Trade Compliance Specialist

Job Locations US-IL-Morton
Job ID
Permanent Full-Time
Company : Name
NovAtel America Inc.


Hexagon Autonomy & Positioning, a division of Hexagon AB, is looking to add to its global Legal & Compliance Department based in our Morton, IL office.  This role will support all four brands under Hexagon A&P including NovAtel, Antcom, Autonomous Stuff, and Veripos. In this fantastic opportunity you will collaborate within an exciting, high-tech, multinational organization which provides autonomy and positioning solutions globally. As we continue to grow and diversify, we have a need for an experienced business-oriented trade compliance professional.  If you are looking to expand your career and are dedicated to providing quality trade compliance support to your business partners, look no further.


Reporting to the Director of Legal & Compliance, you will be an integral part of a trade compliance team responsible for implementing a robust export and import compliance program throughout our division’s international operations.  Through confident and articulate communication you will independently manage complex and time critical matters in a positive manner.  Your advice will be insightful, high quality, focused and risk-based. Your stakeholders will rely upon you as a trusted advisor to provide clear, pragmatic, business-oriented solutions and guidance as a subject matter expert, effectively managing the division’s regulatory and compliance risks.

  • Develop and implement trade compliance policies and operational procedures in lockstep with US regulatory developments
  • Develop and deliver training programs across the global organization
  • Advise on regulatory and compliance risks and provide mitigation strategies while supporting good governance through appropriate discussion and escalation of issues
  • Support and work with multi-disciplinary teams to seamlessly embed compliance requirements into business processes and strategic initiatives
  • Provide guidance and assistance to all levels of employees in interpreting legal requirements, and responding to questions and requests
  • Identify and analyze new legislation and proactively propose and implement solutions
  • Carry out regulatory research as needed
  • Participate in cross-functional project teams and committees
  • Assist in strategic projects, bids, and M&A relating to trade compliance
  • Work with customers and suppliers to ensure export-import compliance requirements are achieved
  • Manage the restricted party screening practices
  • Draft and submit licenses to the relevant regulatory authorities
  • Conduct export classifications for products and services in conjunction with relevant business units
  • Maintain product classification and license registers
  • Serve as company Empowered Official 
  • This role may require occasional travel


Must Have

  • In depth knowledge of, and 3+ years of practical experience working with ITAR, EAR, U.S. Census Bureau, and US Import/Export and CBP regulations, and a demonstrated ability to interpret related regulations
  • A degree in Engineering, Law, Commerce or Business Administration or equivalent
  • Experience in the high-tech or defense product supply industry
  • Experience in managing projects
  • Excellent English written and communication skills
  • Superb accuracy and attention to detail
  • Exceptional time management and organization skills, with the ability to meet deadlines and manage competing priorities
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Practical import compliance experience
  • Applicants for select positions that require access to information controlled by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) must be US Persons per ITAR §120.15 and EAR §772.1 (i.e., a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or admitted to the U.S. as an asylee or refugee), or be otherwise eligible to obtain required authorization from the U.S. Government to access controlled information. Employment is contingent upon our ability to obtain such required authorization for the applicant.

Key Success Factors

  • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision
  • Ability to impact and influence both internal and external stakeholders and provide exceptional customer service
  • Ability to collaborate effectively within the functional team and across business units
  • Good relationship management skills
  • Track record of delivering pragmatic, risk-based legal advice
  • Proactive and positive team player

 Nice to Have

  • Experience with Canadian, UK and EU trade compliance laws, regulations and permitting requirements
  • Familiarity and working knowledge of government procurement contracts and cybersecurity laws as they relate to trade compliance requirements
  • Contract management experience


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed