Sanction Compliance Manager

  • Attractive
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • ALS International
  • 20 May 19

Our client is a multi – national information and communications technology company looking to hire a Sanction Compliance Manager.

The successful candidate will report to and be responsible for International Trade Compliance in the development, maintenance, and implementation of import / export controls and economic sanctions policies and procedures across the Group.  The incumbent will work across functional teams within the relevant business units to ensure that import / export compliance is maintained while ensuring that overall organization objectives are supported.


  • Assist the Team Head in the development, maintenance, and implementation of the Group’s import / export controls and economic sanctions policies and procedures Review import / export transactions to ensure compliance with and licensing and reporting requirements under import / export control laws of applicable jurisdictions including, inter alia, Hong Kong, E.U. and U.S
  • The role holder is responsible for regional compliance with policy, external sanctions regulations applied regionally and oversight of compliance with local Sanctions regulation at country level 
  • Support Team Head in the implementation of any changes to Policy and ensure that Regional Advisory Team's processes and procedure are fully up to date and signed off 
  • Screening of transactions against all applicable restricted party lists and red flag testing and provide support to sales and operations teams on tenders and business development to determine import / export and applicable license requirements.
  • Research and categorize products and services to determine controlled commodities. Assess, assign and/or submit classification requests to relevant government agencies as required.
  • Assist in the development and delivery of internal training on export compliance awareness. Work with all levels of the company to ensure the understanding on import / export compliance requirements and risks is being fully communicated.
  • Identify potential areas of export / import compliance risk within the company and work with internal and external customers’/ freight forwarders / customs brokers, government agencies and other functional areas to support compliance.

To qualify for this role, you must have the following requirements:

  • At least 5 years of sound working knowledge of trade compliance with significant experience in export controls.
  • Experience in ECCN classification for hardware, software, technology.
  • Experience using applicable import / export license, shipping clearance, systems.
  • Experience with investigating and researching companies and individuals for sanctions risks.
  • A desire to work and extend to other areas, such as Data Privacy.  Candidate with such experience will be considered.
  • Ability to research, interpret and apply complex U.S. and non-U.S. government export/import regulations.
  • Must be able to multi-task, be flexible, and be able to prioritize and complete projects and work well under pressure and able to meet deadlines.
  • Strong problem solver with attention to details, and also the ability to deal with different stakeholders. 

If you are interested in this role, please send your cv to Only Shortlisted candidates will be notified.