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International Trade Compliance Lead

Location: Central Bedfordshire Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + + Benefits
Sector: Engineering Type: Permanent
Contact: Jack Pleon Job Published: 20 days ago

International Trade Compliance Lead



  • Plans and coordinates import/export activities, including the flow of traffic to/from foreign destinations, related customer service, brokerage and customs transactions.
  • Maintains compliance with UK and foreign regulations governing the shipment, receipt and documentation of imported/exported products.
  • Researches and resolves customer or supplier issues. Interfaces with internal and external worldwide import/export operations and organizations.
  • Negotiates with foreign customers and suppliers to develop handling agreements. Acts as liaison with U.K. customs representatives to resolve problems.
  • Establishes requirements for licences for the export or import of military and dual use equipment and generates licence applications where necessary.
  • Ensures exports do not take place without the necessary licences and export formalities and paperwork in place.
  • Establishes, maintains and controls relations with appropriate government licensing authorities to ensure that the company's position on licensing and technology release is conveyed, understood and accepted/approved.
  • Maintains accurate auditable records (supported by a colleague who manages the records) of all export/import activities sufficient to meet government requirements
  • Ensures compliance with customs formalities to ensure smooth flow of goods, ensuring correct tariff application and payment of duties and maintaining AEO status

What the role entails:

Some of the main duties of the International Trade Compliance Lead will include:

Ability and aptitude to perform the following tasks. Experience in performing these tasks and/or related training and qualifications preferred but in the absence of this, experience of similar regulatory compliance and a willingness and ability to learn with the correct aptitude will be considered

  • Applying for and maintaining UK Export/ Import licences including OGELs, OIELS, and SIELS.
  • Interface with UK authorities on licence applications/queries. (HMRC/ECJU)
  • Understanding and ensuring compliance with UK Export Legislation.
  • Working with Business Development to ensure F680 and Exhibition clearances are in place to meet business requirements.
  • Maintain suitable procedures and records to demonstrate control of exports to meet ECJU, HMRC and/or Corporate audits and other company standards.
  • Play a key role in any ECJU/HMRC/MoD audits and compliance visits, ensuring adequate preparation, training and communication within the company.
  • Local compliance with US International Traffic & Arms regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and Dual Use regulations.
  • Maintenance and coordination of US Authorisations including Technical Assistance Agreements, Manufacturing Licence Agreements, US Licences and exemptions.
  • Liaise with purchasing, engineering, projects, commercial and other functions to ensure compliance to and an understanding of US ITAR, EAR and End Use requirements and other US requirements.
  • Assist in developing processes and controls to ensure compliance is maintained throughout the business.
  • Provide training, guidance and expertise to others in maintaining export compliance standards.
  • Advise and communicate with various dept on export issues from the earliest commercial stage through the project lifecycle.
  • Planning and arranging of import/export shipments, customs clearance and interfacing with Couriers, Freight Forwarders and other cargo handlers.

What experience you need to be the successful International Trade Compliance Lead:

Will need a background which involves understanding of working with defence or dual use products. Doesn't have to specifically be a defence company as many products can be dual use such as secure-comms systems that can be used by private security or in law enforcement as well as military.

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a International Trade Compliance Lead to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

If you are interested in applying for this International Trade Compliance Lead position you must eligible for UK security clearance up to SC level.

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