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Northrop Grumman International Trade Compliance Manager 2 in Huntsville, Alabama

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Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is seeking a highly qualified International Trade Compliance Manager 2 to join the NGDS International Trade Compliance (ITC) team for oversight of a portfolio of programs within the Combat Systems and Mission Readiness Division (CSMR). This position reports to the Combat Systems and Mission Readiness Division ITC Manager and will be located in Huntsville, Alabama .


  • Develops licensing strategies, export authorizations, training, and guidance based upon knowledge of the U.S. export regulations and implementation of Northrop Grumman policies and procedures

  • Leads discussions with USG stakeholders regarding provisos, proviso reconsiderations, and assists with program/capture technology release

  • Responsible for overseeing trade compliance for fast-paced business development opportunities

  • Serves as the Empowered Official for transactional compliance with export regulations, license preparation and processing, and the use of exemptions and exceptions in lieu of licensing for business areas

  • Creates, reviews, and signs export and temporary import license and agreement applications in compliance with applicable U.S. government laws and regulations

  • Ensures compliance with business processes for submitting to and obtaining from the U.S. government all necessary export and import licenses, permits, and certifications

  • Executes operational processes for assuring trade compliance through gate reviews of technical data, foreign travel, foreign visits, and export and import shipments

  • Responsible for commodity jurisdiction and classification determinations

  • Maintains awareness of changing export control laws and regulations and provides analysis regarding applicability and impact to company products and technologies, as well as existing company export policies and procedures

  • Serves as a subject matter expert to support training and education on export related matters

  • As an integral member of International Trade Compliance, may perform other duties on a collateral basis as assigned by their Manager, to include leading various Northrop Grumman process improvement projects

  • Supports law department in investigating and resolving compliance problems, questions, or complaints

  • Maintains applicable trade compliance records in accordance with regulatory requirements


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have one of the following:

  • High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 14 years of international trade compliance experience

  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, or a related discipline with a minimum of 10 years of international trade compliance experience

  • Master's degree in business, finance, or a related discipline with a minimum of 8 years of international trade compliance experience

  • Proficiency in the ITAR, EAR and regulatory changes associated with Export Control Reform

  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance

  • Experience in effectively applying U.S. Government regulatory requirements in complex scenarios, analyzing and solving complex problems

  • Must be able to work on-site in Huntsville, Alabama

  • Must be able to travel as needed (up to 10% of the time)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to be an independent thought leader for the function and work effectively as part of a highly integrated leadership team

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills

  • Knowledge of Northrop Grumman products and services

  • Experience in training large, diverse groups on various export related issues matters

  • Active DoD security clearance

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