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Trane Technologies Trade Compliance Specialist - Imports Americas in Davidson, North Carolina

At Trane Technologies TM and through our businesses including Trane ® and Thermo King ® , we create innovative climate solutions for buildings, homes, and transportation that challenge what’s possible for a sustainable world. We're a team that dares to look at the world's challenges and see impactful possibilities. We believe in a better future when we uplift others and enable our people to thrive at work and at home. We boldly go.

This position is designated as Hybrid out of Davidson, NC, required to sit in the office at least three days a week.

Job Summary:

Assume responsibility for delivery and execution of a standardized, regional import compliance program to support the enterprise for the functional area of responsibility in coordination with the Sr. Manager – Imports Americas. Must have direct experience with Americas import compliance.


  • Supports the strategic development, delivery and execution of a standardized compliant trade compliance program to support the enterprise for the functional area of responsibility in coordination with the Sr. Manager Trade Compliance – Imports Americas.

  • Support the investigations, audits or disclosures regarding the company's import compliance activities in the Americas.

  • Based on audit findings, this role will assist with root cause analysis and supporting resolution of compliance issues as needed.

  • Support trade compliance training for the Americas. To be prioritized in accordance with the Sr. Manager Trade Compliance – Imports Americas as needed.

  • Stay current in company international Trade Compliance regulations, policies, training, audit programs and Trane Corporate Trade Compliance initiatives for the Americas.

  • Researches trade regulations and rulings, determines regulatory or interpretive basis for each classification, and communicates with internal clients and external service providers.

  • Provide guidance on multiple international Trade Compliance matters as needed.

  • Adheres to the company's international trade compliance policies in coordination with goals and objectives of the Sr. Manager Trade Compliance – Imports Americas.

  • Support the trade compliance related recordkeeping program and reconciliation, organization and maintenance on a regular basis for the appropriate functional area of responsibility as needed.

  • Responsible for daily interaction with compliance service providers to resolve compliance related inquiries and requests.

  • Monitor and manage daily trade compliance related international transaction holds, reviews and information needed without disruption while ensuring compliant transactions.

  • Responsible for identification of areas for process improvement in the daily resolution of trade compliance related international transaction holds and issues.

  • Supports projects as needed.

  • Assist with the development, implementation and keeping current standard operating procedures and work instructions to support functional area of responsibility as needed.

  • Stay abreast of all issues and regulations that impact trade compliance activities through trade publications, communications with service providers and regular reviews of the appropriate government websites and trade association memberships.

  • Liaison with internal departments across business units on regulatory and duty matter as needed.

  • Perform other duties associated with trade compliance as may be required maintaining a customer focused attitude and assisting the Sr. Manager Trade Compliance – Imports Americas.


  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 5+ years of industry experience in international trade and import compliance

  • Subject matter expertise in relevant areas of trade compliance (import regulation, classification, valuation, export and import authorizations, import licensing, etc.) is required

  • Fluency in English oral and written

  • US Customs Broker license strongly preferred

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

  • Up to 10% travel

  • Must be strong in Excel

Key Competencies:

  • Ensure Compliance with international trade regulations and internal Trane policies

  • Cost optimization in customs and trade related expenses

  • Strive for continuous improvement and opportunities for trade automation

  • Maintain strong customer focus

  • Project management and strong computer skills preferred (emphasis on Microsoft Office programs, particularly Excel)

  • The ability to function both as a team and individual player with the ability to shift priorities as required by the Americas trade compliance team and business operations

  • Support performance metrics and evaluate internal and external service providers

  • Demonstrated skills in resolving business challenges

  • Analytical skills, be detailed oriented, and possesses the ability to anticipate problems and diffuse situations

  • The ability to multitask and ability to work under time constraints and business priorities

  • Working knowledge of Oracle and Trade Automation (E2Open) is preferred

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits and programs. We are an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status.