Trade Compliance Manager - Defence and ITAR

Trade Compliance Manager - Defence and ITAR

  • Location

    Coventry, West Midlands

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    Engineering and Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Pension + BUPA + Package

  • Contact:

    Matt Harris

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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Due to expansion and growth through the successful nomination for a number of key military and defence programmes in 2021, this long standing and highly respected defence manufacturing and engineering business is now seeking to appoint an experienced Trade Compliance Manager for their busy operation based in the Midlands.

The Trade Compliance Manager will be responsible to manage and assure compliance with all relevant import and export regulations relating to the business and its products. This will include the US International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and UK Export Regulations. They will manage and control import and export requirements as they relate to day-to-day business activities, including the provision of advice to inform business planning, preparation, processing and hastening of applications, maintenance of records and monitoring expiry.

This is a key role within the Management Team and will report to the MD and so the role will involve;

Development, implementation, management and improvement of policies and procedures relating to import / export compliance and ITAR.
Provision of training to ensure that the key personnel are fully aware of their responsibilities in respect of import and export controls including ITAR.
Timely preparation, processing and hastening of Licencing applications along with the maintenance of concise records relating to their use.
Management of agreements relating to import and export such as TAA's and ensure that they are correct and up to date.
Identify and advise the business on changes to legislation or government policy that may impact the business
Provide support as required to the Business Development, R&D and Commercial teams.
Control and monitor documentation to ensure that expiry and other issues are managed correctly and in a timely manner.

This is a key role within the organisation and one that carries with it both responsibility and autonomy for the right person and a route to grow and develop your career within this growing and successful manufacturer and so the incumbent will require a strong mix of the following skills and experience;

Proven defence / military industry experience
Previous experience in export compliance roles
Knowledge and understanding of all core regulations.
Experienced in working with and implementing ITAR & EAR rules and regulations
Experience in working with and implementing UK export controls
Knowledge, understanding and previous experience of the SPIRE system
Awareness and understanding of business agreements/contracts
Strong all round commercial awareness and numeracy
Computer literate with good knowledge of all core Microsoft Office products.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels, both internally and externally. In particular, the ability to engage export authorities effectively to resolve issues and hasten action.
A methodical approach with good attention to detail
The ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure

Please note that in order to apply for this role you will need to be eligible for SC (Secret Level) UK Security Clearance.

If you would like to discuss this exciting and challenging role with a true global supplier that can offer both interest and development opportunity, then please contact Matt Harris directly to speak or please send you CV and details to me and I will contact you.

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