Avnet US

Director, GTC Counsel & Global Programs

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  • Full Time
  • Phoenix, AZ
June 6, 2024 Attorney

Job Description

Who We Are:

At Avnet, relationships matter. We are a global, FORTUNE ® 500 technology distributor and solutions company that delivers design, supply chain and logistics expertise to customers at every stage of a product’s lifecycle. Our employees have a front row seat to the latest innovations shaping the world we live in and the future we share. We’re driven to help our customers around the world succeed and we do so by earning the trust of some of the biggest names in technology.

Working at Avnet means being a part of a global team. We work collaboratively and with integrity, doing business the right way. For more than a century, we have partnered together to help our customers, suppliers and teammates realize the transformative possibilities of technology. Experience what’s next at Avnet!


The Legal Counsel (Director), Global Trade Controls is responsible for providing international trade controls/compliance legal guidance to Avnet, Inc.:

  • Serve as GTC subject matter expert to other attorneys and business leaders within the company.
  • Perform analysis of U.S. and foreign GTC related laws, conduct internal investigations and due diligence, coordinate government investigations, make disclosures to the government, draft contract provisions and analyze business development opportunities.
  • Work with other GTC Directors (regional) to further develop, enhance and implement Avnet’ Inc.’s world class global trade controls program consistent with applicable legal requirements.
  • Assist Avnet’s VP, Compliance & Legal Operations, with day-to-day management of Avnet’s global GTC program and team. 
  • Support assigned ethics & compliance cases and investigations.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in global trade controls/compliance (export controls, sanctions, restrictive trade practices, customs/import compliance).
  • Juris Doctor, plus a Bachelor’s degree in business or related field required.
  • Prior experience at a multi-national company or top law-firm focusing on international trade.
  • Typically 10+ years including 5+ years of management experience


  • Knowledge of import/export laws and regulations, including but not limited to EAR, ITAR, OFAC, Customs and corresponding laws and regulations in other countries, particularly Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and EU.
  • Familiarity with competitive models for export/import operations inside and outside the U.S. (i.e. bonded warehouse and free trade zone operations, customs clearance, special trade programs (Maquiladoras, import/export processing arrangements such as IMMEX), and oversight of freight forwarders, customs brokers, shipping companies, and other third parties from a compliance and risk management perspective.
  • Demonstrated success executing compliance initiatives and implementing compliance controls in complex and challenging business/legal environments.
  • Demonstrated adherence to high standards of integrity, professional conduct, and judgment.


  • Capable of interpreting legal requirements and translating them into pragmatic business guidance.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage numerous matters simultaneously with minimal direction, with focus on urgency required in responding to potential non-compliant situations.
  • Strong image and presence with the ability to inspire confidence from management.
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Bias toward action and execution.

What We Offer:

Our employees work hard to live our values and help us grow. Our total rewards strategy supports Avnet’s ability to attract, engage, develop, and reward our employees, while promoting a diverse and inclusive environment. We offer competitive compensation and benefit programs — from time away and flexible working arrangements to programs supporting employee well-being and opportunities to give back to your community.

  • Generous Paid Time Off

  • 401K and Pension Plan

  • Paid Holidays

  • Family Support (Paid Leave, Surrogacy, Adoption)

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance

  • Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance

  • Health Savings Account / Flexible Spending Account

  • Education Assistance

  • Employee Development Resources

  • Employee Wellness, Leadership Development and Mentorship Programs

Benefits listed above may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Avnet.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills.

Avnet is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy of non-discrimination also applies to religious dress and grooming practices. Avnet will accommodate employee religious dress standards and grooming practices that do not result in undue hardship for the Company.  If you are interested in applying for employment with Avnet and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position contact our Human Resources Service Center at (888) 994-7669.

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