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Senior Manager, International Trade Compliance Posted 10/25/21

Company:  Wärtsilä Defense Inc. (WDI)

Remote considered - Chesapeake, VA / Poulsbo, WA / San Diego, CA

Security Clearance: Have or ability to obtain a Secret clearance


Job Description

Wärtsilä in Brief:

For more than 35 years, Wärtsilä Defense, Inc. (WDI) has supplied innovative maritime systems, parts and services to the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard.  With locations in Chesapeake, Virginia, Poulsbo, Washington, and Chula Vista, California, along with Wärtsilä’s global network of affiliates, WDI delivers and services a wide range of naval navigational and steering systems, shaft line components, seals and bearings, water jets, engines, and unmanned solutions.  We are the primary supplier of shaft seals to nearly all surface fleet vessels in America’s maritime services, and the exclusive provider of U.S. Navy’s submarine shaft seals. Our superior water jet propulsion systems power the Navy’s littoral ship-building programs.  WDI is constantly seeking cutting-edge solutions to provide America with a superior advantage at sea in today’s era of Great Power Competition.

Wärtsilä Defense Inc. is seeking an International Trade Compliance Senior Manager, with experience in US import/export laws and Customs regulations.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a trade compliance strategy across the organization by gathering inputs, requirements, and stakeholder feedback, in compliance with the company’s Special Security Agreement and Affiliated Operations Plan. 
  • Develop and manage a comprehensive trade compliance program for the company, including developing and/or maintaining training, policies/procedures, work instructions, and guidelines as needed to support business objectives.
  • Advise on U.S./international trade regulatory and compliance matters, including, but not limited to, the Export Administration Regulations, U.S. Foreign Trade Regulations, International Traffic in Arms Regulations, anti-boycott regulations, economic sanctions, and customs regulations.
  • Draft, negotiate and advise on contract terms and conditions relative to international trade and Incoterms.
  •  Provide cross-functional direction/consultation to identify and resolve matters pertaining to export/import transactions and international trade sanctions to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, as well as local country laws.
  • In consultation with relevant company personnel, make export jurisdiction/classification determinations and submit Commodity Jurisdiction and CCATS requests, as needed, including maintaining appropriate records related to same.
  • Prepare, submit, and manage applications for export authorizations (e.g., licenses, agreements, general correspondences, advisory opinions) to the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Industry and Security, and/or Office of Foreign Assets Control as needed to support company objectives.
  • Review and approve use of export/import exemptions and exceptions under relevant US law/regulation.
  • Manage day-to-day activities relating to export and import control regimes around the world.
  • Maintain required import and export documentation, audits, and post-entry program in accordance with relevant laws and corporate policies.
  • Review and approve documentation for international shipments.
  • Provide guidance on required export control markings.
  • Disposition denied party screenings as required to support company objectives.
  • Conduct periodic export compliance update/refresher training as well as authorization-specific training for personnel.
  • Continue to improve trade compliance programs through the implementation of automated solutions. 
  • Conduct internal compliance self-assessments.
  • In consultation with Compliance Director/General Counsel, conduct internal investigations and root cause analysis in response to potential trade control violations.  Prepare accurate, thorough, and complete voluntary disclosures and related summaries for review by the company’s senior management before submission to the appropriate U.S. Government regulatory agency.  Maintain required records and monitor completion and implementation of corrective actions associated with disclosure matters.
  • Effectively track and monitor Corrective Action Plans for subsequent follow-up verification and closure.  Provide ongoing support and guidance to team members and international trade professionals across the enterprise on existing program requirements, adjustments and/or improvements.
  • Develop trade compliance metrics and reporting.
  • Undertake special projects and support other compliance program initiatives as assigned.


  • Create and articulate a trade compliance vision to inspire trust and confidence throughout the organization in progression through the sales lifecycle from proposal to development, execution and then follow through in a timely and aligned manner while being a driver of proper export authorization management.   
  • Demonstrate assurance in changing U.S. and International export laws and regulations while effectively communicating those changes affecting the business and taking necessary action to remain in compliance while identifying risk and minimizing the impact to Wärtsilä’s business growth efforts. 
  • Travel Percentage:  0-10%

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience in International, Business, Science, Engineering, or a relevant field; MBA or JD a plus.
  • Ten or more years of progressively complex experience with US export/international trade compliance in a global defense company.
  • Extensive technical expertise regarding U.S. export/import trade compliance laws/regulations (including ITAR, EAR, OFAC, and Customs requirements); application of export compliance principles, concepts, and practices; and management and leadership skills including organizing, planning, scheduling, and balancing multiple competing priorities to meet established deadlines or milestones.
  • Experience collaborating across multiple business functions in a global corporation.
  • Experience advising on contract terms and conditions relative to international trade and Incoterms; experience with FAR/DFAR clauses a plus.
  • Must possess the ability to resolve complex problems, serve as spokesperson on assigned projects and/or programs, and provide leadership and direction to WDI personnel.
  • Strong communication, leadership, presentation, diplomacy, and interpersonal skills are required to enable an effective interface with others.
  • Must be able to work on a self-initiated basis and in a team environment.
  • The successful applicant must be authorized to work in the USA without sponsorship 
  • Must be able to obtain a Secret Security clearance
  • Must be fluent in English

Position location:
Chesapeake, VA / Poulsbo, WA / San Diego, CA / Remote (USA) can be considered

As a condition of employment, all WDI employees are required to submit proof that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before December 8, 2021, subject only to such exceptions as required by law.
Wärtsilä Defense, Inc. is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and Equal Opportunity Employer; M/F/Disability/Veteran.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Wärtsilä Defense Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation, an applicant may contact our HR Department at, 757-966-5425, or send an email to

Contact Information

WDI HR Department


Senior Export Compliance Analyst Posted 10/23/21

Cubic offers an opportunity to provide innovative technology for government and commercial customers around the globe, helping to solve their future problems today. We’re the leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions worldwide, and the leading provider of realistic combat training systems, secure communications and networking and highly specialized support services for military and security forces of the U.S. and allied nations. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and thrive in an innovative environment, we want to talk to you about your next role at Cubic! We are seeking employees inspired by technology, and motivated by the rewards of hard work, commitment, teamwork, quality, integrity, and respect. We invite you to explore opportunities with Cubic.

Job Summary: Responsible for supporting Global Trade Compliance by working closely with various teams to ensure Cubic’s international growth objectives are met while ensuring compliance with applicable trade regulations.  Responsible for export authorizations under the U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR) for the export control support of Cubic in the United States.  

This role will work across Cubic businesses and corporate functions to implement and support strategic and compliance initiatives. This position typically works under general supervision and direction. Incumbents of this position will regularly exercise discretionary and substantial decision-making authority.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • ·       Prepare, submit, and support through the review process, applications for export authorizations (specific emphasis on Technical Assistance Agreements (TAAs) and Manufacturing License Agreements (MLAs)) with various U.S. government entities.
  • ·       Prepares and implements International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) and Export Administration (EAR) authorizations for marketing and collaboration across Cubic businesses.
  • ·       Analyzes contracts, agreements, and other documents prior to execution to ensure compliance requirements are considered, understood, and implemented.
  • ·       Provides regulatory guidance to support mission-centric goals through program support.                                                                                                              
  • ·       Coordinates with relevant internal departments including Business Development and Contracts to identify, plan and implement export/ import licensing requirements.
  • ·       Collaborates in the development and implementation of export/import policies and procedures and self-assessments.
  • ·       Monitors changes to regulations and works to mitigate the impact of such changes on the business unit’s export/import compliance activities and business plans
  • ·       Supports internal audits of export/import issues involving Cubic programs and processes.
  • ·       Responsible for evaluating complex international business requirements, products, and strategies to ensure compliance with export regulations.
  • ·       Identifies export issues, develops resolutions, and provides guidance to senior management on resolving those issues.
  • ·       Responsible for providing export compliance guidance to Cubic business units. This includes developing export compliance training needed for all levels of Cubic personnel.
  • ·       Involved with classification reviews, ITAR and ECCN determinations, CJs and CCAT submissions.
  • ·       Establishes and maintains relations with appropriate government licensing authorities.
  • ·       Communicate with external stakeholders, including customers, personnel from DOS and BIS            


Minimum Job Requirements:

  • ·       Four year college degree in a business or technical focus, plus a minimum of four years of experience in international trade compliance with an emphasis on defense trade licensing and administration.
  • ·       Knowledge and understanding of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) required. 
  • ·       Ability to plan and prioritize work, complete multiple tasks and work under deadlines.
  • ·       Advanced communication abilities including professional level business writing skills. 
  • ·       Good interpersonal skills. Ability to develop consensus on plans through dealing with diverse internal and external stakeholders.
  • ·       May be required to travel domestically and internationally.

The description provided above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities, and requirements.  Duties, responsibilities, and requirements may change over time and according to business need.

Chandler Letzer

Digital Recruitment Specialist |  Center of Branding & Strategy  

IBM Talent Acquisition Optimization


Req #: R0014984 POSTED 10/20/21
Job Title: International Trade Compliance Licensing Manager I

Work Location: Centennial, CO
Security Clearance: Secret

Job Description:
Are you looking to use your international trade knowledge and leadership skills in an industry that supports and protects explorers and heroes? We could use your expertise on our team! As an International Trade Compliance Manager I, you'll be using your skills and expertise to develop and manage our comprehensive international export and import compliance program, ensuring conformity with US trade regulations, overseeing management of export and import authorizations, and facilitating technology release initiatives. You'll work with internal stakeholders and build key relationships with appropriate government regulatory agencies as you facilitate compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), the Export Controls Act (ECA), US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), US Customs regulations and relevant foreign customs regulations.


·       Able to effectively and clearly communicate complex regulatory requirements and solutions

·       Practical understanding of export control and international trade concepts to include ITAR, EAR, FTR, FCPA, & OFAC

·       Understanding of Customs processes and associated compliance requirements

·       Bachelor's degree in a related field of study

o    Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of required education

·       An active Secret U.S. Security Clearance is required.  Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances


·       Typically, 2-4 years of relevant experience
    •   Higher education may substitute for relevant experience

·       Familiar with OCR EASE, DTRADE/DECCS, SNAP-R, Customs ACE

·       Prior experience as an Empowered Official

Contact information:

Sally Peed

Number: +1 303-885-9083


Job Title:                      Export and Import Licensing and Compliance Manager Posted 10/12/21

Work Location:            Washington, DC

Security Clearance:    Secret

Position Overview

This position is responsible for providing expert experienced specialist support with respect to all aspects of Export and Import Licensing, International Trade Controls, and Compliance to Meta’s central in-house Legal team, which comprises a General Counsel (based in the UK), a Head of Compliance (based in the US), and two senior generalist legal counsel, one each based in the UK and US.  The Legal team provides and oversees a diverse range of legal functions and services for the Meta enterprise globally, ranging from administration of corporate actions to large-scale mergers and acquisitions.  Meta currently operates in the US, UK, Ireland, Sweden, Poland, and Singapore. 

Meta Aerospace

Meta Aerospace is a US-based information-age aerospace, defense, and security platform, offering solutions for the US Government as well as “NATO-and-friends” customers, across several domains and a wide variety of missions.  The Meta enterprise currently has businesses operating in the ISR; air-to-air refuelling; logistics; defense electronics; satellite; defense simulations; maintenance, repair, and overhaul; and tactical helicopter training, operational planning, and support services sectors.  

Export Licensing and Compliance Manager Responsibilities:

This position requires successful management of a broad range of export licensing and compliance responsibilities in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment.  The person in this position will, among other duties:

  • ·         provide a full range of export and import compliance guidance to program management, contracts, procurement, business development, shipping, security, and other functional areas, including domestic/foreign operations and subsidiaries;
  • ·         act as primary Legal POC for external consultant service providers, where applicable;
  • ·         prepare DDTC and Commerce license applications, Technical Assistance Agreements, Manufacturing License Agreements and Warehousing Distribution Agreements;
  • ·         prepare and amend Annual Registration Statements;
  • ·         determine commodity jurisdiction and ECCN/USML/HTS classification for all products and services;
  • ·         determine applicability of ITAR exemptions, ECCNs, and use of Commerce license exceptions;
  • ·         advise upon requirements and work with Customs Brokers and freight forwarders domestically and in non-US locations;
  • ·         work in collaboration with MAM Legal to ensure compliance with all applicable international trade and sanctions laws and regulations;
  • ·         provide support in connection with internal/external audits and investigations; and
  • ·         track application status, maintain database of granted export approvals, satisfy record-keeping requirements, and prepare required reports to regulatory agencies.

This position also requires participation in the continuing development of related best practice within Meta, including:

  •                assist in maintaining up-to-date Export Compliance Policies, Procedures, and Manuals;
  •                assist in planning, conducting, and keeping accurate records on employee training;
  •                act as an expert specialist advisor to the MAM Legal team on matters relating to international trade controls;
  •                co-ordinate with the MAM Legal team in optimizing a centralized service benefitting all of Meta’s US businesses; and
  •                assist the MAM Legal team in developing and promulgating ‘best practice’ including related training initiatives across the Meta enterprise, in co-ordination with Meta’s Compliance function.

Knowledge, skills, experience, and traits required

  •                Bachelor’s Degree
  •                7-10 years’ experience in an Export Licensing and Compliance role
  •                US citizen or permanent resident alien
  •                Strong knowledge of international trade laws and regulations, including the ITAR, EAR, and anti-boycott and sanctions laws and regulations
  •                Strong knowledge of Import and Customs laws and regulations and experience in applying import and customs laws and regulations
  •                Experience in establishing and developing policies and procedures
  •                Exceptionally strong administrative and organizational skills
  •                Excellent written and oral communication skills – functions effectively as a team player willing to share and communicate information effectively while maintaining high levels of integrity, confidentiality, and discretion
  •                Well-organized and consistently detail oriented.  Able to complete assigned tasks accurately and on time with minimal supervision
  •                Capability to work under pressure, independently, and within a team; multi-task effectively
  •                Strong project management skills
  •                Strong analytical skills, problem solving abilities, and excellent judgment
  •                Superb interpersonal skills and the ability to establish strong internal and external customer relationships, learn quickly, work in a team environment, manage/prioritize multiple tasks, and lead complex projects, as needed
  •                Strong work ethic and a desire to consistently perform at the highest levels of competence
  •                Excellent proficiency with MS Office suite and readiness to adopt additional tools as required
  •                Excellent proficiency with using DECCS, SNAP-R, AES, and other government licensing and reporting databases.
  •                Availability to travel as needed

Preferred Qualifications

  •                Experience in defense and aerospace industry a plus
  •                Demonstrated business acumen with the ability to clearly recognize risk elements in business transactions
  •                Demonstrated experience administering agreements and/or contracts a plus
  •                Understanding of US Government Contracts, Direct Commercial Sales contracts, and Foreign Military Sales Contracts desirable
  •                Ability to obtain a DOD SECRET security clearance

Contact Information:

Olivia Williams, Talent Manager


Apply for Export and Import Licensing and Compliance Manager using the link below:

Customs Specialist at OneWeb POSTED:9/29/21

Mclean, Virginia

With OneWeb, You’ll Get To:

  • Be part of the technology revolution in Space
  • Bring transformative broadband connectivity to remote places for the first time
  • Directly support OneWeb’s global import/export operations
  • Work with razor-sharp colleagues in a company where people come first

Who You Are: You’re a Customs regulatory compliance whiz, especially when it comes to domestic and foreign customs regulations and processes. You’re agile and love the nitty gritty.  You read, learn, examine, and are full of ideas.  You’re sparked by a fast pace and new challenges.  You run technical discussions, gain consensus, report results, and crush deadlines.  You want to make a real difference in the world by revolutionizing technology in Space. 

What You’ll Do:

  • Facilitate the importation of product (& export as required) to satisfy and ensure the organization’s compliance with U.S and foreign Customs agencies requirements
    • Ensure all products being imported globally are properly classified (HTS) as per current U.S. or the foreign country’s Customs guidelines
    • Conduct compliance audits to ensure all aspects of the entry are accurate (HTS, valuation, markings, etc.)
    • Manage the duty drawback process if necessary
    • Audit Customs entries to ensure accurate declaration of value, HTS classification and tariff treatment and communicate adjustments to Customs Broker
  • Maintain our compliance database, ensuring it is up to date with correct product classification and assist foreign vendors in classifying OW owned products
    • Classify products using the Importing country’s Harmonized Systems
  • Maintain system for monitoring import tariffs and changes in tariff regulations affecting materials and equipment for shipments into the United States.
  • Work with our Customs brokers, globally, to ensure all inbound products are accurately and timely cleared through Customs
    • Monitor timeliness and accuracy of customs entries and releases
  • Manage and own the bond processes
  • Support Global Director in any training requirements, developing and coordinating internal training as needed
  • Work with Compliance Director to audit Global external customs brokers and freight forwarders documentation
  • Assist Compliance Director in developing, implementing and maintaining procedures and controls to ensure company-wide compliance with Global Trade compliance programs
    • Manage record keeping requirements to meet Global Importer of Record regulatory needs
    • Create/update Standard Operating Procedures for Customs operations
    • Develop Shipping compliance Procedures for International Purchases
  • Develop and monitor control systems to prevent or deal with violations and liaise with relevant departments and stakeholders (i.e. Logistics, Planning, Supply Chain, Finance, and PM etc.) regarding pertinent compliance issues and opportunities
  • Process and resolve customs clearance related inquiries from customs brokers and internal business partners to ensure supply chain continuity
  • Stay up to-date with customs and other government agencies’ regulations (through attending local seminars and reviewing trade publications)

 What It Takes:

  • Demonstrated understanding of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), U.K. Anti-Bribery Act (UKBA), and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) provisions
  • Experience with in-bond regulatory compliance, opening and closing in-bonds
  • Customs broker license
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree relevant to the field or equivalent experience

What We’d Love:

  • Experience in developing and auditing compliance programs
  • 5+ years of customs brokerage experience
  • 5+ years of experience in International Logistics Compliance

Where You’ll Be: Mclean, VA

OneWeb is a global leader in connectivity from Space. We are building a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites with a network of global gateway stations and a range of user terminals to provide an affordable, fast, high-bandwidth and low-latency broadband communications services, connected to the IoT future and a pathway to 5G. Find out more at  

OneWeb treats the protection of personal data submitted to it seriously. By submitting this application, you agree to the collection and retention of your personal data by OneWeb and acknowledge notice of, and understand the terms of OneWeb’s Privacy Policy (as amended from time to time).

How To Apply: Please apply via our website. Here is a link to the role on our careers page Careers Opportunities | OneWeb

International Licensing Analyst Posted 9/22/21
Littleton, CO The coolest jobs on this planet... or any other... are with Lockheed Martin Space.

The International Trade Compliance organization has an exciting opportunity for an International Licensing Analyst in Littleton, CO.

In this dynamic role you will:

- Function as an import/export authority for Denver-based programs and operations, providing analyses of governmental import/export regulations (ITAR/EAR), laws and requirements and interpretation with specific or general reference pertaining to the Space business.

- Provide real-time export and technology transfer guidance to operational programs reporting up through Space's Denver campuses.

- Identify program specific import/export requirements, obtain detailed information from business development, customer support, procurement and contracting related to spacecraft programs and components in order to prepare and submit required import/export licenses and agreements - Develop licenses/agreements and provide program-specific guidance and procedures assuring compliance with regulatory requirements and company policies and procedures.

- Provide import/export training for program management and personnel.

- Ensure technical specifications, documents and technology to be exported to foreign parties satisfies license requirements, protects intellectual and proprietary rights, and is disclosed in accordance with company export procedures and processes and under the authority of appropriate MLAs, TAAs and licenses.

- Lead, motivate, mentor and train spacecraft program personnel responsible for international activities through effective communication and teamwork.

- Support internal and corporate assessments and audits of import/export activities, and assure proper reporting of results.

- Facilitate implementation of audit findings of import/export activities to correct any shortcomings. - Analyze and identify compliance training requirements based on unique program areas and specific import/export needs and develop tailored training programs for individuals or groups to ensure continuous awareness of import/export compliance requirements.

- Work with team to implement training program and process technical data for export to foreign customers and clients.

Candidate will typically have a Bachelor's Degree and 6+ years or experience or a Master's Degree and 4+ years of experience.

Please note this position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI with Polygraph. U.S. Citizenship required.

Tracie Papantones +1 720 360 7423

Req #: 210000HY Posted 9/22/2021

Job Title: Trade Compliance Classification Specialist (Analyst)

Work Location: Greater Charlotte Metropolitan Area (Rock Hill, SC)

Job Description:

3D Systems has an exciting opportunity for a Trade Compliance Classification Specialist (Analyst) to join our team! The Trade Compliance Classification Specialist will manage our export/import classification efforts, such as, assigning the export controls jurisdiction determinations, U.S. Munitions List (USML) classification, Export Control Classification Number (ECCN), Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS).  Further work with our team in EU to support the similar classification efforts.   

What You'll Be Doing:

●             This position supports efforts at 3D Systems to assign jurisdiction and import-export classification to goods and technologies, including Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) codes, U.S. Munition List number (USML) and Export Control Classification Number (ECCN).

●             Serves as the lead in item and data export classification (i.e., Commodity Jurisdiction and Commodity Classification submissions, HTS Codes/Schedule B).  Interfaces closely with engineering and other key stakeholders to understand business and technical requirements to assure appropriate classifications.

●             Learn 3D Systems products, technical data/technology, and software.

●             Ensure compliance with applicable regional, local, and import/export control laws and regulations concerning the movement of goods and services across borders, to protect 3D Systems from fines, penalties and publicity resulting from violations.

●             Provides technical expertise for compliance initiatives relating to the protection of technology and technical data with a primary focus on export classification.

●             Acts as a liaison among several internal groups across 3D systems businesses such as stakeholders, including engineering, purchasing, and manufacturing, to obtain the information required to assign accurate classifications, while maintaining organized records of such supporting information.

●             Develop classification decision rationale, heuristics and methodology for various product types to improve efficiency in classification while maintaining accuracy.

●             Assist with responses to government inquiries and/or requests, such as CF-28/29s, relating to HTS classifications.

●             Develop, implement, and maintain policies and procedures relating to classification.

●             Assist, monitor with Corrective Actions (CA) related to classifications.

●             Assist with reporting on internal business assessments regarding trade control procedures, including monitor of resulting action items.

●             Support integration of M&A.

●             Support related compliance audit efforts for import/export for international operations with a focus in classifications.

●             Export Compliance Training – Participates in Export Training curriculum development, curriculum presentation, maintenance of company training logs as it relates to jurisdiction and classification.

●             Oversee proper record keeping in accordance with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and other non-US government regulations.


What We're Looking for:

●             Preferred minimum of 4-year degree or related export compliance analyst and/or technician experience

●             Minimum of two (2) years’ experience with ITAR and/or EAR

●             Strong analytical and attention to detail

●             Understanding of the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR), The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and relevant classifications

●             Experience applying classification (i.e., ECCN, USML, HTS codes)

●             Must be able to effectively communicate with diverse stakeholders

●             Must be able to work on a self-initiated basis and in a team environment, and able to work extended hours and travel as required

●             Must have high work and ethical standards

●             Must be eager to learn about Global Trade Compliance and be a team player!

●             A successful candidate for this position will be a U.S. Person.

Contact: Tanya Plascencia  @ 

Mobile: +1 803 970 9755

Req #: R0000073845 Posted 9/22/21

Job Title: Corporate Counsel, Trade and Compliance

Work location: Peoria, IL; Deerfield, IL; Washington, DC

Security Clearance: None

Your Work Shapes the World

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes and infrastructure.  Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs.  Join us.


Caterpillar is seeking an experienced international trade and compliance attorney to join its growing legal trade team. The successful candidate will provide legal support and analysis on a wide variety of global trade and complex compliance matters with a focus on U.S. regulations, including export controls, customs, government reporting, antiboycott compliance and sanctions.

The position requires significant interaction with senior leadership legal professionals as well as senior executive and management leadership at Caterpillar. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of interpreting, communicating, and applying the substance of complex export and customs regulations and translating them into appropriate risk management advice and related operational processes.

The position is an exciting opportunity for an international trade attorney that seeks a challenging and rewarding diverse environment with an organization with consistent financial performance and historical significance. Caterpillar offers solutions that help our customers build a better world!

Basic Requirements:

·         J.D. required and licensed to practice law in at least one state

·         5+ years of progressively responsible job-related experience

·         Demonstrated human relations and communication skills

·         Ability to manage multiple projects with minimal supervision

·         Experience in a large law firm or multi-national corporate law department advising on trade and compliance issues

Additional Details:

·         Preferred location: Peoria, IL

·         Additional locations: Deerfield, IL or Washington, DC

·         Relocation is offered

·         10% of travel is expected

Employee benefit details:

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.

Here you earn more than just a salary, because we value your performance. We offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits [medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401(k)] along with the potential of an annual bonus.

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

Final details:

Please frequently check the email associated with your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your application – please use the candidate log-in on our career website as it will reflect any updates to your status.

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O. As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at

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