Sr International Trade Compliance Manager - Licensing

Job Posted 2/6/2024
Sierra Nevada Corporation
United States
Job Description
Are you looking to use your expert international trade knowledge and leadership skills in an industry that supports and protects explorers and heroes? We could use your expertise on our team! As the Corporate Licensing Manager with our International Trade Compliance Office (ITCO), you'll use your skills and expertise to lead our Import/Export licensing portfolio as a core pillar of our trade compliance program, ensuring conformity with US trade regulations, overseeing management of export and import authorizations, and facilitating technology release initiatives. You'll work with internal stakeholders and build key relationships with appropriate government regulatory agencies as you facilitate compliance with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Arms Export Control Act (AECA), Export Control Reform Act (ECA), US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), US Customs regulations and relevant foreign customs regulations.

At SNC’s Washington, D.C. office we are responsible for government affairs, international strategy, international business, and trade and regulatory compliance. We provide strategic guidance across the organization, helping to find alignment and compliance between SNC and the national security priorities of the U.S. government. Learn more about the Washington, D.C. team


  • Provide strategic vision and oversight for SNC's international trade licensing program

  • Formalize and standardize export licensing process, procedure, and instruction across ITCO

  • Collaborate with enterprise functional leadership to further integrate and streamline SNC’s trade compliance posture

  • Coordinate with senior leadership to align ITCO Licensing strategy with enterprise goals/objectives

  • Monitor regulatory landscape for potential impacts to SNC's portfolio

  • Manage labor and resource allocation to meet programmatic demands

  • Liaison between business area licensing personnel and the WDCO to optimize push-pull efforts with the USG export licensing community

  • Foster relationships with DC trade compliance community to ensure SNC remains at the forefront of trade compliance trends and best practices

  • Maintain licensing focused professional development program to optimize knowledge, skills, and abilities of Licensing personnel

  • Facilitate ongoing review of licensing activity to ensure consistency and identify best practices


  • Able to effectively and clearly communicate complex regulatory requirements and solutions

  • Thorough understanding of export control and international trade concepts to include ITAR, EAR, FTR, FCPA, & OFAC

  • Intermediate knowledge of Customs processes and associated compliance requirements

  • Experience analyzing and interpreting federal rules and regulations

  • Past experience implementing trade compliance concepts and associated risk mitigation strategies

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field of study

  • Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of required education


  • Typically, 8 years of relevant experience
        •Higher education may substitute for relevant experience

  • Proficient knowledge of OCR EASE, DTRADE/DECCS, SNAP-R, Customs ACE

  • Prior experience as an Empowered Official

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC

SNC offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

SNC offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 6%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.


This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. SNC is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination.  Employment decisions are made without regarding to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. Contributions to SNC come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.