IDEX Compliance Trade Director in Lake Forest, Illinois

Title: Compliance Trade Director

Business Unit: IDEX

Location:

1925 West Field Court, Suite 200

Lake Forest, Illinois, 60045

United States

Function: Legal

Description:

IDEX Corporation, a Fortune 1000 NYSE-listed company with revenues of more than $2 billion in 2015 and a market cap of nearly $7 billion, is a company of exceptional products and innovative technologies, whose impact reaches millions worldwide. It is a global provider of applied solutions serving a variety of markets. For additional information, please go to www.idexcorp.com at http://www.idexcorp.com/ .

IDEX is seeking a talented and experienced compliance professional to join our global trade compliance team in the role of Compliance Trade Director in Lake Forest, Illinois.

The Compliance Trade Director will help direct the Company’s trade compliance program; conduct trade audits at the business unit (BU) level and assist with risk mitigation; develop, update and enforce trade compliance policies and procedures; and develop and deliver trade compliance training. The Compliance Trade Director will also provide general import/export compliance support in other areas as the need arises.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage a team of 2-4 trade professionals

  • Participate in on-site BU trade audits to identify risks and potential gaps in control processes and procedures

  • Develop corrective action plans to remediate audit findings

  • Develop, update and enforce trade policies and procedures

  • Develop and deliver training on trade processes

  • Develop ITAR-related processes and procedures

  • Develop and administer training (both online and in person) on import/export matters that reflect the latest developments in trade regulations

  • Participate in trade compliance investigations and draft investigation reports

  • Drive improvement and efficiencies of established trade processes aligned with Company goals

  • Participate in a variety of projects in support of IDEX’s global compliance program

Qualifications:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of import and export laws and regulations

  • Comprehensive knowledge of EEI, HTS classification, denied party screening and other compliance processes

  • Knowledge of Customs, BIS, EAR and OFAC regulations

  • Knowledge of ITAR regulations

  • Experience conducting trade-related audits

  • Experience conducting trade-related investigations

  • Solid project management experience, with a demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects with varying deadlines effectively and on time

  • Ability to project authority and influence to senior management and individuals across multiple cultures, disciplines and geographies necessary to achieve compliance

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with a wide variety of people, such as government officials/investigators, purchasing and shipping personnel and clerical to management level personnel

  • Highly-motivated, proactive self-starter with excellent judgment and professional maturity

  • Ability to fit into a team-oriented environment that is both friendly and informal, yet demanding of excellence, fast-paced and rapidly changing

  • Willingness to travel a minimum of 50% (domestic and international)

  • Basic knowledge of ERP/MRP systems and software applications used for screening restricted parties JDE/TRAX preferred

  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of five years of experience in a trade compliance role.

  • IDEX CORPORATION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND ENCOURAGES DIVERSE CANDIDATES TO APPLY. Note: This document in no way states or implies that these are the only responsibilities of, and the duties to be performed by, the employee occupying this position.

IDEX is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

REQ ID: 1472