Program Manager - Export/Trade Compliance

Progress Rail Services Corp.

Fort Worth, TX, USA

Full time

Jan 5

Job Purpose:

The Export Controls Program Manager works to ensure that Caterpillar’s Rail Division, Progress Rail, remains in compliance with worldwide laws and regulations governing the export of its technology and products, including the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”), Office of Foreign Assets Controls (“OFAC”) Sanctions, and regimes governing dual-use products globally. As part of the broader Trade Compliance Department, this role will support a global company in efforts to better manage both import and export risk by providing guidance on commercial transactions, training to its multinational workforce, and implementing policies and procedures across all levels of the organization.

Additionally, this position will be responsible for leading the Trade Compliance project work, including supporting opportunities to automate and streamline Trade Compliance processes.

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Company Description:

Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, is an integrated rolling stock and infrastructure provider, delivering a full range of products and services to domestic and international railroad customers. Our customers enjoy one-stop shopping and comprehensive cradle-to-grave railway solutions - whether it rolls on the rail or is the rail itself. From locomotives, transit, freight cars and engines, to tracks, signals and advanced technology, we ensure customers can count on us to meet all their rail needs. Forging the bridge between ideas and success, our talented and innovative team members work together to address the challenges of the rail industry today, ensuring success for the future. As part of a vibrant, global network of business operations, each and every member of our team is important to our success. With headquarters in Albertville, Ala., more than 7,000 dedicated employees serve customers through a network of close to 150 locations around the world. For more information, visit and follow @Progress_Rail on Twitter and YouTube.

Education / Training:

  • Bachelor's degree;
  • US Customs Broker License or Certified Export Compliance Specialist Certification preferred

Job Title:

Program Manager - Export/Trade Compliance


Ft. Worth

Key Job Elements:

  • Responding to sanctions and export control compliance questions and issues; monitoring laws and regulations; directing research on laws, regulations, policies, and procedures; drafting and updating policies and standard operating procedures with input from leadership; communicating information to the business; monitoring sanctions and export control compliance questions for potential gaps; and recommending and developing strategies for identified sanctions and export control compliance gaps
  • Interface with enterprise subject matter experts and trade advisors to manage the U.S. Sanctions and Embargo compliance program;
  • Prepare and present Export and Import Compliance Training for Progress Rail employees;
  • Coordinate with freight forwarders, warehouse managers, and transportation and shipping personnel to ensure that shipments are licensable shipments are made in full compliance with the license terms;
  • Provide leadership and coordination for Export Records Data and Document Collection;
  • Manage the customs managed service provider(s) and other suppliers of import and export trade services, measuring performance through metrics, KPI’s and self-audits, providing reports to leadership;
  • Serve as primary point of contact for export screening requests, deemed export review, and ECCN Order/Hold and release in Progress Rail ERP Systems;
  • Develop and regularly assess technology control plans;
  • Perform or manage self-audits of export records, including screening records and proof of export;
  • Oversee quarterly reporting requirements around compliance with Anti-Boycott, HR1905 Reporting, and duty payment tracking under special tariff programs (232, 301, and retaliatory)

• • Participate in bid and contract review for export and import compliance;

  • Serve as the Administrator and Super User for Trade Management and Denied Party Screening Software Programs;
  • Lead ERP system implementations, Item Master program Integration and similar projects to automate manual trade compliance processes while ensuring that export and import compliance requirements are met;
  • Support and offer training in connection with Progress Rail’s implementation of the C-TPAT Security Program, including revalidations, annual security profile updates, risk-assessments, and annual survey of the supply chain; and;
  • Address special projects, such as the implementation of import compliance programs and export controls for new acquisitions;

Qualifications and Experience:

  • At least 2 years of progressively responsible job-related experience in trade compliance;
  • Solid domain expertise with Export Administration Regulations and Office of Foreign Assets Controls Sanctions Programs;
  • Process driven with strong experience with Trade Automation applications;
  • Proven continuous improvement skills to drive compliance and logistic productivity improvements across the Rail Division;
  • Experience in researching compliance issues, applicable regulations and law, and formulating recommendations to management;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, high integrity, and good judgment are required in order to deal with confidential issues, developing and persuading others, and representing the Rail Division before outside parties;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization;
  • High degree of personal professional ethics and integrity.


Equal Opportunity Employer – Race/Color/Sex/Religion/National Origin/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Vets/Disabilities


Progress Rail Services Corporation and its subsidiary and affiliate companies offer an excellent total compensation package* including competitive salary, 401(k) plan with company match, available medical/dental/vision/life/disability insurance along with flexible spending and paid vacation and holidays. Relocation assistance may be available for some positions.

  • Benefits eligibility differs by job position and employment status - governing plan documents control such benefits..

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Work Location Options:

La Grange, IL: Ft. Worth, TX or Albertville, AL



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