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Director of Compliance

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Company : Safran Electronics & Defense Job field : Trade compliance and risks Location : Irvine , California , United States Contract type : Permanent Contract duration : Full-time Required degree : Bachelor's Degree Required experience : More than 8 years Professional status : Professional, Engineer & Manager Salary range : $174,762 – $215,128
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Job Description

1. Job Summary
The Director of Compliance manages and leads all activities related to export controls, import/customs controls, trade compliance and risk management. The role leads and manages a team of import and export specialists and oversees, develops, implements and executes policies, procedures and practices related to national, international and corporate trade compliance laws, regulations and acts. The position includes the role of Export Control Officer (ECO), Export Compliance Specialist, Sr Import Compliance Specialist and Compliance Correspondent (TCC). This position and its subordinate(s) (particularly the Risk Representative) are responsible for the Site's Risk Management program and associated tasks. As the senior regulatory advisor, the position works closely with site personnel, Corporate Legal Counsel, outside Legal Counsel, the Corporate Export Compliance Department, and the local Senior Leadership Team.

2. Essential Job Functions
‐ Oversee the development, implementation and deployment of policies, procedures and practices.
‐ Ensure exports of goods, and technology/technical data are compliant with the US International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the US Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and other applicable international laws, regulations and acts.
‐ Manage and support the import of products and components in accordance with the rules and regulations of the US Customs and Border Protection Agency.
‐ Draft, update, and submit license applications and meet mandatory reporting requirements. Determine the appropriate use of license exemptions and exceptions, where applicable.
‐ Accountable for recordkeeping of all import and export related documents to ensure compliance with regulatory and company standards.
‐ Responsible to ensure imports and exports take place in accordance with approved licenses and other forms of export and import approvals, including all license and agreement provisos and conditions.
‐ •Deliver import and export compliance related training (general awareness, in-depth, and department specific training) for employees.
‐ In accordance with the stipulations of a Technical Assistance Agreement and/or Manufacturing License Agreement, ensure eligibility of all foreign licensees and sub-licensees to receive ITAR defense articles.
‐ Manage anti-bribery, corruption and other trade compliance related activities, review and approve business partners, and ensure company adherence to gift, hospitality, and sponsorship activities.
‐ Work with other departments and functions to ensure the development and management of a comprehensive export and import network, including the appointment of import and export compliance coordinators, to ensure compliance with all applicable international regulations in support of the business (i.e., Programs, Purchasing, Engineering, Commercial, IT, etc.).

Complementary Description

‐ Support operational processes to ensure that compliance requirements are considered in advance of any contemplated export activity.
‐ Oversee the development, implementation and deployment of a monitoring and periodic audit program relating to the import, and export-related activity within departments to ensure policy adherence and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations
‐ Lead investigations of suspected or actual violations and implement corrective actions for resolution of export and import compliance problems, questions, or complaints.
‐ Provide guidance and support to the company regarding customs agents, brokers, Incoterms, etc.
‐ Identify areas of improvement to implement change in alignment with compliance guidelines and meet company cost saving initiatives.
‐ Liaise with the customers, suppliers, various US Government Agencies , corporate legal counsel and outside legal counsel, as needed, to ensure compliance.
‐ Oversee and manage travel and IT system access approvals, and other documentary approvals required for import and exports.
‐ Ensure that access to controlled goods and controlled technical data is limited to “authorized persons” only. This includes physical access to controlled goods, as well as IT access to controlled technical data.

Job Code: ACA050-M3-15-CA
Note: This position is on-site and may be located in either Grand Prairie, TX or Irvine, CA
Salary Range: $174,762 – $215,128

Job Requirements

Education/Experience
- University degree in business, law, or other related field preferred. A college degree in a trade compliance related field combined with applicable work experience will also be considered
- A minimum of 10 years of export, import, trade compliance related work experience, preferably in the Aerospace or similar industry.
- Military program experience a plus.
- Previous experience as a Designated Official under the Controlled Goods Program, and/or a role in a multi-national company as an Export Control Officer, is preferred.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities
- Communication: Skills
Internal: Ability to communicate effectively with and to report to senior and executive management
External: Government agencies, customers, vendors, etc.
- Detail Oriented – the ability to be thorough and accurate when accomplishing task.
- Relationships - Must have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication and demonstrate the ability to work in a collaborative team environment. Builds strong relationships.
- Analytical Problem Solver – the ability to collect and analyze information and use that information to resolve problems.
- Adaptability – Must have the ability to balance competing priorities in a fast-paced work environment.
- Confidentiality – the ability to collect, analyze, and process sensitive information in a private, secure manner.

Leadership skills / Management skills / Personal skills

- Change agent
- Strong communication skills
- Customer oriented
- Integrity

Specificity of the job

This position has interaction and responsibility for Grand Prairie, TX and Irvine, CA teams. Occasional travel between Grand Prairie and Irvine (less than 25%).

Locate your future workplace

1733 Alton Parkway CA 92606

Irvine

California United States

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