The Woodlands, Texas

A Place Where People Matter.

Start your career journey with Univar Solutions! Here you can make an impact on the world around you and accelerate your career in areas that energize and excite you.

What You’ll Do

As Import Trade Compliance Specialist, you will act as an authority in trade regulations and customs compliance and assist with trade activities to import shipments. You will follow our transborder, compliance, procedures, programs, and standard methodologies with an emphasis on process improvement. Also responsible for the compliant, efficient and timely processing of import shipments. These responsibilities include but are not limited to; import regulatory review, ensuring effective purchase order management, supplier procurement and follow-up, imports logistics coordination, and imports documentation and regulatory reporting. You will serve as the point of contact for the purchasing team to ensure all imports are compliant with regulations. This position should have proven understanding in some of the key compliance areas such as: ISF Filings, FDA regulations, anti-dumping, Harmonized Tariff schedule, TSCA, DEA and Country of Origin regulations.

  • Expertise of Free Trade Agreements, C-TPAT and Import Compliance
  • Analysis of import activity to optimize duty spend and improve import compliance execution
  • Coordination with internal and external partners to capture and vet information
  • Training development and deployment
  • Identifies compliance control gaps, ineffective controls, and remediate by developing reasonable surveillance processes and controls as needed
  • Resolve issues arising from import transactions in conjunction with Import Manager and Corporate Compliance as appropriate
  • Remain current on relevant customs laws and regulations with respect to the products imported and exported


What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, with preference for concentration in supply chain/logistics, international trade, or economics
  • License Customs Broker preferred
  • Min. 5+ years in global / international trade operations, including responsibility for import and/or export for North America locations
  • Prior experience with C-TPAT a plus
  • Certifications in; NCBFAA Certifications (CCS, CES, MES), IATA, among others, is a plus.
  • Confirmed indirect leadership skills
  • Strong analytical skills & interpersonal skills with attention to detail
  • Strong problem solving and time management skills
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills in English
  • Ability to develop processes and training
  • Self-motivated, organized and ability to plan and complete multiple deadlines.
  • Experienced in use of computer, MS office applications & SAP or equivalent ERP system, e-learning development a plus


What We Offer

*Hybrid Work Schedule!


Univar Solutions is a leading, global distributor of chemicals and ingredients essential to the safety, health, and wellbeing of our daily lives from life-saving medicines and vitamins to hand sanitizers and industrial materials used for cleaning, construction, and more.  Our global team of more than 10,000 employees support our vision to redefine distribution and be the most valued chemical and ingredient distributor on the planet!


We offer a Total Rewards package that includes market aligned pay and incentives as well as a diverse benefits offering to support our employees’ physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing.

Univar Solutions supports sustainable solutions for the world around us so that we can do our part to help keep our communities healthy, fed, clean, and safe! 

We are committed to a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusion.  Together, we are building a culture that acknowledges the unique experiences, perspectives and expertise of individuals and provides the development and growth opportunities to empower us to redefine our industry. 


Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.


The Woodlands, Texas

You’ve proudly protected our freedom and we’d be honored to have you on our team! 

Our purpose at Univar Solutions is to help keep our communities healthy, fed, clean, and safe. We are an integral part of providing critical products to the communities where we live, play, and work through the incredible efforts of our people… our greatest strength.  

We believe military service is synonymous with our core values:

  • Serious About Safety            
  • We Do What We Say            
  • Where People Matter          
  • Valuable To Others 
  • Together We Win


Our Military Commitment

Univar Solutions is committed to supporting Military Veterans and Families by creating a world-class environment for Veterans to grow their careers as members of our team. Our Veterans Resource Network enables a safe, welcoming, and collaborative environment for all Military Veterans by:

  • Recognizing and promoting the skills and experiences Veterans deliver in an organization
  • Engaging and empowering Veterans, Veteran Families, and supporters to enhance professional development, career advancement, and personal enrichment
  • Providing education and support for Veterans and Veteran Families’ needs
  • Creating a culture of inclusion and diversity that embraces Veterans and welcomes them into an environment where their experiences, opinions, and contributions are truly valued
  • Advocating for and financially contributing to Veteran causes and charities
  • Ensuring we can be a preferred employer of Veterans

Come join Univar Solutions as one of hundreds of Veterans in our ranks who are helping us to redefine Chemical and Ingredient Distribution!

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