Trade Compliance Analyst


Cleveland, OH, US, 44115

Company:  1100-Applied Industrial Technologies

Join one of the best companies to work for in Northeast Ohio. Applied Industrial Technologies is a 20-time winner of the NorthCoast 99 best places to work in Cleveland. Headquartered in Midtown Cleveland, we are a Fortune 1000 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: AIT). With over $3.2 billion in annual sales we are one of the largest industrial distributors in the world.


Benefits include: health, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, free secured parking, onsite fitness center, cafeteria, tuition reimbursement, bonus opportunity and career development opportunities.


Our Legal Department seeks a Trade Compliance Analyst with knowledge of U.S. trade compliance and U.S. export/import regulations who thrives in a fast-paced, high-performing, and collaborative environment to join its team. This is a high visibility position with the opportunity to partner not only in the Legal Department but across the business and other corporate departments in the Company. This position will report to Applied’s Assistant General Counsel.



Support Company’s import and export activities through monitoring and maintaining the Company’s trade compliance program and identifying and mitigating potential risks. Ensure Company’s compliance with import and export laws by applying sound judgment to:


  • Support daily operations by identifying relevant issues, providing guidance to Company on export requirements, and facilitating release of export orders as needed with a sense of urgency
  • Complete timely and accurate AES filings with attention to detail by researching products to determine U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS), Schedule B, and ECCN classifications
  • Conduct analysis required to qualify products for preferential duty programs, such as USMCA or other free trade agreement programs
  • Conduct denied party screenings and research potential matches in the Company’s restricted party screening tool
  • Assist in developing, implementing and maintaining processes, procedures, tools and forms required to support export operations and ensure compliance with Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC) and other applicable regulations
  • Assist with export and import compliance program development, implementation, training, and related projects as required



  • Proven experience in US export and/or import regulatory compliance
  • Working knowledge of HTS, Schedule B, ECCN classifications and/or denied party screening preferred
  • Ability to communicate findings and translate data into understandable written documentation
  • Bachelor’s or Associate degree preferred; relevant experience may substitute for formal degree


Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT)  is a leading value-added distributor and technical solutions provider of industrial motion, fluid power, flow control, automation technologies, and related maintenance supplies. Our leading brands, specialized services, and comprehensive knowledge serve MRO and OEM end users in virtually all industrial markets through our multi-channel capabilities that provide choice, convenience, and expertise.


We are an equal employment opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an email to or call 216-426-4389 to let us know the nature of your request.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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