Import/Export Administrator – B.E. Meyers – Redmond, WA

The Import/Export Administrator will report to the Contracts & Compliance Manager.


OVERVIEW

B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. provides advanced photonics solutions and other specialty technology for US and international Special Operations Forces and Combat Arms elements that are forward in the fight.

B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. is an ISO 9001:2015-certified developer, manufacturer, and systems integrator of optoelectronic and related products used in defense and law enforcement applications. The company’s core competencies include turnkey laser targeting and illumination systems, night-vision devices, long-range surveillance, and other integrated laser systems. We are proud of our reputation as a technology leader in delivering solutions proven to meet the demanding performance requirements of extreme environments and combat conditions. Since our origin in 1974, we have been dedicated to providing the highest quality of products, services and support to our customers. B.E. Meyers is a privately owned and operated small business located in Redmond, WA.


SUMMARY

The Import/Export Administrator will ensure strict compliance with United States’ laws and regulations relating to Global Trade Compliance, including ITAR, EAR, OFAC, and Customs/Traffic. This position is expected to understand operational compliance in global trade, monitor federal regulations, have interpersonal skills to interact with senior management, employees in training, and clients or customers. Must be adaptable to changing administrations and procedures. The responsibilities of this position may evolve over time, and other functions may be assigned as necessary. It is important that Import/Export Administrator is flexible, can multitask, and is a motivated self-starter


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
include the following

  • Act as an Empowered official for trade compliance on international business transactions, exercising due diligence to mitigate potential risk.
  • Preparation, review, and submission of ITAR and Commerce export and import licenses.
  • Works on WDAs, TAAs, VSDs, license provisos and ITAR related issues. Prepares DOS required documentation, prepares, and submits licenses.
  • Determines use of license exemptions and maintains records.
  • Ensures that DOS registrations and permits are up to date; and submits material change notifications.
  • Responsible for all permanent and temporary export and import license documentation and related documentation such as carnets, customs forms, free trade agreements, certificate of origin, invoices, pack slips, and other documents as required.
  • Disseminates license provisos and prepares instructions to distributors and sales personnel to ensure compliance when conducting demonstrations/trainings, attending trade shows, hand carrying equipment and returning loan equipment.
  • Reviews and identifies trade compliance issues on requests for quotes, contracts, and requests for sales support.
  • Ensures compliance and regulatory requirements are met before acceptance and shipment of orders.
  • Responsible for export and import shipping documents for routine and non-routine shipments of orders, repair returns, hand-carry, loans, trade shows, and calibration of equipment.
  • Prepares annual reports, maintains documentation and recordkeeping in compliance with licenses and ITAR.
  • Engages with DOS, DTSA, BIS, Customs officers and freight forwarders on license provisos, policy changes and logistics.
  • Acts as a company resource for ITAR regulations and compliance.
  • Works with the U.S. State Department in license application & export document processing.
  • Updates ITAR & EAR and export requirements.
  • Delivers export compliance training to new employees, annually to current employees and as needed in the event of special
  • Coordinates with other departments as necessary regarding regulatory affairs inquiries and requests.
  • Works with Business Development and outsourced ITAR contractors to validate commodity classifications.
  • May be required to take on special projects or other duties as assigned.
  • Must love guns!


QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent business writing and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and analyze.


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree and three to five (3-5) years of experience in work directly related to Government Contracting and Import/Export Regulations, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Familiarity in responding to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.


LANGUAGE & COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  • Proficiency in the English language and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from the Senior Management Team, employees in training and clients or customers.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

REASONING ABILITY

  • Strong critical thinking skills and ability to read and interpret laws, regulations, safety rules, operating instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and anticipate a variety of variables in situations.
  • Skilled in defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts, to draw valid conclusions.
  • Familiar with using discretion, initiative, judgment, and independent decision making.


COMPUTER SKILLS

  • Working knowledge of MRP systems such as Syspro, Unipoint, and Microsoft CRM software.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel PowerPoint, and Outlook.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires the incumbent to stand, walk or sit for a minimum of eight hours per day.


WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate in an office environment. (Examples: business office with computers and/or computer printers, light traffic).


TO APPLY:
Applications are accepted using our online application process only. To be considered for this position, please apply online at: https://bemeyers.bamboohr.com/hiring/jobs/28


This position may require use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee.


B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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