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Global Trade Compliance Manager

Date:  Apr 13, 2024

Columbus, OH, US

Company Overview

Grounded by a history that is deeply rooted in innovation, Hexion is a global employer committed to building and protecting the future by producing innovative performance materials. Our materials are the building blocks for critical industries, including construction, agriculture, energy, automotive, and infrastructure protection. Everywhere you look, you will find our materials and people at work to help customers make products that are stronger, safer, and cleaner. When you work for Hexion, you’ll join a team that is committed to operating safely and with integrity to build a more sustainable future for all, our associates, our customers, and the communities where we live and work. 

What We Offer

At Hexion, we prioritize providing progressive, inclusive, and competitive benefits that acknowledge the valuable contributions made by our associates while enhancing their overall well-being and promoting a healthy work-life balance. 


  • Healthcare, Vision, Dental and Parental Leave
  • 3 weeks’ vacation to start
  • 401k Match 
  • 16 hours paid volunteering time
  • & More

Our commitment to investing in our employees goes beyond these exceptional benefits, as we also offer continuous training and certification opportunities that enable you to advance your career with Hexion. 

Position Overview


This highly visible and rewarding position will work within a dynamic, accountable and innovative Supply Chain Services function. As a key member of the Global Logistics and Trade Compliance team, this individual will manage critical components of International Trade, aligning Global Trade Compliance and Global Logistics Procurement strategies. 


Areas of focus for this role are Import/Export Compliance, Trade Optimization; and development and implementation of Global Marine, Freight Forwarding and Customs Brokerage strategies. 


This position will interface with key internal stakeholders, including leadership across Commercial, Legal, and Supply Chain Services organization as well as managing strategic supplier relationships. 

The position reports to the Manager, Logistics Operations. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct risk assessments, develop priorities for compliance and resolve compliance issues  
  • Demonstrate critical judgement in prioritizing GTC regional activities to ensure global alignment  
  • Provide guidance to internal operations regarding export and import compliance requirements 
  • Identify the impact of proposed regulatory changes regulations, as well as trade-related initiatives 
  • Establish workflow/process improvements to optimize related global trade management activities 
  • Quantify cost savings opportunities for participation in preferential trade programs; provide oversight of implementation of programs 
  • Leverage harmonized tariff classification, preferential origin treatment and import/export controls to drive duty optimization 
  • Perform global supplier selection (marine, import customs brokerage and export freight forwarders), contract negotiation and implementation through strategic sourcing process. Upon implementation, actively manage vendor contracts and proactively identify opportunities for improvement 
  • Drive initiatives to enable and deliver productivity improvement 
  • Translate strategic direction into operating plans that focus on results 
  • Develop and present business plans and deep dives to meet critical business goals 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Business, Chemistry, Supply Chain, or a relevant field; MBA a plus 
  • Required: 5-10 years’ experience directly related to Export/Import Trade Compliance Management, Freight Forwarding and Customs Brokerage 
  • SAP system experience preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal, including good presentation skills 
  • Project Management experience utilizing standard project management techniques and methodologies 
  • Demonstrated strengths will include a collaborative work style, the ability to identify problems and determine resolution, and effectively communicate with all levels of stakeholders 
  • Ability to work independently and pro-actively 
  • Self-motivated 
  • High integrity 
  • CTPAT and/or AEO experience a plus  
  • Ability to travel as required (approximately 10-15%) 


We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, minority status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any characteristic protected by law.


In order to be considered for this position candidates are required to submit an application for employment through our career site, be at least 18 years of age, willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process, as well as additional periodic background checks as required by the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) or regulations adopted by the department of Homeland Security or other regulatory agencies.


Candidates are required to have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.


If currently an employee of the Company, you must have current satisfactory work performance and in most cases, have been in your current role for 18 months.


Disclaimer: We are not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee about this position. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee of the Company via email, the Internet, or in any other form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of the Company; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by the Company as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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