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Export Controls Manager

Lincoln, NE
Full Time
Trade Compliance


The Export Controls Manager is responsible for direct oversight of the Export Administrators and backup Administrators at site-specific business units (“SBU”s) within the larger Consolidated Business Unit (“CBU”). This position may also be responsible for the export administrative duties at one or more SBUs. This position oversees and coordinates all aspects of export compliance surrounding the client’s products including, without limitation, adherence to applicable U.S. and non-U.S. laws and regulations pertaining to international trade, as well as, insuring compliance with the client’s polices. The Manager will directly interface with Corporate International Trade Compliance (“CITC”) and internal and external customers on matters pertaining to export regulations.

CBU Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain CBU & SBU level policies and procedures for use across the sites within the CBU driving toward standardization and LEAN processes and procedures. These policies and procedures need to align and support corporate-level policies and procedures.
  • In support of ensuring a strong understanding of the business related to export compliance at each SBU within the CBU and in supporting the SBUs export administrators this position will at a minimum visit all physical sites two (2) times per year. Additional, travel maybe required to align with the objectives and responsibilities of this CBU position.
  • Develop and administer, export-related training for the SBUs within the CBU as appropriate to align with CITC training requirement and programs. Working with Human Resources Department ensure training records are maintained.
  • Builds a strong team across the CBU that supports both the CBU and the SBU business needs and aligns with employee career development and succession planning for this key position, as well as, meeting the CITC minimum training requirements.
  • Provides support and escalation path to all Export Administrators within the CBU
  • Reviews all high risk transactionsResolves escalated denied party screening hits
  • Performs auditing and/or verification of SBU compliance procedures, training records, annual self-assessments, and ACE EEI filings
  • Submits to CITC all CITC required reports and compliance certifications for all SBUs within the CBU
  • Works with the Environmental Instruments Group Customs Compliance Manager to ensure both Customs and Export policies, procedures and processes are aligned for a complete overall trade compliance program.
  • Participates in acquisition due diligence of new SBUs within the CBU as requested and ensures successful integration of new SBUs.

SBU Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure day-to-day monitoring of all exports of the business unit
  • Maintain procedures for export controls in compliance with corporate and CBU policies and procedures
  • Ensure the export classification of each item that may be exported is current
  • Review technology classifications
  • Review and approve:
  • Foreign visitor requests
  • International travel authorizations
  • Public release of papers and presentations
  • Exports of technology, including deemed exports
  • Ensures correct export classifications in the SBUs MRP system
  • Review sales orders daily to ensure that proposed transactions are screened for Denied Persons and Entities, restricted end use and diversion
  • Conduct periodic audits of ACE EEI entries
  • Interact effectively with multiple functional areas including management, supply chain, shipping, engineering, finance, and IT Conduct required and as needed export controls training of personnel, including appropriate training of new hires
  • Conduct functional department export controls training
  • Maintain required export documentation according to U.S. law and Corporate CITC policies and document retention policies
  • Work with the client SBUs located outside of the U.S.A to support LEAN export controls processes
  • Identify, investigate, and review compliance aspects of any export activity with the client’s Corporate International Trade Compliance group (CITC)
  • Will be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in export compliance
  • Minimum five (5) years of directly related export compliance experience
  • Knowledge of U.S. export controls regulations required
  • Knowledge of U.S. Customs regulations desired
  • Experience in the implementation and maintenance of a compliance program including training, policies, guidelines and procedures
  • U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent resident status is required
  • The successful candidate must demonstrate competency in the following areas: International trade compliance, Incoterms, Export Administration Regulations (Title 15, Code of Federal Regulations), product classification (HTS/Schedule B and ECCN). Knowledge of export regulations in countries other than the USA desirable.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • The successful candidate must demonstrate competency in the following areas:
  • High ethical standards.
  • Strong research and writing abilities. Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate effectively and persuade and motivate others.
  • Self-motivated. Ability to work independently with limited direction.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work well under stress.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency using Windows Microsoft Office Suite: Excel reporting and graphing skills and database proficiency desirable.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • No direct-line supervisor responsibilities
  • Dotted-line oversight of SBU export and backup export administrators

Training Requirements:

  • ERP Overview

Physical Demands:

  • Prolonged periods of time on computer
  • Some travel required – 20%
  • Work Environment:
  • Usual office working conditions free of disagreeable elements
  • Minimal production environment

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Safety Glasses, as required by activity

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