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AbbVie Manager, Global Trade Compliance in Singapore, Singapore

About AbbVie

AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com . Follow @abbvie on Twitter (https://twitter.com/abbvie) , Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/AbbVieGlobal) , Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/abbvie/?hl=en) , YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/AbbVie) and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/abbvie) .

Manager, Global Trade Compliance

Objectives of the Position:

The purpose of this position is to lead/manage and support the daily import/export compliance and operational activities at key commercial markets in Asia Pacific with specific focus on Singapore, South Korea and Japan. It is critical to the Company that we ensure adherence with laws, improve operational efficiency, and facilitate reduction of tariff and non-tariff barriers at all of our locations.

Key responsibilities include managing the site’s daily import/export transactions, coordination and management of activities with the customs broker, primary liaison with local country Customs Authorities and other relevant Government Agencies, provide trade guidance to local Company business personnel, development & deployment of trade compliance procedures/policies, lead audit defense related to the local site’s trade activity, identify/implement trade optimization opportunities, serve as the local subject matter expert for the trade compliance organization and supervising local business issue resolution strategies.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain localized operational import and export procedures and ensure local business awareness and compliance with these requirements.

  • Manage the site’s daily import/export operational activities and resolve day-to-day import/export/customs issues that result in border delays.

  • Interface with the Company affiliates and suppliers to ensure their understanding of Trade Compliance regulations and documentation requirements for key markets countries.

  • Provide guidance to local Company business on matters concerning import & export requirements (including documentations, customs valuation, tariff classification, country of origin determination).

  • Act as primary point of contact with customs and any other government agencies (OGA) to address request for audit and inspections. Provide support for external reviews and investigations/audits to help minimize any adverse impact to the company.

  • Manage the export trade compliance requirements and execute post export review of shipping documentation.

  • Oversee the post entry audit of local site(s) transactions and ensure corrective action plans are appropriately developed and implemented at the local site(s).

  • Communicate directly with site’s customs brokers and forwarders to resolve day-to-day issues that result in border delays. Drive the enhancement of the broker management program.

  • Oversee financial and operational trade metrics and analysis, develop solution/strategies to issues or opportunities and capturing trade data associated with trade operations for reporting up to the trade compliance leadership.

  • Monitor trade compliance regulatory and legislative changes and alert the appropriate parties internally on the impact to the business.

  • Support and/or Lead import/export/duty management/customs valuation projects that focus on driving efficiencies or cost savings for the company.

  • Conduct training and knowledge sharing to improve business knowledge and operational performance and ensure compliance with importing/exporting regulations.



  • Bachelors or University degree in a related field or equivalent experience (e.g., international trade/tax/customs, supply chain, logistics)

  • Minimum 5-8 years of experience working in a multinational company, trade compliance, consulting firm or customs broker agency.

  • Proficient in English and other Asian languages preferred (Japanese and Korean)

  • Regional or global exposure would be advantageous.

  • Computer Skills.

  • Knowledge and experience with countries in Asia Pacific, such as Japan, South Korea, and Singapore.

  • Demonstrated ability in import/export policies and processes, valuation, compliance and audit management, preferential trade programs, transfer pricing adjustments from a customs perspective would be an additional advantage.

  • Strong analytical, organizational and communications skills.

  • Familiarity with ERP (e.g. SAP) and trade compliance systems (e.g. GTS)

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Primary focus is Singapore, South Korea and Japan


  • Singapore

Reporting Line(s):

  • Reports to Regional Global Trade Compliance Director


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Equal Employment Opportunity

At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.