Trade Compliance Manager in Avon, MA

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5 - 7 years

Posted 7 weeks ago

The Trade Compliance Manager (TCM) will report and act as primary liaison between the Global Trade Compliance/Security Officer (Global TCSO) for Aerospace and the designated facility on all Trade Compliance related matters. The TCM will manage the export & import compliance programs to ensure compliance with all applicable US regulatory laws and PPG's policies and procedures.

The TCM executes the following key roles and responsibilities as mentioned below:

General Duties:

  • Maintain an understanding of all PPG Export and Import Management Procedures, Corporate Export and Import Compliance Procedures, and SOPs that support the PPG Compliance Program.
  • Analyzes and interprets requirements for compliance as they relate to:
  • Export Administration Regulations (EAR) of the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS),
  • U.S. Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC),
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP); and
  • other applicable Government Agency rules and regulations;
  • Provides direction/consultation to the PPG Aerospace business, global subsidiaries, sales, procurement, project managers, order management, etc. and resolves matters pertaining to export/import transactions to ensure compliance with all applicable U.S. laws and regulations.
  • Document, implement and administer all required policies, procedures and education for the PPG Aerospace site with the guidance of management.
  • Responsible for product classification and HTS/Schedule B determinations by working with technical personnel and suppliers/distributors to obtain product information to support product classifications for both import and export shipments.
  • Ensure that the business site has appropriate record keeping procedures in place consistent with PPG Aerospace policies and procedures.
  • Conduct period audits of the Trade Compliance program within the business site, help implement any corrective actions and work with management to identify any systemic issues.
  • Assist management in conducting investigations to ensure compliance within the business site.
  • Manage projects as assigned by management.
  • Maintain expert Trade Compliance knowledge through internal and external training.
  • Other trade compliance duties as assigned by management.


  • Responsible for the determination of export licensing/exception/exemption/agreement requirements for the site's products and technical data.
  • Manage periodic general awareness and functional training. Provide training to all new hires and assess the need for new training topic's as the business needs change.
  • Identify any foreign nationals working within the site and monitor that individual's access to controlled technology.
  • Management of Visitor Control, Data Reviews, and Travel approvals.
  • Ensure the business site is in compliance with all denied party screening and country sanctions/embargo polices.
  • Identify and analysis the need for new business processes based on business needs or changes.
  • Assist the business site with process improvements to ensure the efficiency of the export control requirements.
  • Report any export control violations or concerns to management.
  • Meeting all reporting requirement to management.
  • Assist the International Logistic Coordinators with export authorization shipment approvals.


  • Verify shipments are imported through U.S. Customs in a compliant manner.
  • Determine the need for any import documentation and generate accordingly.
  • Making sure that all the commodities and products are imported properly and then dispersed to the appropriate facility on-time.
  • Notify management of any import issues or delays and work with the appropriate personnel to resolve the issue or delay.
  • Responsible for communications regarding the import with freight forwarders and business site.
  • Monitor and assess the level of service of freight forwarders and escalate any issues or concerns.
  • As needed, assist with formulating freight quotes and executing freight reservation with freight forwarders.
  • Understanding of the security requirements on imports and completing any required documentation by US Customs.


Requires :

A minimum of 5 years' experience in Trade Compliance, Global Trade, or other relevant work experience.

A Bachelor's degree in business, transportation logistics, chemistry, global/trade compliance is preferred or commensurate work experience within the same areas.

A degree in other areas of expertise will be considered when complemented with relevant work experience.

Strong written and oral communication skills are imperative as well as demonstrated computer and presentation skills.

Ability to learn quickly, excellent problem solving, decisiveness, critical thinking and people management skills in a fast paced , dynamic work environment are a must.

Ability to work independently and make decisions.

Travel of up to 15% may be required. Must be a U.S. citizen given potential for handling ITAR related issues/projects.