Director, Global Trade Compliance

  • Textron
  • Washington D.C., DC, USA
  • Mar 04, 2021
Full time Legal Manufacturing Trade

Job Description



This position is responsible for overseeing the Textron Global Trade Compliance program to foster compliance with all applicable export control, sanctions, customs, and anti-boycott laws and regulations.



  • Serve as core global trade compliance resource on strategic transactions with business partners in countries around the world.  Lead Enterprise-wide Export and Import Working Groups.  Advise senior management on global trade compliance issues.  Serve as the enterprise point of contact for Business Unit global trade compliance personnel on interpretation of applicable regulations and license requirements including under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, Export Administration Regulations, regulations of the Office of Foreign Assets Control, and the U.S. anti-boycott regulations.  Develop and maintain effective partnering relationships with Business Unit export compliance personnel. Develop and maintain effective communication channels to interface with U.S. regulatory agencies involved in global trade compliance.  Interface effectively with Textron Legal and Government Affairs (WashOps) Departments.
  • Maintain knowledge of U.S. and worldwide global trade regulatory requirements. Keep abreast of regulatory and industry trends, developments, and best practices and ensure communication of same to Textron Business Units.
  • Oversee creation, implementation and updating of global trade compliance policies and procedures.
  • Develop education, training, and awareness programs for various global trade compliance topics.  Provide or participate in global trade compliance training at Textron Business Units and Corporate Office locations.
  • Participate in management of enterprise relationship with third party denied party screening software vendor and implementation of software tool.
  • Coordinate with Textron Audit Services in the planning and conduct of internal export compliance audits and assessments at Textron Business Units, while maintaining a separation of roles and responsibilities between TAS and GTC to maintain independence and avoid a conflict of interest.
  • Represent Textron at various government and industry association meetings such as Defense Technical Advisory Committee (DTAG), Transportation Technical Advisory Committee (TRANSTAC), U.S. Trade Representative Meetings, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), Society for International Affairs (SIA), Washington International Business Council (WIBC), National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), and the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA).




  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Law degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a law firm or large corporate setting
  • 10-15 years of work-related global trade compliance experience


  • Highly knowledgeable of the requirements for effective global trade compliance
  • Expertise in international trade, export licensing practice and related areas
  • Thorough understanding of the U.S. Departments of State, Defense, Treasury, Commerce and Homeland Security (BATF) organizations, regulations, practices and procedures as they relate to export operations
  • Current contacts, and experience dealing, with U.S. Government agencies involved in global trade compliance
  • Comprehensive understanding of the U. S. Security Assistance process, foreign military sales and related export controls /compliance requirements, also knowledge of international national security policies and treaty arrangements
  •  Ability to gain credibility quickly both internally and externally
  • Ability to adhere to Textron’s core values and act in accordance with those values
  • Capable of communicating actionable solutions to senior and middle management and global trade compliance personnel at the Business Units
  • Must be able to maneuver through complex political situations effectively with sensitivity as to how people and organizations function
  • Able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles
  • Able to build and maintain relationships within a global organization to effectively drive global trade compliance at all levels
  • Able to prepare and present information in both formal and informal settings, to all levels of the organization
  • Ability to travel domestically, sometimes internationally
  • U.S. person nationality or ability to obtain export authorizations required
  • Ability to obtain SECRET security clearance required