General Information

Req #
Career area:
Hardware Engineering
United States of America
North Carolina
Thursday, June 2, 2022
Working time:
Additional Locations: 
* Morrisville - North Carolina - United States of America

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Description and Requirements

Lenovo is looking for an experienced Export Compliance professional to execute on its enterprise-wide Export Compliance Classifications initiatives including emerging and foundational technology controls strategy. This position will report to the Executive Director, Legal, Government Relations and Global Trade Regulations. This role will include product and technology classifications for the corporate databases related to intangible and physical items, including 3rd party items that Lenovo exports.

Also, include risk assessment and training to ensure coverage of US export laws and those of the countries where Lenovo operates. This position will additionally support new business product development models involving export controls and include merger and acquisition due diligence and integration. Responsibilities will be in collaboration with the global Export Compliance, and cross-functional teams such as Engineering, Program Management and Product Management. Collaborate with departments, to set strategies and develop processes to classify products in an expediate manner by implementing cross-functional process.

The successful candidate for this position will be a proactive and highly productive individual with the ability to manage multiple initiatives and operate at the program and project level. The candidate for this position must have strong ability to collaborate with multiple team members. The candidate will have expertise with the regulatory technique and Engineering capabilities to manage export classifications and more.

1. Review and interpret US Export Administration Regulations to assign appropriate export classifications for Lenovo's products, chipsets, software solutions and technology throughout the product life cycle.

2. Interface with Engineering and Program Managers to evaluate technical characteristics of Lenovo' products to determine the US export classification and the license requirements in US and other jurisdictions.

3. Provide technical support to identify export license requirements for employees, suppliers, partners, customers, and end users.

4. Provide assistance in preparing white papers, guidelines, and position papers as it relates to regulatory compliance of Lenovo's products.

5. Provide assistance in preparing commodity classifications requests and US export licenses

Skills and Experience:

  • Broad knowledge of export laws and regulations and best practices of export controls and sanctions of the US, Wassenaar and other countries laws, regulations, and best practices.
  • Regulations include the US Department of Commerce's Export Administration Regulations, US Department of State's International Traffic in Arms Regulations, sanctions regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control and multilateral regimes and regulations of the countries where Lenovo operates.
  • Proven experience in export classifications o Strong analytical skills, including the ability to manage data from multiple sources and interpret requirements and regulations
  • Ability to develop trusting relationships across Lenovo, including within corporate functions, business teams and external sources including various government officials
  • Communicate efficiently and effectively, conveying information clearly, accurately verbally and in written materials, in small or large groups
  • Collaborate with multiple teams such as Export Compliance and Government Affairs leaders, team members and business groups to develop and implement creative solutions

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 8 years' experience with US export controls and additional experience with Wassenaar and other government's export controls
  • Working knowledge of US export control regulations, including the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and Wassenaar Arrangement Regulations, especially Categories 3, 4, 5 (Part I and II), 6, 7 and 9 of the CCL and ITAR knowledge
  • Familiarity with advanced level of classification concepts (ECCNs, CCATS, EAR, Licensing Jurisdiction Determination, Export Licenses, Encryption and Wassenaar, etc.)
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Electronics & Satellites and/or business equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree or equivalent experience
  • Working knowledge / experience in telecommunications, information security, cryptography, electronics, integrated circuits, and computer export controls.

**We are open to this role being filled anywhere in the United States**
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any federal, state, or local protected class.

Lenovo adopted a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for US-based employees. As a condition of employment, employees must adhere to Lenovo’s US Vaccination Policy and be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to any applicable accommodations. To be fully vaccinated means individuals must receive the full series of a vaccine either approved by the FDA or WHO and listed by the CDC (e.g. two dose of the Moderna, AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines; or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine). This applies to all US-based employees, contractors and interns, regardless of work location. As a condition of employment, you must provide proof that you are fully vaccinated or follow Lenovo’s accommodation process.

* Morrisville - North Carolina - United States of America