Export Control Specialist

Schaeffler, a global automotive and industrial supplier, is seeking an Export Control Specialist for our Fort Mill, SC location. This position is responsible for ensuring legal entity compliance with applicable export control laws and regulations, import / export authorizations and permits, and corporate policies regarding export control. Assisting the Regional Export Control Manager with day-to-day activity, as well as on special projects.


Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Implementing and maintaining the export compliance program
  • Monitoring regulatory and agreement compliance as well as policy and procedure compliance
  • Providing export control training within the businesses
  • Advise all legal entities and operations in the Americas region on export control matters
  • Execute export control operational tasks and decisions
  • Supporting the product and technology jurisdiction and classification process
  • Applying for and / or maintaining government export authorizations
  • Conducting internal assessments
  • Attending seminars and/or training (internally and externally) as required to maintain working knowledge of all applicable export control regulations
  • Ability to travel up to 25%

Qualified candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant export control experience
  • Expert in US Export Control Laws and Regulations (EAR, ITAR and OFAC)
  • Ability to assess and execute tasks relevant to Export Control
  • Adequate technical acumen and experience with jurisdiction and classification analysis
  • Able to review and have a basic understanding of export control agreements, licenses / permits, and regulatory language
  • Ability to identify and assess risks and define mitigating actions
  • Ability to educate and train on export control related subjects
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as a productive member of a team
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills
  • A high degree of dependability and conscientiousness
  • Mindset of continuous improvement; proactive in identifying opportunities and implementing solutions
  • Able to make appropriate fact-based decisions
  • Experience working in an international environment supporting global operations on export control queries (especially with regards to Re-exports)

Preferred candidates will have:

  • Export Control experience in manufacturing sector
  • Knowledge of and experience with SAP GTS Export Control tool and OCR EAS
  • Adequate technical understanding and general product knowledge in relation to product classification relevant for Export Control
  • Ability to strategize and provide proposed solutions to support business plans and opportunities (e.g. foreign military sales, new product introduction, relocation of a production line)
  • OFAC and sanctions compliance experience


Schaeffler is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans


Job Function


Primary Location

 United States-South Carolina-Fort Mill



Supply Chain / Transportation / Logistics

Tagged as: export control specialist, exporting, logistics, Supply Chain, transportation