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Sr. Principal International Trade Compliance Analyst

Requisition ID: R10067405

  • Category IconCategory: Legal and Regulatory
  • Location IconLocation: Plymouth, Minnesota, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • 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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Sr. Principal International Trade Compliance Analyst to join our team in Plymouth, Minnesota. The position will report to the Manager of International Trade Compliance for the Armament Systems Business Unit. 

Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and managing comprehensive internal export control strategies to ensure compliance with export laws that enhance foreign policy and protect national security.

  • Determining requirements for and preparing DoS license/agreements and/or DoC licenses for a variety of complex export/import scenarios, including marketing, sales, procurement and ongoing program activities. To specifically include co-production and other complex licensing activity (i.e. MLAs, TAAs, WDAs, Brokering authorizations).

  • Ensuring transactional activities comply with US government regulations and internal procedures by conducting gate reviews for technical data exports, foreign travel, foreign visits, and export/import shipments.

  • Transactional reviews to include conducting thorough assessments to determine and document exemption/exception applicability. 

  • Conducting and/or assisting with Commodity Jurisdiction and Classification analysis and determinations.

  • Conducting contract and proposal reviews and providing appropriate guidance and license/authorization strategy.

  • Managing export/import authorizations through their life cycle, including maintaining applicable records in compliance with regulatory and company requirements.

  • Developing and delivering presentations including Export General Awareness training, program/function specific export training and program/capture export licensing strategy updates to division leadership. 

  • Supporting program and pursuit teams by delivering international trade compliance guidance and strategy which could include in-country support to foreign customers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • This position emphasizes skills and experience. Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) with a minimum of 14 years of Trade Compliance, Contracts, and/or Legal Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 10 years of Trade Compliance, Contracts, and/or Legal experience

  • Master's degree with a minimum of 8 plus years of Trade Compliance, Contracts, and/or Legal experience

  • Working knowledge of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

  • Experience in the applicability and use of ITAR exemptions and EAR exceptions.

  • Although this position does not require an active Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance, the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently and proactively with minimal guidance and supervision.

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills

  • Solid experience in writing and managing export authorizations of all kinds

  • Familiarity with the technology release process, exportability challenges and foreign trade regulations.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with senior management.

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally when needed.

Salary Range: $99,200 USD - $148,800 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.