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Export Control Officer

Date: Jan 12, 2023

Location: Westlake, TX, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 38 manufacturing locations in 12 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.

Job Summary


The Export Control Officer is part of the global Export Control function and will support the Export Control Manager and Head of Legal for their team in the provision of specialist Export Control and Sanctions knowledge, guidance, advice and oversight to the Business Line and Operations Sites.  Where required the Export Control Officer will support other Business Line activity and Operations Sites within their region.

Job Responsibilities


• Implementation of the Export Control Policy, Procedures and Compliance Program within their Business Line and/or Site(s)
• Manage the development, implementation and oversight of any Business Line and/or Site level procedures, guidance, training and communication required to implement the export control Policy, Procedures and Compliance Program.
• Build strong relationships and contribute effectively and proactively to Business Line and/or Site performance in an advisory and expert capacity on Export Control and Sanctions matters.
• Implementing solutions for export control compliance in line with the company Policies, Procedures & Compliance Program and in conjunction with the Export Compliance Manager (ECM) and Head of Export Control Compliance (HECC) seek to improve procedures where needed to enhance export compliance.
• Determining the need for and managing export authorizations for their area of responsibility.  Preparing and submission of applications and enabling compliance with the provisions of the authorizations, including but not limited to expiration, quantity/decrementation, and license condition flow down.
• Developing a comprehensive understanding of export control regulations in their Business Line and/or Site(s) as the local export control contact for their assigned Sites/area.
• Providing general and business specific training and communication on export control, in accordance with export control procedures.
• Support the training, development and oversight of the Export Control Facilitator (ECF) and Export Control Coordinator (ECC) network for their assigned Sites/ area of responsibility.
• Monitoring and keeping up to date with the export control regulations of all countries with which the organization conducts business.
• Performing self-assessment within their Business Line and/or Site(s) in line with the company Policies, Procedures & Compliance Program. Providing any required or requested reporting to the business line ECM, HECC and Head of Legal (HOL).  Conducting risk assessments and audit activities within their Business Line and/or Site(s) and the reporting of compliance information to the ECMs, HECC and HOL.
• Conducting investigations, preparation of disclosures (where requested), design and implementation of corrective actions and ensuring that corrective actions are closed out.

Job Qualifications


Required Qualifications:

• 7+ years experience working either in or with the United States defense industry, with a particular emphasis in aerospace.
• 7+ years experience interfacing with State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls
• A minimum of 5 years of experience working with export control regulations and sanctions
• 7+years experience in the classification of goods, software and technology in multiple export control regimes
• 5+years of experience working in complex, matrixed organizations
Preferred Qualifications

• GKN Experience
• Ability to analyze complex business situations and advise on the impact of export control regulations
• Be proficient in the submission of export authorization applications in their local region with a knowledge of extraterritorial export authorizations
• Can communicate clearly, accurately, confidently and in a timely manner

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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