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Export/Import Compliance Manager & Empowered Official

Requisition ID: R10066456

  • Category IconCategory: Legal and Regulatory
  • Location IconLocation: Mesa, Arizona, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is seeking a highly qualified Export/Import Compliance Manager & Empowered Official to join the NGDS International Trade Compliance (ITC) team for oversight of a portfolio of programs within the Armament Systems Operating Unit. The ITC team handles all aspects of USG export/import authorizations for the Operating Unit to include DSP-5s, DSP-73s, DSP-61s, TAAs, MLAs, and WDAs as well as the use of appropriate ITAR exemptions and/or EAR exceptions. This position reports to the Armament Systems Operating Unit ITC Manager and will be located in Mesa, AZ and must be able to work on-site.


  • Develops export/import authorization strategies, training, and guidance for the Northrop Grumman programs and foreign customers based upon knowledge of the U.S. export/import regulations and implementation of Northrop Grumman policies and procedures

  • Serves as an additional Empowered Official for transactional compliance with export/import regulations, license/authorization preparation and processing, and the use of exemptions and exceptions in lieu of licensing. This role will be required to review export/import authorization applications prepared by the ITC analyst team and submit to the USG for processing

  • As a Manager and Empowered Official, the ability to be a teacher and provide guidance as well as mentorship to the ITC analyst team will be required

  • Creates, reviews, and signs export and import license and agreement applications in compliance with applicable U.S. government laws and regulations - US Department of State and US Department of Commerce. These include, but are not limited to, DSP-5s, DSP-73s, DSP-61s, TAAs, MLAs and WDAs.

  • Ensures compliance with business processes for submitting to and obtaining from the U.S. government all necessary export and import licenses, permits, and certifications

  • As an Export Licensing Manager, there will be a level of direct reports to this manager from the ITC analyst team

  • Executes operational processes for assuring trade compliance through gate reviews of technical data, defense services, foreign travel, foreign visits, and export and import shipments

  • Responsible for commodity jurisdiction and classification determinations

  • Maintains awareness of changing export control laws and regulations and provides analysis regarding applicability and impact to company products and technologies, as well as existing company export policies and procedures

  • Serves as a subject matter expert to support training and education on export related matters

  • As an integral member of Export Import Management team, may perform other duties on a collateral basis as assigned by their Manager, to include leading various Northrop Grumman process improvement projects

  • Supports law department in investigating and resolving compliance problems, questions, or complaints

  • Maintains applicable trade compliance records in accordance with regulatory requirements

Qualifications - External Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have one of the following:

    • High School Diploma or GED with a minimum of 10 years of Trade Compliance, Contracts, Legal or Compliance related experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or related discipline with a minimum of 6  years of international trade compliance experience

    • Master's degree in business, finance, or related discipline with a minimum of 4 years of international trade compliance experience

  • Proficiency in the ITAR, EAR and regulatory changes associated with Export Control Reform

  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance

  • Experience in effectively applying U.S. Government regulatory requirements in complex scenarios, analyzing and solving complex problems

  • Must be able to work on-site in Mesa, AZ

  • Must be able to travel as needed (up to 10% of the time)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in a relevant field of study

  • Ability to be an independent thought leader for the function and work effectively as part of a highly integrated leadership team

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills

  • Knowledge of Northrop Grumman products and services

  • Experience in training large, diverse groups on various export related issues matters

  • Able to obtain DoD security clearance, as required

Salary Range: $85,400 USD - $128,000 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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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.