Principal/Sr Principal International Trade Compliance Analyst

Home Office-Baltimore


Full time

Customs and Trade Compliance


Sep 14


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: No relocation assistance availableCLEARANCE TYPE: NoneTRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the TimeDescription

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Principal International Trade Compliance Analyst (Level 3)/ or Sr. Principal International Trade Compliance Analyst (Level 4) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The position will be located in Linthicum, MD and supports a part-time hybrid telework arrangement (2-3 days in the office each week).

The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's International Trade Compliance organization, supporting the Land & Maritime Sensors portfolio, working to ensure compliance with export laws and internal processes that support foreign policy and protect national security.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop and manage comprehensive internal export and import controls to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies in the conduct of international marketing, sales, supply chain and other business activities.
  • Establish business processes for submitting to and obtaining from the US government all necessary export and import licenses, permits, certifications, and technology release determinations.
  • Executes operational processes to ensure regulatory trade compliance through gate reviews of technical data, foreign travel, foreign visits and export and import shipments.
  • Maintain applicable trade compliance records in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • Perform compliance assessments of transactions and support the law department in investigating and resolving compliance problems, questions, or complaints.
  • Support performance metrics for export processes.
  • Collaborate with various functional areas to develop and implement appropriate authorization strategies to meet business requirements and ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies.
  • Determine and validate appropriate commodity jurisdiction and classification when conducting the order of review to include applicability of formal Commodity Jurisdiction or CCATS submission.
  • Independently assess complex transactions and determine applicability of internal gate reviews, licenses, exceptions, and exemptions.
  • Assist in the review of export/import clauses in Statements of Work and Non-Disclosure Agreements and provide recommendations regarding potential impact to business activity.
  • Review and disposition public release requests.
  • Perform compliance assessments of transactions as necessary for investigations of potential instances of non-compliance.
  • Assist in the development, revision, and implementation of trade compliance policies and procedures as necessary to support portfolio.
  • Represent the organization as a prime contact on complex contracts or projects, internal working groups, and capture activities. Interact with senior internal and external personnel on high visibility matters often requiring coordination between organizations.
  • Exercise good judgment of when to seek management support and guidance as needed, including collaborating on decisions which have the potential to be high visibility or impactful.
  • Mentor junior level Analysts and Technical Advisors on export regulations and internal processes and procedures.
  • Develop and deliver presentations, including Export General Awareness training, program/function specific export training, lessons learned, and program/capture export licensing strategy updates to Division leadership.

Job Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Level 3: Bachelor’s degree plus 6 years of relevant experience, or Master’s degree plus 4 years of relevant experience
  • Level 4: Bachelor’s degree plus 10 years of relevant experience, or Master’s degree plus 8 years of relevant experience
  • Proficiency in utilizing and applying the ITAR and EAR
  • Ability to assess and apply export regulations when determining commodity jurisdiction and classification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with OCR's EASE software
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of products
  • Experience in and comfortable with providing training in person or via virtual methods
  • Experience in mentoring junior employees
  • Experience in reading and interpreting regulations and applying changes to current procedures and practices
  • Experience in both DCS and FMS export requirements
  • Experience supporting business development activities

Salary Range: $74,600.00 - $129,500.00Salary Range 2: $92,400.00 - $160,600.00Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. 

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