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 www.leonardodrs.com.
Job Location: Arlington, Virginia
Job Title: Senior Customs & Trade Compliance Manager
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.
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
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