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Senior Export Control Specialist

Want to join us on our exciting journey?

Volvo Cars is on an exciting journey, redefining the automotive experience by innovating to make people’s lives less complicated. We offer you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to make an impact in a company with unique opportunities to grow and make a true difference.



As an Senior Export Control Specialist, your key responsibilities will be responsible for ensuring the export control compliance in all Volvo Cars business activities together with the rest of the Export Control team. You will become a part of a team with aspirations to make a global change. The role will be based in the US, located at Volvo Cars in either Charleston, SC or Mahwah, NJ.


  • Your focus will be on the Americas region to enable business compliance with applicable trade sanctions and export control laws.
  • Further, you will support the efforts to define and drive the vision for the further development of Volvo Cars Export Control Program and therefore work closely with the global Export Control team members, other internal groups and colleagues, suppliers, customers, authorities etc. to coordinate and ensure any export controls requirements and needs will be timely and accurately satisfied.
  • Key responsibilities will be to assess the effectiveness of processes and compliance controls, communicate gaps, and assume accountability for closing such gaps in partnership with internal and external stakeholders.
  • You will monitor analysis of changes and supporting affected business units by interpreting and explaining export controls requirements and regulations.
  • You will be responsible for the optimization and implementation of required verifications and analysis through proper procedures, guidelines, and instructions.
  • You will support implementation and improvements of trade automation projects and other continuous improvements to allow Volvo Cars to move products in a more efficient and compliant manner.
  • You will manage Export Control Classifications of Volvo Cars products and ensure proper export license authorizations are in place when needed.
  • You will build and maintain strong relationships with other functions such as R&D and Procurement and provide training and guidance.
  • Minimal travel may be required to meet the needs of the business (estimated 15%). Additional duties as assigned.

To be successful in this role, you have:

  • Min. 5 years of relevant experience in export controls and sanctions in an international environment with either an international operating company or an international law firm;
  • Relevant experience in safeguarding compliance including translation of export control and sanctions legal requirements into business practice, conducting investigations, assessing risk and developing mitigation strategies, providing trainings, developing compliance programs as well as drafting policies and procedures;
  • Maintain a strong understanding of U.S. export control and sanctions regulations
  • It would be also helpful if you have a technical knowledge of products, software, and applied technologies in the automotive industry (autonomous driving, connected vehicles, encryption etc.).


As a person you have excellent communication and presentation skills (with the ability to convince and influence people). You demonstrate independence and confidence in decision making. You are a structured, open-minded person with a hands-on mentality. Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.​Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful. Last but not least you have high ethical standards, and you have ability to prioritize needs.



Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.

Charleston, SC, US

Job requisition ID:  59861

Nearest Major Market: Charleston South Carolina
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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