Manager, Trade Compliance

Job Description

The Manager, Trade Compliance is responsible for assisting the Chief Compliance Officer as necessary to ensure that Ensco complies with U.S., U.K. and other governments' trade laws and regulations, as well as the Company's related policies. This position works closely with Ensco's Supply Chain, Asset Management and Engineering departments to ensure accurate and compliant processing of export and import orders.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the various departments in the Company
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong team player
Attention to detail
Ability to perform in a rapidly changing environment
Excellent analytical and quantitative skills
Excellent problem solving and negotiating skills
Ability to work independently


A minimum of 7 years in a similar role in a business of similar size and complexity.

7 to 12 years in a similar role in a business of similar size and complexity.

Education, Training, Licenses and/or Certifications

Bachelor's degree

U.S. Customs Brokers license, preferred

7-12years experience in export operations, trade compliance, international logistics, or U.S. customs brokerage

Working knowledge of BIS classification system and licensing requirements, DDTC regulations and requirements, sanctions regimes, OFAC controls and anti-boycott legislation and reporting

Prior experience with U.S. government regulatory enforcement authority preferred

Must be familiar with both domestic and international regulations which dictate transportation, import and export compliance enforcement

Oil and gas industry experience, preferred

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Provides regulatory guidance relative to trade compliance procedures and documentation (including EAR classification and jurisdiction), business processes, country of origin rules, licensing and administration, denied parties, technology transfers, deemed exports, sanctions, anti-boycott reporting, recordkeeping, audits and training

Ensures Company trade compliance program complies with applicable laws and regulations by continually evaluating processes and system updates

Consults with Supply Chain personnel, as necessary, regarding proper classification of items

Assists in internal investigations of customs, export and import matters

Plans, develops, manages, and oversees trade compliance audit procedures to determine the effectiveness of existing controls, policies and procedures

Identifies weaknesses in the trade compliance program and creates solutions to improve systems

Keeps Ensco's management advised of best practice for systems and standards

Advises Chief Compliance Officer when procedures and policy are not adhered to or are misinterpreted in the Supply Chain group or by forwarder/broker

Researches market trends and best practices in trade compliance for implementation within the Company

Enhances general internal awareness of trade compliance issues and requirements

Oversees the activities, priorities, work assignments and performance of any work teams that may be established

Participates in work groups, task forces, committees and project teams as needed

Assists with compliance projects, as assigned by CCO

Manages special projects, as assigned

Minimum Requirements for this position

Ability to gather and analyze/synthesize data, confirming its accuracy and adequacy as an integral part of the collective analysis/synthesis process.

Demonstrated effective leadership and influencing skills and practices.

Knowledge of financial accounting, purchasing and management systems.

Physically capable of being transported to an offshore rig by boat or helicopter.

Proficiency in Microsoft Excel at an advanced level (use financial and logical functions; work with multiple worksheets and workbooks; edit and use macros; import and export information).

Working knowledge of document control systems and databases.

Minimum Requirements for all Ensco positions

Ability to maintain organization in a changing environment.

Ability to multi-task and establish priorities.

Available and willingness to travel to such locations and with such frequency as the employer determines is necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.

Committed to a high standard of safety and will and able to comply with all safety laws and all of the employer's safety policies and rules. Must be willing to report safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel.

Effective communication, team working and organizational skills. Good interpersonal skills.

Excellent conflict resolution skills and be able to diplomatically handle confrontation.

Exercise sound judgments and make decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.

Maintain flexible attitude and approach towards assignments and successfully operate under ambiguous guidelines.

Maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such level as is determined in the employer's sole discretion.

PC proficiency required. Working knowledge of current Microsoft Office software suite version.

Perform duties onsite, except those job duties which are customarily or by their nature performed offsite (such as off-site meetings with customers at their request or for marketing purposes, making deliveries to designated destinations, traveling to field offices to meet with superiors/peers/subordinates or attend/conduct training, etc).

Work effectively alone or as part of a team on projects.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.



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