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Principal International Trade Compliance Analyst

Requisition ID: R10101971

  • CategoryCategory: Legal and Regulatory
  • Location Location: Rolling Meadows, IL, USA   |  Woodland Hills, CA, USA  |  Linthicum, MD, USA +2 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid 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.


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, Navigation Targeting and Survivability Division is seeking a Principal International Trade Compliance Analyst (Level 3) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The preferred locations are Rolling Meadows, IL, Woodland Hills, CA, or Linthicum, MD but we will consider another Northrop Grumman location for the right candidate. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman’s Export/Import Management organization, working to ensure compliance with export laws that enhance foreign policy and protect national security.

The Principal International Trade Compliance Analyst will:

  • Develop and manage comprehensive internal export and import controls to ensure compliance with US and foreign regulations in the conduct of international marketing, sales, supply chain and other business activities.

  • Establish business processes for submitting to and obtaining from the U.S. government all necessary export and import licenses, permits, certifications, and technology release determinations.

  • Be proficient in commodity jurisdiction and classification determination; and making determinations regarding applicability of exceptions and exemptions.

  • Establish operational processes for assuring trade compliance through gate reviews for technical data, foreign travel, foreign visits, and export and import shipments.

  • Maintain applicable trade compliance records in accordance with regulatory requirements.

  • Participate in training and audit assessment programs to ensure implementation and effectiveness of internal controls.

  • Exercise good judgment to seek management support and guidance as needed, including collaborating on decisions that have the potential to be high visibility or impact.

  • Develop and deliver presentations, including Export General Awareness training, program/function specific export training, and program/capture export licensing strategy updates to Division leadership.

  • Support law department in investigating and resolving compliance problems, questions, or complaints. Establish and maintain training and audit assessment programs to ensure implementation and effectiveness of internal controls.

  • Generate performance metrics for export and import processes.

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus minimum of 6 years of relevant experience, or Master’s degree plus 4 years relevant experience. We will consider 10 years of relevant experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Minimum of 3 years drafting and submitting export licenses and agreements, interpreting, and providing guidance on U.S. ITAR and EAR regulations for the licensing of commodities, technical data, and defense services.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills.

  • Demonstrate a track record for paying close attention to detail.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • U.S. citizen with ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret Security Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with OCR's EASE software.

  • Able to learn and use new web-based applications including workflows and databases.

  • Experience with use of / authorizing ITAR exemptions and EAR exceptions.

  • Experience with making Jurisdiction and Classification determinations.

  • Active Secret or higher security clearance.

  • Experienced and comfortable providing training in person or via virtual methods.

This position reports to Rolling Meadows, IL, USA, however, you are able to work from any of the additional 2 locations listed above.

Salary Range: $74,600 USD - $129,500 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.