Site Trade Compliance Operations Leader (Hybrid Remote)

Teledyne FLIR

Wilsonville, OR, USA Remote

Full time

Trade Compliance

Export Import

Nov 22

Full Job Description

Be visionary

At Teledyne FLIR, we have a simple but ambitious mission: to develop market-leading thermal and sensing technologies which enhance everyday life. From saving energy, to saving lives Teledyne FLIR is making a real difference in our world.

Our products are used in a wide array of situations to rescue people in danger, detect criminals, conserve energy, navigate safely, provide security around the globe, and protect our environment.

We are looking for individuals who thrive on making an impact and want the excitement of being on a team that wins.

Job Description

After on-site training this position has the potential to work a hybrid schedule (a combination of days working from home and days in the office).

Job Summary:

The Site Trade Compliance Operations Leader is responsible for leading the successful implementation of Global Trade Compliance (GTC) requirements in functional areas for the Wilsonville office (e.g. contracts, order entry, supply chain, engineering, human resources, shipping). They will serve as the primary GTC liaison with facility leadership and operations and must be well rounded in all GTC disciplines to effectively drive compliance. This role will require high business acumen, active engagement, and forward-thinking involvement in business operations. This unique partnership with Teledyne FLIR’s operations is part of our strategic plan to make compliance in operations a strategic advantage.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the 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.
  • Ensure site level activities are compliant with policy and regulation and provide proactive, solution-oriented, daily operational guidance and internal customer support as necessary to facilitate compliant business transactions.
  • Support corporate initiatives and projects and routinely communicate with corporate GTC leadership to ensure effective program execution at sites.
  • Play a key role in the strategic planning process and execution of day-to-day activities at the facility level.
  • Proactively identify risks and compliance challenges that may arise and develop and monitor metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to monitor the overall health of trade activities.
  • 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.
  • May participate in trade audit preparation activities and work with other site leads to drive consistency, where possible, in operating procedures.

Job Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be either a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, legal permanent resident, asylee, refugee or must be eligible to apply for and obtain the appropriate export control license from the U.S. Departments of State or Commerce.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a related discipline preferred.
  • 8-10 years of relevant experience in import & export controls in high technology, defense or aerospace environment.
  • Expert in ITAR and EAR regulations with extensive experience in Customs Regulations, Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Sanctions, Boycott Requirements, Dual Use and Multilateral Control Regimes.
  • Experience performing and reviewing jurisdiction and classification determinations for export purposes.
  • Previous experience in a similar capacity with a high tech/defense firm with large volumes and licensing agreements.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, SharePoint).
  • 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 pressure when faced with multiple deadlines and workloads; able to make sound and timely business decisions.
  • Able to work independently and constructively with minimal supervision.
  • Strong time management, organization and program management skills.
  • Reputation for, and absolute commitment to, integrity and professionalism.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and strong presentation skills.
  • Able and willing to travel up to 10-15% primarily domestically.


Teledyne FLIR and all of our employees are committed to conducting business with the highest ethical standards. We require all employees to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and regulatory orders. Our reputation for honesty, integrity and high ethics is as important to us as our reputation for making innovative sensing solutions.

Teledyne FLIR is an equal opportunity employer.

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