Director, Global Trade Compliance

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Please send cover letter and resume to careers@veloxint.com (reference the position and number in the subject line)

Posted:  April 2019

Position:  Director, Global Trade Compliance (G0042)

Company:  Braidy Industries Inc.

Division:  Veloxint

Department:  Corporate HQ

Reports To:  COO Veloxint

FLSA Status:  Exempt

 

OVERVIEW

Braidy Industries is a visionary and innovative team leading a generational shift in materials science. Join an energetic team that is driving a national transformation in the use of efficient, eco-friendly alloys that are lighter and stronger than current materials.

The Director of Global Trade Compliance reports to the Chief Operating Officer of Veloxint and the position will be located in Framingham, MA. The Director of Global Trade Compliance will lead corporate trade compliance strategy and develop, implement, and maintain policies, procedures, and training. The incumbent will provide compliance and execution support across the company to ensure Braidy Industries and its subsidiaries adhere to all applicable laws, regulations, and guidance regarding global import/export activity.

  • Responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining global policies and assisting with local or regional procedures
  • Will liaise with Corporate Counsel and Compliance when necessary
  • Manages, creates and delivers training related to Trade Compliance
  • Acts as company advisory providing subject matter expertise and support

 

BRAIDY INDUSTRIES’S VALUES:

Braidy Driven is the heart and soul of Braidy Industries. It is our capstone mindset; a noticeable personality trait of every team member. Braidy employees are pleasantly aggressive. Braidy people are disruptive and ready to challenge the status quo, executing at the highest levels of performance.

Braidy Strong describes unity of the team. Strength in diversity and equal opportunity is foundational to our values. Braidy teams are prepared and meet the most exacting standards required by Braidy customers. The success of the enterprise is rooted in the teammates’ selfless pursuit of excellence to aggressively and safely achieve company objectives.

Braidy Speed is the deliberate and expeditious movement towards assigned duties, tasks, and projects. Customer requirements are sought; they are achieved by Braidy’s lean and agile structure. Braidy Speed is responsive rather than reactive. There is a “can-do” attitude among Braidy personnel.

Braidy Safe is how we conduct our business and personal actions every day. We do not compromise employee health, safety, or the environment for profit or production. Our work is never so urgent or important that we cannot take the time to do it safely. We operate in a manner that respects the environment. Our employees, the community, and the local environment are better off due to Braidy’s presence.

Braidy Fit encompasses physical, occupational, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, and environmental wellness. Continuous and sustained self-betterment in these broad areas raises the individual, team, and community.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide regulatory interpretation and guidance in the following areas: Anti-Boycott/Restrictive Trade Practices, Export Control Classification, Export Licensing, Reexports, Licensing Exceptions, Compliance Programs, Compliance Training, Export Documentation, Recordkeeping, Third Party Due Diligence, Restricted Parties, Sanctions, Brokering, and Controlled Activities/Items
  • Develop, train, implement, and conduct compliance reviews of Braidy Industries’ Import and Export Compliance Programs
  • Provide periodic reports to leadership on performance measures and business operations to include recommended changes to programs, policies, and training
  • Plan and coordinate import/export activities, including the flow of traffic to/from foreign destinations, related customer service, brokerage, and customs transactions
  • Function as Braidy Industries’ designated Empowered Official in accordance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
  • Proactively collaborate and partner with program managers, internal functions, and senior leadership to define licensing requirements and prepare timely export authorization applications as well as proviso reconsiderations in compliance with the ITAR and EAR
  • Track compliance against metrics to track success of implemented process solutions
  • Monitor Braidy Industries’ Import and Export Compliance Programs and advise senior leaders of possible violations and recommend corrective actions
  • Maintain knowledge of current import and export regulations and pending legislation; plan and implement internal programs and policies as required to address risks and respond to changes
  • Implement and enhance processes, policies, and technical solutions aligned with the global trade strategy and business objectives, defining requirements while fostering broader understanding of requirements
  • Ensure global trade records are maintained in accordance with government document retention requirements
  • Provide guidance on Automated Export system (AES) filings to ensure filings are accurate and errors are resolved
  • Provide process support and quality control oversight of in-house export and import classifications
  • Provide guidance to staff regarding compliance with export regulations governing technology
  • Develop and maintain Braidy Industries’ Global Trade training initial and continuing education programs focusing on compliance and risk reduction
  • Conduct periodic reviews and valuation of trade professionals and company awareness training, determining the appropriate training content, objectives, and design
  • Follow processes for identifying training content and evaluating training effectiveness, including the use of specialized software technology to research, configure, maintain, update, and develop new and existing media and materials.

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Be a “U.S. person” pursuant to section 120.15 of the ITAR.
  • BS/MS preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of export controls regulations including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”), the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”), Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) regulations.
  • Ability to research complex theories of law in trade compliance and outline possible solutions, recommend courses of action, including risks and benefits.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills. The ability to anticipate problems. The ability and desire to design and implement systems to make the company stronger and more efficient.
  • Experience designing, implementing, and auditing export control policies and programs.
  • 8 years’ global trade compliance experience working for a manufacturing company (Multinational Preferred).
  • 8 years’ working with a global team.
  • 5 years’ supervisory and contract management experience. 
  • Strong knowledge of customs valuation import and export classification methodologies, origin, and export licensing determination.
  • Proven track record of implementing scalable compliance solutions (systems, procedures, and processes) in a highly regulated environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate and frame regulatory requirements into relevant operational instructions.
  • Strong knowledge of DPS programs and related software screen solutions, and other types of export control requirement such as sanctions diligence of OFAC/EU 50, end use/end user, and antiboycott.
  • Energetic, motivated, self-starter.
  • Ability to integrate effective compliance requirements with ongoing business process so as not to negatively impact project performance.
  • On a sustained, measured basis, demonstrates: Personal commitment and accountability for timely completion of projects, with minimal monitoring or supervision.
  • Intellectual interest in professional development through the solicitation and participation in formal and informal learning activities, such as continuous trade education, participation on committees and/or the pursuit of assignments involving the opportunity to work with various Trade Leads with different businesses and/or on new work content.

 

WORK SCHEDULE:

Business hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Extended business hours and weekends will be required.

 

TRAVEL DEMANDS:

Travel of up to 25%

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger and talk/hear. Use of the arm, wrist, and hands in keyboard and mouse usage.  Extended periods of looking at an LCD screen.

 

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