Sr. Manager, Global Trade Compliance


Seattle, WA, USA

Full time

Trade Compliance


Nov 10

Full Job Description

Sr. Manager Global Trade Compliance

Join us as we pursue our disruptive new vision to make machine data accessible, usable, and valuable to everyone. We are a company filled with people who are passionate about our product and seek to deliver the best experience for our customers. At Splunk, we’re committed to our work, our customers, having fun, and most importantly to each other’s success. Learn more about Splunk careers and how you can become a part of our journey!


We are seeking a hardworking and motivated individual to join Splunk’s growing Compliance, Employment & Risk team.which includes Compliance Advisory & Engagement, Litigation & Investigations, Employment, and support of Splunk’s PubSec compliance efforts. You will lead Splunk’s export compliance program coordinating closely with partners across the Company. The person in this role will be highly collaborative and entrepreneurial, innovating, driving, and scaling best-in-class trade compliance programs, building relationships and driving strategy across multiple functions while anticipating evolving risk in an international market. You are flexible, creative, and self-motivated—showing initiative and perseverance, resourcefulness, a strong work ethic, reciprocal approach, excellent problem-solving skills, and sense of humor. This position will be based at Splunk’s headquarters in San Francisco, CA (SOMA) or San Jose, CA (Santana Row) and will report to the Director, Compliance Advisory & Engagement.


As Trade Compliance Manager, you will work across teams to support Splunk’s trade/export compliance program. You will:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain policies and procedures pertaining to U. S. government programs and regulations addressing export compliance for both enterprise and cloud products and services.
  • Provide advice and counseling on a variety of international trade compliance matters.
  • Monitor US Export Compliance and Foreign Trade regulations affecting the Company.
  • Lead the restricted/denied party screening process working with cross-functional partners including on-going review and audit.
  • Collaborate with business leaders across the Company to develop export compliance strategy and ensure strategic alignment and outcomes.
  • Develop and provide international export compliance training across the organization.
  • Devise innovative ways to increase awareness of international compliance issues through outreach and communication.
  • Work with cross functional internal partners to resolve transactional issues arising from export compliance requirements.
  • Review proposed transactions to identify and determine potential licensing requirements under the EAR, and/or other regulations and prepare and submit license applications as appropriate.
  • Innovate and drive scalable processes and procedures to support a rapidly-growing business.
  • Define and implement metrics tracking trade compliance processes and operations.
  • Engage with Legal colleagues on the appropriate determination of product Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs).
  • Lead export compliance record-keeping and reporting efforts and monitor export compliance activities and procedures across Splunk.
  • Educate and train employees on international policy changes and new directives.
  • Support and assist on various compliance programs and initiatives arising within the Compliance Advisory & Engagement team as required.


The candidate must have:

  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience leading a trade compliance program for an international organization.
  • BS/BA degree or equivalent experience.
  • Extensive experience interacting with BIS, OFAC, U. S. Customs and other government agencies on trade compliance issues.
  • Deep knowledge of the US Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations requirements.
  • Regulatory experience with ITAR, EAR and OFAC Sanctions Regulations, Anti-Boycott, Foreign Trade Regulations, and export classification.
  • Demonstrated interest in international trade issues and events is essential.
  • Knowledge of import and export regulations of other countries a plus.
  • Experience addressing export compliance issues arising from cloud services and enterprise software solutions.
  • Proven ability to problem-solve and work independently.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Able to provide practical, actionable advice to broad range of business stakeholders.
  • Strong organizational skills, an ability to juggle multiple projects at a time in a fast-moving, quickly-changing environment, both collaborating as a team and working independently.
  • Experience working with or in a fast-paced multinational b2b or enterprise software company with a channel sales model preferred.
  • Experience creating and conducting formal presentations and trainings internationally.
  • Sense of Humor!

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