Export Compliance & Contract Specialist

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY

The Export Compliance and Contract Specialist supports all activities across the company related to management and continued implementation of effective export compliance programs under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Develops and maintains trade compliance policies and operational procedures and updates them according to the regulatory changes brought about by the US government and other procedural changes that apply to export compliance.  Prepares complex licenses and agreements to support sales programs and initiatives including agents and reseller agreements.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Provides oversight for trade compliance matters based on local and international regulation including:
    • Works with legal counsel to ensure compliance for all import and export transactions. Authors policies and procedures, and publishes trade compliance manuals.
    • Prepares and submits export licenses and agreements as well as monitors the implementation of the technology control plan and other export and import compliance related procedures and work instructions.
    • Provides necessary trade compliance training and updates for employees with export compliance functions.
    • Maintains and assists with the implementation of company export compliance procedures and work instructions.
    • When needed, reviews and validates the export classifications of parts, materials, data, and services.
  2. Assists Contracts and R&D with the structuring and negotiating of commercial and defense agreements with customers, suppliers and partners, ranging from NDAs to complex sale and licensing agreements.
  3. Advises officers and senior managers of corporate legal responsibilities.
  4. Participates in project reviews.
  5. Develops and negotiates teaming agreements, nondisclosure agreements, proprietary rights agreements, and data rights agreements.
  6. Performs other related duties as required or assigned.
  7. Follows company rules and procedures.
QUALIFICATIONS

Must be US citizen or Permanent Resident (Export Control requirement)

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s degree from four year college preferably in business with emphasis in International Business and Contract Administration or equivalent experience. MBA preferred.

EXPERIENCE
  • A minimum of 5 years professional experience and at least 2 years managing export control programs.
  • Technical background and prior experience in DoD security and critical technical information and/or corporate compliance and internal investigation is also a plus.
  • Thorough and demonstrated knowledge of the FAR, DFARS, US EAR and ITAR regulations as well as use of SNAP R and D-Trade 2 licensing processes.
  • Knowledge of certification process as it pertains to the Truth-In Negotiations Act (TINA).
  • Exceptional knowledge and experience of commercial/government contract law, with pragmatic approach to application.
  • Experience researching, interpreting and applying government regulations such as ITAR and EAR.
  • Must have a high level of initiative and be able to work independently with great attention to detail and a strong sense of urgency to manage and complete projects on time in this fast paced environment.
  • Must quickly solve problems while meeting multiple deadlines.
  • Operating knowledge of costing and pricing methodologies.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, Costpoint and SYSPRO highly desirable.
COMMUNICATIONS
  • Possesses strong leadership, analytical, verbal and written communications skills.
  • Provides guidance to business personnel on export controls to ensure compliance with U.S. and foreign regulations in international business activities.
  • Ability to teach others across multiple business functions with varying degrees of background on complex export compliance and regulatory issues and processes, ensuring understanding and acceptance from the students.
  • Excellent customer relation/interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to present recommendations to solve business challenges.
  • Problem solver, able to work under time sensitive circumstances, collaboratively or independently, and take initiative to address situations before issues arise.

OTHER

  • Ability to get tasks completed under challenging circumstances.
  • Maintain applicable trade compliance records in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • Conduct internal compliance reviews as required.
  • Review and approve presentations, briefings, documents and other information provided to foreign persons for compliance with licenses and regulations prior to release outside the company.
  • Lead the development and implementation of company policy, procedures, guidelines and instructions to support compliance with US and International export and import regulations and company policy.
  • Ability to support individuals at multiple locations with timely and accurate responses.
  • Flexible, cooperative and collaborative; demonstrating ability to adapt to changing US government, customer and company conditions.
  • Strong continuous improvement philosophy.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational, prioritization and planning skills.
  • Prompt, professional and willing to learn and take on any new task assigned.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The position requires that the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger such as with a keyboard. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close, distance, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The environment is general office moderate. The employee may occasionally be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals (toner) and risk of electrical shock.

*Note: Both the Physical Demand and Work Environment sections are required by the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).

Airborne Systems is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor