Regional Manager Trade Compliance - Europe

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Date: 18 May 2024

Location: Brussels, Brussels (Capital), BE, 1160 Gava, B, ES, 8850 Hazelwood, DER, GB, DE56 4AN

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty chemical company whose science delivers sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales, and technical offices around the world and has about 8,000 employees. For more information, visit  

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognise unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life. 



Job Title: Regional Manager Trade Compliance Europe

Job Location: Hazelwood (UK), Gavá (Spain) or Brussels (Belgium)

Job type: Permanent

Type of role: Hybrid


Join Our Thriving Team at Lubrizol as Regional Manager Trade Compliance Europe!

Unleash Your Potential. At Lubrizol we're transforming the industry and looking for exceptional talent to join us on this journey. If you are ready to join an international company with talent around the world, and want to make a real impact, we want you on our team.


What You'll Do:  

As a Regional Manager Trade Compliance for Europe, you'll be at the forefront of our innovation, developing and coaching a team that will ensure effective awareness, knowledge, and governance (policies, processes, and procedures) related to global, regional and local customs and trade regulations in Europe. You'll collaborate with a diverse group of passionate individuals to deliver sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. Your work will directly impact the way we perform our imports and exports to be compliant and mitigate risks in front of authorities and customs.


What We're Looking For: 

  • Lead, develop and engage a team of trade compliance professionals, with a One Lubrizol philosophy.
  • Serve as the primary contact for customs officials in the region.
  • Optimize regional duty savings.
  • Provide regional input to foster the creation and maintenance of a robust global governance framework for customs and trade compliance. (Policies, processes, procedures, guidelines, metrics and KPI’s reporting, self-audits, alignment with legal and ethics, governance committee meetings, regularly review and update policies, compliance calendar)
  • Execute internal controls and perform risk assessments based on guidance and in close collaboration with the Centre of Excellence (CoE) for trade compliance. Develop and implement action plans to mitigate potential risks.
  • Develop and conduct training and awareness programs for team members, employees across the region, and other relevant stakeholders (e.g. brokers) to ensure adherence to policies and procedures related to customs and trade compliance.
  • Drive regional implementation of strategic initiatives, continuous improvements, and solutions to accommodate new trade requirements, in close collaborate with trade compliance global process owners.
  • Provide resources to support strategic imperatives and prioritized projects.
  • Owning and solving business challenges related to customs and trade compliance.
  • Lead periodic regional meetings with relevant stakeholders and regional management to listen to the regional and business needs, to educate the broader organization, and to discuss business solutions for ongoing or new challenges.
  • Build relationships with business and functional leaders to ensure strategic alignment and to attain annual objectives.


Skills That Make a Difference:

  • Educational degree and sound experience in all aspects of trade compliance (+/- 10 years).
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant subject matter experience in customs and trade
  • Previous experience of leading, developing, and engaging others, particularly remotely
  • Regulatory compliance: understanding of laws, regulations, sanctions, and industry standards including the ability to practically implement in the region.
  • Risk Management
  • Project management
  • Technology proficiency, i.e. ERP and connected systems, ideally SAP and SAP GTS
  • Experience in dealing with customs officials.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, other languages are an asset.


Perks and Rewards that Inspire:

  • Develop your professional career with a highly respected, industry-leading, multinational company that is part of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
  • Become part of a culture that is based on accountability and empowerment and which values diversity and inclusivity.
  • A competitive remuneration and benefits package






Ready for your next career step? Apply today and let's shape the future together! .

It’s an exciting time to be part of Lubrizol. Lubrizol is not staying put. We are continually learning and evolving. Our passion delivers our success — not only for Lubrizol but for those who count on us every day: our employees, customers, and communities.

As a diverse, global team, we work together to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. We impact everyday lives through science only Lubrizol can deliver, and we never stop pushing to do it better.

One of the founding principles of The Lubrizol Corporation more than 90 years ago was treating every employee with dignity and respect. That same commitment is only stronger today. 

More than that, we are committed to providing an environment where every employee can be the best they can be, no matter their ethnic origin, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other characteristic. 

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