Trade Compliance, Sr Associate @ L-3 Communications

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Job Description:

Primary Responsibilities

  • Act as the Empowered Official (EO), responsible for the effective and compliant execution of the division level Trade Compliance program
  • Effectively manage and develop a team of on-site and off-site Trade Compliance staff
  • Oversee import compliance including, HS classification, Free Trade Agreement analysis, and monitoring Customs Broker activities
  • Oversee the export compliance program including, jurisdiction and classification and export / brokering license or permit process for commodities, software, technical data and related defense services under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Canada’s Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA) and Controlled Goods Program (CGP) / Defence Production Act (DPA).
  • Implement L3Harris policies, procedures and U.S. and Canadian regulatory requirements at Wescam with a keen focus on establishing a culture of continuous improvement within Trade Compliance
  • Lead the development and execution of Trade Compliance training to stakeholders to increase the organization’s awareness of Trade Compliance policies, procedures and applicable laws related to trade, exports and import compliance
  • Provide strategic Trade Compliance guidance and advice to internal stakeholders
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop and actively manage KPI’s that effectively support process efficiencies and business growth in a compliant environment
  • Develop internal compliance audits and assessments and support external audits
  • Oversee investigations of non-compliance with import/export laws and regulations

Required Capabilities

  • Communicates with leadership regarding matters of importance to the functional or business area.
  • Must facilitate business growth while effectively maintaining a compliance environment
  • Must have good time management, organizational skills, as well as good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Requires keen attention to detail, with the ability to learn and comprehend highly detailed laws and regulations.
  • Must possess full working knowledge or ITAR, EAR, EIPA, CGP, DPA and Customs regulations with specific experience in jurisdiction and classification analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform research across both technical and regulatory / legal environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, comprehend, interpret and follow complicated written and verbal instructions, interpret regulations, and the ability to communicate both orally and in writing at a high level.
  • Must have experience managing a team of trade compliance professionals in a fast paced environment
  • Working experience in the aerospace / defense industry is asset
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required.
  • Strong drive and resilience.
  • Action and result oriented.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with people at all levels. Works to influence others to accept individual or team’s views or practices and changes to concepts, practices and approaches.
  • A willingness to see things through to the end.
  • A team player who is comfortable working with other professionals.
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Willingness to take on project ownership and accountability.
  • Must be able to travel as necessary. (Up to 10% travel).

Desired Education and Experiences

  • Requires management and leadership knowledge in job area.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and skills within a specific technical or professional discipline and may have broad understanding of other areas within the job function.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 9 years prior related experience or Graduate Degree with a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience.

Experience Level: Senior
Work From: Onsite

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