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Regional Trade Compliance Lead - Military Veterans

at Greif, Inc.

Greif offers a great working environment and the opportunity to make an immediate impact at a company where your ideas are always welcome.

Job Requisition #:
026220 Regional Trade Compliance Lead (Open)

Job Description:

Greif is a leading supplier of industrial packaging products and services, growing from its beginnings in Cleveland, Ohio, to a global footprint across more than 35 countries and 200-plus locations.


Be the best performing customer service company in the world.


We create packaging solutions for life's essentials.


We are searching for a Global Trade Compliance Regional Lead, within the Global Supply Chain group, to focus on trade activities and compliance across EMEA . We offer a hybrid working model for you to divide your time between our Amstelveen Headquarters and working from home.


Greif's Global Supply Chain (GSC) team plays a key role to ensure a healthy flow of data and material across the network. The Global Trade Compliance team is responsible for developing and executing Greif's new way of working across our supply chain in partnership with other functions to comply with Global Trade regulations, eliminate penalties and delays, and find performance opportunities.


Reporting to the Global Trade Compliance Manager, you will work with regional and country teams to review existing policies and procedures, undertake document and systems control, and be the sought out subject matter expert for trade related enquiries.

Are you interested in a position that positively impacts an organisation strategic outcomes and partners with stakeholders across different countries and departments? Then please apply to join our Greif family!

Typical Accountabilities:

  • Map existing processes, roles, and tools used in trade compliance. Identify gaps in coverage and capabilities, establish a plan for organizational development and improvement of trade-related awareness and understanding.
  • Create and maintain import/export policies and guidelines for region, ensuring current and thorough knowledge of relevant regulations, laws, and upcoming changes.
  • Develop and implement internal trade compliance controls and procedures associated with the entry, classification, valuation, country of origin of imported and exported manufacturing raw materials and equipment, and related recordkeeping practices.
  • Perform periodic checks to determine the level of compliance, implementing corrective actions in response to errors and internal control weaknesses disclosed by self-testing.
  • Manage the daily import/export compliance and requirements for global trade transactions by working with colleagues, customs brokers, and freight forwarders to ensure timely clearance.
  • Facilitate the creation, management, and maintenance of manufacturing raw materials' trade master data in ERP system, including Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) codes, Export Control Classifications (ECCN) and country of origin.
  • Be responsible for commercial raw material trade data integrity.

  • Able to demonstrate significant trade compliance experience, specifically across multiple countries and territories.
  • Certified Customs Specialist or Licensed Customs Broker is required.
  • An understanding of export control classification process, export licensing, Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR), and Electronic Export Information (EEI) filing compliance.
  • A clear and confident communicator who can influence others.
  • Able to travel up to 10%.

Please submit your application in English via our recruitment system, which can be accessed on our website.

At Greif, your work has purpose, colleagues care about your well-being and you have the opportunity to grow and thrive. Service and leadership are the core of everything we do. Our global presence provides us a platform to do good in the world.



EEO Statement:


We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and opportunity for growth. Greif, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, gender, religion, age, national origin, color, disability, or veteran status. EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran. For more information read Greif's Equal Opportunity Policy.

Amstelveen, NH

Greif, Inc.

Greif (NYSE: GEF, GEF.B), is a global leader in industrial packaging products and services and is pursuing its vision: be the best performing customer service company in the world. The Company produces steel, plastic and fibre drums, intermediate bulk containers, reconditioned containers, containerboard, uncoated recycled paperboard, coated recycled paperboard, tubes and cores and a diverse mix of specialty products. The Company also manufactures packaging accessories and provides filling, packaging and other services for a wide range of industries. Greif also manages timber properties in the southeastern United States. The Company is strategically positioned in more than 35 countries to serve global as well as regional customers. Additional information is on the Company's website at

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