Company: Shell
Skills: Energy / Commodity Trading, Regulatory Compliance
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
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Job Description

As a member of the specialist Trade Compliance legal team the Trade Compliance Manager will provide Trade Compliance (export and import) advice and support to the Projects & Technology business.

This position is part of a virtual team with members, including the line manager, in other locations. You will be part of a global team of Trade Compliance Managers and your role is to provide advice and guidance for standard Trade Compliance issues.

You will assist the Projects & Technology business in assessing risk exposure based on sufficient knowledge of applicable Trade Compliance regulations and Shell procedures. The role will mean you will need to have a work closely with the Trade Compliance Officer, Trade Compliance lawyers and the Projects & Technology staff to resolve and avoid Trade Compliance issues (e.g. application of sanctions, imports, exports, anti-boycott issues). You will also need to work closely with Group Customs Subject Matter Experts and indirect tax staff on import and customs issues as well as with the Projects & Technology Focal Points to address escalations of counterparty screening matches.

In this role you will have a dotted line relationship with Trade Compliance focal points in the Projects & Technology focal points

This position will require you to have and maintain adequate levels of Trade Compliance knowledge, experience and expertise. You will also need to have and maintain a robust working knowledge of the Projects & Technology business to enable integration of mandatory Trade Compliance procedures into their business processes to manage and mitigate identified Trade Compliance risks. You will need to keep apprised of changes in regulatory requirements. Your role will be to promote awareness of Trade Compliance risks and required processes throughout the organization and to gather and report information on Trade Compliance activities as required for internal and external reporting purposes. You will Maintain close collaboration with relevant risk assurance, finance and compliance staff (e.g., Governance, Risk, Assurance;, Ethics and Compliance Managers and Officers) in the respective organization and ensure the right resources are available for technical classification requirements.

Company Description

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world's growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals.

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.

Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.


  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • Bachelor's degree or relevant working experience.
  • A minimum of 7 years of work experience in Compliance.
  • Knowledge of the Projects & Technology business.
  • Knowledge of the Trade Compliance issues and regulations (e.g. application of sanctions, imports, exports, anti-boycott issues).
  • Knowledge and usage of trade compliance tools and software.
  • Understanding of Incoterms.
  • Strong research and analytic capabilities.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and a willingness to learn.
  • Willingness to provide cross-support and guidance to help motivate and encourage positive team dynamics.


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