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Merck Senior Specialist Exports, Trade Operations in Rahway, New Jersey

Job Description

This position within our company's Global Clinical Supply Compliance Operations responsible for ensuring exports are declared and shipped in compliance with local and other government agency regulations and our company's Global Trade Compliance (GTC) standards. This will include developing and implementing related processes and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable policies, regulations, and laws. The Position will work with Global Trade Compliance (GTC), site shipping personnel, and Clinical and Research stakeholders across all global locations. The Position will also interact with Logistics, Transportation, Clinical Country Operations overseas, and outside vendors/shippers. Key challenges will include influencing all constituents and stakeholders to follow trade policy and procedures and solving shipment specific issues when they arise.

Specifically, this role:

  • Act as the US Export Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the team

  • Provide US and global export support to deploy our company's Compliance strategic goals and objectives aligned closely with business objectives.

  • Assures trade compliance with global and site regulations as applies to all processes, sites and resources.

  • Contribute to developing strategic programs in GCS and the rest of our research laboratories to ensure compliance with Export regulations.

  • Identify opportunities for trade compliance process improvements within GCS and the rest of the research laboratories.

  • Contribute to maintaining and implementing trade compliance Standard Business Procedures, tools, systems, and training to ensure compliance and to ensure the appropriate processes are properly incorporated into GCS and the rest of the research laboratory operations.

  • Partners with area SMEs inside and outside of Global Clinical Scientist (GCS) on cross-functional initiatives, as appropriate.

  • Work in our Global Trade Management systems including GTS in SAP and other systems to ensure trade attributes are stored and communicated to brokers and government agencies compliantly.


  • Bachelors degree or equivalent in years of experience in Trade Compliance required.

  • Minimum of 6 years logistics experience in the pharmaceutical industry of which a minimum of 5 years functional expertise with international trade

  • Knowledge of US Census, BIS, ITAR export regulations and related experience

  • Knowledge of AES Export declaration requirements and related experience

  • Prior experience interfacing with international 3rd Party vendors

  • Prior hands-on experience using Microsoft products (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word)

  • Prior experience with global trade management systems like SAP GTS or other similar databases, very desirable.

  • Trade-related certificate or Customs Broker License preferred

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” and that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. And we believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.

Who we are …

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.





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Requisition ID: R61353