Trade Compliance Manager

Luton, UK
06 Jun 2019
19 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Leonardo UK Electronic Warfare (EW) business is an exciting and growing business and is Europe's leading provider of EW. This growth in the UK and Export requires additional support to ensure UK Import/Export Control and Compliance is maintained.

Reporting to the Head of Trade Compliance, this Trade Compliance Manager role involves working closely with Project teams within the EW Line of Business (LoB) and related functions to provide support, including advice and guidance, on International Trade matters in order to ensure the LoB's compliance with UK, EU, US and other Export Control laws and regulations ('Trade Control regulations'). The role will include liaison with the LoB Management and project teams to ensure that relevant Leonardo directives and related Leonardo policies and processes are followed.

The Trade Compliance Manager will also work closely with other members of the Leonardo Trade Compliance function to ensure alignment with departmental procedures and site import/export teams' operations. This role will principally relate to the EW Line of Business, but may also involve Trade compliance support to other UK Lines of Business as the individual will be a member of the Leonardo Trade Compliance team.

With a home base at the Luton site, the role will involve regular national travel and occasional international travel.

Key Responsibility Areas
  • Provide expert advice and guidance to individuals and managers at all levels within the LoB to ensure compliance with UK and foreign import / export laws (including the US Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and US International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)), as well as conforming with internal corporate policies and procedures.
  • Work with the EW LoB to understand Business Winning aspirations and ensure that trade compliance aspects are considered at an early stage, export licencing issues are dealt with in a timely manner, and that project teams create and maintain plans which address Trade Compliance throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Submission and management of Export Licence applications to the UK Department for International Trade Export Control Organisation ('DIT-ECO') via SPIRE to ensure UK export licences meet LoB and customer requirements.
  • Submission, where required, of MoD Form 680 ('F680') applications to UK MoD via SPIRE and liaison with UK MoD in order to secure approvals consistent with the company requirements.
  • Work with Project Teams ('IPTs') to ensure Commodity List Classification (CLC)/ Export Control Ratings are in place to support compliance with UK Export regulations.
  • Work with Project Teams and functions to ensure that Export Control and Trade Compliance aspects of Equipment and Technology (including data) are properly managed by IPTs in compliance with UK and Foreign export authorisations.
  • Deliver Export Control and Trade Compliance training in respect of UK and US Export Laws and regulations to ensure IPTs and functions are briefed on and aware of Trade Compliance matters relevant to their projects.
  • Initiate internal Trade Compliance assessments, preparation of reports including draft Voluntary Disclosures for approval by Head of Trade Compliance. Review, amend and approve Trade Compliance reports for internal and external use.
  • Preparing for and supporting internal/external audits relating to Export Control and Trade Compliance matters.
  • Training key project team members in the LoB to increase subject matter awareness.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

The successful candidate will have good proven personal and interpersonal, organisational, time management and planning skills, as well as the ability to work within a multi-functional team. The ability to make independent decisions, demonstrating good problem solving, negotiating and influencing/mediating skills is essential, as are the drive and determination to achieve objectives.

  • Educated to a degree level, hold a professional qualification or relevant business experience
  • Experienced practitioner with detail knowledge of UK Export Licencing, including Trade Controls Licensing
  • Experienced practitioner with good working knowledge of foreign import/export regulations, particularly EU member states and the US International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and US Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
  • Experienced practitioner with a good working knowledge of UK/EU Customs regulations
  • Excellent written English
  • Good commercial awareness
  • Strong interpersonal/influencing skills to support decision making based on credible knowledge of International Trade.
  • Presentation skills in order to deliver training
  • Good all round computer literacy including MS Office applications
  • Meeting management skills
  • Strong interpersonal/interview skills
  • Driving licence for UK assignments

It is anticipated that the candidate may have to acquire additional detail knowledge of other foreign import/export regulations, so a willingness to learn is an essential skill

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