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Trade Compliance Manager

Job ID AS20210601-54714

L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: Trade Compliance Manager

Job Location:  UK - Crawley - West Sussex

Job Code:  AS20210601-54714

About the role:

We are looking for a Trader Compliance Manager to join our team based in Crawley, West Sussex. The Trade Compliance Manager will act as primary point of contact to our Corporate team for all Trade Compliance issues within L3Harris Commercial Training Solutions. They will act as Appointed as Empowered Official (EO) for L3Harris Commercial Training Solutions, provide L3Harris CTS Executive and Divisional Teams with expert trade controls support covering the full spectrum of activities covered by the company. 

Primary Purpose of the role:

  • Ensure the business is in compliance with all UK, and foreign laws and regulations with respect to the export and import of products and technical data to our customers and from our suppliers.
  • Manage adherence to, L3 Technologies Inc., Global Trade Compliance policies and procedures.  This includes being proactively involved in the training of L3Harris CTS personnel in Trade Compliance.
  • Act as the primary point of contact to Corporate for all International Agreements.  Appointed as Due Diligence Coordinator (DDC) for all L3 CTS companies
  • Manage international agreements through the Corporate “Anti-Bribery and Compliance Management System” (ABCMS).  Carry out due diligence checks for all new and potential CDR’s, Other Covered Third Parties, new customers and new suppliers.  Design and implement Anti-Bribery due-diligence training and support ABL with Anti-Bribery and Compliance training for all gatekeepers .
  • Manage the Trade Compliance plan, support all trade compliance functions throughout the business.  Support the Customs Compliance function, ensure Customs compliance policies and procedures are in line with L3Harris policy, and ensure that trade and customs compliance is integrated into other departments local work instructions

Main activities and accountabilities:

Empowered Official  /Trade Compliance

  • Lead and oversee Trade Compliance activities such as commodity jurisdiction, product classification, licence determination and authorisations for the L3Harris CTS Division hardware, software and technology.
  • Manage the day-to-day transactions associated with these activities, including the preparation and monitoring of license applications and other requests for approval to the UK Export Control Organisation.
  • Research, analyse and interpret UK, EU and US international trade regulations and laws (including EAR, OFAC, ITAR and other agencies) and determine impact on L3Harris CTS operations.
  • Investigate and research trade and customs compliance regulations for the countries with which we do business.
  • Collaborate with engineering personnel to review technical data for potential export as it applies to deemed export regulations.
  • Provide day-to-day assistance to business units on compliance with UK and EU export control regulations as well as EAR, OFAC, ITAR regulations.
  • Prepare, implement, maintain and improve the company's export compliance policies, procedures and work instructions. Monitor compliance of such policies and procedures with UK, EU and US government laws and regulations.
  • Maintain complete and accurate export records to comply with regulations.
  • Conduct and support internal and external audits and investigations. Prepare audit reports and develop, implement and monitor corrective action plans as necessary.
  • Manage export forwarders to ensure that export documentation and/or electronic filings are executed timely and accurately.
  • Serve as the empowered official for L3Harris CTS communicating with UK, EU and US Government agencies on export matters .
  • Participate in various international trade compliance groups/seminars to keep current on export regulations and best practices.
  • Assisting in the recognition, investigation and corrective actions associated with the process of voluntary disclosures.
  • Act as focal point and advisor for any trade compliance problems resulting in delayed or seized shipments in cooperation with Supply Chain and Quality Assurance personnel.
  • Conduct export compliance training to internal staff to raise awareness of export compliance issues and regulations.
  • Support the Logistics Manager/Customs Traffic Compliance Officer with all trade compliance requirements, policies and procedures specific to the logistics and supply chain functions and movement of goods

Due Diligence Lead

  • Serve as the focal point for initiating, coordinating and administering all Covered Third Party requests.
  • Responsible for ensuring completion of sufficient risk-based due diligence for all Consultant, Distributor and Representative Agreements, including the identification and resolution of any red flags.
  • Maintains records for all Covered Third Parties.
  • Conducts annual self-assessments for compliance with Corporate Policy and Procedures, and any pertinent UK. Government and or foreign government laws and regulations.
  • Disseminates applicable UK and foreign government agency regulatory advisories.
  • Ensure that all company personnel are in strict compliance with corporate policy, and are made aware that violation of the policy is subject to strict disciplinary action. 

Key Competencies Required:

  • Knowledge of European and UK import, export, and licensing regulations (as well as EAR and ITAR regulations).
  • Understanding of how export compliance impacts and supports the governance of a business, including: restricted party screening; management of secure data; and customs regulations.
  • Understanding of embargoes and sanction specific to the UK and country of origin.
  • Experience in Schedule B, ECN and ECCN Classifications.
  • Understanding of Trade Tariffs and Commodity Classifications.
  • Ability to partner with cross-function employees (Sales/Marketing/Engineering/Logistics/Procurement/Legal) to ensure company-wide compliance.
  • Excellent organisational, analytical and communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Able to handle multiple duties and tasks in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Knowledge of UK Anti-Bribery Act and FCPA regulations.

Experience and Knowledge Required:

  • Educated to “Degree” level or equivalent experience, ideally with a further tertiary qualifications in a related field
  • Minimum 3 years of demonstrable working knowledge and first-hand experience of working in an a Trade Compliance function
  • General knowledge of the wider Civil Aerospace market would be an advantage, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Ideally a member of an associated trade organisation.