International Trade Compliance Lead - Bedfordshire

Supply Chain
Ref: 1713 Date Posted: Friday 17 Jun 2022
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International Trade Compliance Lead
Location:                 Bedford with hybrid working options
Salary:                      Up to £70,000 (DOE) + Bonus, Pension, 4-day week & more
We currently have an exciting opportunity for an International Trade Compliance Lead, working with a global industry leader in the technology sector, where you will play a pivotal role in the ongoing success of the business.
You will be responsible for leading the Trade Compliance team which covers both military import/export compliance and regular international logistics import/export compliance, as well as being the site SME on trade compliance matters including how ITC regulations affect staffing/vetting.
To be successful in this role, you will have significant and recent experience in a trade compliance role and it is likely that you will have come into this from a higher level such as a legal background, compliance/audit background, or an engineering background potentially, particularly engineering compliance.
International Trade Compliance Lead:
  • Plans and coordinates import/export activities, including the flow of traffic to/from foreign destinations, related customer service, brokerage, and customs transactions.
  • Maintains compliance with UK and foreign regulations governing the shipment, receipt, and documentation of imported/exported products.
  • Researches and resolves customer or supplier issues. Interfaces with internal and external worldwide import/export operations and organizations.
  • Negotiates with foreign customers and suppliers to develop handling agreements. Acts as liaison with U.K. customs representatives to resolve problems.
  • Establishes requirements for licences for the export or import of military and dual use equipment and generates licence applications where necessary. 
  • Ensures exports do not take place without the necessary licences and export formalities and paperwork in place. 
  • Establishes, maintains, and controls relations with appropriate government licensing authorities to ensure that the company's position on licensing and technology release is conveyed, understood and accepted/approved.
  • Maintains accurate auditable records (supported by a colleague who manages the records) of all export/import activities sufficient to meet government requirements 
  • Ensures compliance with customs formalities to ensure smooth flow of goods, ensuring correct tariff application and payment of duties and maintaining AEO status 
International Trade Compliance Lead skills and experience
  • Experience of applying for and maintaining UK military/dual use Export/ Import licences including OGELs, OIELS, and SIELS
  • A background which involves understanding of working with defence or dual use products
  • Interface with UK authorities on licence applications/queries. (HMRC/ECJU)
  • Understanding and ensuring compliance with UK Export Legislation.
  • Prior team leadership or management experience
  • Knowledge of ITAR would be a preference
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to secure a challenging and exciting International Trade Compliance Lead role where you will have the opportunity to influence and shape future business success. You will be rewarded with an excellent benefits package as well as the opportunity to take on increased responsibility within the department.
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