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Senior Global Trade Compliance Manager

Danaher Corporation
Hiring Manager: Galina Free, Director, Global Trade Compliance

Danaher is a global science and technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life around the world. Our family of world class brands have unparalleled leadership positions in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and industrial solutions. We are a globally diverse team of 59,000 associates united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our ultimate competitive advantage. We generated $16.5 billion in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and, during the past 20 years, our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by more than 2,000 percent.

Danaher’s corporate headquarters are located in Washington, DC, with executives positioned globally. Our extraordinary success is the direct result of our people and the Danaher Business System (DBS). DBS has evolved from a collection of manufacturing improvement tools into a philosophy, set of values and series of management processes that collectively define who we are and how we do what we do. Today, our DBS tools are designed to help us excel in areas of GROWTH, LEADERSHIP and LEAN.

Position Summary

We are seeking a talented and experienced trade compliance professional to join our team in the role of Senior Trade Compliance Manager (Sr. Manager). Reporting to the Director, Global Trade Compliance, the Sr. Manager will help manage our global Export Compliance program and develop and implement Trade Compliance automation strategies, including export screening and classification automation. This is a very exciting opportunity for someone interested in combining Trade Compliance and data analytics.

The ideal candidate must have knowledge of Export Administration Regulations (EAR) of the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), U.S. Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Regulations, International Traffic and Arms Regulations (ITAR) of the U.S. Department of State, and other applicable International Export rules and regulations. The candidate must have experience performing data analysis/analytics and compliance process automation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Act as strategic business advisor on global export matters, including EAR, ITAR, and OFAC compliance;
  • Provide guidance to Trade Compliance global team members in their day-to-day compliance matters, including customer and transaction screening, ECCN/dual use classification, end-use/user restrictions, sanctions, export license determinations, and license applications;
  • Assist Director, Global Trade Compliance in developing and implementing automation processes for classification and export screening;
  • Drive improvements and efficiencies of established Trade Compliance processes;
  • Continually review systems and capabilities to ensure these systems will support new and evolving business models;
  • Monitor updates to export laws and regulations, assess the impact on company’s and its subsidiaries’ systems and processes, and modify export processes and procedures as necessary to ensure compliance;
  • Develop and maintain BIS, OFAC, ITAR and other export - related processes and procedures;
  • Develop and administer training (both online and in person) on export matters that reflect the latest developments in Trade Compliance regulations.

Competencies and Critical Success Factors

  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills and ability to act as internal advisor are essential requirements for this position;
  • Strong analytical and quantitative (statistical) skills, ability to analyze data and make recommendations;
  • Solid project management experience, with a demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects with varying deadlines effectively and on time;
  • Must be able to clearly and concisely articulate findings and summarize recommendations;
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to set and accomplish strategic goals;
  • Must be committed to integrity, ethics, and building strong relationships in a diverse setting;
  • Must be able to work effectively in high-intensity/high-performance environment.

Education and Required Experience

  • BS or BA degree and a minimum of seven years of export administration experience;
  • Advanced degree in a relevant field, such as International Trade, Law, Computer Science, etc. is highly preferred;
  • Advanced data analysis skills and experience using data analysis software, such as Advanced Excel, Tableau, Weka, Power BI, etc.
  • Working knowledge of Python, R, and SQL is highly desired;
  • At least three years of Project Management experience in a multi-dimensional environment;
  • Two years of experience managing Trade Compliance automation projects;
  • Knowledge of BIS, EAR, ITAR, OFAC, and International Export Compliance regulations;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Electronic Export Information filing requirements, HTS/ECCN classification and “sanctioned” party screening processes;
  • Knowledge of Export Compliance screening software and classification applications;
  • Familiarity and/or experience with LEAN and Six Sigma.

Key Internal/External Relationships

  • Interacts with a variety of corporate functions, operating company business leaders, and associates at various levels.

Language Skills

English fluency required. Additional language skills are beneficial.


This position can be based at any of Danaher’s U.S. major corporate sites, e.g. Brea, CA; Orange County, CA; Sunnyvale, CA; Loveland, CO; Wood Dale, IL; Buffalo Grove, IL; Framingham, MA; Washington DC. (certain alternative locations are possible)


Travel domestically and internationally 20%


Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit and submit your application.

Danaher is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, disability, or other legally protected characteristic. Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, discipline, layoff, recall and termination, and all other privileges, terms, and conditions of employment.

Danaher is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants with disabilities. To that end, Danaher will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental disabilities of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee. Applicants who require assistance with the application process may send an email to or call 1-202-828-0850. A Danaher representative will contact you regarding your accommodation request.

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