International Trade Compliance Consultant

Ref: ZR_6996_JOB  ·  Posted on 30 May 2022


My client International Trade department is a rapidly changing, dynamic part of their corporation with both domestic and international customers. It consists of business areas focusing on Platform Integration, Ground Based Air Defence, Special Projects and Weapons, which provide a variety of products and services to the Ministry of Defence and other customers.

They are looking for an International Trade Compliance Consultant to plan and coordinate import and export activities and maintain compliance with UK and foreign regulations, in line with imported and exported products. You will act as the liaison for the company, as well as for the UK customers on any foreign customer or supplier engagement activities.

My client is open to candidates who are looking for hybrid working opportunities, but they expect candidates to be based onsite in their Bedfordshire office when required. My client will also be open to putting candidates through the security clearance process prior to starting and will help in every step along the way. Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to learn more about this security clearance check.

If this role meets your requirements, please apply now!!!

Key responsibilities
  • Plans and coordinates import/export activities, including the flow of traffic to/from foreign destinations, related customer service, brokerage and customs transactions.
  • Maintains compliance with UK and foreign regulations governing the shipment, receipt and documentation of imported/exported products.
  • Researches and resolves customer or supplier issues. Interfaces with internal and external worldwide import/export operations and organizations.
  • Negotiates with foreign customers and suppliers to develop handling agreements. Acts as liaison with U.K. customs representatives to resolve problems.
  • Establishes requirements for licences for the export or import of military and dual use equipment and generates licence applications where necessary.
  • Ensures exports do not take place without the necessary licences and export formalities and paperwork in place.
  • Establishes, maintains and controls relations with appropriate government licensing authorities to ensure that the company's position on licensing and technology release is conveyed, understood and accepted/approved.
  • Maintains accurate auditable records (supported by a colleague who manages the records) of all export/import activities sufficient to meet government requirements
  • Ensures compliance with customs formalities to ensure smooth flow of goods, ensuring correct tariff application and payment of duties and maintaining AEO status


Skills & experience
  • Applying for and maintaining UK Export/ Import licences including OGELs, OIELS, and SIELS.
  • Interface with UK authorities on licence applications/queries. (HMRC/ECJU)
  • Understanding and ensuring compliance with UK Export Legislation.
  • Working with Business Development to ensure F680 and Exhibition clearances are in place to meet business requirements.
  • Maintain suitable procedures and records to demonstrate control of exports to meet ECJU, HMRC and/or corporate audits and other company standards.
  • Play a key role in any ECJU/HMRC/MoD audits and compliance visits.
  • Local compliance with US International Traffic & Arms regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and Dual Use regulations.
  • Maintenance and coordination of US Authorisations including Technical Assistance Agreements, Manufacturing Licence Agreements, US Licences and exemptions.
  • Liaise with purchasing, engineering, projects, commercial and other functions to ensure compliance to and an understanding of US ITAR, EAR and End Use requirements and other US requirements.
  • Assist in developing processes and controls to ensure compliance is maintained throughout the business.
  • Provide training, guidance and expertise to others in maintaining export compliance standards.
  • Advise and communicate with various dept on export issues from the earliest commercial stage through the project lifecycle.
  • Planning and arranging of import/export shipments, customs clearance and interfacing with Couriers, Freight Forwarders and other cargo handlers.
Additional benefits
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Paid time off for jury duty and military obligations
  • Sick and bereavement leave
  • Tobacco cessation support
  • Free, on-site flu shots
  • Free, confidential, on-site biometric health screenings 


  • Nutritious food options in cafeterias
  • Wellness centres
  • Fitness centres
  • Walking paths
  • Wellness-related employee networks
  • Weight management support groups at many locations

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