Calspan Corporation

International Trade Compliance Manager

Job Locations US-NY-Buffalo | US-NY-Buffalo
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The world’s greatest innovators rely on Calspan, as evidenced by our track record of successfully providing high-quality independent engineering design, test, and research services for more than 70 years. We are proud to offer innovators a wide array of engineering services to support their game-changing innovations.    


Calspan is seeking an experienced International Trade Compliance Manager responsible for export and import compliance programs and holds policy authority for International Trade Compliance.


Responsibilities include reviewing and approving export/import license applications, advising about International Trade Compliance matters, providing International Trade Compliance oversight to all Calspan activities, developing and implementing International Trade Compliance policies and procedures, working collaboratively with all departments to ensure they are utilizing effective compliance internal controls, and providing International Trade Compliance training.


  • Manage the company’s international trade compliance program. Research, advise on, and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, in particular Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Customs Regulations (CR) and the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR).   Review and approve the export of hardware and technical data/technology.  Transact records in international trade compliance information systems.
  • Act as the company’s Empowered Official. Draft, submit, and manage applications for export and import authorizations.  Attend periodic training seminars on international trade compliance. Work on international trade compliance matters with internal and external customers, as well as the corporate international trade compliance group.
  • Develop and execute strategy to mitigate compliance risks throughout the company. Mange the company’s transaction due diligence process, oversee facility access controls and visitor management as they relate to international trade compliance, and work closely with HR personnel to ensure employment decisions and HR processes comply with applicable regulations.  Prepare, review and approve technology control plans, and provide technical data/technology transfer oversight (including visits and travel).  Understand, complete or approve import and export jurisdiction and classification of goods and technical data/technology.
  • Provide training as needed to various departments and groups on export and import compliance, prohibited party screening, trade concepts, processes for managing international orders and shipments, and other compliance-related topics.   
  • Create, implement and manage processes and procedures related to international trade compliance, shipping, receiving and customs clearance.  Identify, engage and interact with freight forwarders and customs brokers as required, including coordinating shipments.  Perform other international trade compliance duties as directed.



  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Must be eligible to serve as an Empowered Official under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

Preferred Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years of related discipline
  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to above

Preferred Knowledge / Ability:

  • Strong knowledge of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), including anti-boycott regulations, sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Customs Regulations (CR) and the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR)
  • Thoroughly familiar with international shipping documents such as commercial invoice, packing list, air waybill, and export and import licenses, including consignee information, INCOTERMS, harmonized tariff code and nomenclature, country of origin, customs value, export and import classifications, and license data
  • Experience with international business transactions and shipping documents
  • Ability to develop or revise procedures, work instructions, forms and business flowcharts
  • Outstanding customer service and time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work well in a team setting
  • Enjoys solving problems in a collaborative environment
  • Ability to quickly adapt and change priorities while professionally managing interruptions
  • Must be organized and meet assigned deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to travel - 15%


Why join Calspan?


Be Calspan Culture

At Calspan, we promote an environment that empowers employees and encourages innovation. Our management team enables a strong sense of teamwork with each endeavor, where successes are shared and lessons are learned. The company’s talent brand, “Be Calspan”, incorporates our company values to Be Inclusive, Accountable, and Innovative and our commitment to drive every individual to - Be Developed, Be Balanced, Be Connected, Be Community and Be Recognized. Our culture promotes a positive atmosphere and competitive can-do method of action.


Great Benefits = Happy, Committed Employees 

Retaining great talent is as important as finding it, so at Calspan, we take our employee value proposition of Be Calspan quite seriously. To us, that means offering competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, recognition programs and promotional opportunities. Our benefits include: Health Insurance, Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance/Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Short-Term/Long-Term Disability, 401(k), Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Universal Life Insurance Policy, Paid-Time Off, Company-paid Holidays, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Military Leave, Employee Assistance Program, Educational Assistance Reimbursement , and Pet Insurance.


Calspan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Calspan Test Services supports safe and drug free workplace through pre-employment background checks and drug testing.


All candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. 

Salary Range (min)

USD $100,000.00/Yr.

Salary Range (max)

USD $120,000.00/Yr.


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