Compliance Specialist in Schnitzer - Portland, OR (Clay St Offices) at Schnitzer Steel Industries

Date Posted: 7/18/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Compliance Specialist works under supervision of the Senior Manager – International Compliance to administer programs designed to ensure international regulatory compliance. This includes the International Trade Program, the Anticorruption Program and the Export Licensing Program.

Essential Functions

  • Assist with management of an international trade program designed to ensure the proper classification, valuation, country of origin and use of duty preference programs for goods imported into both the US and Canada. The position will work with a network of individuals throughout the Company, including those in logistics, sales, scrap purchasing, IT, procurement and operations to identify import activities and facilitate the flow of trade and non-trade materials across international borders. Work towards having responsibility for day-to-day management of the Import Compliance Program within 2-3 years.
  • Understand the licensing requirements of countries to which we export and work to maintain compliance. Support management of our export licensing strategy by maintaining ISO-compliant documentation, change management, assisting with periodic audits and other duties as assigned.
  • Support the Anticorruption Program by understanding international corruption risks and internal controls; performing due diligence investigations of international suppliers and customers; managing training administration; and other duties as assigned. The Anticorruption Program is designed to ensure compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Canadian Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) and other applicable laws and regulations.



  • Bachelor’s degree in international business, economics, finance or similar field and 3-5 years’ experience in a corporate environment. Experience in any of the following is a plus but not required: Import, export, global logistics, FCPA compliance, internal controls, ISO 9001.

  • Eagerness to learn. You bring the desire to become an expert; we will provide training in US and Canada Customs compliance.

  • Desire to work as a compliance professional. Our mission is to support the Company through our programs to ensure compliance with laws and regulations; you must be a person who can get behind this mission.

  • Independent work initiative; ability to figure out solutions to problems and implement those solutions.

  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently, and to take direction and change course.

  • High level of interpersonal and communication skills to work across functional and organizational lines, with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

  • Detail-oriented, comfortable with data and able to understand complex rules and requirements.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.

PLEASE NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

All U.S. applicants must be 18 years of age or older and all Canada applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. participates in e-verify for all U.S. new hires.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. administers a pre-employment drug screen and background check for U.S. new hires.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, disability status, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, age, prior industrial injury, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status under local, state or federal law.