Export Control Lead

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  • Location:

    Bristol, England

  • Sector:

    Defence and Security

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  • Salary:

    £30000 - £37000 per annum + + excellent bens.

  • Contact:

    Sam Bason

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Export Control Lead

In this exciting and challenging role you will be responsible for all aspects of export and shipping and also be the main point of contact relating to exporting goods outside of the UK. You will also review customer contracts to ensure relevant documents are received and validated.

  • Export; Logistics; Freight; Export Control; Shipping; Trade

  • US EAR & ITAR; SPIRE; Documentation; Legislation; Compliance

  • Bristol

  • £30,000 - £37,000 + excellent benesits

We enable the world's leading industrial companies and scientific research communities to image, analyse and manipulate materials down to the atomic and molecular level. We provide tools for the engineering of micro- and nano-structures, with customers using our process solutions to research and produce materials and semiconductors vital for everything from medical devices and diagnostics, to electric cars and quantum computers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review the shipping aspect of orders and manage / request all related paperwork, including Letters of Credit (LCs) and all Export Documentation.

  • Support and train direct reports in the export procedures to ensure the business complies with current legislation.

  • Add/ maintain all shipping information within the System Information Database and Folder (SID).

  • Prepare all shipping documents (commercial invoices, EUR1, ATR1 & Certificate of Origin) to enable us to ship the system as per the customer's requirement date.

  • Prepare the bank presentation documents (Packing List, Drafts, AWB & others) required from the customers LC and send them off for collection.

  • Work with our customers and our own Freight Forwarder to plan the delivery of the goods in a timely fashion. Ensure our own forwarders are managed and reviewed to ensure we are always getting the best level of service at the most cost effective rate.

  • Work as business internal reference for the update and revision of all export and shipping regulations (such as Incoterms and Custom Clearance).

  • Maintain relevant departmental Business Management System (BMS) flowcharts and procedures, Work Instructions (WI) and Quality Control Forms (QCFs).

  • Report relevant departmental, Internal supplier & external supplier Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) on monthly basis.

  • Manage the export control and compliance of all controlled movements out of the company. This covers applying for all export licences, managing the use of the companies open licences and ensuring accurate logs are kept of all transfers for audit by the Export Compliance Office (ECO).


  • Relevant experience in a high technology and capital equipment business.

  • A working experience of shipping, Letters of Credit and Export (especially to China & Russia) is essential.

  • A good working knowledge of UK & EU Export Control legislation as well as awareness of US EAR & ITAR regulations.

  • Experience of applying for export licences through the SPIRE system.

  • Knowledge of shipping aspects of orders that impact on the business

  • Experience of working in a role closely linked to the customer would be useful.

  • A good general education, good knowledge of widely used software packages (MS Office, Web based applications, etc.)

  • Relevant qualifications such as ACIT or DIT desirable but not essential.

Benefits: In addition to a competitive starting salary, we also offers structured career development opportunities, a good work-life balance, private healthcare, a share incentive plan, 25 days annual leave, early finish on on Fridays, a defined contribution Group Personal Pension Plan, and a flexible benefits package that you can tailor to your own requirements.