Trade Controls and Logistics Manager

Thales - Whiteley, MD (30+ days ago)4.0


As Trade Controls & Logistics Manager you will manage inventory and ensure ATMS spares availability to meet operational demands. We are looking for someone who can lead, define, implement and manage the strategy for the Import / Export of spares to support Air Traffic Management Systems (ATMS) in use within the MoD.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Building and developing collaborative internal and external relationships, ensuring that spares support underpins Service Delivery contracted ATMS availability.
  • Agreeing and documenting custody of MoD owned spares in accordance with MoD Public Store Account protocols.
  • Providing assurance that spares holdings, in stock and procurement, provide necessary capability to support availability of operational ATMS.
  • Creating and maintaining excellent customer relations and satisfaction with the solution and services delivered.
  • Engaging as required with other Aquila functions to ensure that the company can meet its technical and security commitments.
  • Liaison with freight forwarders / suppliers to facilitate clearance and delivery of imported shipments
  • Completion of monthly duty submissions / reporting and import administration
  • Keeping abreast of customs tariff information and liaising with HMRC as necessary
  • Maintaining up to date knowledge of current Customs regulations and changes
  • Providing advice to the business across all Imports and Customs related issues
Qualifications, Experience and Skill:
  • Working knowledge of UK Export Controls and export licensing requirements, including liaison with Export Control Organisation and Compliance Inspection
  • Practical experience of managing both ITAR and EAR within a European program environment
  • Experience in drafting formal correspondence with government agencies
  • Proven ability to identify areas where process improvement is required, to develop and implement those improvements
  • Experience in developing and delivering trade compliance training
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability, communication skills, and cross-cultural awareness
  • Detail oriented, possessing good analytical skills
  • Self-motivated and able to simultaneously manage multiple time-sensitive tasks
  • Building and developing collaborative internal and external relationships, ensuring that spares support underpins Service Delivery contracted ATMS availability.
  • Ability to interpret government regulations and translate into strategic impact on company goals
  • Advanced knowledge of regulatory administrations governing jurisdictions relative to international trade, specifically those affecting the movement of goods and services
  • Knowledge of audit and assessment procedures and evaluation of internal controls
  • Working knowledge regarding the service capabilities, roles and responsibilities of customs brokers, freight forwarders and logistics service providers
  • Strong analytical, negotiation, and influencing capabilities.
  • Ability to think critically and have strong strategic planning and project/program management skills
  • Able to develop and implement end to end compliance process for Aquila.
  • Agreeing and documenting custody of MoD owned spares in accordance with MoD Public Store Account protocols.
  • Providing assurance that spares holdings, in stock and procurement, provide necessary capability to support availability of operational ATMS.
  • Good understanding of industry Supply and Inventory practices
  • Working knowledge of managing: Spares support to operational environments, Engineering support/repair contracts, Inventory and Supply management best practices within industry, Government Furnished Equipment (GFE)
Principal relationships may include some or all of the following:

  • Aquila Service Delivery Team
  • MOD ILS Team
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Functions, including Finance, Transition, Service Performance, QA and Safety,
  • Principal repair agencies
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