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Trade Compliance Managerat CDW Careers (UK)

Job ID: 
Post Date: 
15 May 2024
London, United Kingdom
Eligible For Remote Work: 
Yes - Hybrid
Contract Type: 
Permanent (Full-time)
Security Clearance Required: 


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 UK Lead – Legal, Risk, Ethics & Compliance in alignment with global Ethics & Compliance function. 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.




  • Lead collaboration with local and global cross-functional internal and external teams 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.
  • Support corporate/internal audits and closure of any corrective actions.
  • Track changes in sanctions and export control laws and analyse their impact on CDW’s products, technologies, and supply chain.
  • Oversee country-specific export and import regulations to ensure consistent classification and authorization of shipments.


  • Subject matter expertise in trade and export controls.
  • 7+ years experience managing international trade compliance.
  • Service-oriented attitude, high standards of ethics and professional integrity, passionate commitment, intellectual curiosity, growth mindset.
  • Proven ability to resolve complex issues practically and efficiently.
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills and the ability to work under pressure, prioritize, and manage workloads to meet deadlines in a challenging and fast-paced environment.
  • Team player who welcomes responsibility and engagement.
  • Eagerness to build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders and other coworkers (including US, UK and Canadian peers) to maintain an awareness of developments within the wider business and support opportunities for standardisation across geographies where applicable.
  • Solid ability to communicate orally and in writing in a variety of settings.
  • Adaptable to changing needs, priorities and deadlines.


  • 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 building, motivating and managing high performance teams.
  • Willingness to travel as required (less than 10%).


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