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Manager International Trade Compliance 2

Requisition ID: R10099747

  • CategoryCategory: Legal and Regulatory
  • LocationLocation: Northridge, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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 Defense Systems is seeking a highly qualified International Trade Compliance Manager 2 to join the NGDS International Trade Compliance (ITC) team for oversight of a portfolio of programs within the Advanced Weapons Business Unit. This position reports to the Advance Weapons Business Unit ITC Manager. This position can be based out of Northridge, CA or support a full-time teleworker.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develops licensing strategies, export authorizations, training, and guidance based upon knowledge of the U.S. export regulations and implementation of Northrop Grumman policies and procedures.
  • Serves as the Empowered Official for transactional compliance with export regulations, license preparation and processing, and the use of exemptions and exceptions in lieu of licensing for business areas.
  • Creates, reviews, and signs export and temporary import license and agreement applications in compliance with applicable U.S. government laws and regulations.
  • Ensures compliance with business processes for submitting to and obtaining from the U.S. government all necessary export and import licenses, permits, and certifications.
  • Executes operational processes for assuring trade compliance through gate reviews of technical data, 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.
  • Engages with critical functions that are key stakeholders in driving export/import compliance.
  • 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 and/or participation in sector and enterprise projects including digital transformation, general awareness and other sector and company initiatives.
  • Interacts with senior internal and external personnel on significant and sensitive matters.
  • Supports law department in investigating and resolving compliance problems, questions, or complaints.
  • Maintains applicable trade compliance records in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • Supervises Trade Compliance Analyst(s), as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED with a minimum of GED with a minimum of 14 years of international trade compliance experience.
  • Will also consider:  
    • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, or a related discipline with a minimum of 10 years of international trade compliance experience, or
  • Master’s degree in business, finance, or a related discipline with a minimum of 8 years of international trade compliance experience
  • Proficiency in the ITAR, EAR and regulatory changes associated with Export Control Reform
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of Department of Defense technology transfer policies, guidelines, and processes.
  • Proficient in assessment and application of export and import regulations and commodity jurisdiction and classification determinations.
  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance.
  • Maintains applicable trade compliance records in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • Must be able to effectively interface with all levels of management.
  • Effective liaison between business unit program and export licensing personnel and U.S. Government license reviewers.
  • Must be able to travel as needed (up to 15% of the time)
  • Experience in training large, diverse groups on various export related issues matters.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with OCR EASE Software
  • Background and/or knowledge of BATFE regulations and FEL/FFL requirements
  • Familiarity with Foreign Military Sales process and related regulations.
  • Active DoD Secret security clearance


Salary Range: $111,100 USD - $183,400 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.