Position: Director

Location: Santa Clara, CA


We are in need of a senior legal professional to join our Corporate Trade Compliance team here at Marvell Semiconductor in Santa Clara, CA. A job description is included below. Interested individuals may contact me directly and referrals are always welcome.
It is important to note Marvell is not working with outside agencies/vendors to fill this or any other opportunites at this time.

Job Description:

The Director of Trade Compliance will assume responsibility for the development, management and implementation of Marvell’s worldwide trade compliance strategy, programs and related projects to ensure compliance with the export control and import laws and regulations in all countries where Marvell does business.

The successful candidate will manage the day-to-day export and import operations and advise company management on trade compliance initiatives, objectives, and associated risks. Responsibilities will include: (1) overseeing and directing export control compliance for all Marvell business locations worldwide; (2) managing and supervising a Trade Compliance Manager and other trade professionals; (3) managing import procedures to ensure compliance with U.S. Customs import regulations, including Harmonized Tariff Schedule classification, valuation, country of origin, recordkeeping and special trade programs; (4) determining export and import requirements and partnering with functional groups to develop compliant business/sales/operational strategies; (5) implementing a company-wide export and import audit program; (6) creating an employee training program and training materials; and (7) forming and chairing a Marvell trade compliance council and participating in relevant outside trade compliance groups/councils.

This position will interact substantially with other Marvell facilities and personnel in the United States and abroad. Domestic and international travel is required.

Required Qualifications:

- Law degree and an undergraduate degree from an accredited college in International Business, Business Administration or other relevant field. Advanced degree, technical background or experience with integrated circuit technologies preferred.

- Seven plus years experience in U.S. export/import regulations and global trade compliance, preferably in a high-tech, multinational company.

- Strong background working with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) encryption regulations, including classification, encryption review and exception requirements and de minimis determination. In-depth working knowledge of EAR and U.S. Customs regulations and knowledge of related laws and regulations, such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Customs’ Border Protection and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, is a plus.

- Extensive trade compliance training from external organizations/agencies such as Society for International

Affairs (SIA), Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), or American Conference Institute (ACI).

- Business software skills, including databases, spreadsheets, and website applications.

- Strong written and verbal communication skills, with ability to establish effective relationships with all levels of management and employees.

- Highly organized, process oriented, creative problem solver able to work in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment.

- Excellent business judgment and strategic thinking.

- Commitment to professionalism and integrity.


Mike Hardiman
Marvell Semiconductor
hardiman AT marvell DOT com
Director of Trade Compliance