Director, Global Trade Compliance

26 Apr 2019 5:24 PM | Anonymous

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Braidy Industries is a visionary and innovative team leading a generational shift in materials science. Join an energetic team that is driving a national transformation in the use of efficient, eco-friendly alloys that are lighter and strong than current materials.

The Director, Global Trade Compliance reports to the Chief Operating Officer and the position will be located in Framingham, MA. The Director, Global Trade Compliance will lead corporate trade compliance strategy and develop, implement and maintain policies, procedures and training. The incumbent will provide compliance and execution support across the company to ensure Braidy Industries and its subsidiaries adhere to all applicable laws, regulations and guidance in regard to global import/export activity. Responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining global policies and assisting with local or regional procedures. Will liaise with Corporate Counsel and Compliance when necessary. Manages, creates and delivers training related to Trade Compliance. Acts as company advisory providing subject matter expertise and support.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide regulatory interpretation and guidance in the following areas: Anti-Boycott/Restrictive Trade Practices, Export Control Classification, Export Licensing, Reexports, Licensing Exceptions, Compliance Programs, Compliance Training, Export Documentation, Recordkeeping, Third Party Due Diligence, Restricted Parties, Sanctions, Brokering, and Controlled Activities/Items. 
  • Develop, train, implement and conduct compliance reviews of Braidy Industries’ Import and Export Compliance Programs.
  • Provide periodic reports to leadership on performance measures and business operations to include recommended changes to programs, policies and training.
  • Plan and coordinate import/export activities, including the flow of traffic to/from foreign destinations, related customer service, brokerage and customs transactions. 
  • Function as Braidy Industries’ designated Empowered Official in accordance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
  • Proactively collaborate and partner with program managers, internal functions and senior leadership to define licensing requirements and prepare timely export authorization applications as well as proviso reconsiderations in compliance with the ITAR and EAR. 
  • Track compliance against metrics to track success of implemented process solutions.
  • Monitor Braidy Industries’ Import and Export Compliance Programs and advise senior leaders of possible violations and recommend corrective actions.
  • Maintain knowledge of current import and export regulations and pending legislation; plan and implement internal programs and policies as required to address risks and respond to changes.
  • Implement and enhance processes, policies and technical solutions aligned with the global trade strategy and business objectives, defining requirements, while fostering broader understanding of requirements.
  • Ensure global trade records are maintained in accordance with government document retention requirements.
  • Provide guidance on Automated Export system (AES) filings to ensure filings are accurate and errors are resolved.
  • Provide process support and quality control oversight of in-house export and import classifications.
  • Provide guidance to staff regarding compliance with export regulations governing technology.
  • Develop and maintain Braidy Industries’ Global Trade training initial and continuing education programs focusing on compliance and risk reduction.
  • Conduct periodic reviews and valuation of trade professionals and company awareness training, determining the appropriate training content, objectives and design.
  • Follow processes for identifying training content and evaluating training effectiveness, including the use of specialized software technology to research, configure, maintain, update and develop new and existing media and materials.

Job Qualifications:

  • Be a “U.S. person” pursuant to section 120.15 of the ITAR.
  • BS/MS preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of export controls regulations including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”), the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”), Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) regulations.
  • Ability to research complex theories of law in trade compliance and outline possible solutions, recommend courses of action, including risks and benefits.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills. The ability to anticipate problems. The ability and desire to design and implement systems to make the company stronger and more efficient.
  • Experience designing, implementing and auditing export control policies and programs.
  • 8 years’ global trade compliance experience working for a manufacturing company (Multinational Preferred).
  • 8 years’ working with a global team.
  • 5 years’ supervisory and contract management experience. 
  • Strong knowledge of customs valuation import and export classification methodologies, origin, and export licensing determination.
  • Proven track record of implementing scalable compliance solutions (systems, procedures, and processes) in a highly regulated environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate and frame regulatory requirements into relevant operational instructions.
  • Strong knowledge of DPS programs and related software screen solutions, and other types of export control requirement such as sanctions diligence of OFAC/EU 50, end use/end user, and antiboycott.
  • Energetic, motivated, self-starter.
  • Ability to integrate effective compliance requirements with ongoing business process so as not to negatively impact project performance.
  • On a sustained, measured basis, demonstrates: Personal commitment and accountability for timely completion of projects, with minimal monitoring or supervision.
  • Intellectual interest in professional development through the solicitation and participation in formal and informal learning activities, such as continuous trade education, participation on committees and/or the pursuit of assignments involving the opportunity to work with various Trade Leads with different businesses and/or on new work content.
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