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Northrop Grumman Sr. Principal International Trade Compliance Analyst in Plymouth, Minnesota

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector is seeking a Sr. Principal International Trade Compliance Analyst to join our growing team of diverse professionals in Plymouth, Minnesota .


  • Develops and manages comprehensive internal export and import controls to ensure compliance with US and foreign regulations in the conduct of international marketing, sales, supply chain and other business activities

  • Establishes business processes for submitting to and obtaining from the U.S. government all necessary export and import licenses, permits, certifications, and technology release determinations

  • Establishes and maintains relations with appropriate government regulatory agencies

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

  • Maintains applicable trade compliance records in accordance with regulatory requirements

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

  • Establishes and maintains training and audit assessment programs to ensure implementation and effectiveness of internal controls

  • Generates performance metrics for export and import processes


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have one of the following:

  • High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 14 years of regulatory and/or compliance experience

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 10 years of regulatory and/or compliance experience

  • Master's degree with a minimum of 8 years of regulatory and/or compliance experience

  • Minimum of 3 years drafting and submitting export licenses and agreements, interpreting and providing guidance on U.S. ITAR and EAR regulations for the licensing of commodities, technical data and defense services or equivalent US Government experience.

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

  • Must be able to work on-site in Plymouth, Minnesota

  • Must be able to travel as needed (up to 25% of the time)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with OCR's EASE software

  • Able to learn and use new web-based applications including work flows and databases

  • Experience with use of / authorizing ITAR exemptions

  • Experience with making Jurisdiction and Classification determinations

  • Active Secret or higher security clearance

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills

  • Demonstrate a track record for paying close attention to detail

  • Experienced and comfortable providing training in person or via virtual methods

  • Knowledge of BATFE and other US Government Regulations

  • Advanced degree and/or Aerospace or Defense industry experience

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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