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Sensata Technologies, Inc. Export Manager in Attleboro, Massachusetts

Sensata seeks an export compliance expert to lead the continued development and implementation of the company’s export compliance program. The Export Compliance Manager, reporting to the Sr. Director Global Trade Compliance (GTC), will be an integral part of the GTC team. This role will have primary responsibility for ensuring that Sensata’s export compliance program successfully addresses all material risk areas related to the ITAR, EAR, and OFAC controls.


General Responsibilities

  • Responsible for foreign merchandise production, quota, customs documentation, and transportation

  • Manage interactions with customs officials to work out delays and obtain release of incoming freight

  • Resolves prolems and managers negotiation of freight handling agreements with foreign clients

  • Analyzes and interpret export and import regulations and maintain current knowledge of changes in their respective region

  • Review with department managers their trade compliance internal controls (procedures, work instructions, forms, checklists, and tools) to ensure they are current and compliant

  • Work pro-actively with departments to prevent trade disruptions

  • Monitor compliance activities and the effectiveness of internal controls

  • Analyze transactions for which due diligence indicates potential risk, and determine whether due diligence has been satisfied

Experience / Qualifications

  • A university degree and 5-7 years of experience

  • Ability to lead, coach, and develop team members

  • Holds self and others accountable to achieving goals and standards

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment to handle multiple competing tasks and demands

  • Strong communication skills; oral, written and presentation

  • Strong organization, planning and time management skills to achieve results

  • Strong personal and professional ethical values and integrity

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

  • Strong interpersonal & collaboration skills to work effectively with all levels of the organization including suppliers and/or external customers


Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and lead the company’s export compliance program.

  • Work with senior business and functional leaders to ensure manufacturing footprint and other matters that could have an export control implication are learned as early as possible.

  • Manage and monitor the implementation of the Technology Control Plan (TCP) at each Sensata facility and other export compliance related procedures and work instructions.

  • May serve as Sensata’s Empowered Official (EO) (per 22CFR120.25).

  • Prepare and/or oversee the preparation and submission of export licenses and agreements.

  • Manage export compliance employees and oversee other functional employees with export compliance responsibilities.

  • Perform internal audits and reviews on exports.

  • Lead or participate in cross-functional projects relating to export controls.

  • Provide support and guidance to the company on export compliance issues or questions.

  • Identify and report to Sensata Global Trade Compliance (GTC) management any potential compliance violations and any incidents involving significant weaknesses in processes or procedures.

  • Manage export controls training program.

  • Work with other departments on strategic planning to ensure efficiency and cost effectiveness in areas that involve export compliance.

  • Maintain and assist with the implementation of export compliance procedures and work instructions.

  • Review and validate export classifications of parts and materials; must have capability in the complex analyses inherent to military/aerospace export controls and be able to determine when further escalation is required to arrive at accurate determinations.

  • Identify products for which Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) determinations or Commodity Classification Automated Tracking System (CCATS) requests would be appropriate and prepare the submissions.

  • Support internal, external, and government-directed export compliance audits and assessments.

  • Ensure all business sites have adequate export control processes in place and that such controls are functioning properly.

  • Prepare routine updates and metrics on export operations and compliance for GTC and business management.

Job Requirements

  • Because this position requires access to technology controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the successful candidate must be a "U.S. person" as defined in the ITAR.

  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree and/or legal training a plus.

  • Minimum 10 years of export compliance experience.

  • Detailed and extensive knowledge and experience of the ITAR, EAR, and OFAC regulations, including classification, licensing, reporting, and export program management. Experience applying for and managing activities under a Manufacturing License Agreement a plus.

  • Managerial experience a plus.

  • Up to 25% travel, primarily US and Mexico.

Personal Attributes

  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams and projects.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • A passion for getting things right coupled with a commitment to finding solutions.

  • Able to adapt and rapidly respond to changing demands in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment.

  • Flexibility in dealing with a variety of business partners, situations, and competing priorities.


Smarter Together

  • Collaborating at Sensata means working with some of the world’s most talented people in an enriching environment that is constantly pushing towards the next best thing.

  • Employees work across functions, countries and cultures gaining new perspectives through mutual respect and open communication.

  • As OneSensata, we are working together to make things work together

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