Trade Compliance Advisor


Houston, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary


The GSC Compliance Enablement organization provides services that enable business line compliance with laws and regulations in the areas of Trade Laws (export controls (EC) and trade sanctions (TS)), data privacy (DP), and information management (IM). For export controls and trade sanctions, the COE is staffed with Trade Compliance Advisors who are the corporate experts in export controls and trade sanctions regulations. These Advisors use their expertise to 1) advise business line staff w/r/t interpretation and application of the regulations, 2) advise GSC management regarding developments in the Trade Laws environment and implications for ExxonMobil, 3) assess and continuously improve ExxonMobil’s export controls and trade sanctions compliance program.

Primary Job Functions


Specific Trade Compliance Advisor job responsibilities include:


  • Advising business lines regarding the proper application of export controls & trade sanctions regulations
  • Provide export control classification of items manufactured / purchased by the Company
  • Provide interpretation services of restricted party screening results to business lines
  • Apply data & analytics discipline to continuously improve data quality and integrity of the restricted party screening process and develop related KPIs
  • Leading and developing collaboration / communication strategies to increase awareness of the Export Controls & Trade Sanctions program
  • Collaborating with and fostering a close partnership with Business Lines and Compliance Law
  • Developing and maintaining processes and tools in support of export controls and trade sanctions compliance
  • Identifying opportunities for improvements in the overall EC & TS compliance program
  • Developing and delivering export controls & trade sanctions training

Job Requirements


  • B.S. in a technical discipline (e.g., Engineering, IT, Business)
  • Trade Compliance experience (export focused)
  • Background in controls / risk management
  • Strong critical thinking skills and analytical capability, process-oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a virtual team setting
  • Interest in solving business problems that have both technical and legal dimensions

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities


  • Knowledge of export controls and trade sanctions regulations, specifically those administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). EU and UK regulatory knowledge is an advantage.
  • Work experience in export controls and/or trade sanctions compliance or controls / risk management
  • IT / Power User experience, IT vendor management
  • Knowledge of best practices for export controls and trade sanctions compliance programs


ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or physical or mental disability.

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