Sr Trade Compliance Specialist
Niles, IL 
Posted 20 days ago
Job Description


Woodward supports our members' wellbeing and regularly benchmarks with other companies in our industry to offer an extensive Total Reward package for this position. Salary will be determined by the applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

  • All members included in annual cash bonus opportunity
  • 9.5% annual retirement benefit opportunity
  • Tuition reimbursement and Training/Professional Development opportunities for all members
  • 11 paid holidays, including floating holidays
  • Industry leading medical, dental, and vision Insurance
  • Vacation / Sick Time / Vacation Buy-up / Short Term Disability / Bereavement leave
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program, including mental health benefits
  • Member Life & AD&D / Long Term Disability / Member Optional Life
  • Member referral bonus
  • Spouse / Child Optional Life / Optional AD&D / Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending
  • Voluntary benefits, including:
  • Home / Auto Insurance discounts
  • Whole Life Insurance / Critical Illness Insurance / Legal Assistance / Military Leave

Are you ready to make your mark? If you're a Trade Compliance Specialist, we have an exciting opportunity for you.

This position supports the Business Group's compliance with the trade regulations governing the Company's business in international markets. The Sr. Trade Compliance Specialist coordinates the tactical aspects of export and import licensing and acts as a Business Group Subject Matter Expert in Trade Compliance functions in accordance with U.S. Government Regulations. This position works independently, with little supervision.

What's In It For You

At Woodward, our "employees" are called and treated as "members" and we've created a culture that appreciates and values the contributions of every member. It's an inclusive, positive, collaborative, and socially responsible environment where members work together for outstanding outcomes.

What you will be doing

  • Serves as a primary point of contact within the Business Group for export/import transactions. Business Group lead for all export-related issues to promote compliance with U.S. Government Export Administration Regulations (EAR), U.S. Treasury - Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) relating to the export of Company products, services, transfers of technical data, employment of foreign nationals and all other import/export licensing and compliance matters
  • Leads the Business Group in the structuring export licensing strategy though the use of licenses and agreements for complex business models
  • Supports Contract Operations team by reviewing customer contracts and providing recommended changes or alternate language to Trade Compliance provisions to ensure Woodward's compliance.
  • Conducts and assigns internal export compliance audits and reviews within the Business Group per established audit plan


What We Are Looking For

  • BA/BS and related experience, or 8+ years equivalent experience
  • Legal Background a plus
  • Experience in Aerospace and/or Industrial industries preferred
  • Familiarity with international export regulations a plus
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Experience implementing Trade Compliance Programs

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR and EAR, or possess all required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State Department and the U.S. Department of Commerce. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Woodward is an Equal Opportunity Employer

EO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Protected Veterans

Job Legal
Primary Location United States-Illinois-Niles
Organization Woodward
Shift 1st Shift / Day Job


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
8+ years
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