Company: Weatherford
Skills: Energy / Commodity Trading
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Houston, Texas, United States


Overview

Weatherford is a leading global energy services company. Our world-class experts partner with customers to optimize their resources and realize the full potential of their assets. Across our operating locations, including manufacturing, research and development, service, and training facilities, operators choose us for strategic solutions that add efficiency, flexibility, and responsibility to any energy operation.

We are focused on technology development, digital solutions, and defining our footprint in the new energy space. Our ability to provide integrated solutions across our segments will be critical to growth in our core operations and the energy transition.

Energy producers face unique challenges every day, so it is our job to create solutions that enhance safety, streamline operations, and sustain uptime to meet or exceed their targets. We operate across the global energy landscape employing some of the best diverse talent in the industry. At Weatherford, we understand the value each individual brings to the table. We celebrate diversity in all its forms and are immensely proud of our workforce. We invite you to join our passionate, talented, word-class team.

When you join Weatherford, you instantly feel connected to something bigger - a community that is grounded by our core values and driven to create innovative solutions for our customers. We celebrate each other's successes, grow together, and learn from each other constantly. Individually, we are impressive. Together, we are unstoppable. We are One Weatherford.

Weatherford offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits program and provides you a challenging and enriching career path, with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course. We are focused on providing a challenging and enriching career path with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course. We are an innovative, global company with wide-ranging opportunities that include career-enhancing talent rotations. Our structured career paths will ensure that you know what it takes to build your ideal career at Weatherford when you join our Company. We also offer a comprehensive benefits program, including health insurance coverage, income protection plans, a 401(k) savings plan, Company paid holidays, and paid time off for vacation.

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Responsibilities

The Trade Compliance Team is responsible for a wide breadth of programs including: classification data management; system holds; denied party screening; drafting issuing and training on formal trade guidance and standards; creating and auditing trade procedures; providing oversight to all trade-related government inquiries; and mitigating trade risk. The Trade Compliance Manager will review Weatherford's oilfield tools for assignment of appropriate import and export classifications, and will review matters for US deemed export and technology control concerns in the countries in which Weatherford operates.

  • Subject matter expert for export/import trade matters including HTS and ECCN classifications, deemed export reviews, country of origin, anti-boycott monitoring, sanctions, daily monitoring of restricted party screening modules. Ensures continual compliance with government rules and regulations, changes in policy, and other government matters .
  • Drafts export licenses as appropriate. Strong experience with submitting licenses to the US Department of Commerce.
  • Drafts, delivers, and/or participates in training of Weatherford personnel on trade compliance matters.
  • Responsible for coordinating, communicating and documenting compliance activities and programs.
  • Interprets trade regulations and provides guidance for the Weatherford segment and associated manufacturing and R&D facilities on their application.
  • Anticipate problems, recommend solutions, and diffuse situations.
  • Strategically identifies, plans, and recommends projects and innovative solutions relating to trade compliance as appropriate.
  • Leads and/or manages specialized working groups across the Weatherford Product Lines to promote and ensure consistency throughout the business on trade compliance topics, and rulings and inquiries from customs administrations worldwide.
  • Assists facilities in implementing trade compliance standards and performs audits of the facilities implementation to support the efforts of the Product Lines, Manufacturing and R&D facilities.
  • Manages special programs and daily needs of Weatherford relating to import/export requirements, including classification, documentation requirements, country of origin determinations, and application of free trade agreements, duty drawback, and other duty savings opportunities.
  • Participate in compliance audits of: imports, exports, forwarders and customs brokers.
  • Other duties as assigned including working on additional enterprise projects as manager deems necessary.


Qualifications

  • 5+ years' experience in trade compliance (a combination of export, import, and sanctions)
  • Knowledge of the rules of origin and document requirements relating to FTA/FTZs
  • Experience with export classification including ECCN and HTS classifications.
  • Familiarity with JD Edwards, SAP or equivalent ERP systems.
  • Must be product, process, and systems oriented.
  • Ability to create and maintain strong business relationships.
  • Expert knowledge of US export and sanctions regulations.
  • Ability to interpret non-US trade regulations as needed.
  • Expert English language communication skills (both oral and written).
  • Expert ability to assist with trade-related investigation reports and disclosures in English with minimal coaching or editing.
  • Excellent organizational skills and presentation skills. Experience presenting to senior leaders.
  • Ability to handle sensitive, confidential matters and exercise sound discretion and judgment.
  • Capable of working independently, assuming significant responsibility, and being a self-starter.
  • Ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of individuals in addressing complex issues.
  • Periodic international and domestic travel required (10%)
  • Role is based in Houston and reports to the Director of Trade Compliance.
  • To conform to U.S. export control regulations, applicant should be eligible to review U.S.- origin technology for any required authorizations from the U.S. Government.

PREFERENCES

  • Logistics and supply chain experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience in the oilfield and/or oil and gas industry strongly preferred.
  • Significant knowledge of customs regulations strongly preferred.
  • Licensed customs broker is a plus.
  • Certified Customs Specialist is a plus.
  • Undergraduate degree in business administration, engineering, supply chain, logistics or related field or equivalent work experience
  • Experience with IT development and implementation of trade software
  • Working knowledge of JD Edwards, Microsoft Office, and SharePoint.