Senior Trade Compliance Associate

Who Is Bird

Bird is a global team guided by a shared vision: to make cities more livable through safe, sustainable electric mobility. From our first e-scooter ride in 2017 to the thousands of rides taking place every day, our passionate team and award winning custom vehicles have helped riders complete hundreds of millions of carbon-free trips in more than 150 cities around the world. And we're just getting started.

The Sr. Trade and Compliance Associate will report to the EMEA Supply Chain Manager and will be responsible for all day to day trade and compliance operations for their designated locations.

This position is responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable EU trade laws and regulations, as well communicating these requirements to internal and external partners. The Sr. Trade and Compliance Associate will audit imports/exports and proactively monitor transactions prior to arrival of cargo and through post-entry reviews. As the trade compliance officer you will measure the effectiveness of processes and controls to ensure compliance to EU trade laws.


  • Maintain a global compliance framework, specific to the following regions: Europe, Middle East, APAC. Reviews broker/forwarder documentation for correct values, commodity classifications, tariff codes and authorizations.
  • Promptly informs managers of any suspected violations of trade regulations by company employees or service providers (customs brokers, freight forwarders).
  • Assists with broker and forwarder (3rd party) service failures and implements solutions.
  • Leads engagement with I/T and other resources within the business to define, design and develop solutions on trade compliance matters to mitigate risks.
  • Works closely with legal, finance, and operations teams to solve for day to day product classification needs, as well as project manage new product catalog business needs.
  • Manage projects with a high degree of attention to detail and clarity - compliance has no room for error, and you are able to demonstrate that with prior work experience.
  • Cross Collaborate with internal teams to keep teams working efficiently as shipments move across the globe - ensure data and input are accurate and thorough.
  • Maintain and update our global compliance database ensuring the proper HTS codes and classifications are being used across the organization.
  • Maintain and design record-keeping for all entries under Europe, Middle East, APAC.
  • Work closely with freight forwarders and customs brokers to ensure proper classification procedures are followed.
  • Be the subject matter expert (SME) on all things customs and trade compliance-related. You are the first and last line of defense to ensure proper importation that reduces/eliminates financial exposure against government agencies.


  • Customs broker license 
  • Medium to advanced excel skills - we are a startup! Visualizing your own data is part of our culture.
  • 5+ years of experience in customs compliance within the EMEA region, preference in the automotive sector, manufacturing, or consumer electronics
  • Ability to work both independently with minimal guidance and cross-functionally with various teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Strong communication, organization, and stakeholder management skills.

Culture at Bird

We're an ambitious, smart and open-minded team that is passionate about our mission. Each day is unlike the last, as we’re constantly moving forward, challenging each other, and working together to create the future of micro-mobility.

Perks up

We’re committed to helping our team members, and with the evolution of our company to a remote work organization due to the pandemic, their needs have changed. That’s why we offer generous employer-paid healthcare coverage, a WFH monthly stipend, a wellness allowance, and more. Plus, a new resource to help support personal and professional developments—all the goods needed to move on our mission together.

Bird is the world

Bird stands for a culture of inclusion. We celebrate different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives —encouraging everyone to bring their authentic selves to work. We have a diverse environment that empowers our team to feel comfortable when they voice their opinions. For these reasons and more Bird is a proud equal employment opportunity employer. We welcome everyone regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics, and we are dedicated to providing an inclusive, open, and diverse work environment. 

Sound like a place you’d like to work? Sweet. Let’s chat.

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