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Hiring an Export Compliance Manager

If your business is importing and exporting goods or services there is a potential that some of those goods (and technology) are subject to international laws and "controls" around their movements. Export compliance managers play a crucial role in ensuring that a company is compliant with all laws and regulations related to exporting these goods, services and technology. They are responsible for ensuring that a company is in compliance with various export control laws, including the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).


Many goods, services and technologies have export "controls" around them, meaning many have regulatory oversight for leaving its country of origin. An export compliance manager's role is to understand these regulations and ensure the business acts in compliance with them.

At Legal and Compliance Hires, we specialize in recruiting top-tier export compliance managers for companies of all sizes and industries. We understand that hiring the right export compliance manager can be a challenging task, which is why we are here to help. We have a team of experienced recruiters who are dedicated to finding the best candidate for your company. Below, we share some guidance on what to look for.

One of the most important areas of expertise that an export compliance manager should possess is export classification skills. Export classification is the process of determining whether a product or service is subject to export control laws and regulations. An export compliance manager should have a thorough understanding of the EAR and ITAR, as well as knowledge of other export control laws and regulations. They should not only have experience with the classification process and be able to classify products and services correctly, but they should be able to work with engineers and product designers to truly grasp the nature of the item, the service or the technology.


Another important area of expertise is screening skills. An export compliance manager should have experience screening potential customers, partners, and suppliers to ensure they are not on any restricted or denied party lists. They should also have experience conducting due diligence on these parties to ensure compliance with export control laws and regulations. Licensing skills are also crucial for an export compliance manager. They should have experience with the licensing process and be able to navigate the various licenses and agreements required for exporting goods and services - including the conditions on such licenses. They should also have knowledge of the various end-use and end-user restrictions that may apply to a particular product or service.


Finally, program development skills are essential for an export compliance manager. They should have experience developing and implementing export compliance programs and be able to identify potential compliance issues and develop policies and procedures to address them. They should also have experience training employees on export compliance matters and be able to update policies and procedures as needed to ensure compliance with changing laws and regulations.


At Legal and Compliance Hires, we understand the importance of hiring the right export compliance manager for your company. We have a team of experienced recruiters who are dedicated to finding the best candidate for your company. We take the time to understand your company's specific needs and requirements and use our extensive network of industry professionals to find the perfect candidate. We also understand that the hiring process can be time-consuming and frustrating, which is why we make it our mission to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. We handle all aspects of the recruitment process, from initial sourcing to final selection, and we are committed to finding the best candidate for your company. Get in touch with us, so that we can help you find your next hire with this specialist expertise.


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