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Trade Controls Officer

  • Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Walsall, West Midlands
  • Sector: Electronics / HW Design, Management, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Other, Quality & Compliance, Support, Systems Engineering, Other, Project Manager, Risk & Compliance
  • Date posted: 29/11/2017
  • Job reference: J378113A

Trade Controls Officer

A market leading FTSE 100 Defence organisation is currently recruiting for a Trade Controls Officer to take on a permanent position ASAP. The company is highly regarded for its employee recognition and vital position in today's market place. You will be a driven individual who is looking to work in a fast paced environment with supportive team in a diverse and challenging environment.

The main purpose of the role is to support the design, implementation and management of business unit operational processes to deliver compliance with Group trade control policy and procedures, applicable laws and regulations. You will be advising the business unit commercial and operational teams on trade control issues and risks and providing support and advice to bid teams in all trade control elements of any bid solution.

The main responsibilities of the role are as follows:

  • Liaise with TC central team to support and deliver all business unit licensing requirements.
  • In conjunction with the TC central team, review and audit trade control compliance across relevant areas of responsibility.
  • Delivery of processes and procedures to ensure business unit compliance with Group trade control policies and procedures, law and regulations.
  • ITAR & EAR local training, development and review.
  • Trade control for operational location's visitors, both internal and external.
  • Licence review and assessment against requirements. In conjunction with the central team, delivery of a compliant licencing solution for all services provided.
  • Assistance with product and data classification against the export control regulations.
  • Responsibility for obtaining data on all licenced activities and requirements in each programme.
  • Vetting all tangible exports and checking the licence determination is correct.
  • Providing access to expert advice on Trade Control requirements to local purchasing, bid teams, contract reviews, HR and Security.
  • Where appropriate, being the main point of contact with the relevant national agencies for Trade Control authorisations utilised locally.
  • Integration of a compliance regime into local procurement.
  • Capability assessment on external suppliers on Trade Control for local activities
  • Monitoring of external trade activities locally.
  • Representation of local Trade Control on a divisional basis.
  • Review and resolve historic Trade Control activities which are not compliant in all areas.
  • Identify risk and report all areas of shortfall relating to Trade Control to local management teams and central TC team.
  • Build and maintain local process maps relating to all Trade Control activity.

The successful candidate will display the following skills, experience and qualifications:

  • Degree level education or equivalent or suitable prior experience in an appropriate area
  • Knowledge of US Export & Re-export Controls
  • Knowledge of UK Export Controls
  • Ability to understand requirements of each export licence
  • Experience in communicating with external agencies on legal matters
  • Knowledge of EU classification rules (HTS / export control)
  • Knowledge of EU Import Regulations and Rules of Origin
  • Hazardous goods and explosives knowledge
  • Firearms
  • Dangerous goods
  • Trade compliance focus
  • Military experience, military working environment, corporate commercial background, purchasing, MRO or maintenance, asset management on a technical basis, freight forwarding with IP, OP, EU, US and ROW experience with a focus on export controls
  • Prior experience in the design and delivery of processes and procedures to deliver compliance as an embedded part of the business process
  • Presentation and teaching skills
  • Eligible for SC Clearance (Essential)

What's on offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Competitive pension contribution
  • Share Save Scheme
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

If you would like to be considered for the aforementioned position please submit an application or contact Tom Dugmore on 0117 930 9775

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