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Trade Compliance & Export Controls Specialist (6 Month Contract)

Oxfordshire - HybridMarket Day Rate (inside IR35)Contract Job Ref: 2300027
Job description

A prestigious client operating in the engineering / automotive / aerospace industry requires an Export Controls Consultant on a 6 month rolling contract.

The cutting edge offices are located in Oxfordshire and this hybrid position offers 3 days of homeworking flexibility.

The focus of the project will be reviewing the product portfolio and classifying goods for customs.

Your responsibilities
  • Review the existing product portfolio for classification.
  • Classify goods for customs including export commodity codes.
  • Classification of dual usage products and reviewing if an export license is required or not.
  • Liaise and work closely with business heads and technical engineers to establish positive relationships and to build processes required for export controls.
  • The regions covered for export controls include the EU, US and Australia.
  • Document the export controls and establish where each set of policies should be located; which department should take responsibility for which policy; and on updating policies.
  • Create and carry out training and awareness programmes across the business on licensing and the processes to follow regarding export controls.
  • Establish a process to record which employees are up-to-date with their training requirements, and to follow up with those who are not keeping up-to-date.
  • Provide an imports classification review of the organisations products.
  • Support the development of the compliance programme.
Skills & experience
  • Strong export controls experience within the EU (any US or Australian experience is advantageous but not essential).
  • Proven experience in the classification of a full portfolio of products which include electrical, machinery and components.
  • Export control experience developed within the Aersospace, Automotive, Engineering or Manufacturing sectors is essential.
  • Export licensing experience when reviewing dual-use products.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills when communicating with technical engineers and senior management.
  • Negotiation and influencing skills, able to win hearts and minds whilst adopting a commercial approach and bring people along.
  • Open, direct communication style: accessible and approachable.
  • Confidence to be resolute in the application of export controls and to challenge commercial and business teams on this where necessary.
  • Experience in producing training materials and delivering training in a business-focused and engaging way.
  • Independent working style and the will and strength of character to ensure plans are implemented in full. Readiness to roll sleeves up wherever necessary to get the job done.
  • Ability to energise others by demonstrating passion and commitment.
Salary & benefits

Market Day Rate (inside IR35)

If you are looking for your next Export Control / Trade Compliance contract with an exciting cutting-edge organisation, then please do apply

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