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Title:  Jr. Specialist Trade Compliance EU (m/f/d) - limited contract for one year

Requisition ID:  50507
Date:  Jul 1, 2022

Eschweiler, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE

Department:  Logistics and Trade


Working at West means having an opportunity to work by the side of our patients and customers, our global team members and the communities in which we operate – which all help contribute to a Healthier World.


At West, we are by the side of patients. The work we do impacts patients’ lives each and every day – our products are a critical part of healthcare delivery and we are proud of the role we play to improve patient health. We work by the side of our team members. We come together as one global team to deliver for our customers and help them address their challenges. We are a diverse, close-knit community of professionals, where everyone has a voice and opportunity to learn and grow through mutual trust and respect. With a 95 year plus history, we have a track record for success, which includes reported sales of $2.14B in 2020. We serve by the side of our community. Giving back is in our DNA—our team members across more than 50 sites globally are involved with hundreds of charities that have special meaning to them through our West Without Borders team member-led giving program.


Location: Kiefernweg Campus, Eschweiler, NRW

Contract details: Full-Time, limited to one year

Start date: asap

Contact person: Martina Erens



Job summary:

This position will be responsible to coordinate and execute trade related activities for West. The focus will be on executing trade compliance for West products, procurement and sales activities for cross-border transactions.  The role is responsible to ensure efficient and consistent cross border transactions. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for ensuring West import and export declarations adhere to applicable SOP’s to minimize compliance exposure and to optimize costs
  • Execute cross border activities according to the West trade compliance manuals and procedures
  • Work with West sites, 3rd party service providers, and customs broker(s) to resolve issues and questions that arise regarding day-to-day customs entries and export declarations
  • Provide trade compliance related codes such as HTS, export control codes, Partner Government Agency codes, and other compliance related master data for imported and exported products
  • Maintain and, as necessary, retrieve required records relating to import & export affairs.     
  • Prepare, submit and maintain special compliance related documentation to support import/export declarations 


  • Associates Degree in Business, International Trade, Logistics or other relevant field, or equivalent related experience
  • 0-3 years of related experience
  • Awareness of general import/export processes, including use of Harmonized Tariff Schedule numbers, country of origin determination, and import/export documentation
  • Support and contribute in Lean Sigma programs and activities towards delivery of the set target
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Ability to work with and within global cross-functional teams
  • Solid communication skills in English



West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  If you have a special need that requires accommodation in order to apply to West, please send an email to  Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening.

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