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Trade Compliance Specialist


Bridgeton, MO, US, 63044

Job ID: 100091 


The Leonardo DRS Land Systems business is a recognized leader in the design and integration of complex technologies into new and legacy systems and platforms for global military and commercial customers.

Job Summary

DRS Sustainment Systems Inc. is seeking an experienced Trade Compliance Specialist to facilitate DRS business by assisting with developing, implementing and maintaining internal export / import controls to ensure compliance with U.S. government export / import regulations such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Federal Trade Regulations, Economic Embargo Regulations, and Importation of Arms, Ammunition and Implements of War Regulations.

Job Responsibilities
  • Facilitate DRS business by assisting withdeveloping, implementing and maintaining internal export/import controls to ensure compliance with U.S. government export/import regulations such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Economic Embargo Regulations, and Importation of Arms, Ammunition and Implements of War Regulations.
  • In coordination with the Trade Manager provides guidance on the application and implementation of U.S. Government export/import regulations to the internal business unit 
  • Obtains, maintains and monitors the necessary U.S. Government export/import licenses, agreements, permits, certifications and technology release determinations in support of the Trade Manager and various local functions
  • Supports the implementation of business processes, procedures and tools to ensure compliance with U.S. Government export/import regulations and Company policies and procedures
  • Reviews and obtains Trade Manager approval for the export/import of goods and provide support in the movement of goods 
  • Provides reports and updated metrics pertaining to various areas of compliance including compliance of the export/import processes
  • Manages and maintains export/import files and records in accordance with U.S. Government regulations and Company policy 
  • Identifes local training needs and through guidance from the Trade Manager assist in development of and provide training pertaining to export/import requirements
  • Monitors export/import compliance across all aspects of the trade program (e.g. self-assessments)
  • Supports investigations, external audits, internal audits and other compliance matters as directed 
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization
  • Participates in business and corporate projects focusing on trade compliance
  • Maintain awareness of all international activity, including marketing, trade shows, publishing of technical papers, business development, and procurement
  • 5+ years in trade and/or trade compliance related position
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to obtain DoD Collateral Secret Security preferred
  • Ability to obtain US Government approval to access export controlled information required
  • Works with minimal supervision as an individual self starter and contributor
  • Demonstrates the ability to analyze and solve general to moderately complex problems
  • Demonstrates proficient application of industry business practices and concepts
  • Attention to detail and follow through on tasks assigned
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to travel as necessary to support the functions of the job
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Familiarity with OFAC, BATFE and US Custons regulations
  • Familliarity with US government licensing tools (e.g.,DECCS, SNAP-R) #LSY

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish through:

INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first.

QUALITY. We set high standards of performance, and consistently deliver excellent products and services.

CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers.

DIVERSITY. We embrace different points of view, and continually foster an environment that enable all participants to contribute to their full potential.

INNOVATION.  At Leonardo DRS, innovation is in our DNA. We have built this company through the innovative ideas of our employees and continue to foster an environment that rewards new ideas to help our government and military customers save lives, solve critical problems and modernize to ensure mission success for years to come.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

For additional information on  Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com