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Trade Compliance Analyst, UK & Internationalat CDW Careers (UK)

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Post Date: 
10 May 2024
Rugby, United Kingdom
Eligible For Remote Work: 
Yes - Hybrid
Contract Type: 
Permanent (Full-time)
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Corporate trade compliance and operations professional possessing skill sets and experience necessary to manage the efficient and economical movement of goods among CDW’s affiliates outside of the U.S. and Canada from order to fulfilment in accordance with organisational policies and in compliance with relevant local, country, and international customs laws. Reports to Trade Compliance Manager. Market competitive compensation.


A $39 billion+ Fortune 500 company and member of the S&P 500 Index, CDW provides multi-national, multi-brand technology solutions to business, government, education and healthcare organizations.



  • Provide subject matter guidance, know-how, best practices, and training development and delivery on trade compliance to a variety of stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.
  • Work closely with Logistics to manage end-to-end compliance with trade and export control laws and regulations in the delivery of CDW’s shipments, such as operational processes, export licensing, and classification of products including support to country-of-origin determinations.
  • Assist in developing a scalable framework for trade arrangements relying on smart, consistent, streamlined, technology-supported processes and tools including guidance, templates, checklists, training and controls embedded in IT, ERP and cloud platforms to maximize efficiency and quality of experience for CDW and its customers.
  • Execute business procedures, best practices, and internal controls necessary to ensure customs compliance to minimize business and legal risk, including creation of SOPs and documented procedures.
  • Assess, assign, and verify Export Control Classifications and supporting logistics and sales with HS tariff codes, special customs procedures, Incoterms and FTA’s.
  • Capably engage with government systems to support data determination, use of import/export licenses, customs matters, obtaining EUUs and all other required recordkeeping.
  • Review sales orders and monitor procedures to ensure compliance with UK, EU, US, and other governmental trade regulations, including export license determinations, licenses and administration of SPIRE or trade-related accounts on other government platforms, and maintenance of verifiable end-user documentation.
  • Maintain records of import documents and monitor compliance of trade documentation retention.
  • Provide guidance on trade compliance related contract matters (e.g. Technical Assistance Agreements) and support implementation of Technology Control Plans including review, approvals, and recordkeeping.
  • Support internal/external and compliance verification checks and audits of tariff classification, FTA data, and broker submitted documentation such as customs entries or export submissions.
  • Develop and execute plans to correct issues resulting from audit activity with guidance from the Trade Compliance Manager.



  • Degree/Certificate in Compliance, International trade or logistics, Customs or International Studies preferred, or equivalent relevant experience.
  • 3 years+ of experience in Export Controls and/or Customs Compliance.
  • Strong working knowledge of export controls, trade sanctions and customs regulations.
  • Detailed knowledge and experience applying for UK Export Licenses (UK SPIRE), including management of licences (SIEL’s, OIEL’s, OGEL’s).
  • Strong knowledge and experience of export classifications (e.g., ECCN) and customs classifications (e.g., HTS / Commodity Codes).
  • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders at different levels in the business for import- and export-related inquiries including those from CDW enterprise and its internal functions including Sales, order handling and Logistics, as well as external stakeholders such as enquiries from export controls and customs authorities,  distributors and representatives to ensure compliance with trade control requirements.
  • Operational knowledge of UK statutory regulations relating to import/export compliance matters including Export Licencing for UK Strategic List items (particularly SIELS and OGELs) and customs regulations.
  • Recent experience facilitating and supporting external (e.g. Export Control Joint Unit compliance visits) and internal compliance audits/assessments and implementing any required/necessary corrective actions.
  • Pragmatic approach to problem solving and an ability to work collaboratively across functions with a 'one team' mind set.
  • Attention to detail, confidence in subject matter, and ability to provide concise, solution-focussed advice and outputs.



  • Experience with ERP systems and IT implementations.
  • Prior experience with retail, ecommerce or electronics industry.
  • Operational knowledge of foreign export laws and regulations, particularly those of the US and EU.
  • Familiarity with free trade agreements.
  • High degree of technology literacy and familiarity with technology-based trade compliance systems in particular.
  • Familiarity with EU, British Commonwealth and UAE trade and export control regimes.
  • Experience working as part of a high performance team.
  • Experience working with a U.S.-based multinational.


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