Senior Customs & Trade Compliance Manager

DRS Technologies Arlington , VA 22201

Posted 3 months ago

Leonardo DRS, Inc. ("DRS") is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.

Headquartered in Arlington, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A. which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture which rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at

Job Location: Arlington, Virginia

Job Title: Senior Customs & Trade Compliance Manager

Position Summary

Senior Customs & Trade Compliance Manager is responsible for facilitating DRS business by developing, implementing and overseeing the maintenance of internal export / import controls to ensure compliance with U.S. government export / import regulations such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), U.S. Customs and Border Protection Regulations, Economic Embargo Regulations, and Importation of Arms, Ammunition and Implements of War Regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Actively manages the Customs compliance program, including developing, maintaining, and implementing Customs controls policies and related Trade governance documents in alignment with Company Trade policies, procedures and U.S. export and import laws and regulations.

  • Develops and implements corporate compliance requirements in conjunction with business processes, to ensure compliance with U.S. Government export / import regulations and Company policies.

  • Coordinates with various internal functions in developing functional compliance processes related to export and import requirements.

  • Ability to read, understand, interpret, and implement U.S. trade regulations including Customs and Foreign Trade Regulations.

  • Directly supervises, mentors and assists Trade Import Managers in day-to-day export / import activities.

  • Interfaces with internal and external customers regarding Customs compliance matters.

  • As necessary, supports the Trade Managers with export and import authorization drafting, submission, and execution.

  • Provides advice and guidance on the application and implementation of U.S. Government export / import regulations, including those related to Federal Trade Regulations and U.S. Import requirements.

  • Coordinates with various internal functions in obtaining the necessary U.S. Government export / import licenses, agreements, permits, certifications and technology release determinations.

  • May support the development of procedures and compliance matrices related to local country export and import regulations.

  • May support the businesses by providing guidance on obtaining local country export and import authorizations.

  • May support the export / import and movement of goods across the Company Businesses.

  • Analyzes export / import activity reports and metrics pertaining to various elements of the export / import operations process, and reports out on trends, areas of concern and improvement opportunities.

  • Manages and maintains export / import files and records in accordance with Company policies and U.S. Government export / import regulations.

  • Develops, delivers, and maintains training on export / import activity requirements, including Customs and Foreign Trade Regulations cmopliance.

  • Monitors export / import compliance through conducting self-assessments and audits on Customs compliance.

  • Supports Trade-related export / import investigations, external audits, internal audits, risk assessments, site visits, self-assessments, and other compliance matter resolutions.

  • Supports, communicates, reinforces, and defends the mission, values and culture of the organization.

Basic Qualifications

  • 8+ years in trade, and/or trade compliance related position

  • Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent experience

  • Ability to manage assignments with limited or no direct supervision

  • Ability to manage daily trade and Customs operations

  • Ability to work well in a collaborative team environment

  • Ability to analyze and solve complex export / import licensing and compliance matters in consideration with U.S. Government export / import regulatory requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage personnel across multiple company locations

  • Demonstrate consistent application of company and industry business practices and concepts

  • Working and in-depth knowledge of U.S. Customs regulations, including Foreign Trade Regulations

  • Working, in-depth knowledge of government systems to facilitate international trade, including the Automated Commercial Environment, DTrade, SNAP-R, etc.

  • Attention to detail and follow through on tasks assigned, including requisite recordkeeping skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to travel as necessary to support the functions of the job

Desired Skills

  • Licensed Customs Broker highly preferred

  • Ability to obtain DoD Collateral Secret Security Clearance desired

  • Export and import licensing and trade compliance operational experience with DTC, BIS, OFAC, NRC, and BATFE requirements

  • Experience in logistics, supply chain, and/or shipping

  • Familiarity with foreign government export / import trade requirements

  • Familiarity with BATFE FFL registrations

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. #CRP

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