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Director, Trade Compliance

Category: Legal
Location: Newington, NH

Director, Trade Compliance

SIG SAUER® world renowned firearms are the weapons of choice for many of the premier global military, law enforcement and commercial users. In our world-class facilities, we build the toughest, most precise rifles, pistols, suppressors, optics, ammunition, and air guns, while offering the finest firearms training — all as a fully integrated system. We do this because we share the same drive to be the best, the same love of freedom, the same unwillingness to compromise — as those who choose SIG.

The tremendous growth of SIG SAUER has fueled outstanding opportunities for experienced professionals to join our team.

Position Summary:

The Director of Corporate Trade Compliance is responsible for executing SIG SAUER’s Global Trade Compliance program. This role will work across functional program teams to ensure trade compliance is maintained while partnering with internal customers to achieve company objectives. The ideal candidate can work and communicate well with all levels of the organization.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead an established trade compliance group supported by a matrix of dedicated trade team members around the world.

  • Support development of strategies for corporate trade compliance program that align with business goals and objectives.

  • Manage SIG SAUER’s Global Trade Compliance training program.

  • Manage and update corporate trade compliance policies to reflect current regulatory and business requirements.

  • Maintain knowledge and expertise of current US and EU import/export regulations affecting the company. Communicate to corporate and business leadership any changes that could impact the company.

  • Oversee various programs e.g., ECCN/USML/EU Dual Use/EU Military classification and jurisdiction determination procedures.

  • Manage the company’s customs brokers.

  • Provide recommendations for business planning purposes regarding the potential use of Free Trade Agreements (FTA) or other Preference Programs.

  • Administer procedures relative to the proper valuation of imported merchandise including, but not limited to, the valuation of any assists, royalties, or other additions to value, etc.

  • Conduct quarterly transaction testing/audits to assess effectiveness of import/export compliance procedures.

  • Ensure all import and export-related documentation is properly filed and maintained by the businesses.

  • Serve as primary point of contact for inquiries from relevant government agencies.

  • Review and approve all Technical Assistance Agreements (TAAs) and Manufacturing License Agreements (MLAs).

  • Coordinate with IT on implementation of automated trade compliance solutions.

  • Due diligence review for acquisitions and integration into SIG SAUER’s compliance processes.

Job Requirements

  • Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Experience with U.S. EAR & ITAR regulations, and related Export Licenses, MLA’s and Technology Agreements.

  • Experience with EU dual use and EU military goods regulations and licensing requirements.

  • Knowledge of import regulations and experience working with Customs Brokers and interacting with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

  • Knowledge of logistics and knowledge of trade agreements and requirements.

  • Experience in implementing, mapping, and documenting cross-functional processes within in a matrix reporting structure.

  • Experience, enthusiasm, and track record of managing and developing trade compliance professionals.

  • Experience with Snap-R and D-Trade systems for license and agreement applications.

  • Demonstrated success working at all levels in an organization into achieve measurable results.

  • Experience and proficiency in writing policies and procedures.

  • Well-developed organizational, priority management, and planning skills.

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time.

Requirements

Education & Experience:

  • Experience is often gained through managing work across several functional areas and/or departments, with growing levels of complexity and diversity.

  • Typically requires a minimum level of knowledge that is acquired through a four-year college degree in an applicable field and twelve years related experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Generally, has a minimum of 8 to 10 years of increasing managerial experience.

Working Conditions:

  • Able to lift up to 25 pounds

  • Must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which is required in designated areas.

SIG SAUER, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.