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Trade Compliance Manager

Job ID:  13522
Job location(s): 

Baltimore, MD, US Loves Park, IL, US Ames, IA, US

Job Description

The Trade Compliance Manager is responsible for managing Import-Export department - assisting the company achieving its cost and service goals by managing all aspects of import-export transactions for both raw materials and finished product.  This position promotes compliance with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and other governmental agency regulations and provides expertise on the most expeditious and cost-effective method of shipping domestically and internationally.     

Job Responsibilities
  • Represents the company to CBP.  Responds to CBP requests for information regarding import transactions.
  • Maintains formal, company-wide import-export policies, procedures, controls. 
  • Maintains company-wide Export Management System, ensuring compliance with U.S. export regulations. 
  • Updates import-export compliance manuals - standard operating procedures regulations.
  • Performs audits to evaluate compliance levels and effectiveness of procedures, policies, controls.
  • Identifies opportunities to secure duty refunds and take advantage of duty- saving programs.
  • Educates departments on customs compliance - presentations, procedures, memos, conversations.
  • Participates in new product management groups, identifying import-export requirements early in the product development process.
  • Leverage international free trade agreements benefiting the organization. 
  • Manages NAFTA/USMCA compliance program to ensure compliance.
  • Continuously improving import-export and logistics processes.
  • Monitors regulatory and international changes.  Applies then uses written and verbal communication to convey.
  • Maintains relationships with external customs counsel and customs brokers. 
  • Manages Import-Export Department and maintains costs within budget.
  • Some travel among other corporate locations is required.
Background & Skills
  • Four-year degree desired.  Customs broker license required.
  • Eight to ten years industry knowledge - experience at a customs brokerage or medium to large importer/exporter, or combination of the above, with emphasis on customs compliance.  
  • Minimum three years of supervisory / management experience.      
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).  Communicate professionally and effectively with many levels – Internal and External
  • Management and Leadership Skills
  • Think critically, troubleshoot, and problem-solve. 
  • Very good planning and organizational skills.
  • Strong Computer skills are required (MS Word, MS Access, Excel, PowerPoint, SAP).
  • Detailed-oriented.
  • Able to analyze and interpret complex regulations.
  • Adept at multi-tasking.
Danfoss – Engineering Tomorrow

At Danfoss, we are engineering solutions that allow the world to use resources in smarter ways – driving the sustainable transformation of tomorrow. No transformation has ever been started without a group of passionate, dedicated and empowered people. We believe that innovation and great results are driven by the right mix of people with diverse backgrounds, personalities, skills, and perspectives, reflecting the world in which we do business. To make sure the mix of people works, we strive to create an inclusive work environment where people of all backgrounds are treated equally, respected, and valued for who they are. It is a strong priority within Danfoss to improve the health, working environment and safety of our employees.


Following our founder’s mindset ‘action speaks louder than words’, we set ourselves ambitious targets to protect the environment by embarking on a plan to become CO2 neutral latest by 2030.


Danfoss is an EO employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.

Danfoss is engineering technologies that enable the world of tomorrow to be better, smarter and more effective. In growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems, and integration of renewable energy.

Our solutions are used, for example, for cooling, air conditioning, heating, controlling electric motors and mobile equipment. Our innovative engineering can be traced back to 1933, and today Danfoss is a global leader with 28,000 employees and sales in more than 100 countries. We are privately owned by the founder’s family.

Read more about us at www.danfoss.com

Danfoss is engineering technologies that enable the world of tomorrow to be better, smarter and more effective. In growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems, and integration of renewable energy.

Our solutions are used, for example, for cooling, air conditioning, heating, controlling electric motors and mobile equipment. Our innovative engineering can be traced back to 1933, and today Danfoss is a global leader with 28,000 employees and sales in more than 100 countries. We are privately owned by the founder’s family.

Read more about us at www.danfoss.com