Company: Weatherford
Skills: Legal
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom


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.

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.


Weatherford is currently seeking a Lead Trade Compliance Counsel to join our team. If you have proven Trade Compliance experience in Multinational Corporations, Big 4, or Law Firms in supporting or upgrading the logistics and trade compliance function in an organization then this could be the role for you.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Lead the Trade Compliance practice in the Eastern Hemisphere (Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Middle East).
  • Monitor trade-related regulatory developments and advise business and functional teams regarding import, export, and sanctions regulations.
  • Develop and provide trade compliance training (across different levels of the Geozone, as needed).
  • Engage with government regulatory bodies on a variety of trade-related issues.
  • Lead internal investigations and disclosures to government agencies in relation to potential export control/sanctions issues.
  • Work and advise the business of any impact resulted of export controls and sanctions regulations.
  • Work closely with other shared functions such as Sales & Business Development, Legal, Tax, Supply Chain, Logistics, A&I, and Finance Teams to advise and conduct customs/trade compliance assessments.
  • Work closely with the Operations teams (Product Lines in all levels) across the Organization.
  • Timely report and escalate any issue or matter arising in the Region to her/his Manager.


  • Five plus years of import, export compliance, and/or sanctions compliance experience required. A candidate with expertise in all three disciplines is strongly preferred.
  • A Law Degree from an Accredited Institution is preferred.
  • Wide experience with trade compliance programs, economic sanctions concepts and its requirements as screening process, denied parties identification, etc.
  • Subject matter expert on export controls, customs regimes, classification, valuation, incoterms, rules of origin.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced international environment handling multiple projects with tight deadlines.
  • Strong personal commitment to ethics and integrity.
  • Well organized and able to manage multiple concurrent tasks.
  • Ability to create and maintain strong business relationships.
  • Expert-level written and verbal English skills required.
  • Fluency in multiple languages a plus.
  • Expertise in the oil and gas industry preferred.
  • Periodic international and domestic travel (15-20%) required.
  • Familiarity with JD Edwards, OTM/GTM, SAP or equivalent ERP systems required.