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Trade Compliance Manager – APAC

Requisition Number: 43338BR

Job Summary:

NetApp Job Description

The Trade Compliance Manager, APAC, will act as the lead export/import compliance professional responsible for NetApp’s Global Trade Compliance (GTC) program in the APAC region. The APAC GTC team works closely with GTC professionals in other regions. Consistent with NetApp global trade compliance policies and international regimes, the APAC Trade Compliance Manager will take a lead role in defining and executing procedures related to
export and import compliance regulations in the APAC region (with concentration on Singapore, Japan, and Australia). In this position, the APAC Trade Compliance Manager will utilize strong leadership and technical trade compliance competency to stay abreast of trade compliance requirements as regulations evolve in the global environment. This position requires a significant degree of leadership and influence skills, as you will engage at
all levels of internal and external partner organizations. NetApp regional GTC mangers have the responsibility for managing licensing of products and technical data; accomplishing all customer or transaction screenings such as restricted party list reviews; managing export/import compliance awareness training; handling foreign national screening (deemed exports); classification of products and technical data under appropriate ECCN and Harmonized System codes; maintaining compliance procedures; conducting internal audits to ensure compliance with US and applicable global regulations; and completing any other activity required to progress the trade compliance function within NetApp.


  • • Minimum of 8 to 10 years of relevant experience in export and customs compliance roles.
  • • Comprehensive experience with encryption regulations and dual-use goods, technology transfers, and deemed export programs.
  • • Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential, especially presentation skills.
  • • Excellent analytical, negotiation, and organizational skills.
  • • High level of integrity and professionalism, including in dealing with complex and sensitive matters.
  • • Fluency in English required. Fluency in Mandarin strongly preferred.

Responsibility and Interaction:

  • • Assist in developing and executing NetApp’s GTC Program with a global team that is currently based in the United States, the Netherlands and Singapore.
  • • Assist in maintaining a documented global trade-related internal controls program in accordance with guidelines published by APAC authorities.
  • • Drive the continuous improvement of the Company’s GTC Program, including automating processes and procedures.
  • • Partner with numerous organizations globally within the Company, including Legal, Logistics, HR, Supply Chain, Sales, IT, and Engineering to develop and execute defined procedures.
  • • Provide guidance and assistance to internal organizations within the APAC region regarding relevant regulations and the integration of regulatory requirements into business plans and processes.
  • • Represent NetApp’s regional GTC program before relevant government agencies, as needed, in order to maintain ongoing relations; respond to government inquiries and address issues that are above and beyond day-to-day transactional issues/questions.
  • • Drive understanding of compliance requirements and sensitivity to compliance risks through training, seminars and other mechanisms.
  • • Monitor regulatory changes and help revise compliance policies and practices in accordance with changing legal framework and business models.
  • • Assist in negotiating and drafting export/import compliance contract clauses.
  • • Assist in conducting trade compliance-related investigations.

Education & Experience:

  • • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA, J.D. or Engineering degree a plus.
  • • Minimum of 8 to 10 years of relevant experience in export and Customs/import roles.
  • • In depth knowledge of, and extensive experience with U.S. and Singapore trade-related requirements; experience with the trade-related regulatory regimes of Australia and Japan.
  • • Familiarity with the trade compliance regimes of the EU and other European countries preferred.
  • • Prior experience within a trade compliance team in large, global tech companies a plus.
  • • Proven track record of surpassing objectives and delivering exceptional results.
  • • Excellent judgment in solving complex problems and developing solutions.

Interested applicants should apply to requisition number 43338BR on the NetApp Careers site located here:

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