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Senior Trade Compliance Manager

Posted Apr 28
Full Time
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

GA Telesis is a global leader providing integrated solutions to the aviation and aerospace industries. We serve over 3,000 customers, including airlines, original equipment manufacturers, maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) providers, and suppliers worldwide, with 31 leasing, sales, distribution, and MRO operations in 19 countries. At GA Telesis, our core business is integrated aviation solutions, and our mission is customer success.

As the leader of our Trade Compliance department, you will be responsible for providing strategic guidance and advice to ensure that the Company remains fully compliant with all export and import laws and regulations applicable to the Company’s business. Reporting to the General Counsel, the ideal candidate is a detailed oriented, effective communicator, with a thorough knowledge of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and experience working with BIS, OFAC, and other regulatory agencies.



  • Conduct internal audits, provide feedback and guidance to improve and maintain satisfactory compliance
  • Maintain export-related record keeping functions for the Company, as required by law
  • Administer multiple accounts on ACE Portal, including monitor and support AES filings, EEI corrections, AES verification, compliance, late, and rejected messages
  • Serve as point of contact administrator for Company ACE users to reset accounts and passwords
  • Perform commodity jurisdiction and classification
  • Handle BIS, OFAC, and Customs correspondence as required
  • Responsible for EAR export license applications and license exceptions in the U.S., in addition to monitoring the U.K. export licensing program and use of the license
  • Maintain export licensing and license exception records in the Company’s database
  • Coordinate with program personnel to obtain export/import application information and review provisos on licenses and agreements to ensure business and customer requirements can be met by the license or agreement
  • Draft and update Trade Compliance training, procedures and processes and other materials
  • Be thoroughly familiar with the laws, rules, and regulations applicable in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Asia
  • Periodically review sanctions and embargo rules and regulations to ensure compliance
  • Administer the Company’s annual Trade Compliance training at branch and corporate level
  • Request, receive, and review “Know Your Customer” (KYC) information for customer/vendor screening and approval
  • Create and/or update compliance forms in accordance with regulatory developments and enforcement in export control and sanctions
  • Work closely with the Company’s sales, shipping, logistics, and external customers to create solutions that enable the Company to be compliant with applicable regulations and clear import and export shipments
  • Identify, interpret, and inform all team members of applicable regulatory requirements to ensure appropriate compliance activities are in place
  • Handle and conduct global Denied Party Screening Process at branch and corporate level
  • Review and maintain ACE Reports to ensure shipments are being exported in compliance with the U.S. export regulations
  • Provide export compliance guidance to branch and corporate employees at all levels, including on how to respond to customer and government inquiries
  • Interact with domestic and international supplier/vendors, 3PL, transportation and customs brokers as necessary to clear shipments
  • Set goals and evaluate results to ensure that departmental and organizational objectives and requirements are met



  • Impeccable integrity and trustworthiness
  • Strong and effective communicator, with the ability to deal directly with regulatory agencies.
  • Ability to analyze, evaluate, develop, and implement processes and procedures
  • Detailed oriented with good writing and organizational skills
  • Orientation towards analysis and fact-based decision making
  • Sense of personal responsibility to work independently and under time pressure
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Effective at coordinating efforts across a culturally diverse organization
  • Able to handle multiple matters at a time and make good business decisions under pressure
  • Able to work on complex transactions, monitoring and enforcing trade compliance regulations in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong knowledge of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and a good understanding of the ITAR
  • Experience with aircraft and engine parts and nomenclature
  • Proficiency with MS Office products (Word, Outlook) and internet research
  • Willing to act as a mentor to train junior team members



  • 10+ years’ experience
  • CUSECO certification (Certified U.S. Export Compliance Officer) required
  • Licensed Customs Broker preferred