Global Trade Compliance Manager


  • Full Time

About Us

Always open. Our code, our culture, our opportunities. Leading open innovation without limits. We are SUSE.

SUSE is a global leader in innovative, reliable and secure enterprise-grade open source solutions, relied upon by more than 60% of the Fortune 500 to power their mission-critical workloads. We specialize in Business-critical Linux, Enterprise Container Management and Edge solutions, and collaborate with partners and communities to empower our customers to innovate everywhere – from the data center, to the cloud, to the edge and beyond. SUSE employs more than 2,400 people globally, in 32 countries.

We are open in our roots and open in our approach, striving to be the most trusted open innovator in the World. Openness extends beyond our technology. Our vibrant culture thrives on diversity and connectivity without borders.

The role

We are currently seeking to recruit a Global Trade Compliance Manager to join our Risk & Legal Compliance team. You will be supporting the Head of Risk & Legal Compliance (HRLC) by developing policies, procedures, trainings, and providing support to business functions on global import and export requirements for SUSE’s products and services around the world.

The role requires a high level of subject matter expertise to resolve complex export and sanctions compliance issues, the ability to identify potential risks in a timely manner, and effective relationship skills to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders and drive export compliance throughout the organisation.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Design, develop and execute SUSE’s export and sanction compliance policies, practices, and controls
  • Manage all facets of SUSE’s trade compliance program, included restricted party screening, export licensing and control classification, training, incident management and risk assessments
  • Develop and foster relationships with functional areas involved in export activities, including Sales, Product / Engineering, Finance
  • Monitor global regulatory requirements, with support from external counsel, and ensure that SUSE’s policies and practices are kept up to date
  • Review new strategic and commercial initiatives, including product development and routes to market, to understand and address export compliance implications

Experience & Skills

  • Extensive experience (5+ years) in export compliance roles and proven ability to lead and shape export compliance programs
  • Previous experience in the technology or software sector, including understanding of encryption-related regulations
  • Strong understanding of US export and sanctions laws and regulations, including EAR, ITAR, OFAC compliance
  • Familiarity with other jurisdictional regulations e.g. EU, UK, UN would be an advantage but willingness to develop this knowledge is a must
  • Process-oriented with strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and navigate complex regulations with a pragmatic, solutions-driven mindset
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including negotiation, presentation and influencing skills


This is a fully remote position.

What we offer

We empower you to be bold, driving your career to create the future you want. We celebrate and reward your achievements.

The ideal candidate will embrace the transformative nature of this role – as we continue our evolution, we require you to build capability and institutionalize best practices.

If you’re obsessed by execution and thrive in a dynamic environment in which you can tangibly create a lasting legacy, then we’d like to hear from you!

We give you the freedom to be yourself. You will work in a global community of unique individuals – like you – with different backgrounds, talents, skills and perspectives. A truly open community where everyone is welcome, has a voice and is encouraged to reach their full potential regardless of age, gender, race, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or any other characteristics.

SUSE values

  • We are passionate about customers
  • We are respectful and inclusive
  • We are empowered and accountable
  • We are trustworthy and act with integrity
  • We are collaborative
  • We are SUSE!
Job Overview

The domain is for sale!


Receive job alerts twice per week:

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Choose one or more global alerts or browse to the USA and UK alert pages:

USA Specific Job Alerts
UK Specific Job Alerts

Our marketing platform's terms of use