Operation Trade Specialist

5 - 7 years experience  •  Aerospace / Defense

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/21/17
East Aurora, NY
5 - 7 years experience
Aerospace / Defense
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/21/17

Operation Trade Specialist 

The Operation Trade Specialist in Moog’s Industrial Controls Division (ICD) can expect support and facilitate contract and subcontract activities related to the export and import of goods, technology and services by obtaining required export/import licenses and government authorizations to insure Moog’s compliance with U.S. export/import laws. The Operation Trade Specialist functions as the subject matter expert for the Operation and acts as the Operation focal point for trade related issues, inquiries and overall compliance driven by U.S. trade controls and regulations.


The Operation Trade Specialist must understand the provisions and requirements of the various export control statutes and regulations, and the liabilities to Moog associated with non-compliance. The Operation Trade Specialist assumes the responsibility to inquire into any aspect of a proposed export or import by the Operation and verify the legality of the transaction and the accuracy of the information to be submitted.  

Here’s what you’ll work on:

  • Serve as a facilitator and consultant on trade matters within the Operation in order to aid the development and administration of international trade. Procure licenses and other USG authorizations as required to comply with U.S. trade regulations. Within the Operation, the person will insure compliance to export/import regulations associated with the use of Moog’s international sites, the expansion of a global supply-chain and the development of an international customer base
  • Actively communicate export requirements to the Operation. Identify, counsel and administer aspects of business activity which are impacted by trade regulations and help write process procedure documents
  • Support and assist the Corporate and Group Trade Group Teams in the administration of Moog’s trade compliance program. Serve as active, participating member of the Trade Compliance Council
  • Expertise in EAR, ITAR, and OFAC regulations affecting the trade of Moog product, technical data and services.  Expertise in the use of automated licensing tools and resources. Responsible for the legality of transactions and accuracy of data
  • Effectively communicate procedures associated with the licensing process, implementation of provisos, technology control, foreign visitor control, foreign travel and hiring of foreign nationals.  Facilitate the necessary level of training for export compliance
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in trade compliance. Continuously increase knowledge and understanding of the export compliance arena. Remain aware of and communicate changes in policies

To take on this role, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum); an advanced degree in International or Global Business or Trade-related certifications is highly desirable
  • Five years in or supporting a manufacturing organization, preferably some of which was in contracts or program administration, plus 5 years of direct export/import licensing experience
  • An advanced knowledge of U.S. export/import regulations including ITAR, EAR, OFAC
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Must be able to obtain Security Clearance
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills for influencing both internal and external personnel
  • Highly developed and proven written and verbal communication skills


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