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Trade Compliance Officer

Job ID: R0110436 Location: Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Full time, Regular Employment
Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom

In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow's possible.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Job Description

Primary Purpose of Role:

We are currently recruiting for a Trade Compliance Officer to join us in an exciting time of enhancing our developing team. This is a great opportunity for an experienced export control candidate with experience ideally within the defence, military or highly regulated industry. The key purpose of the role is to assist in the promotion and implementation of import/export compliance within the UK in accordance with all applicable laws & regulations, Thales Group Policy and Thales UK Export Compliance Programme.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist & support line manager by performance of compliance activities within the function and other departments.
  • To review and approve where necessary, all trade compliance documentation as directed by the line manager e.g.: CECCs, End User Statements, DSP5s and other supplier licenses, TAAs, MLAs Sales Order/Contracts and Purchase Orders/Subcontracts/Purchase Agreements to establish trade compliance requirements and to ensure that all relevant information has been included within the associated document.
  • To apply for UK export approvals, ensuring that End User Statements, F680 approval etc. are in place.
  • To apply for US EAR licenses, using SNAP-R
  • To liaise with Thales internal functions to ensure US export legislation is implemented correctly, including guidance for Technology Control Plans, US export approvals, re-transfer authorisations etc.

The physical import of technology/ software and hardware:

  • To undertake appropriate checks for ITAR material(US suppliers) and ensure DSP’s are obtained and programmes notified of authorised parties
  • To manage the return of any temporary imports, ensuring that the goods are returned in a timely manner to meet international customs & licensing requirements
  • Arrange transport from suppliers in the most cost effective manner and to ensure safe delivery to Thales and/or customer site
  • To communicate effectively with airline agents to ensure that goods arrive in a timely manner and in good physical condition to the designated Thales and/or customer site
  • Manage customs authorisations and renewals

The physical export of technology/ software and hardware, by

  • Advice the relevant key stakeholders on the trade compliance requirements
  • Ensuring that all UK controlled material is clearly identified and associated export licence / end-user certificates are in place, prior to releasing goods
  • Undertaking all Letter of Credit shipments, document preparation and presentations
  • Obtaining the approval of Carnet applications raised
  • Monitor & progress the return of any temporary export (other than loan/exhibition),
  • Transfer of Technology
  • Preparation for and support of internal and external audits of the Trade Compliance function as required
  • To advise the Site Lead Trade Compliance Manager of any situation liable to lead to a possible dispute or violation in relation to any compliance issue

Skills and experience required:

  • Strong knowledge and experience with the UK and US export regulations (ITAR and EAR) and the UK customs regulations
  • A “can do” attitude
  • Commercial awareness
  • Good time management skills

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!


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