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At Nouryon, our global team of Changemakers takes positive action every day, to reach higher collectively and individually. We create innovative and sustainable solutions for our customers to answer society’s needs – today and in the future.  


We are looking for team members who bring ideas forward, champion others and work together to do better. Does that sound like you? 


Global Trade Compliance Specialist


About the job:


As a Global Trade Compliance Specialist, you will be responsible in supporting the global trade compliance operations and partnering with the free trade agreements and classification team.


  • The role is responsible for the trade-related requirements and oversight of global harmonized tariff schedule classification, export control classification, free trade agreement application and interpreting applicable regulations and procedures.
  • Will also be responsible for the cross-functional coordination involved in the product qualification process to ensure compliance with regulations and internal policies, including, but not limited to, programs related to import/export declarations, Free Trade Agreement assessment and certifications, and duty drawback.
  • The role is responsible for staying informed about new sanctions, third party due diligence, as well as training and partnering with the trade compliance team globally. The specialist will play a critical role in the day-to-day functioning of the Company’s global and regional trade compliance programs.
  • This position is in Houston (Energy Corridor), TX and reports to the Sr Manager of Global Trade Compliance.
  • Nouryon is a leading global specialty chemicals manufacturer, providing essential chemistries/chemicals for diverse end-markets, including agriculture, cleaning, construction, food, fuels, oil and gas, personal care, pharmaceuticals, plastic applications (automotive) and pulp and packaging. The Company employs approximately 10,000 employees worldwide, operates in over 80 countries and generates approximately €5 billion in revenue.


In your future role as a Global Trade Compliance Specialist, you will:


  • Be responsible for sanctions, third party due diligence, as well as training, trade compliance functions globally.
  • Support execution of corporate compliance standards, processes, and procedures at the direction of the Sr Manager Global Trade Compliance.
  • Track and identify changes in trade regulations that impact compliance processes and procedures, perform gap analysis against current or new regulations, and advise possible solutions.
  • Proactively support the US duty drawback program, extracting and analyzing reports, collect documentation to support audits for the filings.
  • Delivery of the Global Trade objectives aiming to standardize and simplify processes and procedures. Identifying and delivering local projects focused on compliance and cost reduction opportunities.
  • Will play a critical role in the day-to-day functioning of the Company’s global and regional trade compliance programs relating to import/export classification, documentation, valuation, country of origin assessment, dual-use export controls, temporary imports, and royalties.
  • Support customs audits carried out in the markets which require regional/global support; be prepared to liaise with Customs Authorities where necessary.
  • Assess, draft, and submit export license applications to the US Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) using SNAP-R
  • Oversee assignment of Export Control Classification Numbers (“ECCN”) and Schedule B, and perform classifications when necessary.
  • Determine license exceptions and licensing requirements for shipments and releases in SAP GTS 4 Hana Legal control module.
  • Review and disposition third parties subject to denied and restricted party screening.
  • Develop and conduct training activities pertaining to export compliance and trade sanctions.
  • Conduct audits, assessments, spot checks, and / or health checks of various aspects of the global trade export operations program.
  • As needed, assist in third party due diligence and the ongoing screening of customers, distributors, agents and other third parties
  • Support on managing trade blocks in SAP GTS 4 Hana.
  • Partner and collaborate with free trade and classification team
  • Perform other duties assigned as needed. 


We believe you will bring:


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent Trade Compliance experience.
  • Minimum 4 years of relevant trade compliance experience is required.
  • Work experience in Customs regulations, Harmonized Tariff Classification, and Free Trade Agreements and EAR regulations
  • Knowledge or experience with ERPs and/or Trade Compliance systems, in particular SAP, SAP GTS 4 Hana and SNAPR for US export license applications.
  • Understand the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, with major emphasis of Chapters 28 to 38 for chemicals and chemical products.
  • Experience in ECCN classification and determining export license requirements.
  • Experience with certificates of origin for both non-preferential treatment and preferential treatment under one or more Free Trade Agreements
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • CTPAT and/or AEO experience a plus


Good to know:

This is a permanent position on a full-time basis, reporting to the IM Manager, IM Services based out of Houston, TX.


Please apply via our online recruitment system. We will not accept applications via e-mail. Once it's with us we will review to see if we have a match between your skills and the role! For more information about our hiring process, visit: nouryon.com/careers/how-we-hire/  


We look forward to receiving your application! 


We kindly ask our internal candidates to apply with your Nouryon email via Success Factors.  

About Nouryon:


We’re looking for tomorrow’s Changemakers, today. 


If you’re looking for your next career move, apply today and join Nouryon’s worldwide team of Changemakers in providing essential solutions that our customers use to manufacture everyday products such as personal care, cleaning, paints and coatings, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals, and building products. Our employees are driven by the wish to make an impact and actively drive positive change. If that describes you, we will gladly make way for your ambitions. From day one we support you with your personal growth, through challenging positions and comprehensive learning and development opportunities, in a dynamic, international, diverse, and proactive working environment. 


Visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn.  


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