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Senior Import/Export Analyst

West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America
Closing date
29 September 2021
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Job Description:

Saab in West Lafayette, Indiana, has an immediate need for a Senior Import/Export Analyst.  You will have the opportunity to join a team that will manufacture the rear section of the T-7A Red Hawk military trainer aircraft for the United States Air Force. When at full capacity by 2027, Saab will employ over 300 employees in the West Lafayette facility in management, administration, and manufacturing. The new flagship facility will utilize advanced manufacturing techniques and leverage research and development to support Saab’s broad product portfolio.


  • Engage proactively with business functions to understand and identify import/export issues and needs, and provide licensing, policy, and compliance guidance and assistance 

  • Develop and maintain internal trade compliance policies, procedures, manuals, and support tools

  • Conduct orders of review and specially designed analyses for hardware, data, software, and services to establish applicable U.S. licensing jurisdiction and commodity classification

  • Determine and fulfill requirements for EAR and ITAR licenses, exemptions/exceptions applicability, and for exports and imports for which no license is required

  • Draft and submit license applications, proposed agreements, requests for retransfer and reexport authorization, and determinations from the U.S. Departments of Commerce and State

  • Obtain approvals and administer provisos and other requirements to allow transactions to be conducted compliantly

  • Interact and coordinate with U.S. and foreign affiliates, partners, suppliers, customers, regulators, and other entities on trade compliance topics

  • Review product descriptions, technical parameters, control lists and other resources to establish licensing jurisdiction, product classification codes, HTS and Schedule B codes, country of origin and other correlated information within ERP system for imports and exports of hardware, data, software, and services

  • Facilitate logistics and shipping activities including preparing and reviewing documentation for inbound and outbound shipments to confirm correctness and compliance pre- and post-transactions, analyzing discrepancies and risk areas, and implementing remedial measures

  • Communicate with customs brokers, freight forwarders, parties to transactions, affiliates, suppliers, government agencies, and other foreign and U.S. entities to coordinate and ensure imports and exports are accomplished compliantly and efficiently

  • Determine and implement shipping and logistics methods for efficiencies and cost savings within a compliance framework

  • Monitor and track transactions, and resolve issues to mitigate against delays, risk, and potential ramifications

  • Manage trade certificates for duty-free entries, drawbacks, carnets, customs bonds, powers of attorney, adjustments, ACE filings, payments for duties and tariffs, special instructions, and other similar matters

  • Maintain records in accordance with regulatory requirements

  • Remain current on import/export policies, requirements, changes, and trends, and communicate information to key persons

  • Conduct trainings on general and specific trade compliance topics

  • Screen persons and assess red flag indicators to establish bona fides

  • Perform reviews, audits and assessments to maintain and promote compliance

  • Investigate potential and actual non-compliance with export control laws and regulations, prepare and submit voluntary disclosures to the U.S. Departments of Commerce and State as warranted, and develop and implement corrective actions

  • Provide information in a timely manner within company and to U.S. and foreign affiliates for registration, reporting, licensing, presentations, etc.

  • Liaise with Swedish (and other foreign) counterparts to satisfy Swedish (and other foreign) trade compliance requirements

  • Support engagements and activities with Purdue University having trade compliance aspects

  • Undertake and assist with other activities at the direction of Saab, Inc.’s Director, Trade Compliance and leadership

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years’ experience with import/export licensing and compliance, logistics, shipping, customs management, and/or related trade fields.  Consideration might be given for other education, specific work experience related to need areas, etc.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the EAR, ITAR, FTR, and other regulations.  Familiarity with Incoterms.

  • Ability to work independently as well as under direction.

  • Sound organizational skills to perform and handle multiple substantive and administrative activities concurrently.

  • Strong communication skills with an ability to clearly explain issues and requirements rather than to just state them.

  • Ability to work with foreign persons and appreciate cultural differences.

  • Security clearance or eligibility to obtain a security clearance.

  • Ability to travel.

  • Motivation to learn and improve.

Saab, Inc. provides an excellent working environment offering professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, comprehensive benefits, tuition reimbursement, work/life balance, business-casual atmosphere and paid holidays.

Must be a U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident (green card holder), or protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3). As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to participate in a background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, education and employment verification.

About Us:

Saab is a global defense and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defense, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number approximately 17,000 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.

Saab is a company where we see diversity as an asset and offer unlimited opportunities for advancing in your career. We are also a company that respects each person’s needs and encourage employees to lead a balanced, rewarding life beyond work. Saab values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.