Director/Lead of Global Trade Export, Import
Metrea is a defense company dedicated to translating commercial innovation into solutions for the hardest problems in national security. With deep mission expertise, Metrea focuses on delivering effects as-a-service across a spectrum of domains including Air, Space, Electromagnetic & Cyber, and Simulation. Metrea Management provides central services to 12 global business units via Operations, Solutions, Strategy, Legal, and Finance teams.
Reporting directly to the Executive Vice President, Head of Legal, Compliance and Contracts, you will be tasked with organizing and leading Metrea’s global trade export, import and customs operations. You will directly support the international growth objectives of Metrea and its assigned Business Groups and Business Units, with a particular focus on coordinating and collaborating the activities of retained export licensing consultants, Business Unit personnel responsible for the import and export of defense technology, and developing a standardized approach to Metrea’s export, import and customs activities. You also will work with export, import and customs legal counsel, both in-house and outside counsel, to ensure compliance with all regulations and laws that govern these activities. You will act as an empowered official, and you must have US export and import law and regulation expertise, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). You will plan, organize, and implement day-to-day export and import transactions to achieve targeted results in a fast paced and challenging environment. You must be a team player who is willing to learn and adapt to the company’s business needs.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed below satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Effectively build strong relationships with internal and external customers, consultants, and law firms.
- Effectively team with the Legal, Compliance and Contracts Team and business leaders to achieve business goals and objectives.
- Develop and streamline export-related processes and procedures to meet the pace of business needs.
- Coordinate complex export activities in support of the U.S. Government, predominantly DoD, foreign governments, and foreign business partners.
- Identify and resolve export issues, risk areas, and implications of emerging export issues.
- Review, coordinate and manage Department of State export agreements, including Technical Assistance Agreements, Manufacturing License Agreements, and Distribution Agreements.
- Review, coordinate and manage export and import licenses and permits obtained from the Department of State and the Department of Commerce and provide oversight for AES filings with the Census Bureau.
- Review, coordinate and manage export classification matters and the certification and use of license exemptions.
- Ensure compliance with global trade export, import and customs record keeping and data management requirements.
- Support implementation of export awareness training and specialized functional training.
Mentor and lead global trade export, import and customs capabilities where they reside in the various Business Groups and Business Units of Metrea.
This job operates in a clerical, office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
This is a largely sedentary role; however, some physical abilities may be required.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position with typical working hours of Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hours and work shifts may change in accordance with department and business needs. Exempt Employees must have the ability to be on-call and available, as business needs require.
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Required Education, Experience and Certificates
Education: Bachelor’s Degree
Experience: 5+ years of relevant experiences within Government, private industry, or combination of both with a focus on: export and import compliance; ITAR and EAR requirements; interpreting regulations and navigating ambiguous environments; making decisions using sound judgement while complying with policies, procedures, appropriate principles, and applicable laws and regulations; exercising discretion and independent judgement in the performance of duties; analyzing, evaluating, developing, and implementing processes and procedures; and effectively communicating with internal and external customers at all levels.
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
Education: Masters’ Degree or JD
Experience: 7+ years of relevant experiences within Government, private industry, or combination of both with a focus on: export and import compliance; ITAR and EAR requirements; interpreting regulations and navigating ambiguous environments; making decisions using sound judgement while complying with policies, procedures, appropriate principles, and applicable laws and regulations; exercising discretion and independent judgement in the performance of duties; analyzing, evaluating, developing, and implementing processes and procedures; and effectively communicating with internal and external customers at all levels.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Must be able to accomplish any and all duties with little or no assistance. Must have good command of the English language; oral and written.
Work Authorization/Security Clearance
Employee must be a US citizen.
Employee must be able to hold and maintain a Secret (or higher) Clearance Level. Employee must have and maintain a U.S. Passport.
Metrea Management LLC (MAM) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.