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Export Control Officer

AkzoNobel | Sassenheim | WO | Fulltime | Sluit 2017-03-13

Bring your knowledge, eye for detail, and problem solving skills to an integral export role for a leading global organization.

Bring your knowledge, eye for detail, and problem solving skills to an integral export role for a leading global organization.

AkzoNobel’s Performance Coatings (PC) business area produces a number of leading products and brands for the European market. We are passionate about innovation, and our portfolio includes high performance paints and coatings for major global industrial and consumer companies.

As a major exporter, we want to comply with international rigorous export controls and sanction regulations. Within this context, your mission in this role is to act as the subject matter expert in this area, with day-to-day responsibility for ensuring that PC meets its export control and sanctions obligations.

Thus you ensure that the relevant framework as defined by Corporate Export Control Directives, PSRA and Legal is in place and working effectively. You also take part in day-to-day operations by ensuring that controlled products are recognized, screening upcoming shipments, applying for licenses and training relevant business colleagues.

Is this a challenge that matches your skills and ambitions? Have you acquired a broad background in global/country trade regulations and requirements and its impact on business? Do you have the interpersonal communication and influencing skills necessary to network and cooperate with people across PC and the authorities? Above all, do you have what it takes to make a real difference within our fast moving multinational and multicultural business environment?
If you offer all this and more we invite you to apply for the role of

Export Control Officer NL

The role and its responsibilities
You will work from either our large site in Sassenheim, or the AkzoNobel Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. From here you execute, manage and improve export control compliance for PC’s Strategic Market Units (SMUs) as part of the PC export control team, liaising with SMU Management e.g. the Directors and the Commercial Support and Logistics & Warehouse managers.

Thus you perform Risk Assessment, report risks to the PC Global Trade Control Manager and SMU Management, and ensure appropriate actions are taken. You also ensure that trade control rules are available to designated individuals and ensure that they have completed the relevant training.

In terms of Classification you ensure that all products and technologies are identified and classified and you maintain a classification registry. You also ensure that licenses are in place in accordance with laws and regulations, and that licenses and related correspondence are documented and maintained. At all times you stay abreast of relevant trade control laws and regulations.

You ensure that Marketing and Sales communications are in line with export control requirements, and that contracts and/or terms & conditions are in place with suitable export control provisions and end use statements.

Further, you ensure the screening application is in place and functioning effectively, particularly with regard to sanctions and embargoes, and you ensure that records relating to export of controlled products are kept in accordance with regulations and internal rules.

It is important that you support and guide areas of the business such as Supply Chain, Sales, RD&I Projects and Technology, and when necessary you cover the absence of another Export Control Officer in other regions.
Needless to say, any irregularities are immediately reported to the PC Global Trade Control Manager.

AkzoNobel is committed to continuous improvement and you support this via the ongoing self-assessment of the control framework. You also act as a compliance ambassador, building awareness and competence, and encouraging an open and transparent environment where export control is understood and communicated.

Candidate profile
To apply for this position you must possess the following attributes:

  • Master’s degree, preferably in Supply Chain, Global Trade Compliance or a related field;
  • At least three years of relevant experience;
  • Knowledge of relevant EU and US export control regulations;
  • Business and solution oriented mindset, able to think ‘beyond the protocol’ to solve problems;
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills, able to work accurately and independently;
  • A high level of written and spoken English.

Application details
For further information, please contact Jan-Kees Stout, Talent Resourcing Partner, +31 (0)88-010 6789, option 2. Only online applications will be accepted, please go to, reference 160009A9, or use the ‘Apply’ button.
A pre-employment screening may form part of the selection process.

Agency or sales calls are not appreciated

AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 45,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Flexa, Sikkens, Alabastine and Jozo. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do.

Keywords: Vacancy, fulltime, Sassenheim, Risk Management, Supply Chain, Global Trade Compliance