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Palo Alto Networks

4.2 | Santa Clara, CA | Computer & Network Security | 5001 to 10000 Employees
Posted 2 months ago on Aug. 24, 2020

Trade Compliance and Logistics Analyst

Full-time in Plano, TX
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Palo Alto Networks is a computer & network security company headquartered in the Santa Clara, CA area with 5001 to 10000 employees. Palo Alto Networks has a 4.2-star InHerSight Score, based on 1,186 ratings from 80 employees. Employees have left 28 comments about their experiences working for the company on InHerSight.

Company Description

At Palo Alto Networks®, everything starts and ends with our mission: Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life. We are a company built on the foundation of challenging and disrupting the way things are done, and we’re looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the future of cybersecurity as we are. 

Job Description

The Trade Compliance and Logistics Analyst will provide operational support in Palo Alto Networks’ exports / imports compliance and order fulfillment efforts.  The position requires the ability to interact with internal (e.g. Order Fulfillment, Sales Operations, Service Logistics, Legal) and external partners (e.g. channel distribution, distribution center, government agencies) at all levels on a variety of trade compliance and logistics related activities. This role requires an understanding and application of logistics practices, as well as knowledge of export and import regulations in a fast-paced environment.  Activities will include, but not be limited to: sanctioned party screenings, license determinations, automation, shipment processing, routing guides, problem solving, risk assessment, and special projects.  The Trade Compliance and Logistics Analyst will report to the Senior Manager, Trade Compliance and Logistics.

  • Review and validate purchase orders, in particular products for export, end-users, and destination countries for export license requirements

  • Validate sanctioned party list screening results for release

  • Understand and utilize Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) and Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) to ensure accuracy of import and export documentation

  • Provide compliant documentation to support Palo Alto Networks international shipments in accordance with BIS and CBP regulations; create commercial invoices, packing lists, and related documentation; file AES as required.

  • Support recordkeeping processes for import and export in accordance with BIS and CBP regulations

  • Ensure external transportation and logistics partners are compliant in support of Palo Alto Networks’ export compliance

  • Assist in development and maintenance of processes to ensure compliance with import and export laws and regulations

  • Assist in development and maintenance of processes and related SOP’s to ensure compliance with customer requirements

  • Identify import/export compliance issues and report them to management

  • Manage service level agreement of distribution center operations

  • Assist with ad hoc changes to shipment and monitor through delivery

  • Solve issues related to import / export clearances for all Palo Alto Networks equipment and assets

  • Manage service level agreement of IOR’s

  • Cross-train with team members to ensure best practices and worldwide coverage

  • Other responsibilities and projects as assigned


  • Familiarity with freight forwarding operational and best practices

  • 5 - 7 years of experience in export and import trade compliance

  • Working knowledge of BIS and Export Administration Regulations

  • Working knowledge of CBP import regulations and the HTSUS

  • Previous experience in utilizing SAP

  • Familiarity with Google Suite

  • BA/BS degree preferred, experience in lieu of degree acceptable

  • Demonstrated track record of supporting global business operations

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work cross-functionally and collaboratively and with a sense of urgency

  • Flexible, hardworking team player with strong people skills

  • Capable of working independently, in a satellite office environment, or remote from home

  • Outstanding attention to detail

  • Action and results oriented

  • Ability to quickly adjust priorities to meet business needs

  • Critical thinking and problem solving and analysis skills

  • Capable of multitasking and prioritizing with excellent time management skills

  • Diplomatic under stress

Additional Information

We’re trailblazers that dream big, take risks, and challenge cybersecurity’s status quo. It’s simple: we can’t accomplish our mission without diverse teams innovating, together.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at

Palo Alto Networks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or other legally protected characteristics.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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