We have as little to do with the fascination for Formula 1 racing as we have over the wonderful feelings you experience at a great concert. However – you will often find OXEA products in the fuel for racing cars, in car body paints, in the many plastics used in sound engineering, and in DVD and Blu-ray discs. OXEA is one of the world‘s largest manufacturers of Oxo products and is Number 1 in the Merchant Market. We are economically sound and continually growing – with a strong environmentally green conscience and a respect for cultural values. With approximately 1400 employees worldwide, we offer a working environment with a streamlined hierarchy which provides a wide variety of responsibilities that will challenge you professionally and provide opportunities to advance your career development.

Trade Compliance Specialist


Houston, US, 77056

OQ Chemicals Company Overview |World leader in Oxo Chemicals

Oxo products are the core competency of OQ Chemicals. We are producing more than 70 oxo intermediates and oxo derivatives for customers in a wide range of industries with various end market applications. Our chemicals are important ingredients in products that are used in daily life around the world. "We" refers to more than 1,400 OQ Chemicals employees worldwide. At our plants in Germany, the USA, China and the Netherlands, we produce intermediates and derivatives.


Job Purpose:

Coordination, validation, and monitoring of customs documentation and import/export processes and policies relating to export shipping and receiving of foreign materials. Directing corrective action as necessary to follow compliance measures. Providing expert insights concerning the requirements and obligations of exporting and importing goods.


Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Accountable of ensuring that the requirements and business processes associated with cross-border movements function smoothly and in regulatory compliance, while also ensuring that issues and risks are identified and managed efficiently.
  • In charge of ensuring compliance with U.S. and foreign country government trade laws and customs regulations, which affect the operations of OQ Chemicals Corporation (OQCC).
  • Responsible for advising on the implementation of free trade agreements (FTA) and reviewing current FTAs forms to be in compliance with local / international regulations.
  • Responsible for monitoring the company’s export compliance program under applicable U. S. and foreign laws and regulations, including aligning with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC), and other domestic and foreign government sanctions and controls, and update management and affected departments where needed.
  • In charge of resolving issues related to issuing of border crossing documents and responsible for handling daily exceptions and facilitating resolutions between internal logistics, external logistics providers, carriers, other international OQ Chemicals affiliates and government authorities. Required to implement corrective actions after internal and/or external investigations, including preparation of disclosures where required.
  • Responsible for directing corrective action as necessary to follow trade compliance measures.
  • Responsible for preparing, reviewing, approving and maintaining files and records for import/export documents and to respond to business partners with timely and accurate information to facilitate customs clearance; necessity to develop and cultivate relationships with external service providers in order to also handle frequent audits and reviews to ensure and facilitate compliance from their end.


Education Requirements:

Bachelor 's degree in Business, technical field, law, or equivalent work experience


Background and Experience:

  • Minimum of  three (3) years of related, hands-on trade compliance experience
  • Experience with Import and Export regulations and requirements
  • Experience in logistics, customer relations, supply chain, chemicals and customs

All individuals are invited to participate regardless of race, sex, age, color, national origin, marital status, religion, disability or veteran status, and any other criterion prescribed by law.


Check Out Our Benefits

  • Excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans
  • Health Equity Health Fund for health and dependent care
  • Disability Benefits
  • Basic Group Term Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Paid Time Off for a balanced life
  • Competitive salary, bonus, 401(k) plan with match and profit-sharing match

Nearest Major Market: Houston