Trade Compliance Manager
  • November 8, 2022
  • YDP
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

The International Trade Compliance Manager is primarily responsible for Site export and import compliance programs and holds Site policy authority for International Trade Compliance. Responsibilities include: reviewing and approving export/import license applications, advising the general manager and senior staff about International Trade Compliance matters, providing International Trade Compliance oversight to all Site activities, developing and implementing International Trade Compliance policies and procedures, working collaboratively with all departments to ensure they are utilizing effective compliance internal controls, and providing International Trade Compliance training. The International Trade Compliance Manager has the independent authority to inquire into any aspect of a proposed export or import, verify its legality and the accuracy of the information being submitted, and stop any Site transaction.
o Advise President and senior staff about International Trade Compliance aspects and risks of proposed business decisions.
o Analyze and interpret export and import regulations and maintain current knowledge of changes.
o Review with functional managers their International Trade Compliance internal controls (procedures, work instructions, forms, checklists, and tools) to ensure they are current and compliant.
o Work proactively with functions to identify licensing requirements early and minimize business delays.
o Monitor and assess compliance activities and the effectiveness of internal controls.
o Prepare, review, approve, and submit applications for export/import licenses, permits, and other requests for authorization. Ensure all stakeholders are included in meetings to address management and use of approved authorizations. Manage government authorizations throughout their life cycle.
o Prepare, review and approve technology control plans, and provide technology transfer oversight (including visits and travel).
o Review transactions for which due diligence indicates potential risk, and determine whether due diligence has been satisfied.
o Review and approve the export of hardware and technical data.
o Review contracts and identify potential International Trade Compliance issues.
o Produce and analyze reports from various ERP/MRP and other information systems.
o Transact records in International Trade Compliance information systems.
o Oversee calculations for preferential treatment under Free Trade Agreements.
o Verify export shipping documentation for ad-hoc and other non-routine shipments.
o Coordinate shipments with freight forwarders and customs brokers.
o Support IT with CMMC and other compliance related activities.
o Maintain the highest ethical standards, even when challenged by senior personnel.
o Understand and live by Champion’s ethics and business conduct policies.
o Strong familiarity with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR) including anti-boycott regulations, sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Customs Regulations (CR), and the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR).
o Strong computer skills including ability to research transactions and prepare reports in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) information systems, perform spreadsheet calculations, and quickly learn new software tools.
o Strong verbal and written communication skills.
o Project leadership skills.
o Ability to work at both detail and strategic levels, work calmly under pressure and with frequent interruptions, and display sound judgment.
o Ability to develop or revise procedures, work instructions, forms, and business flowcharts.
o Ability to prepare and review complex business documents.
o Thoroughly familiar with international shipping documents such as commercial invoice, packing list, air waybill, and export license; including consignee information, INCOTERMS, harmonized tariff code and nomenclature, country of origin, customs value, export classification, and license data.

o Bachelor’s degree in business, law, engineering, or a related area.
o At least eight years of business experience.
o At least five years of experience in the Aerospace & Defense sector.
o At least five years of experience with export and/or import regulatory compliance.
o Experience using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) information systems.
o Experience with international business transactions and shipping documents.
o Experience with International Trade Compliance information systems.
o Prior managerial experience.
o Experience with the OCR EASE International Trade Compliance information system.