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Posted: Apr 7, 2021

Expires: May 7, 2021


Req #: TCRS2408
Job Title: COMPLIANCE COUNSEL     
Work Location: Norfolk, VA Area
Security Clearance: 

 

HIGH LEVEL OVERVIEW

Newly created position to build and manage the compliance program for the U.S. subsidiary of a public corporation. Provide oversight of export compliance, contracts, security, quality, environment and safety. Based in the Norfolk, Virginia area.  

 

EXPECTATIONS

Develop and oversee corporate compliance including export compliance, contracts, security, quality, environment and safety

Provide both hands on expertise and strategic guidance

Manage a small team

Develop and provide trade compliance training

Develop and implement processes and procedures

 

ESSENTIALS

Experience managing a corporate compliance program

Experience with export compliance and government contracts

Experience with OSHA helpful

Experience as an FSO helpful

Experience dealing with upper management and government officials

People management experience

Juris Doctor Degree required

Security Clearance or ability to obtain

Relocation assistance available to the Norfolk, VA area

 

TO APPLY - EMAIL YOUR RESUME TO:

Rick Miller – rick@traderecruiting.com or Linda Lexo – linda@traderecruiting.com

Recruiters and Licensed U.S. Customs Brokers specializing in trade compliance positions

www.traderecruiting.com

    • Posted: Feb 1, 2021

      Expires: Mar 1, 2021

      Posted by: S. Ruiz

      Req # 283160

      Job Title: Sr Import/Export Compliance Analyst          

      Work Location: Hunt Valley, MD

      Security Clearance: Secret

       

      Description

      Who We Are
      Textron Systems is part of Textron, a $14 billion, multi-industry company employing 35,000 talented makers, thinkers, creators and doers worldwide. We make things that fly, hover, zoom and launch. Things that move people. Protect soldiers. Power industries. We serve customers in industries spanning aerospace and defense, specialized vehicles, turf care and fuel systems.

      This role is in Textron System’s Legal business area. Visit 
      TextronSystems.com to read more about who we are and the products we make!

      Reporting to the Textron Systems Manager of Export/Import Compliance, the Sr. Export/Import Compliance Analyst will proactively handle export/import compliance matters for Textron Systems as assigned. Will interact with employees at all levels and will work both independently and with other members of the Legal, Contracts and Compliance Department staff on a variety of interesting international trade compliance matters. 

       

      This role, located in Hunt Valley, MD, requires successful management of a broad range of responsibilities in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment. In performing this role, the Export/Import Compliance Analyst will: 


      • Review import/export documents and work with Customs Brokers to expedite customs clearance of Company products that have been delayed.
      • Apply U.S. Customs regulations to business transactions ensuring corporate customs compliance, including handling tariff classifications of imported/exported merchandise, valuation issues, country of origin determinations, USMCA and other Free Trade Agreement-related issues, submitting requests for binding rulings, protests and appeals, and duty minimization programs (e.g. duty drawback, inward processing/foreign trade zones, temporary imports, etc.).
      • Code Customs Broker import invoices for payment and review import entries for errors
      • Work in collaboration with in-house attorneys and outside counsel to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
      • Provide support in connection with internal/external audits and investigations.
      • Track application status, maintain database of granted import approvals, satisfy record-keeping requirements, and prepare required reports.
      • Assist in maintaining up-to-date Import Compliance Policies, Procedures and Manuals.
      • Assist in planning and conducting employee training.
      • May perform other Trade Compliance duties as assigned

      Additional Import/Export positions available at:

      https://www.textronsystems.com/careers/apply-today?lookup=&primary_function=legal&country=&state=&city=&search=Search

       

      Qualifications

      Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited nationally recognized university required (emphasis on international trade management, international business, MBA a plus).

      • Customs compliance and ATF permit preparation experience, with progressively more complex responsibilities as well as working knowledge of the OCR EASE a plus.
      • Experience in government contracting, software, and/or defense and aerospace industry a plus
      • Excellent drafting skills; demonstrated experience administering agreements and/or contracts a plus
      • Computer literacy, including competency with the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) system and Microsoft Office suite applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) required.
      • Exceptionally strong administrative and organizational skills
      • Applicant must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien, with the ability to obtain / maintain a DoD security clearance
      • Ability and willingness to occasionally travel domestically and internationally
      • Must have a strong work ethic and a desire to consistently perform at the highest levels of competence
      • Superb interpersonal, communication, writing, and editing skills and the ability to learn quickly, work in a team environment with minimal supervision, manage/prioritize multiple tasks, and lead complex projects
      • Ability to effectively organize and manage multiple assignments simultaneously with a minimum amount of supervision
      • A team player with an open, mature and positive personality who is willing to share and communicate information effectively while maintaining high levels of integrity, confidentiality, and discretion
      • Consistent attention to detail and the ability to effectively prioritize and timely produce high quality work product is absolutely essential
      • Strong business acumen, analytical skills, problem solving abilities, good judgment, and the proven ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management 

       

      How We Care
      At Textron Systems, our talented people make us successful. We promote an inclusive environment where we value individuality, differences, and unique perspectives.

      Our Company is committed to offering employees opportunities to grow and develop. Our benefits and compensation packages are designed to help our talented employees excel and achieve their goals, so they can make a difference every day in and outside of the workplace. Below are just a few examples!

      - Flexible Work Schedules
      - Education Assistance
      - Career Development & Training Opportunities
      - Wellness Program (including Fitness Reimbursement)
      - Medical, Dental, Vision & 401(K) with Company Funding
      - Paid Parental Leave

      Are you a Military Veteran?
      Textron's products and services are trusted everyday by those who protect our country. We are dedicated to hiring these Veterans and aim to translate their skills to make an impact on our Company.

       

      Contact Information:

      Apply to job here: https://textron.taleo.net/careersection/textron/jobdetail.ftl?job=283160

       

      Recruiter

      Julie Custodio

      Phone: 4510-628-3398

      Email: JCustodio@textronsystems.com


  • Posted: Feb 1, 2021

    Expires: Mar 1, 2021

    Posted by: S. Ruiz

Req #: 1695
Job Title: Sr. Trade Compliance Specialist

Work Location: any of the following locations: Simi Valley, CA, Huntsville, AL, Lawrence, Kansas, Wilmington, MA or Northern Virginia area. Security Clearance: Not Required


Job Description:

Summary
Under the direction of the Director of Trade Compliance, the primary responsibility of the Sr. Trade Compliance Specialist is to be a strong individual contributor to the AeroVironment Trade Compliance function and organization. One is responsible for performing the day to day activities required to operate a fully effective export compliance program to ensure company compliance with U.S. regulatory and internal policy requirements relating to export licensing, exemption usage, export training and recordkeeping.

Position Responsibilities

·       Export licensing and Agreements, CJ’s and AO’s – Prepares, submits and manages export license applications (DSP-5, DSP-73, DSP-61, TAA, MLA, etc.), plus license and agreements management, both Department of State and Department of Commerce. Prepares and submit requests for Commodity Jurisdictions, advisory opinions and general correspondence.

·       Empowered Official – As assigned by the TC Director, serves as an AV Empowered Official for Export Licensing and Compliance matters. Ensures that AV is fully compliant with all Trade Compliance Laws and Regulations. Maintain currency of Laws and Regs.

·       Product Classifications – Assists in maintaining accurate product Export and Import classifications, ECCN, ITAR category, HTS and Sched B codes, etc., and maintenance of a current and robust database of all product Export and Import classifications.

·       Outside TC Consultants - Works with outside Trade Compliance consultants and legal counsel as directed by the TC Director.

·       Document retention – Maintains excellent Trade Compliance records in full compliance with USG Export Regs.

·       Shipping & Receiving – Maintains an active role on all Export shipments. Develop a close and active working relationship with the shipping department and its personnel, to prevent Export violations. Ensures that all Imports are properly handled.

·       Export Compliance Training – Participates in Export Training curriculum development, curriculum presentation, maintenance of company training logs.

·       Procedures and auditing – Maintains TC processes and procedures. Train company employees. Audit compliance to the company procedures.

·       Continuous Improvements – Identifies improvement opportunities and problems, then provides guidance to AV Sr. management for solutions. Implements solutions when approved by Sr. management, and report on progress.

·       International Business Development and Program Management Support – Provides expert guidance to the Int’l BD and PM organizations in their pursuits of capturing and performing on new business for AV. Active participation in gated proposal process reviews during all 6 stages. This also includes coordination necessary for Trade Show and Demo support. Conduct contract review for trade compliance requirements.

·       Determines new methods & procedures on new assignments and may coordinate activities of other personnel as informal team lead

·       Other duties as assigned

 

Special Requirements

U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or asylee/refugee status as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) required.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

·       Bachelor's Degree in Business, International Trade, Law or related field, or equivalent is required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

·       Minimum of 8 – 12 years’ overall export administration experience with an aerospace firm, defense contractor or government entity

·       Prior experience as an Empowered Official is required

·       Experienced in dealing with entities such as embassies and consulates, and international brokers / freight forwarders. 

·       Demonstrated knowledge of trade laws outside the U.S.

·       Experienced in and knowledge of D-TRADE and SNAPR Systems, and license applications

·       Experienced in working with outside Trade Compliance consultants and legal counsel

·       Demonstrated computer skills, including proficiency with MS Office Applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint

·       Occasional travel may be required - both domestic and international

Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

·       Demonstrates strong verbal and written communication skills with direct involvement in writing and implementing trade compliance policies and procedures, Technical Assistance Agreements, Warehouse Distribution Agreements and Manufacturing License Agreements.

·       Demonstrates competency in multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment and work with minimal supervision.

·       Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties

·       Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives

·       Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products

·       Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company

·       Focuses on teamwork, collaboration and puts the success of the team above one's own interests


Contact information:

Stephanie Ruiz

Number: 805-520-8350 x4101

Email: ruizs.con@avinc.com

Apply directly on our Careers website: https://bit.ly/2IGZU0g


    • Posted: Feb 1, 2021

      Expires: Mar 1, 2021

      Posted by: S. Ruiz

Req #: 1696
Job Title: Sr. Trade Compliance Specialist, (Export Classifications)
Work Location: any of the following locations: Simi Valley, CA, Huntsville, AL, Lawrence, Kansas, Wilmington, MA or Northern Virginia area.

Security Clearance: Not Required


Job Description:

Summary
Under the direction of the Director of Trade Compliance, the Sr. Trade Compliance Specialist – Export Classifications will have primary responsibility for the product export classifications process at AeroVironment with respect to advanced technology, products and related data.  This role will provide a critical function to support AV’s product export classifications, export licensing and compliance initiatives related to advanced and sensitive technology enterprise wide. 

Position Responsibilities

  • Serves as the lead in part and data export classification, Commodity Jurisdiction and Commodity Classification submissions. Interfaces closely with engineering and other key stakeholders to understand business and technical requirements to assure appropriate classifications for the purpose of high quality of license applications, submissions and compliance initiatives
  • Provides leadership and technical expertise for compliance initiatives relating to the protection of technology and technical data with a primary focus on export classification, and the implementation of automated tools to support such activities. Engages with the enterprise on new product initiatives to assist in designing for exportability opportunities
  • Provides project management oversight for AV trade compliance initiatives within scope to assure milestones are met and initiatives are supported. Enhances the company’s product classification data by improving processes that generate data, especially classification and determination of appropriate jurisdiction
  • Attends AV program reviews and business development meetings to provide regulatory policy guidance. Displays strong collaboration skills to bring together multiple stakeholder functions in support of needed improvements
  • Document retention – Maintains excellent Trade Compliance records in full compliance with all regulations
  • Export Compliance Training – Participates in Export Training curriculum development, curriculum presentation, maintenance of company training logs as it relates to jurisdiction and classification
  • Procedures and auditing – Maintains TC processes and procedures. Train company employees. Audit compliance to the company procedures.
  • Continuous Improvements – Identifies improvement opportunities and problems, then provides guidance to AV Sr. management for solutions. Implements solutions when approved by Sr. management, and report on progress
  • International Business Development and Program Management Support – Provides expert guidance to the Int’l BD and PM organizations in designing for exportability
  • Export licensing and Agreements, CJ’s and AO’s – Prepares, submits and manages export license applications (DSP-5, DSP-73, DSP-61, TAA, MLA, etc.), plus license and agreements management, both Department of State and Department of Commerce. Prepares and submit requests for Commodity Jurisdictions, advisory opinions and general correspondence
  • Determines new methods & procedures on new assignments and may coordinate activities of other personnel as informal team lead
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Special Requirements

U.S Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder) or asylee/refugee as defined by 8 U.S.C.b(a)(3) required. 

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

·       Bachelor's Degree in Business, International Trade, Law or related field, or equivalent is required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

·       8+ years’ overall export administration experience with an aerospace firm, defense contractor or government entity

·       Demonstrates a detailed and extensive technical expertise and application of trade compliance principles, concepts, and practices as well as management and leadership skills including organizing, planning, scheduling, and coordination workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones. Must possess the ability to resolve complex management and technical problems, serve as spokesperson on assigned projects and/or programs, and provide leadership and direction to assigned staff.

·       Demonstrates knowledge of trade laws outside the U.S.

·       Experience in and knowledge of D-TRADE and SNAPR Systems, and license applications

·       Experience in working with outside Trade Compliance consultants and legal counsel

·       Strong communication, leadership, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required to enable an effective interface with others. In particular, must be able to effectively communicate with diverse stakeholders to include program leadership, engineering, scientists, military personnel, and all levels of management. Supportive and offers assistance to multiple partners, managers and peers at any given time

·       Must be able to handle shifting priorities. Capable of managing simultaneous projects and meeting deadlines. Willingness and ability to learn multiple software programs

·       Must be able to work on a self-initiated basis and in a team environment, and able to work extended hours and travel as required.

·       Occasional travel may be required - both domestic and international

·       Strong computer skills, including proficiency with MS Office Applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

·       Experience with process improvement methodologies such as Six Sigma and Lean are very desirable

·       Certification or formal training and experience in project management is a plus

·       Prior experience as an Empowered Official

·       Demonstrates competency in multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment and work with minimal supervision

·       Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties

·       Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives

·       Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products

·       Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company

·       Focuses on teamwork, collaboration and puts the success of the team above one's own interests

·       Ability to obtain a security clearance desired

Contact information:

Stephanie Ruiz

Number: 805-520-8350 x4101

Email: ruizs.con@avinc.com

Apply directly on our Careers website: https://bit.ly/3pAbawu

  



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Scott Garrison

Business Manager

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scottgarrison@siaed.org

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