Customs Specialist at Boston Scientific


Boston Scientific

Boston Scientific’s hybrid workplace includes remote and onsite roles. By applying to this position, you will have the opportunity to discuss your preferred working location with your Talent Acquisition Specialist.

Remote Eligible: Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): Mississauga, ON, CA
Additional Locations: Canada-ON-Toronto

Diversity – Innovation – Caring – Global Collaboration – Winning Spirit – High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.

About the role:

Support Boston Scientific’s Import Customs compliance procedure to align with best-in-class practices. Provide expert guidance to cross-functional departments; identify areas of process improvements and data quality metrics, as well as gathering quantitative performance measurements on external partners.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Increase Import Customs/Trade Compliance awareness with internal stakeholder groups
  • Development of country-of-origin compliance program for Boston Scientific’s supply chain network
  • Interface with CBSA/CBP/FDA and/or other governmental agencies as needed to comply with information and/or audit requirements
  • Organized recordkeeping system for import transactions, export transactions, Free Trade Agreements, Drawbacks, and other programs according to the importing country’s recordkeeping requirements
  • Analyze inbound/outbound shipment activity data, analyze trends and exceptions, present findings to aid continuous improvements and cost savings
  • Provide back-up support to Logistics Specialist – work with internal and external SMEs to classify Boston Scientific’s product portfolio with the relevant USHTS and CDNHS codes to 10 digits and validate third party HTS/HS classifications
  • Maintain a master list of tariff classifications with HTS/HS, including the applicable supporting documentation for classification; and provide regular updates to Boston Scientific’s Customs Broker.
  • Oversee Canada Import Customs, FDA policies and government requirements, document related procedures and training materials
  • Direct oversight of Boston Scientific customs broker activities, services, and performance (T2 Control/Planning Board)
  • Respond to internal and external enquiries regarding classification, duty rates, documentation requirements, or other import related matters
  • Identify Customs risks affecting inbound shipping lead time – work with service providers to mitigate Boston Scientific exposure
  • Facilitate importation clearance and expedite final mile deliveries
  • Work in conjunction with internal departments such as planning, procurement, engineering, and external parties as necessary
  • Ensure all records for Manufacturer’s Affidavits, CUSMA/USMCA and other Trade Agreements, Certificates of Origins, etc
  • Develop and deliver to Company personnel import/export compliance awareness training regarding customs regulations, policies, procedures, and internal/external controls required to ensure fast and efficient release of imports while remaining compliant.
  • On-call availability for after-hour support
  • Other duties as assigned

Required qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of analytical customs operation experience
  • +2 years of customs experience
  • Ability to demonstrate exceptional verbal and written English communications skills
  • Ability to work well with a team, but also be a self-driven independent operator, working with minimal supervision
  • Strong technical knowledge of Trade Agreements (CUSMA/USMCA, FTA, etc.) and International Customs legislation, compliance and security practices
  • Strong organizational, time management & multi-tasking skills,
  • Proficient with Microsoft Suite of products and ERP systems

Preferred qualifications:

  • Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) certificate from Canada Society of Customs Brokers (CSCB), CITT or CIFFA designation preferred or equivalent highly preferred

What we have to offer: 

  • Hybrid working model for many roles combining on-site and remote work, paired with flexible working hours.
  • Comprehensive total rewards package, including bonus, RRSP or 401k employer matching, tuition reimbursement, health & dental benefits, and a health or lifestyle (your choice!) spending account.
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation days, personal days, statutory holidays, and a Holiday shutdown!
  • A strong commitment to mental health and well-being, including a company-paid meditation app, meditation rooms in some buildings, fully trained Mental Health First Aid staff members, and weekly yoga/HIIT/Pilates/mindfulness online professionally-led classes for all employees.
  • Headquarters based roles offer functional outdoor spaces (bring your laptop to one of multiple wi-fi connected outdoor patios to work) and access to a beautiful ravine trail system for lunchtime walks
  • Employer subsidized gourmet, high-quality, healthy meals available onsite, freshly delivered multiple times a week.
  • Strong senior leadership commitment to Inclusion and Diversity; many opportunities to join I&D committees and spearhead I&D initiatives; employer-hosted roundtables with external experts, guest speakers and workshops/celebrations.
  • Formal mentorship program, robust biweekly internal networking events and multiple communication streams open to senior management for all employees to provide continuous feedback
  • Employee-friendly work environment, with opportunity to participate in employee-led clubs (for example, book club, French club, gardening club, rock climbing club, boardgame club, tea club), and support to create new clubs
  • Employee recognition rewards platform (Guusto) – receive gift cards as recognition for a job well done!
  • Formal leadership training programs for leaders and non-leaders to develop their careers
  • Purposeful work that drives career development, with opportunities to learn and grow by way of on-site training, workshops, and lunch and learn sessions.
  • Smart commute options including complimentary shuttle from Kipling Station, subsidized transit program and complimentary Electrical Vehicle charging on site.

Requisition ID: 563616

As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.

So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!

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