Friday, June 17, 2011

Senior Trade Licensing & Compliance Specialist 6 of 6

Lisle, IL

This position will potentially split time between Lisle, IL and Melrose Park, IL.

Agile1 is recruiting a Senior Trade Licensing & Compliance Specialist for one our clients in the automotive defense field.  This company leverages its commercial truck and engine engineering capability, manufacturing expertise and global supply network to provide cost-effective design, production, and fleet support solutions to the military.  These capabilities allow our clients to adapt and sustain its vehicles to meet the changing threats and requirements faced by the Armed Forces.  

·         Responsible for supporting regulatory compliance for sales and procurement activities in the global marketplace by developing, implementing, and refining its trade compliance program
·         Provide broad company-wide and targeted function-specific training on U.S. and foreign trade regulations as necessary to ensure employees are aware of regulatory requirements related to U.S. and foreign export laws
  • Provide/assist with internal auditing of export controls and related compliance
  • Support engineering in determination and documentation of export jurisdiction and ECCN/USML classification for all products.  Ensure that license and exemption/exception limitations, recordkeeping requirements, provisos, riders, and conditions are met by all effected/responsible personnel throughout the company
  • Provide assistance and guidance to Garland, Ft. Wayne, Melrose, and other facilities as required in the support of export-controlled programs.  Perform regular audits at these facilities to monitor compliance
  • Assist internal functional areas in support of audits and inquiries from government regulatory agencies, including Defense Security Services (DSS), Directorate Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), etc.
  • Monitor existing and proposed government regulatory changes to determine the impact on operations
  • Review teaming agreements with Prime and Subcontract partners for adequacy of terms and conditions as they relate to compliance issues
  • Investigate compliance issues
  • Assist in the review of bids/proposals/solicitations, specifically, terms & conditions, representations & certifications, etc., as relevant to U.S. and foreign trade regulations
  • Prepare licenses, permits, and other authorizations as necessary from U.S. and foreign governments to ensure compliance with international trade laws
  • Support IT Data Security in developing and maintaining controls and procedures that protect export-controlled technical data, technology, and software from unauthorized or “deemed” export

Assist in the preparation and review of policies, procedures, and training programs to ensure compliance with U.S. and international trade laws and regulations (examples include 27 CFR 447 ATF, 22 CFR 120-130 ITAR, 15 CFR 730-758 and 762-774 EAR).  Prepare and submit licenses and permits, coordinate compliance and classification efforts with internal functions/departments, and monitor existing government regulations for changes that affect organization marketing, sales, engineering, procurement, and related activities.  Recommend actions and practices to maintain compliance with trade regulations.

Basic Requirements:
·         Bachelor's Degree or at least 8 years of Export/Trade Licensing and Compliance experience
·         At least 6 years of Export/Trade Licensing and Compliance experience

·         Available to split time between Lisle, IL and Melrose Park, IL
  • US Citizenship or Permanent Resident status required (Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.)
  • Travel 10%-40% of time
Desired Skills:
·         At least 6 years of ITAR/EAR/ATF compliance and license preparation experience
·         Leadership skills required in directing and motivating multi-disciplinary stakeholders to take appropriate actions for compliance with complex regulatory requirements
  • Must be self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Able to prioritize in a high-volume, multi-tasking environment
  • Must exercise excellent judgment and make decisions based on clear understanding of regulations
  • Must be able to project authority necessary to achieve compliance
  • Master’s degree is preferred
  • General knowledge in the field of laws and regulations affecting domestic and foreign operations
  • Demonstrated skill in written and verbal communications
  • Demonstrate knowledge in a broad range of compliance matters and proven skills in administration, analysis, leadership, short-term and long-term planning, problem solving, investigation, and training
  • Current knowledge and application of ITAR, EAR, and other government laws and regulations
  • Export Licensing compliance experience
  • IIEI Trade Compliance Related Certification(s)
  • Previous security clearance
·         Command Skills
·         Conflict Management
  • Timely Decision Making
  • Organization skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Written Communications
  • Drive for Results
  • Dealing with Ambiguity 
Submit resume for consideration to Nicholas Wion at

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