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Risk and Compliance Specialist

Date: Apr 6, 2021

Location: Papendrecht, NL Hoogeveen, NL Helmond, NL

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

About he role

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As our Risk and Compliance specialist you are responsible for the oversight of sanctions and export control at the sites of Helmond, Papendrecht and Hoogeveen  This is a full time role and reports into the Export Control Manager. You work  closely with the site directors and his/her managers, the business lines and global functions who are accountable for all activities conducted from the sites that might have sanctions and export control implications. your main focus lies on export control. You will roll out procedures, monitor these and provide training the people on the sites
You may have subject matter expertise and may support the business globally on a temporary or permanent basis with regard to such expertise.  You are part of the legal & compliance team and will be based in Papendrecht, or Helmond Working from Helmond of Hoogeveen is also an option. This job requires regular presence on each of your assigned sites. You work independently but are part of a team of 6.

Your responsibilities

  • You ensure implementation of sanction and export control requirements as reflected in the export control policy and export control procedures at the level of GKN Aerospace, Business Line or Global Functions by managing the design, drafting, implementation, and oversight of site-level procedures, guidance, training and communications including:

o    Inbound Transfers and Classification of Controlled Material
o    Accessing and Using Controlled Material
o    Business Partner Screening 
o    Export Controls Licensing 
o    Outbound Transfers of Controlled Material
o    Export Control Record Keeping 
o    Induction and Training 
o    Risk Assessment, Reporting & Assurance 
o    Investigations and Disclosures

  • You develop and implement continuous improvement actions to address any issues arising out of investigations, disclosures, governmental visits, audits and identified deficiencies.
  • You provide oversight and support of employees involved in any export activity
  • You have ddditional roles and responsibilities as reasonably requested by the Head of Export Control Compliance or the Export Control Manager 
  • You provide expert advice and guidance to the export control function in the area of identified expertise and, where appropriate in consultation with the Head of Export Control Compliance / Export Control Manager,
  • You Implement compliant solutions in the area of identified expertise
  • You review and develop in consultation with the members of the export control function, operating procedures within the area of expertise

What do you need to be successful in this role?

  • You have a working knowledge of US sanctions and export control regulations applicable to the sites
  • You are comfortable with making decisions and answering questions on sanctions and export controls at a site level
  • You are able to classify parts and data existing at the sites 
  • You are able to (evaluate and provide information to) submit export licenses for military and dual use goods, including export controlled technical data and technology
  • You are a great trainer for onsite training for all hands, new hires, and general export overview
  • You are able to support the investigation of incidents and alleged violations at the sites 
  • You are able to self-assess sites for export control compliance and develop and implement continuous improvement actions based upon  such assessment
  • Yoiu effectively communicate export control policies and procedures to stakeholders and ensure they have a thorough understanding of their responsibilities
  • You have proven experience in advising on a range of technically difficult compliance issues 
  • You demonstrate independence and confidence in decision making, implementation and problem solving; demonstrate the ability to stand by decisions
  • You have the ability to identify, focus, work on and prioritise key compliance matters without day to day supervision 
  • You are an effective influencer with strong communication and organizational skills
  • You are an excellent communicator both written and verbal 
  • You have experience and demonstrated competence on multi-functional teams working on  export/import issues and driving issues to conclusions
  • You have a demonstrated ability to develop effective relationships and collaborate with a variety of functional stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • You are experienced with working in a geographically distributed matrix organization
  • You bring a high level of integrity and courage; challenge effectively; deliver tough messages
  • You work efficiently and finish tasks; dynamic and resilient but demonstrate work/life balance
  • You adapt and succeed against a background of change/uncertainty
  • You haave a good command of the Dutch and English language verbal and writting


More information

Besides an innovative and international work environment that offers you a good work-life balance , We offer you  opportunities to learn and grow, a competitive salary, pension plan, 40 days off and travel allowance (from 10 km single journey) as well.

For more information about this job please contact our recruiter Marloes van Es-Erkelens via marloes.vanes-erkelens@fokker.com


Do you like to come on board? Apply directly with your CV and motivation via the "apply now" button. 

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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