Provides overall management responsibility for the International Trade and Compliance function of BAE Systems' Platforms and Services (P&S) Sector. Provides functional management and oversight for import compliance, export control, and international compliance/anticorruption personnel and activities. Develops, implements, and assesses strategic initiatives for all policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all U.S. government export, and import, and international compliance laws and regulations. This position will also be responsible for international advisor, teaming partner, and offset-related due diligence.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Ensures compliance with all U.S. import, export, and international compliance laws and regulations. Establishes management oversight for all administrative activities related to the operations of all import and export compliance functions. Will function as a designated “Empowered Official” per the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), to provide required certifications to the U.S. State Department Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC).
Conducts internal investigations, under the direction of the Legal department, related to any alleged infractions or violations of applicable U.S. import or export regulations. Manages the Headquarters International Trade and Compliance department budget, and approves the International Trade and Compliance team budgets at remote P&S sites. Develops, implements, and monitors required export training materials and classes to ensure export training for all employees. Acts as functional manager for import, export, and international complaince personnel. Provides work direction to other personnel who perform import, export, and international compliance related tasks.
May review and approve applications for export licenses, Technical Assistance Agreements (TAAs), and Manufacturing License Agreements (MLAs) prior to submittal to the U.S. government. Ensures that the business is properly registered with DDTC as manufacturers and exporters of defense articles and/or suppliers of defense services. Ensures that appropriate import and export records are maintained as required by law.
Advises management as to export considerations in product development and marketing. Reviews and approves sales proposals for compliance with export laws and regulations. Reviews and approves company publications, white papers, and articles for export controlled content. Participates on industry wide export, import, and international compliance related panels, symposiums, etc.
Participates in merger and acquisition activities such as due diligence and integration activities.
Leads in developing the Import/Export functional strategy. Establishes import and export goals and objectives and the measurement and monitoring processes necessary to determine actual progress and completion of those goals and objectives, both from a business and functional perspective. Develops guidelines and improvement measures, including automated solutions, for import/ export trade compliance processes and procedures.
Maintains a safe work environment and ensures compliance with safety objectives and policies.
Shares responsibility for self-development with immediate supervisor.
Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 12 years work experience or equivalent experience
Required Skills and Education
Problem Solving: Analytical thought needed to resolve issues in a variety of complex situations, without supervision. Knowledge and experience used to provide guidance and assistance to Business Development, Contracts, Legal, Program Managers, Security, and other business-related partners to help resolve and advise export/import and international compliance related issues that arise.
Nature of Impact: Impacts quality, timeliness of results, planning and revenues or budget.
Area of Impact: Primarily Sector wide.
Interpersonal Skills: Developed communication skills to exchange complex information.
Negotiation Skills: Negotiates mainly internally within a project team or department, at higher levels, and occasionally with external relationships.
Project Management: Leads Project/Program team member checking the work of others, managing workflow, and prioritizing tasks. Responsible for the training and development of team members and direct reports.
Min. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Strong oral and written communication skills as well as outstanding organizational and analytical skills; work independently, but collaboratively in a team setting while displaying a high level of self-direction and sound judgment; must be a self-starter, have a pro-active approach to address issues before they create legal exposure; able to handle a multitude of complex and challenging situations; desktop computer competency to include proficiency in Westlaw and MS Office Suite;
Preferred Skills and Education
Pref. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of import, export, and international compliance laws and regulations; ability to provide general legal support as required; experience with the federal government, regulatory, compliance, and/or government contracting process; ability to work with a diverse range of personnel both local and remote, foreign and domestic.
Maintain an active law license in a relevant U.S. Jurisdiction. Eligible to obtain a SECRET security clearance, and preferably a TOP SECRET security clearance.
Pref. Experience: 10 or more years experience preferred; experience managing, leading and developing teams and individuals across multiple locations; experience advising diverse stakeholders and directly supporting senior leadership; previous experience as an Empowered Official; experience working with export, import, and/or international compliance issues
About BAE Systems Platforms & Services
The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair…just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.
We celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.
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