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Staff Attorney - Global Trade and Compliance


Boise, ID, US, 83702-6924

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


Reporting to the Director Global Trade Compliance, the Staff Attorney – Global Trade and Compliance is responsible for supporting the creation and implementation of compliance policy and initiatives globally. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as the primary contact for governmental inquiries and notifications related to trade compliance issues.
  • Identify and assess legal and business risks of current commercial operations and processes.
  • Review import documentation and guide business teams and customs brokers.
  • Coordinate and provide comment on legislative initiatives.
  • Interface with regulators on licensing and other regulatory matters.
  • Provide subject matter expertise and training to business clients.
  • Provide legal guidance on directed items and manage outside counsel as necessary.
  • Lead periodic internal assessments to report on the state of Simplot’s compliance programs. Identify risk areas and recommend improvements.
  • Manage day-to-day trade compliance matters for Simplot’s business units globally

Typical Education

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) or equivalent


Relevant Experience

  • 3+ years of relevant experience

Required Certifications

  • Licensed Customs Broker credential strongly preferred
  • Will also consider individuals willing to become a Licensed Customs Broker

Other Information

  • Ability to travel internationally (Less than 10%)
  • Ability to lead multi-country, cross-functional projects.
  • Demonstrated understanding of corporate import and export compliance programs.
  • Subject matter expertise in all relevant areas of global trade compliance including HTS classifications, export control classification, free trade agreement qualification, and post-import auditing.

Job Requisition ID: 3711

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): Simplot Headquarters - Boise 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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