SABIC Sr Analyst, Trade Compliance in Houston, Texas

Position Title Sr Analyst, Trade Compliance

Auto Req ID 8644BR

Relocation Assistance Yes

Region/Pole Americas

Functional Work Area Legal

Job Purpose & Responsibilities Job Purpose:

Ensure Technology/Engineering business processes enable compliance with international trade regulations including multi-national dual-use Export Controls, military controls such as U.S. ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations), global economic sanctions, anti-corruption, anti-boycott, and other trade areas as needed. . This role is responsible for designing and implementing larger-scale work processes that affect the cross-functional compliance team, supply chain, and global stakeholders. The Senior Specialist, Trade Compliance is a member of the Legal Affairs organization, but collaborates closely with Technology & Innovation (T&I), the SABIC Technology Centers, Supply Chain, and Business teams. The SABIC Technology Centers span global sites located in Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands, India, China, Japan, South Korea, and the United States, where multiple export control and sanctions regulations can apply. Additional country locations where SABIC technology or goods may reside or pass through are also within the purview of relevant regulations.


Develop & implement international trade business processes:

  • Ensure Technology/Engineering business processes enable compliance with international trade regulations including multi-national dual-use Export Controls, military controls such as U.S. ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) and global economic sanctions.

  • Ensure compliance with international trade regulations of supply chain operational procedures for movement of controlled materials to customers.

  • Develop sustainable business processes to classify new products and technology data with respect to multi-national dual-use and military export controls, economic sanctions regulations, and other related international trade regulations.

  • Implement global classification processes to determine and document the export control classification number (ECCN) of products and technologies, as well as the rationale behind the classification.

  • Serve as point of contact for classification of products and technologies.

  • Review patent disclosures and technical reports for export controls classification.

  • Scan trade press for relevant news (e.g.: new control regimes; U.S. Export Control Reform; CFIUS) and report out to team and larger business as needed.

  • Collaborate with Government Relations on lobbying efforts pertaining to export control regulations.

  • Support Technology Identification & Acquisition team by performing international trade due diligence reviews for potential SABIC business deals (acquisitions and equity investments).

Manage export controlled technology access in IT systems:

-Design and implement systems access requirements for global or harmonized IT systems, in conjunction with system owners.

-Determine system requirements based on all relevant government regulations and implement improvements to existing or new IT systems that contain controlled technology.

-Collaborate with the cross-functional stakeholders to drive change management.

Lead internal training and audits:

-Lead internal training and audits to ingrain awareness in business on export controls, global economic sanctions, and additional international trade regulations.

-Disseminate best practices and harmonize towards global ways-of-working.

-Develop, implement, and update technology control plans for SABIC Technology Centers and specific data systems or projects as needed.

Manual and Guideline Improvements:

-Draft and maintain Controlled Technology Quick Reference Cards and summaries, SABIC Export Controls Compliance Manual, procedures manual for Trade Compliance Team, and slide decks for trainings on export controls, economic sanctions, and other international trade regulations.

Compliance Team Support:

  • Provide support on other projects or tasks as needed in support of global trade activities for Legal Affairs Compliance

  • Review business activities for trade controls nexus export controls, sanctions, anti-bribery, etc.

  • Assist with monitoring regulatory updates and drafting of policies and procedures around trade compliance topics such as export controls, economic sanctions, customs, anti-bribery, anti-money laundering, CFIUS, etc.

  • Support larger compliance team on special projects such as company-wide integrity initiatives and updating training modules.

Requirements Requirements

Education & Training:

PhD, JD, MS, or BA/BS

Interest or experience in one or more of the following: dual-use export control regulations, economic sanctions, global business process development, or technology development in the chemical industry

Creative, with passion for technology and attention to detail

Committed, responsible, able to work in a global and virtual team or individually

Strong oral and written communication skills, highly motivated, self-starter with ability to work under minimal supervision

Unique Conditions: Selected candidate must have unrestricted work authorization in the United States.


Extensive knowledge of U.S., E.U. or Wassenaar-based export control regulations desired

Strong familiarity in analyzing, understanding, and applying the EAR (U.S. Export Administration Regulations), including export control classification determination, license requirements, deemed exports, and technology data transfer

Knowledge of non-U.S. export regulations is a plus

Knowledge of economic sanctions, anti-corruption, anti-boycott, data privacy, and corporate social responsibility regulations is a plus

Experience working in a corporate trade compliance environment, or government service in an agency or ministry with export controls responsibility such as U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security, is desired

Eligibility Requirements:

You must submit your application for employment online to be considered. Please submit your resume using the apply online option on this page.

You must be 18 years or older

You must be willing to take a drug test as part of the selection process

You must be willing to submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process

You must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States

Country United States of America

City Houston

State/Province Texas (TX)


Weve always believed that it takes special people to make a difference. They need ingenuity, brilliance and the freedom to turn their ideas into reality. At SABIC, this is our culture. We find open-minded, gifted and questioning people. Then we create the conditions for their talent to flourish: fulfilling work environments, state-of-the-art technology and the empowerment they need. So when you work for SABIC, youre the person who can find new solutions and possibilities that change the world for the better.

At SABIC, we know that our success depends on your success. Were committed to nurturing your talent, to help you achieve both your career ambitions and life goals. Weve created tailored training and development programs for our employees which are among the best in the petrochemical industry. This is not a job where you dream about the weekend. This is a job where you dream about how you can change things for the better, for everyone. And this is a company where your dreams can be realized, where your ideas can be made reality, and where what you make can make a difference.

SABIC is a global leader in chemicals headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. From making cars and planes more fuel-efficient, to helping conserve the worlds water supply and enabling colorful smartphone cases, we find solutions to the challenges of today to help our customers achieve their ambitions and build a better tomorrow.

Operating in the Americas since 1987, SABIC employs over 5,000 people and operates from 17 office locations and 17 manufacturing sites and technology and innovation centers in Exton, PA; Houston, TX; Mt. Vernon, IN; and Selkirk, NY.

SABIC is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and as such will not discriminate in its employment practices, including recruiting and hiring practices, based on a persons race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

Disclaimers (USA):

SABIC is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of SABIC about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at SABIC via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of SABIC; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by SABIC as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.