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Job Family: Compliance
Updated At: 2018-08-13

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Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in over 90 countries and has a network of approximately 1,000 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 29,500 people. For more information, visit and connect with Weatherford on LinkedInTwitterYouTube and Facebook.

Weatherford delivers innovative technologies and services designed to meet the world’s current and future energy needs in a safe, ethical, and sustainable manner. Grounded by our core values and inspired by our world-class people, we are committed to being a trusted business partner to those we serve.



Trade Compliance Manager for Weatherford, an Oilfield Services Company headquartered in the US. .  The person in this role is a key member of the Trade Compliance Team within Global Compliance providing advanced support to all product lines, manufacturing and R&D involved in international business in 80+ countries.  The Trade Compliance Team is responsible for a wide breadth of programs including: classification data management and denied party screening within Amber Road -Trade Automation;  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, in cooperation with Engineering and R&D, 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.  The ideal candidate is a well-rounded team player that has the ability to lead working groups, but also works well independently, is comfortable presenting, works well without continual supervision, takes initiative, and strives for additional responsibility. 


Subject Matter Expert (SME) for export/import trade matters including HTS and ECN classifications, Deemed Export reviews, Origin, Valuation, Boycott, Sanctions, and Denied Party Screening

Evaluates new and existing WFT technology and software for both export and deemed export risk under the regulation of US Department of Commerce, BIS; NRC and trade regulations of other International Agencies in countries in which WFT works    

Ensures continual compliance with government rules and regulations, changes in policy, and other government matters through daily monitoring

Determines appropriate Export Control Classification Numbers (ECN) for Wassenaar Treaty Member Countries, Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) classifications for complex products, and evaluate the global export license requirements; support maintenance of parts classification (HTS and ECCN) databases in Amber Road for all countries in which Weatherford operates.  Introduces process that classifications are identified during the Product Development stage-gate process

Drafts, delivers, and/or participates in training of WFT personnel on trade compliance matters

Responsible for coordinating, communicating and documenting compliance activities and programs.

Interprets Trade Regulations and provides guidance for all  Product Lines, 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 Weatherford 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 where support is required 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

Assists or lead the export license application process

Assists or lead in trade audits of Segment (Product Lines), Manufacturing and/or R&D facilities

Other duties as assigned



5 - 7+ years import/export compliance experience with emphasis on  Import/Export Customs regulations and HTS/ECCN product classification.

Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration or related field

Knowledge of automated trade programs managing classifications and Denied Party Screening.  Preferred experience with Amber Road’s Trade Automation

Must have experience leading cross-functional teams and projects in ensuring compliance with export regulations

Ability to understand technical product features and functionalities of oilfield tools to determine the related export or import requirements

Ability to make export jurisdiction & classification assessments for services, software, technology and product

Experience with global Free Trade Agreements (FTA)

Strong communication and time-management skills

Keen ability to prioritize work assignments in teams and individually in accomplishing goals

Must be product, process, and systems technically oriented

Ability to multi-task, manage large projects and drive to conclusion

Ability to think strategically regarding existing company activities that can be maximized to further the implementation of the Trade Compliance Standards.

Knowledge of the rules of origin and document requirements relating to FTA/FTZs

Communicates effectively horizontally and vertically within the organization


Experience working in a corporate export compliance program preferred (including experience with EAR  and non-US export classification, licensing and controls)

Licensed Customs Broker

Certified Customs Specialist

Experience with IT development and implementation of trade software

Working knowledge of JD Edwards, Microsoft Office, and SharePoint





Weatherford offers competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including paid vacation to start, matching 401K program, comprehensive benefits program, and employee stock purchase program (ESPP) and opportunities for on-going training and career development. VEVRAA Federal Contractor – Priority Referral Requested

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer Females/ Minorities/ Veterans/Disabled and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.