Global Trade Compliance Analyst

Date: May 8, 2024

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 22894 

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 4,300 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

Grace is seeking a Global Trade Compliance Analyst to join our Trade Compliance Department. The position reports to the Trade Compliance Manager and is located at our Columbia MD headquarters. The role will be responsible for export compliance (screening of government denied party lists and export license determination), obtaining and processing international trade data from suppliers, and all interactions to support customs clearance activities for W.R. Grace. You will provide guidance, resolves issues, independently manage projects, and ensure the smooth flow of Graces product throughout our global operations. You will work closely with Grace business units to ensure compliance with all export/import regulations, corporate policies as well as any country specific requirements.

Join a dynamic and growing company in the Trade Compliance program where you can have a daily impact in global operations, feel valued and part of a multi-cultural team. Working in the Trade Compliance realm gets you access to all business units and all facets of the company. This is a great opportunity to learn and have potential growth within your role. 


  • Respond to transactional inquiries from customs brokers for products which require additional information. 
  • Responsible for Assists in managing trade compliance risk profile in the United States and Canada against everchanging regulations, with particular emphasis on valuation, classification, broker management, FTAs and export control.
  • Field and respond to queries on day-to-day trade matters:
    • Import compliance
    • Export compliance
    • HTS classification
    • Free Trade Agreement qualification
    • Country of origin determination
    • Import and export valuation
    • Restricted party screening 
  • Conduct internal audits to determine import and export compliance performance; and support external audit activities as needed.
  • Maintain manuals to comply with global trade compliance requirements.
  • Research and support various trade compliance projects and process improvement initiatives in the areas of Customs Valuation, Customs Broker Management, Record Keeping, Denied Party Screening, Country of Origin, amongst others.
  • Identify areas for process improvements and develop metrics and reports to gauge success.
  • Participate in third party service provider reviews.
  • Conduct internal audits to determine import and export compliance performance; and support external audit activities as needed.
  • Interpret global trade compliance regulations.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum 4+ years related experience in Customs brokerage environment/Trade Compliance
  • Must be self-motivated and have a working knowledge of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States and Customs Regulations (Chapter 19, Code of Federal Regulations).
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills, attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
  • Solid knowledge and experience working with SAP, GTS, Microsoft's Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access software.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Customs Broker’s license.


Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
Life Insurance and Disability 
Grace Wellness Program
Flexible Workplace 
Retirement Plans  
401(k) Company Match – Dollar to dollar up to the first 6%
Paid Vacation and Holidays
Parental Leave (salaried only)
Tuition Reimbursement 
Company Donation Match Program

Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore