Trade Compliance Manager

  • Competitive
  • Remote work, Germany


Trade Compliance Activities in the BU


  • Manage trade operations and provide compliance oversight for the assigned BU to ensure Company's’s compliance with import/export laws and regulations
  • Establish and maintain trade operations and compliance activities in accordance with Compay policies, procedures, and controls, in collaboration with key stakeholders throughout the BU
  • Act as a point of contact for BU leadership on trade-related matters.
  • Engage BU stakeholders and counsel to understand business changes and develop trade-related solutions/strategies and controls to ensure compliance
  • Maintain BU-level Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and reporting to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the operations
  • In partnership with GTS Governance, establish and maintain relationships with trade-related government entities


Partner with Trade Compliance Professionals and Stakeholders across the Enterprise


  • Partner with GTS Governance to monitor trade compliance regulatory and legislative changes, assess the potential impact on the BU, and determine the necessary actions and communications to the appropriate stakeholders
  • Work with GTS Governance teams to conduct trade compliance audits and oversee corrective action plans
  • Partner with GTS Governance to develop and administer effective trade compliance training as required throughout the region and organization
  • Ensure appropriate utilization of the GTS Operations Service Center for product classification (import and export), restricted party screening, and duty savings compliance, and otherwise ensure the proper country of origin determination, valuation, and admissibility
  • Work with the Operational Service Centers to identify, evaluate and administer opportunities to facilitate trade in a cost-effective and compliant manner (e.g. make use of applicable Free Trade Agreements, Duty Drawback, First Sale for Export, Foreign Trade Zones, etc.)
  • Establish and maintain relationships with internal functions, including corporate functions, to encourage awareness of global trade compliance issues, pro-actively identify trade risks and threats, and develop appropriate trade compliance controls


What your background should look like:


Success in the role requires strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills, strategic analysis and planning capabilities involving complex situations, highly developed oral and written communication skills, and the ability to coordinate interdisciplinary teams (internal and external) to drive issues and projects to conclusions.


In addition, the successful candidate will have the following qualifications, experience, and skills:


  • Bachelor's degree required (international business, supply chain, law, or related field)
  • 8+ years’ experience in global trade compliance
  • Preferred: 3+ years’ experience in functional leadership or senior management in a multinational environment
  • Preferred: 3+ years’ experience in supporting trade functions within an industrial, communications, transportation, or similar business
  • Broad functional knowledge of import and export regulations and familiarity with customs practices in countries across the region
  • Proven ability to work with a variety of business groups, including supply chain, legal, procurement, and finance
  • Ability to foster teamwork and internal and external relationships
  • Excellent organizational habits and priority management
  • Customer-focused with a commitment to quality
  • Travel may be necessary for the fulfilment of responsibilities


Leonid Group Corporate Governance is a talent acquisition consultancy specialising in the placement of Legal, Ethics & Trade Compliance, Data Privacy & Cyber Security, Risk, Audit, and Human Rights & Sustainability professionals on an international scale across the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. Our teams operate globally, and our network reflects this. We collaborate with multinational corporations to optimise their departments with top-tier professionals, from Global Chief Compliance Officers and General Counsels to Compliance Analysts and Trade Compliance Specialists


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