Trade Compliance Manager in Hampton, VA at Arconic

Date Posted: 1/16/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Hampton, VA
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  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
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Job Description

Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensure customer success and shareholder value. Arconic Engines, a business unit of Arconic, is a world-class producer of aero engine and industrial gas turbine components, including airfoils, rings, disks and forgings. Arconic Engines excels in vacuum melted superalloys, machining, performance coatings and hot isostatic pressing for high-performance parts that enable the next-generation of quieter, more fuel-efficient aero engines and cleaner power generation. For more information: Follow @arconic: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.
This position is responsible to ensure that the AEN Business Unit and all associated locations of the AEN BU are in full compliance with the import and export laws of the countries where they do business, in a manner that is consistent with Company values.  Compliance with trade regulations will be achieved through a centralized framework including classification, certification, verification of import/export activities, and training of local staff.  The position requires significant leadership and influencing skills as this role will engage at all levels of internal and external organizations. 
Key Responsibilities include:
  • Execute as a key resource to all AEN Business Unit locations in providing functional knowledge, support, and solutions for the integrity of global operations and quality resolution of import/export issues throughout regional locations and clients. 
  • Support the management of a robust trade compliance program for the AEN Business Unit Operations, including the ongoing development and maintenance of procedures which define responsibility and accountability for completion of activities and supporting operational processes.
  • Advise on applicable international trade regulatory and compliance matters, including but not limited to, the customs and export regulations, anti-boycott, economic sanctions regulations, and product conformity and standards.
  • Further develop an ongoing, country- tailored training program that includes but is not limited to, export control and technology, Corporate Trade Standards, general awareness, risk identification, and escalation.  Conduct training as required for Trade Compliance Liaisons (SPA’s), and others as required, at AEN BU locations.
  • Represent AEN Business Unit Operations in dealings with customers, suppliers, plants, AEN Business Unit and Resource Unit personnel as well as government agencies in response to general inquiries on shipments or licenses.  i.e. BIS, ITAR, HMRC, BAFA
  • Provide guidance to ITAR license applications, and advise on the structure, support, and compliance of other export licenses, agreements, exemptions or other authorizations as may be required from UK, Germany, and France.
  • Provide periodic internal and external compliance assessments of AEN Business Unit facilities to ensure adherence to policies, procedures and compliance of all activities and transactions with the appropriate import/export laws and recordkeeping including completion of Company Audit and Self-Assessment Program.   Coordinate with Management on issues, opportunities, recommended solutions and cost savings.
  • Monitor of Service Provider SOW’s, manage KPI’s and overall network relationships, to include performance, quarterly reviews, and scorecard reports.
  • Remain current on regulatory/industry activities that impact the company's business.
  • Gain expert understanding of Company intermediary and anticorruption process to effectively determine and manage intermediary relationships as necessary.
  • Other tasks as assigned



*Internal candidates with the necessary qualifications may be located in another Arconic Engines location.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in international trade compliance
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status.  ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Trade compliance experience in the Aerospace industry
  • Complete working knowledge of all US Compliance Rules and Regulations. Knowledge of BIS, DTC, OFAC and all other related trade legislation, rules, and regulations.
  • Experience in implementing compliance processes in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with Export Management System process controls
  • Working knowledge of Anti-Boycott Compliance.
  • Experience in interacting with senior level management and all levels of employees.
  • Ability to develop and write clear and concise processes and procedures
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to integrate effective compliance requirements with ongoing business processes so not to negatively impact project performance
  • Experience conducting training and presentations with an ability to effectively communicate legal and procedural requirements
  • Successful candidate will thrive in working in a small team with limited supervision, hands on designing and building compliance modules; and
  • Solid computer skills: including MS Office Suite and ERP systems