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Sr. Global Trade Compliance Manager

JR-0000060304 Requisition #

Western Digital®

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The Sr. Global Trade Compliance Analyst will be responsible for supporting the business in meeting its trade compliance objectives by providing day-to-day regulatory guidance, developing and deploying policies, advising on best practices, and conducting regional trainings and audits.  This role will report to the Sr. Director, Global Trade Compliance based in California, and will be in the Ethics & Compliance team within the Legal Department joining a team of approximately ten trade professionals around the globe.  In this role, you will:

  • Develop and drive strategic direction for trade compliance policies and strategies in China
  • Manage Customs compliance in China in collaboration with logistics and trade operations teams, including e-book and bonded goods compliance, and provide trade compliance support for the APAC region
  • Conduct trade compliance audits, identify potential trade compliance risks, and drive corrective actions to improve compliance
  • Support our global and APAC export compliance program and initiatives, including by managing local compliance and filings
  • Provide guidance to in-country teams for complying with U.S. and other trade regulations, including the Export Administration Regulations
  • Monitor, report on, and develop strategies for navigating local and global trade regulations and developments impacting the region in collaboration with global trade compliance colleagues and other stakeholders
  • Assist with deployment of global Ethics & Compliance and trade compliance initiatives, communications, and trainings, third party/sanction screenings and reviews, and promote a business culture of trade compliance and ethics
  • Respond to escalations of Customs issues and export/sanction screenings
  • Provide support on product regulatory issues, including CCC certification


  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in trade compliance roles, preferably with a technology/manufacturing company, including in China Customs regulations, developing export regulations, export and sanctions regulations of the U.S. and other jurisdictions
  • University degree preferred or relevant certification
  • Excellent communication skills (including verbal and written English), good business acumen and judgment, strong analytical and quantitative skills with attention to detail
  • Has advised colleagues in the navigation of complex trade issues
  • Experience working with engineering and R&D teams
  • Has delivered results for functional leaders on multiple projects and has the skills to lead projects
  • Able to work cross-functionally and collaboratively, and has a customer focus
  • Action- and results-oriented
  • Instills trust
  • Resilient and able to quickly adjust priorities to meet business needs
  • Nimble learner and quick to learn new and different technologies and stay abreast of emerging technologies


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