broker management driving initiatives to monitor performance through quarterly business reviews, key performance indicators and scorecards.


* Administer company’s restricted party screening program for denied, restricted, sanctioned and embargoed parties in accordance with regulations administered by the Departments of State, Commerce and Treasury.


* Manage the company’s process for AES EEI filings across business units and multi-functional departments through user management, work instructions and training.


* Create desk procedures/ work instructions and trainings to assist the business comply with import/ export procedures.


* Lead the team in supporting business units and customs brokers with daily operational support and issue resolution.


* Manage ACE and AES accounts, Bonds, Importer of Record numbers for all legal entities and utilize ACE and AES data reporting to support projects.


* Integrate new acquisitions into our existing compliance structure and processes.


* Manage other special projects as needed.

Job Requirements


* Bachelor’s degree required.


* Minimum of 8 years of experience working in progressively challenging responsibilities within a trade compliance role, preferably within manufacturing or the medical equipment industry.


* Licensed Customs Broker.


* Other Considerations (travel/hours availability, etc.): 25% Travel.



* A minimum of 3 years of experience managing and developing people preferred.


* Extensive knowledge of U.S. customs and export regulations.


* Extensive technical skills in entry review and import/export transaction data elements.


* Good understanding of FDA import requirements.


* Must have data analytical and critical thinking skills and be detailed oriented.


* Excellent research, writing, and effective verbal communication skills.


* Skilled in Microsoft office, especially Excel. Advanced Knowledge of CBP’s Automated Commercial Environment (“ACE”).


* Strong, action-oriented individual.

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) || Pennsylvania (US-PA) || Center Valley || 

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