Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France and Malaysia.
The company's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world's premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.
Role PurposeSupport Spirit's Global Trade Compliance program to ensure compliance with regulatory and legal requirements. Work with programs and other functional areas to ensure the business is informed and understands how Trade Compliance responsibilities affect business decisions and assist the business in developing solutions that ensure compliance while supporting business success.
Execute key activities of process and procedure management, continuous improvement efforts, internal audits of Trade Compliance systems and processes, and manage Custom's Broker performance to ensure compliance and maximum benefit to Spirit AeroSystems. The overall purpose of this role is to ensure Spirit is ready to respond favorably to regulatory inquiries and pass regulatory audits at all times while helping the business to achieve its objectives.
Key Responsibilities Engage with the business to ensure they understand how Trade regulations impact business decisions. Assist the business in developing solutions to ensure compliance and business success.
Initiate and support standardization of Trade Compliance activities where appropriate. Support the design, testing, and implementation of common IT-solutions to manage Trade Compliance (e.g. Integration Point). Define, develop, and implement import and export control processes and solutions.
Administer Export License applications as required. Liaise with Government Agencies as required to support export license processing and throughput. Analyze new products and technologies to identify future Trade Compliance requirements or solutions.
Assist Supply Chain Management and the programs in drafting and communicating Trade Compliance requirements to Spirit customers, suppliers, partners and affiliates; applying for appropriate import and export approvals as required. Support Spirit programs and functions with their Trade Compliance requirements, developing solutions that ensure compliance while supporting successful business outcomes. Develop and execute Trade compliance training programs for Spirit personnel involved in the import and export of goods and/or the transfer of technical data.
Conduct regular audits of Trade Compliance systems and processes to ensure compliance and continuous improvement. Assist in the maintenance of Trade Compliance metrics. Assist in the administration of Spirit's duty drawback program.
Assist in the determination of import and export classifications, valuations, and Country of Origin. Assist in the administrating of Duty Avoidance/Deferral programs. Monitor import and export activity through the use of ACE and Integration Point and take appropriate corrective actions when necessary.
Manage special projects as assigned. Other relevant tasks and duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience Work in a Trade Compliance related role for a period of at least 5 years preferred (e.g. Trade Compliance, Supply Chain Management or Logistics) Knowledge of International Trade Regulations, in particular, EU and MY, a plus Bachelor's degree in Business or industry related field.
Trade Compliance industry specific training; e.g. AEO, ITAR, BIS, Export / Import Controls, etc. Previous experience in Project management /Lean Six Sigma a plus.
Previous experience working with Government agencies. Ability to translate legislation into local policies and procedures. Ability to think strategically.
Process improvement and development skills. Experience with ERP systems such as SAP Problem-solving and decision making skills. Ability to communicate effectivelyo Verbally and in writingo Able to interface comfortably with all levels, internally and externally and across all programs and functions.
Demonstrate a high degree of effective collaboration, transparency and inspiration. Computer proficiency including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio) Experience in auditing processes. Ability to travel up to 10% of the time
Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.
Spirit Aerosystems Holdings Inc.