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Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three exciting business areas: Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. Our success is built on constant innovation and people who strive for excellence. Working at Henkel is much more than just a job. It's a passion. Have you got what it takes?


The Director, Global Trade is a broadly experienced trade compliance professional with strong operational and regulatory knowledge of U.S. and Canadian import and export compliance. The Director, Global Trade will be responsible for all aspects of Henkel Corporation’s North American Global Trade Group, and will be the key corporate resource for all matters relating to import and export compliance in the region.

What we offer

  • Lead an established U.S. trade compliance group with support from our matrix of highly experienced, diverse and dedicated trade team members around the world. 
  • Work with GTS and other trade software tools that automate import and export processes, and support the next generation of trade compliance automation.  
  • Support Henkel’s businesses with compliant solutions to complex global trade challenges. 
  • Located in our corporate headquarters in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, in the Connecticut River Valley, with easy access to Hartford and New Haven 
  • Henkel is committed to trade compliance and fully supports the function with management commitment, technology, and ongoing training.

Who we are looking for

  • A highly qualified trade compliance professional to direct the day to day operations of the Henkel Global Trade Group, insuring compliance with U.S.and Canadian laws and regulations for the import and export of Henkel goods and technology. 
  • The individual will lead the department’s compliance with U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of State regulations; U.S. Customs and Canada Customs regulations; insure all requirements for export licensing and authorizations for OGAs in scope for NA import and export regulations are met; serve as Henkel’s primary authority in interpreting these regulations. 
  • They will develop and implement appropriate policies, strategies, and procedures to enhance Henkel’s export and import compliance programs and implement new regulatory requirements, taking into account latest agency/regulatory developments. Train, mentor and develop Henkel’s trade compliance team members. 
  • BS / BA in International Trade or other relevant course of study, advanced degree preferred, with a minimum of 15 years of relevant corporate trade compliance experience with multi-national corporations, including experience in chemicals and/or consumer products, with at least 5 years experience in U.S. State Department licensing and controls of technical data; Customs brokerage license a plus.  
  • Excellent understanding of SAP R3 and GTS trade software and people management experience.


Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.


Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral.  At Henkel’s request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.


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