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Trade Compliance Manager

Waterdown, Canada

Job ID 7423
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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 space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 50,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

9/80 work schedule available for most U.S. and Canada employees, effective October 24, 2022.

About the Role

The Trade Compliance Manager will lead the Wescam Inc. Trade Compliance team with direct reporting line to the Electro Optical (EO) Sector, Sr. Trade Compliance Manager under the Integrated Mission Systems (IMS) Segment. As an experienced manager and subject matter expert, the Trade Compliance Manager will provide direction to a team of import and export compliance professionals and will oversee the implementation and compliance with regulatory, corporate, and U.S. and Canadian trade compliance requirements while facilitating business growth in a compliant environment.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Act as the Empowered Official (EO), responsible for the effective and compliant execution of the division level Trade Compliance program
  • Effectively manage and develop a team of on-site and off-site Trade Compliance staff
  • Oversee import compliance including, HS classification, Free Trade Agreement analysis, and monitoring Customs Broker activities
  • Oversee the export compliance program including, jurisdiction and classification and export / brokering license or permit process for commodities, software, technical data and related defense services under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Canada’s Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA) and Controlled Goods Program (CGP) / Defence Production Act (DPA).
  • Implement L3Harris policies, procedures and U.S. and Canadian regulatory requirements at Wescam with a keen focus on establishing a culture of continuous improvement within Trade Compliance
  • Lead the development and execution of Trade Compliance training to stakeholders to increase the organization’s awareness of Trade Compliance policies, procedures and applicable laws related to trade, exports and import compliance
  • Provide strategic Trade Compliance guidance and advice to internal stakeholders
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop and actively manage KPI’s that effectively support process efficiencies and business growth in a compliant environment
  • Develop internal compliance audits and assessments and support external audits
  • Oversee investigations of non-compliance with import/export laws and regulations

Required Capabilities

  • Communicates with leadership regarding matters of importance to the functional or business area.
  • Must facilitate business growth while effectively maintaining a compliance environment
  • Must have good time management, organizational skills, as well as good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Requires keen attention to detail, with the ability to learn and comprehend highly detailed laws and regulations.
  • Must possess full working knowledge or ITAR, EAR, EIPA, CGP, DPA and Customs regulations with specific experience in jurisdiction and classification analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform research across both technical and regulatory / legal environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, comprehend, interpret and follow complicated written and verbal instructions, interpret regulations, and the ability to communicate both orally and in writing at a high level.
  • Must have experience managing a team of trade compliance professionals in a fast paced environment
  • Working experience in the aerospace / defense industry is asset
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required.
  • Strong drive and resilience.
  • Action and result oriented.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with people at all levels. Works to influence others to accept individual or team’s views or practices and changes to concepts, practices and approaches.
  • A willingness to see things through to the end.
  • A team player who is comfortable working with other professionals.
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Willingness to take on project ownership and accountability.
  • Must be able to travel as necessary. (Up to 10% travel).

Desired Education and Experiences

  • Requires management and leadership knowledge in job area.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and skills within a specific technical or professional discipline and may have broad understanding of other areas within the job function.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 9 years prior related experience or Graduate Degree with a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience.

L3Harris performs background checks prior to employment as all applicants must be eligible for registration with the Controlled Goods Program and obtain and maintain a positive security assessment. Some positions may require a government of Canada “Reliability” status and/or Level 2 (Secret) security clearance. In addition, L3Harris performs pre-employment substance abuse testing where required.

At L3Harris, we foster an inclusive, equitable and diverse workplace. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. For applicants with disabilities, we will provide you with accommodation so that you have what you need in order to be at your best.

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