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International Trade Compliance Manager

Requisition ID: R10083078

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location Icon Location: Australia-Fortitude Valley, Queensland, AUS   |  Symonston, Australian Capital Territory, AUS +1 more
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: Australia Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret (NV1)
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

We are Northrop Grumman Australia. Part of an 85,000 strong global Defence organisation, over 800 talented employees in Australia are leveraging our global resources to deliver superior Australian Defence capability. As we build our business and our capabilities, we are also building a reputation as a great place to work. Help us define what is possible for our nation, and for your career.

Due to our sustained growth and progress, NGA is seeking applications for an International Trade Compliance Manager to lead us forward into our next phase of maturity. As the functional lead for Australia, your leadership will play a key role in developing a culture of compliance by implementing a cohesive ITC strategy that is best-practice and fit for purpose.

Working closely with Capture teams, Program teams and employees that make up Northrop Grumman Australia, you will be given the opportunity to unpack complex problems, turning them into practical and pragmatic solutions and guidance using a collaborative approach.

The ITC Manager will lead a capable and experienced team of Trade Compliance professionals and assure that policies and procedures meet the company’s needs.

About you:

With proven experience interpreting and providing guidance on export/import regulations and compliance practices, you will be considered a seasoned subject matter expert in your field.

Along with appropriate qualifications and training, you will be adept at collaborating effectively and courageously in a matrixed organisation. Experience leading and mentoring teams across geographically dispersed locations will be natural employing expert communication skill across all levels.

Your import/export knowledge and experience in the Defence industry (or similar government agencies) will ensure that NGA remains current, competitive and effective whilst maintaining regulatory compliance, protecting company and national security interests.

What’s in it for you:

Whatever your role, life stage or background, you can shape your career here in your way with highly challenging work, great colleagues and career development, plus a range of flexible benefits and working patterns.

  • Professional Development – further education, leadership development, professional industry memberships and unlimited access to a range of online training
  • Options for flexible & hybrid work including 9 day fortnight
  • Purchased annual leave
  • Salary packaging including novated car leases
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Volunteer Leave
  • Health & Wellbeing program
  • Employee Assistance Program

Defining Possible means something different to each one of us. What’s Your Possible?

Doing the Right Thing and Sharing Success are two values underpinning how we behave at Northrop Grumman. Here, everyone matters and we proudly encourage individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply to join our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Note: As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, you will need to be an Australian Citizen. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable, so your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.

This position reports to Australia-Fortitude Valley, Queensland, AUS, however, this position can also be worked from Symonston, Australian Capital Territory, Australian Capital Territory, AUS.



Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.


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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.