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Senior Trade Control Manager

Job description

Role Purpose

To ensure that the Business operates in compliance with export laws and regulations and with Draken’s Export Policy. Particular emphasis is on compliance to UK export regulations and US ITAR requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leads the Business to ensure compliance with all applicable export control laws and regulations.
  • Undertakes and delivers a regular audit programme, utilising the data to devise action plans and inform continuous improvement
  • Provides subject matter expertise to the Business in relation to both UK Export Laws and US Export regulations - in particular correct handling of ITAR parts, EAR licensable parts and ITAR controlled technical data.
  • Provides regular training across the Business to ensure ongoing best practise and compliance to UK and US export laws and regulations.
  • Prepares and processes UK export licenses and F680 application using SPIRE.
  • Implementation of Trade Compliance policies, procedures and work instructions
  • Scopes, reviews and responds to Technical Assistance Agreements with US applicants.
  • Drafting and submission of General Correspondence requests using the DECCS system
  • Submission of Commerce Licences using the SNAP-R tool
  • Monitor regulatory and policy developments and communicate requirements and compliance guidance to all functional organisations.
  • Leads the Business through internal and external audits concerned with Trade Compliance.
  • Maintains master database for tracking of licenses, agreements, and compliance status.
  • Investigation and drafting of Voluntary Disclosures as needed, with accurate and timely information
  • Safety first - Operate in accordance with the SHE standards. Identify where the SHE Standards are applicable to appointed operations/tasks and apply safe systems of work identified.
  • Any other duties that are reasonably requested by management within the capability of the incumbent

Key Deliverables

  • Substantive experience in complex UK and US export issues.
  • Aerospace and/or Defence business experience is essential (particularly related to US ITAR compliance).
  • Experience in training, counselling and leading functional project team members and business leaders on export compliance matters.
  • Customer-focused team player and consensus builder with strong communication, training and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously to meet established deadlines.

Core Skills

Communication and Knowledge Sharing

  • Get messages understood by adopting a wide range of styles, tools and techniques
  • Share information, good practice and expertise with others
  • Present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others
  • Listen actively and objectively without interrupting
  • Respond to and discuss issues without being defensive.

Experience of using

  • SNAP-R
  • Submission of General Correspondence requests
  • Submission of Voluntary Disclosure (both from a UK and US perspective)


  • The different types of UK licences (OGEL, SIEL, OIELs )
  • The different types of US licences and agreements (DSP-5, DSP-73, DSP-61, TAA, MLA, GC etc.


  • Knowledge of Customs
  • Auditing experience

Draken is committed to eliminating unlawful and unfair discrimination and we celebrate the differences that a diverse workforce brings. A range of perspective and talent supports our values and drives our success, with a mix of voices generating better discussions, business decisions and outcomes for all.

To us, diversity means bringing your own perspective to the conversation; inclusion means having a voice - and equality means that your voice is heard.

At all our sites internationally, every member of the Draken Europe team is accountable to ensure that we are all treated fairly and with respect.

Intolerance has no place in our Company. We condemn it outright. Instead, we strive to create a culture where each person who joins our team feels they have the opportunity to succeed, to grow, and to work within an environment where they can be themselves.

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