Regional Trade Compliance Advisor


Spring, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil


About us


At ExxonMobil, our vision is to lead in energy innovations that advance modern living and a net-zero future. As one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy and chemical companies, we are powered by a unique and diverse workforce fueled by the pride in what we do and what we stand for.


The success of our Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies. 


We invite you to bring your ideas to ExxonMobil to help create sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. Learn more about our What and our Why and how we can work together.


About Houston


ExxonMobil's state-of-the-art campus north of Houston serves as home to its Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses and their associated service groups. The facility opened in 2014 and accommodates more than 10,000 employees and visitors.


By bringing many global functional groups together, the campus provides employees with the tools and capabilities needed today, and in the future, to achieve business objectives and accelerate the discovery of new resources, technologies and products. It was designed to foster improved collaboration, creativity and innovation and enhance the company’s ability to attract, develop and retain the top talent in the industry.


The campus is located in Spring, Texas, on 385 wooded acres immediately to the west of Interstate Highway 45 (I-45), at the intersection of I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road, approximately 25 miles from the cultural vibrancy of downtown Houston.


The campus was constructed to the highest standards of energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. Its design incorporates extensive research into best practices in building and workplace design through extensive benchmarking of the world’s top academic, research, and corporate facilities.


Learn more about what we do in Houston here. 

What role you will play in our team


The Trade Compliance Advisor role embodies core cross-functional expertise that is charged to advise multiple business lines on compliance options to meet Reasonable Care expectations within and between geographic regions. The Trade Compliance Advisor also guides Trade Regulations team members to deliver insightful, effective operational assessments and process improvements while maintaining broad awareness of compliance action to translate holistic progress towards management deliverables. Proactive self-starters that enjoy a fast-paced environment, problem-solving, and collaboration will excel in this role. This role is integral to enabling strategic growth with digital capability, process integration, and organizational learning.

As a member of this team, you will join the ExxonMobil Product Solutions Company, contributing to a growing corporate business structure and portfolio. Advisory scope includes US Customs basis and aligning needed action across North/ South American contacts and global counterparts. This role is an integral part of the global trade compliance team.
The position is located at the ExxonMobil Campus, Spring Texas.

What you will do


  • Ensure regional Trade Compliance Team, Supply Chain, and businesses/ functions are proactively informed of new/changing trade regulations, standards, and agreements; highlight advocacy needs 
  • Recommend solution(s) to comply with new/changing trade regulations, standards and agreements or resources  
  • Recommend changes/additions to assessment procedures to improve oversight of compliance with trade regulations, standards, and agreements as they apply to the region
  • Liaise with internal / external groups to support trade regulations operational compliance across business lines and all modes of transportation to develop, support, and improve compliance processes and tools for the organization
  • Ensure law/tax is consulted to resolve Trade Compliance issues as needed
  • Lead/ advise regional execution and maintenance of the trade regulation management system: monitoring, incident investigation, procedural and training program sustainability, internal/ external system assessments
  • Provide guidance to Import & Export Specialists in closure of identified assessment gaps and stewardship of improvements
  • The opportunity exists for highly qualified individuals to assist the Management Team in defining longer-term trade compliance strategies and resource plans.
  • TR Advisor time is spent, approximately: 40% engaging in cross-functional collaborative efforts training and advising internal contacts on compliance requirements and solution options; 30% improving efficiency & effectiveness of existing processes and tools with Supply Chain, Customs; 20% managing ad hoc queries and issues, and 10% developing/ modifying process to comply w/ regulations (including surveillance)


About you


Skills and Qualifications


  • Extensive, direct trade compliance experience with subject matter expertise
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, steward, and guide third party service provider (e.g. freight forwarders, customs brokers) and internal business partners relationships with Customs compliance requirements
  • Understands Automated Export System (AES) filing requirements and US CBP Reasonable Care expectations
  • Working knowledge of Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Code Federal Regulations (CFR), Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR), International Traffic and Arms Regulations (ITAR), Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) classification and Free Trade Agreement (FTA) requirements, duty optimization structures, supply chain logistics
  • Seek a candidate with US Citizenship to have direct access to AES data


Preferred Qualifications/ Experience


  • Ability to leverage subject matter expertise in trade compliance discipline(s) (e.g., valuation, country of origin, classification) to develop procedures, deliver training, and provide guidance on regulatory requirements
  • Operational knowledge of import, export compliance and customs trade system administration
  • Any of the following qualifications: relevant BA/ BS degree, Certified Export Specialist (CES), customs broker license, and/ or relevant depth of trade compliance industry experience
  • Multi-modal logistics experience
  • Oil & Gas or Chemical industry experience is a plus
  • Self-starter in a fast-paced environment; facilitate team to confirm priority initiatives and highlight anticipated resourcing requirements with minimal management oversight
  • Ability to lead teams to accomplish goals across organizational and functional boundaries 
  • Ability to collaborate with/ influence others through informal and indirect leadership to develop productive internal and external networks
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills used in managing multiple initiatives and executing government engagement 
  • Proficient in PowerBI, SAP, Excel, PowerPoint, global trade digital tool(s)
    SAP experience as understanding sales flows and material movements is ideal
    Alteryx familiarity is a plus 

Your benefits


An ExxonMobil career is one designed to last. Our commitment to you runs deep: our employees grow personally and professionally, with benefits built on our core categories of health, security, finance, and life.


We offer you: 


  • Pension Plan: Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you. The basic benefit is a monthly annuity to be paid to you in retirement for the rest of your life. 
  • Savings Plan: You can contribute between 6% and 20% of your pay and are encouraged to enroll right away. If you contribute at least 6% to your savings plan, the Company will contribute a 7% match. 
  • Workplace Flexibility: We have several programs such as “Flex your Day”, providing ad-hoc flexibility around when and where you work, as well as longer-term programs such as leaves of absence and part-time work.
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans. 
  • Culture of Health: Programs and resources to support your wellbeing. 
  • Employee Health Advisory Program: Provides confidential professional counseling for you and your family, including tools and resources promoting mental health and resiliency at no additional cost to you. 
  • Disability Plan: Income replacement for when you cannot work due to illness or injury occurring on or off the job. Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you.


More information on our Company’s benefits can be found at 


Please note benefits may be changed from time to time without notice, subject to applicable law.

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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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