WORK OBJECTIVE: This position will serve as the senior export and licensing leader, providing guidance, strategy, training and support on all aspects of U.S. export laws and regulations for Taurus Holdings, Inc. This will include enhancing procedures, managing automated systems, identifying licensing strategies, and partnering with internal customers, outside counsel and export consultants to meet regulatory requirements. Responsible for executing all facets of export/import licensing to include ITAR, EAR, Agreements, Licenses, Exemptions and exceptions, Congressional Notification, Post approval Documentation, etc. Coordination/Execution of all export shipments/initiatives to partner companies; CBC, Forjas Taurus as well as international customers.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
Lead, execute and implement compliance training initiatives relative to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administrations Regulations (EAR) for all Taurus Holdings employees. Work cohesively with Export Consultants, Outside Counsel/Legal Staff in providing daily guidance and expertise across the organization for export activities to ensure compliance with both U.S. Dept. of State (DDTC) and U.S. Dept. of Commerce (DOC) laws and regulations. Remain current with and accurately interpret U.S. Government laws and regulations, including Federal Register Notices, and effect necessary changes within businesses Identify areas of ITAR/EAR risk and assist with the implementation of viable solutions concurrent with Legal Staff and Export Compliance Consultants Manage/maintain export license database for all export licenses; (DSP5’s), temporary imports (DSP61’s) and temporary export licenses (DSP7’s) DDTC and applicable DOC export licenses (i.e. shotguns & shotgun ammunition). Manage/enforce ITAR/EAR/OFAC compliance screening initiatives as required. Prepare, file and acquire Export & Import licenses/agreements for a wide range of both EAR and ITAR commodities to ensure compliance while supporting business unit objectives and needs. Execute license provisos, exceptions, etc. as required. Principal point of contact and advocate between the U.S. Government agencies (CBP, BIS, DOC, DDTC, Census & BATF) and Taurus Holdings in relation to import/export licensing matters Serve as Empowered Official, Export Compliance Officer and Export Licensing Officer Review and support employee international travel requirements and foreign visitors Maintain original export licensing documentation pursuant to applicable ITAR/EAR/OFAC recordkeeping requirements Educate all international customers, new and existing; on U.S. export laws, regulations, ITAR/EAR documentation requirements Attend domestic and international industry trade shows/conferences with focus on customer retention, market growth, new product roll outs and regulatory compliance. Manage/execute export documentation/licensing requirements for “all” international sales requests on 3 varied product lines: Taurus, Rossi and Heritage to include: pro forma invoices, shipment preparation, pricing, product availability, logistics coordination with freight forwarders and consignee, freight rate negotiation, etc. Create and process export orders; interface with Sales Dept., Materials, Purchasing, Accounting, Shipping, Receiving, Customer Service, Repairs and Quality Control depending on commodity required by international customer. Emphasis is placed on proactive/positive communication, solution oriented results, multi tasking, team cohesiveness throughout Taurus footprint Coordinate/prepare/execute all export shipments of ammunition, supplies, R&D products, etc., in support of international Taurus/CBC companies while ensuring ITAR/EAR export laws and regulations are followed. Coordination of dangerous goods (DG) requirements with designated Hazmat Company for all DG export shipments; i.e. Ammunition, chemicals, etc. to Brazil. Create all requisite export documentation, pricing templates, shipper’s letter of instruction (SLI), customized packing list (Brazil), for all export shipments, executing ITAR/EAR guidelines, exceptions, provisos, etc., on each international shipment Ensure all international shipments meet all ITAR/EAR requisites by interfacing with authorized freight forwarders and validating all shipment documents; ie. quantity verification on DDTC licenses, DOC licenses and Automated Export System (AES) submittal review and approval. Oversee timely documentation for U.S. Customs broker to facilitate import process; 70+ ATF import licenses for 3 varied product brands; Taurus, Rossi and Heritage. Supervise weekly import shipments/documentation from Brazil. Provide assistance as required to Import/Export Coordinator on import shipments; license assignation/commodity description etc., on commercial invoices. Work closely with Import/Export Coordinator to ensure partner companies and international vendors comply with ATF Dept. import regulations. Manage Import/Export Coordinator on (ATF Form 6 - Application and permit for importation of firearms ammunition and implements of war & Form 6A Release and receipt of imported firearms ammunition and implements of war). Provide support with U.S. Customs clearance process when needed Supervise deliveries as demand requires for import shipments with Customs Broker and designated courier(s) Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of import licenses from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to include the review/approval of all new import license applications prepared by the import/export coordinator - ATF E Form 6-Part I (5330.3A) Supervise the update of federal firearms licenses (FFL’s) in digital data base as required. Maintain compliance documentation pursuant to applicable ATF Dept. recordkeeping requirements on aforementioned FFL’s
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: •Applicant must be a U.S. person. •Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred, or an equivalent combination of education, certification, training, and/or experience in export compliance •Minimum 5-7 years trade experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment. •Must be bilingual in English and Spanish; written and oral form.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: •Comprehensive knowledge of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR) is required; knowledge of Schedule B, ECCN and USML codes to classify physical goods for export to another country. •Ability to interact with various government agencies regarding import/export issues, documentation, and licensing requirements •Ability to provide compliance training to small and large groups to include all levels of management. •Exhibits a high attention to detail, integrity and discretion •Ability to interpret and adhere to U.S and foreign import/export laws. •Ability to interpret and assign harmonized codes on export commodities •Excellent organizational, analytical, interpersonal and written/oral communication skills •Ability to effectively handle time sensitive, critical issues despite setbacks, obstacles and time constraints •Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) •Ability to multi-task and follow complex oral and written instructions •Domestic/International Travel required 10% of time
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Depending on functional area of assignment, tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (up to 20 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station and extended periods of time standing and/or walking.
ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Tasks are regularly performed inside without potential for exposure to adverse conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, fumes and/or poor ventilation, wetness, humidity, rain, temperature and noise extremes, machinery and/or moving vehicles, vibrations, electric currents, animals/wildlife, toxic/poisonous agents, gases or chemicals, oils and other cutting fluids, violence and/or disease, or pathogenic substances.
SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Some tasks require manual dexterity, in addition to visual and hearing acuity. Some tasks may involve identifying and distinguishing colors.
Formed in 1982, Taurus Holdings, Inc. is a Florida based holding company that, in turn, owns companies responsible for some of the most robust firearms brands in the U.S. market. Taurus Holdings is owned by Forjas Taurus, S.A. which is a publicly traded company based in Brazil. Forjas Taurus manufactures a wide variety of consumer and industrial products that are distributed worldwide.
Taurus Hol...dings manufactures several models of Taurus brand firearms and employs approximately 300 workers and staff in its Miami, Florida facilities. These employees and staff also support the importation, marketing, sales and/or service of several brands of firearms through subsidiary companies. These companies and their associated brands are:
Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc. (Taurus).1
Braztech International, LC. (Rossi).2
Heritage Manufacturing, Inc. (Heritage). 3
Taurus Holdings companies offer a wide variety of products for sale ranging from single action revolvers, to pistols and long guns.
1. Taurus International (TIMI) manufactures some Taurus brand models in the U.S. and imports the balance from Forjas Taurus. TIMI services all Taurus brand firearms in the U.S. imported or manufactured by TIMI.
2. Braztech imports and services Rossi brand products which are manufactured by Forjas Taurus in Brazil.
3. Heritage manufactures and services its own products in Florida.