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International Trade Compliance Manager

Requisition ID: R10109564

  • CategoryCategory: Legal and Regulatory
  • LocationLocation: Falls Church, VA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman is seeking an International Trade Compliance Manager to join our team at the Corporate Headquarters in Falls Church, VA. This role may offer partial telework opportunities.


The International Trade Compliance Manager is responsible for leading a small team of trade compliance professionals in overseeing the quality of international regulatory licensing submissions to obtain USG approval in support of international business initiatives, coordinating policy input on regulatory matters affecting exports, interfacing with U.S. government agencies on export and import related matters, and advising sector export management on procedural implementation of regulatory requirements.


Performance standards that an incumbent must have to be successful in this position include:

  • Agile, high-energy individual who enjoys a fast-paced environment with constant changes and challenges
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Ability to work successfully in cross functional teams

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manages the quality assurance/quality control reviews and processing of export and temporary import license and agreement applications in compliance with applicable U.S. government laws and regulations
  • Serves as a focal point for select sector Export Management personnel regarding transactional compliance with export regulations, license preparation and processing, and the use of exemptions and exceptions in lieu of licensing
  • 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
  • Provides guidance to sectors and business units on the development of export strategies
  • Supports corporate priority program and capture reviews
  • Serves as a subject matter expert to support training and education on export related matters
  • Serves as liaison with U.S. government agencies on strategy development related to specific export matters of concern, and responds to inquiries from U.S. Government reviewers and resolves application related issues
  • Serves as a company Empowered Official
  • As an integral member of corporate Global Trade Management team, may perform other duties on a collateral basis, as assigned by the Director of Export Management, to include leading various Northrop Grumman process improvement projects

Basic Qualifications - to be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills and abilities listed below:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 6 years professional export management and compliance experience or 4 years of experience with a master's degree.
  • Proficiency in the ITAR, EAR, and regulatory changes associated with Export Control Reform
  • Ability to be an independent contributor and work in a team environment
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills; both written and oral
  • Ability to lead across organizational and functional boundaries without direct-line supervisory authority to accomplish tasks
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products
  • US Citizenship with ability to obtain DOD security clearance

Preferred Qualifications – candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Graduate degree in a relevant field of study
  • Knowledge of NGC products and services
  • Experience drafting licenses and agreements, and managing export transactions
  • Experience in training large, diverse groups on various export related issues matters
  • Active top secret security clearance

Salary Range: $101,800 USD - $152,800 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.