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Global Trade Compliance Site Compliance Leader

Wilsonville, OR
Full Time
Trade Compliance
Senior Manager/Supervisor
Position available in multiple states such as: Wilsonville, OR/ Goleta, CA/ Elkridge, MD/ Billerica, MA/ Nashua, NH

Job Description:

The Site Trade Compliance Operations Leader is responsible for leading the successful implementation of Global Trade Compliance requirements in all site functional areas (e.g.
contracts, order entry, supply chain, engineering, human resources, shipping) at assigned facilities. They will serve as the primary global trade compliance relationship with facility
leadership and operations personnel and must be well rounded in all global trade compliance disciplines to effectively drive compliance. This role will require high business acumen, active engagement, and forward-thinking involvement in the business operations. The Site Trade Compliance Operations leaders will also play a key role in the strategic planning process and execution of day-to-day activities at the facility level. The ability to proactively identify risks and compliance challenges that may arise and to develop and monitor metrics and Key Performance Indicators to monitor the overall health of trade activities at the sites will be critical. This unique partnership with COMPANY’S operations is part of COMPANY’S strategic plan to make compliance in our operations a strategic advantage as compared to our competitors.

Site Trade Compliance Operations Leaders will be responsible for implementation of site level compliance operations, standard practices, and training programs that align to corporate GTC program requirements, published policy documentation, and applicable regulations, in coordination with corporate GTC staff, local site functional leadership and operations teams.
Site Trade Compliance Operations leaders will be responsible to ensure that site level activities are compliant with policy & regulation and will provide proactive, solution-oriented,
daily operational guidance and internal customer support as necessary to facilitate compliant business transactions. They will also be called upon to support corporate initiatives and
projects and will routinely communicate with corporate GTC leadership to ensure effective program execution at sites as required. They may also be required to participate in trade audit preparation activities and work with other site leads to drive consistency, where possible, in operating procedures.

Site Trade Compliance Operations leaders will have demonstrated hands-on ITAR experience and will act as Empowered Officials in the United States or as designated officials, as required, in non-U.S. locations. In addition to being the primary global trade point of contact for site operations, the individual will be responsible for working as a liaison between business operations and other GTC functions, including Customs, Licensing, Traffic, Investigations and Disclosures and may be required to lead compliance activities at assigned sites or at smaller, satellite facilities that do not have designated GTC compliance leads. This role requires an individual with the highest degree of ethical business conduct and integrity, and one that demonstrates COMPANY’S Core Values every day.


  • University degree plus minimum 7+ years of relevant experience in High Technology,
  • Defense or Aerospace environment.
  • Strong leadership skills required. Previous program/project management experience highly desired.
  • Previous experience in a similar capacity for a high tech/defense firm with large volumes and licensing agreements.
  • Expert in ITAR and EAR regulations. Extensive experience with Customs Regulations, Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR), OFAC Sanctions, Boycott Requirements, Dual Use and Multilateral Control Regimes.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentation)
  • Possesses strong leadership skills with a willingness to lead, create new ideas, and be assertive.
  • Able to serve as a resource to others in the resolution of complex problems and issues.
  • Able to constructively work under stress and pressure when faced with high workloads and deadlines; able to make sound and timely business decisions.

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