Trade Compliance Officer

  • Location

    Crawley, West Sussex

  • Sector:

    Professional Services

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £23.50 per hour

  • Contact:

    Vanessa Farrington

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Trade Compliance Officer; Location: Crawley; Duration: 6 months; £23.50ph paye

We are recruiting a temporary Trade Compliance Officer on behalf of our client based in Crawley.
The purpose of the tole is to assist in the promotion and implementation of import/export compliance within the UK in accordance with all applicable laws & regulations, organisation Group Policy and UK Export Compliance Programme.

Key Tasks and Accountabilities

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 eg: 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 approval, ensuring that End User Statements, F680 approval etc. is in place.
To apply for US EAR licences, using SNAP-R
To liaise with company 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 the company 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 site and/or customer site
Manage the IPR,OPR,MEU authorisations and renewals

The physical export of technology/ software and hardware, by:
Undertaking the more complex programs and shipments as required,
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),
Assist as required with UK Trade Compliance activities, including, but not limited to:-
Transfer of Technology
Preparation for and support of internal and external audits of the Trade Compliance function as required
To meet defined annual objectives for the Trade Compliance team
To advise the Site Lead Trade Compliance Officer of any situation liable to lead to a possible dispute or violation in relation to any compliance issue
Monitoring, management and reporting of any actions required in order to achieve improved compliance within the function and other departments.
in relation to export compliance programme, to apply and comply with:
Group and company UK policies
The Ethics Policy
Company Core Values
To perform any other tasks as may be reasonably required by the Site Lead Trade Compliance Officer

Technical & Professional Skills
Knowledge of import/export process and compliance requirements
Experience of working in both civil and defence compliance environments

Comprehensive knowledge of:
UK Export & Import Controls
US Controls - ITAR & EAR
Other international regulations

Education & Qualifications
Associated degree preferred plus recognised export control qualification
Minimum of 3 years import / export shipping experience

Personality / Behaviours
Requires self-motivated / enthusiastic individual able to focus on achievement of goals.
Should have a proactive approach and be able to prioritise workload.
Must be able to work under own initiative, as wells as to support members of the TC team.
Able to develop strong positive working relationships and inspire the confidence of other members of the export control department and the business units and other functional areas within the organisation
Ability to achieve high standards of compliance and to communicate clearly and persuasively at all levels across the organisation

Morson is acting as an employment business in relation to this vacancy