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Sr. Compliance Specialist, Export

Company: Supernal
Location: Herndon
Posted on: September 10, 2023

Job Description:

Supernal is at the forefront of creating emerging mobility solutions that will foster the development of human-centered cities. We are designing a completely new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft tailored to the mobility needs of future cities. This allows passengers a seamless intermodal journey that safely transports them to their final destination. We fuse research in autonomy, robotics, aviation and services to define a new category of mobility for the world's communities. We believe in creative thinking and collaboration to help build a better mobility experience for everyone, improving people's ability to move - whether for work or play.
What we do: -
The Senior Compliance Specialist, Export, works in the Trade Compliance Group team to provide comprehensive and proactive export controls support to the growing Supernal business - particularly to the engineering and procurement/supply chain departments. While we provide a checklist of preferred and ideal lists of technical/subject matter skills and/or experience, above all, true ideal candidates are those with shown proactive, collaborative, and diligent, approach who can exercise good compliance judgment in support of the business mission.
This position will report directly to the Senior Counsel as head of the Trade Compliance Group and will be based in our Washington DC, Irvine, California, or Fremont, California office. This is not an attorney position.
This position will be required to work on-site 5 days a week.
What you can do:
To perform this job optimally, an individual should be able to perform each crucial duty to a high standard with attention to detail and thoroughness expected of this position. 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.
Candidate should be familiar with and capable of determining export jurisdictions and classifying items/technology, BIS licensing process and SNAP-R, deemed exports, technology control plans, and end user certificates. Candidate should understand the importance of diligently keeping records of all analysis related to the aforementioned matters.

  • Review purchase requisitions and purchase orders to identify potential export and/or import risks, coordinate and collect supplier export classification information, and pro-actively find solutions to potential issues
  • Engage collaboratively with Supernal procurement and supply chain groups to support their work
  • Routinely update the Senior Counsel on current and potential export controls matters/issues
  • Assist as needed with general export compliance training, briefings, and required processes
  • Assist in the development and continuous improvement of guidance documents, export controls manual, technology control plans, and other policy and/or process documents
  • Perform first review and coordination to complete end user certificates, classification requests, IT access requests for non-US persons, and other export controls analysis
  • Maintain auditable records of all documents pertaining to import and export
  • Coordinate export license compliance, ensuring Supernal entities follow the regulatory and license conditions placed on approved licenses
  • Provide technical guidance to various internal collaborators regarding the set up and execution of supply chains
  • Manage and respond to restricted party screenings
  • Other export compliance related duties, where aligned with prior experience
  • May require up to 10% of domestic and international travel

    What you can contribute:

    • Pro-active, solutions oriented and collaborative demeanor a must
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to effectively convey export controls concepts to people not familiar with such concepts a must
    • Effective working with and briefing various employee and management levels regarding a range of export controls issues
    • Proven track record to solve sophisticated problems
    • Comfortable working with U.S. Government agency personnel on technical inquiries
    • Proactive delivery of communication and follow-up
    • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams
    • Able to independently prioritize and accomplish work within time constraints yet able to exercise good judgment in reaching out for help from rest of the team
    • Willing to travel when needed - approximately 5-10% - mostly to other Supernal sites

      You may also be able to contribute:

      • Bachelor's degree required
      • Engineering or technical background a plus but not required
      • Minimum of 10 years' experience in various aspects of export controls work
      • Experience working with aerospace and commercial technologies an advantage
      • Good-to-have experience/skills include familiarity with INCOTERMS, import matters, logistics, and contract clauses related to export and shipping terms
      • Experience with SAP and other data sharing platforms
      • Understanding of EU export controls
      • Some familiarity with export controls of the Republic of Korea
      • Import experience

        Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other category or class protected under applicable federal, state or local law. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at:
        This position may include access to certain technology and/or software source code subject to U.S. export controls laws and regulations. If an export authorization from an applicable US regulatory agency is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernal's receipt of such regulatory authorization(s) and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations pursuant to such authorization(s).Base pay offered may vary depending on skills, experience, job-related knowledge and location. This position is also eligible for a bonus as part of total compensation.The pay range for this position is:$147,680-$230,553 USDClick or visit: to view our benefits!

Keywords: Supernal, Chantilly , Sr. Compliance Specialist, Export, Professions , Herndon, Virginia

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