Trade Compliance Manager EMEA




  • The Trade Compliance Manager for EMEA will be resident in Europe and report to the Director of Logistics EMEA and dotted line to the Global Trade Compliance located in the US. This role oversees and manages trade compliance in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. The incumbent provides expertise and support to local Trade Compliance Specialists (TCSs). As a key member of the Global Trade Compliance (GTC) team, the Trade Compliance Manager for EMEA is responsible to help determine global strategy, provide regional expertise, and drive deployment of initiatives within the region.
  •  Provide professional expertise to local TCSs. Helping to resolve operational issues and liaising with the Directors, Logistics EMEA and Global Trade Compliance, internal and external legal counsel, and government agencies to reduce risk and resolve any trade compliance deficiencies.
  •  Responsible for ensuring local employee compliance with corporate policies and Local and EU/EMEA regulations related to import and export, including related training. Provide trade compliance risk assessment and conduct internal audits within the region.
  •  Manages a team of part-time TCSs at site including development, assessing performance, and mentoring. Ensures local management provides the needed resources and focus to trade compliance for that location.
  •  Educate the part-time TCSc at site to an advanced customs knowledge as well as other organizational units impacting customs e.g. procurement
  •  Maintain relationships with internal and external customers, suppliers, freight forwarders, customs brokers, government agencies, and functional areas to ensure strategic and operational needs are met. Contribute to the development key performance indicators, performance objectives, and corrective action processes.
  • Oversee development and maintenance of trade compliance policies, procedures, and work instructions within the region.
  • Collect and communicate information on developments in international trade regulations within the region.
  • Assist in the development of programs to improve operations, planning and long-term strategy
  • Identify regional needs and integrate those requirements into new business processes and practices to achieve compliant, efficient and cost-effective operations.


  • 4 to 10 years’ experience in EMEA import and export trade compliance
  • Previous chemical supply chain experience is a significant advantage
  • Experience working in matrixed organizations
  • Fluent in German and English, Multi-lingual preferred
  • High level of integrity with a commitment to compliance with domestic and foreign laws and regulations.
  • Able to work effectively and efficiently with a high level of autonomy
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a complex, international matrix environment
  • Expertise in HTS and export control classification, binding rulings, Free Trade Agreements and Incoterms
  • Experience working with the trade regulations of multiple EMEA countries
  • Working knowledge of AEB Global Trade Management systems preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. With the ability to effectively communicate with warehouse staff to senior level executives.
  • Project management skills
  • Change Management skills
  • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

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