Export Trade Compliance Manager

Thief River Falls, MN
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Jan 01, 2021
Job Type
Full Time
Digi-Key is one of the fastest growing distributors of electronic components in the world. Since its founding in 1972, Digi-Key has been committed to offering the broadest selection of in-stock electronic components, as well as providing the best service possible to its customers, aiding engineers through the entire design process, from Prototype to Production. This has led the company to be highly ranked year after year in industry surveys in North America as well as Europe and Asia, in categories covering such facets of business as availability of products, speed of service, responsiveness to problems, and more.

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Export Trade Compliance Manager is a subject matter expert in Export Compliance and is responsible for performing specialized, administrative, and project related duties within Export Trade Compliance. Works collaboratively at organization and department levels to ensure Export Trade Compliance activities support the business.

Position Overview

• Acts as an internal consultant by analyzing and recommending solutions to Export Compliance issues relating to the assigned program or section area

• Acts as a Subject Matter Expert for understanding and communicating regulations issued by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, Bureau of Industry and Security, the Department of State, and other relevant agencies as related to Export Compliance and associated system configurations to maintain compliance with above government regulations

• Certifies supplier and customer surveys and agreements
• Provides final disposition of elevated customer approvals
• Reviews and analyzes elevated transactions
• Assists in maintaining internal entity and red flag lists
• Completes license applications
• Assists in developing and driving cross-functional goals and objectives
• Assists in ensuring program or section area is in compliance with established policies and procedures

• Assists with developing, coordinating and recommending changes for the improvement of workflow in the program or section area
• Prepares and maintains special internal and external reports as requested by his or her immediate leader
• Develops methods and procedures for compiling and analyzing data for reports and special projects
• Works on special research projects relating to compliance issues
• Monitors changes in export regulations, analyzes impact on business, and implements changes
• Assists in identifying, coordinating, and providing Export Compliance training across respective business areas
• Assists in the onboarding and mentoring of Export Compliance team members
• Provides documentation and communication regarding Digi-Key's Export Compliance Program to impacted stakeholders (internal & external to Digi-Key)
• Assists in the development, implementation and execution of appropriate policies, strategies, and procedures to enhance Digi-Key's Export Compliance Program
• Performs other incidental and related duties as required and assigned


• Bachelor's Degree in Communication, International Business, Economics, Business Administration or similar area of study or equivalent, relevant work experience

Other Typical Tasks include:

• Taking on additional responsibilities from Trade Compliance Managers
• Attends meetings, conferences and/or seminars; gains outside Digi-Key perspective and best practices


• Typically8 - 12 years of Trade Compliance experience
• Candidate is well versed in the industry Digi-Key operates in, as well as the impact & responsibility Digi-Key has to the community it operates in
• Candidate is a strong representative of Digi-Key brand and its principles.

• Demonstrated competency in: Initiative, Professionalism, Communication, Problem Solving, Time and Project Management, Thoroughness|Attention to Detail, Continuous Learning, Developing Others, Information Seeking and Relationship Building

Knowledge of:

• OCR/EASE or other Export Review tools
• WinDecs or other ERP tools
• Finesse/eGain or other workflow management tools
• Content Navigator or other document repository tools

Digi-Key Electronics is an Equal Opportunity Employer . We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled, and other diverse candidates to apply and be considered for open positions.

If you are an applicant with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact Human Resources at 1-800-338-4105 or careers.us@digikey.com .