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Employment Role Available at Curtiss Wright

We have been informed that Curtiss Wright ( are seeking to employ a UK and EU export controls expert to support their business in the UK in Bournemouth.

The Curtiss-Wright job link for the position is:, and the job is at a Senior Manager level.

The contact for further information about this position is either Mr Scott Jackson ( or Emma Coleman (

Export Control Manager – Stevenage
Job Ref No: P7114
Directorate: Programmes – Business & Performance
MBDA Level of role: Level 5
Reports to Head of Export Control Office UKWhat’s the opportunity?
This opportunity has arisen to be part of the team that works across all areas of the business, from Projects to Major Equipment Procurement to Supply Chain. It will give you the opportunity to develop valuable expertise in the area of Export Licensing but also to develop you network throughout the business and be at the forefront of what is happening as the business grows and develops its export activity.

What will you be doing?
• Providing expertise advise on Export Licencing, dealing with internal and external agencies to ensure company compliance
• Managing a small team to deliver excellent customer service
• Liaising with government departments, networking internally and externally and helping to drive the business forward to meet export requirements

What are the benefits for you?
• Technical Training and development available
• You will be involved potential with any Project within the UK business and also working internationally.
• You will be able to develop your expertise in all aspects of Export Licensing, ITAR & EAR regulations, which in turn will develop your knowledge and understanding of UK Projects and their development
• Travel will be required within Europe and this brings the opportunity to develop your language skills.

What’s great about joining this team?
• You will be joining a dynamic, focussed team responsible for the development of export control best practices and providing essential support to each other
• The team is consistently striving to achieve excellent export control compliance which involves reacting to new technologies, challenging products and destinations, proposing changes to work more efficiently and helping to influence others
• Experience on all projects and areas of the business mean that the work is very diverse and rewarding
• Working in a team where changing circumstances and prioritisation is always challenging and inspiring
• Changing and adapting to the business and react to unforeseen requests and changes

Who and what we are looking for from you?
• To succeed in this role, you need an eye for detail
• Experience including management skills
• Required behaviours – i.e. “you will have a willing, helpful attitude and a calm professional manner, even when things are changed at the last minute and can require difficult decision making
• Good mediator and communicator when dealing with a range of people in different disciplines
• Positive decision making
• Ability to stimulate and inspire others

Why you should come and work at MBDA
• MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multi-national group with 10,000 employees on industrial facilities in France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, , and the United States
• With some of the most sophisticated technology in defence, MBDA is Europe’s leading guided weapons company and with this in mind we continually look to broaden our existing talent base whilst maintaining a strategic edge, by exploiting new markets and new applications for our world-class technology base
• Our success is based on the dedication of our people and we strive to offer each and every employee an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding career
• Our work is complex, challenging and innovative. It takes a range of professionals across the full engineering and commercial spectrum to carry it out. Whatever field our people specialise in, they all share the same mind-set: a drive to make things work better and to redefine the established standards

What you would get
Competitive salaries, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, discounted private healthcare scheme, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level), and superb learning and development opportunities.

Please note that in order to apply for MBDA UK opportunities you will need to be eligible for SC (Secret Level) UK Security Clearance.

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