Job Posting: Specialist, Compliance and International Trade


Full-time permanent position (40 hours)

Rheinmetall Canada is currently seeking a Specialist, Specialist, Compliance and International Trade who will be acting as the expert/person in charge of the company’s export application files, the Controlled Goods Program, and International Trade in Arms Regulations. In a multiple-project environment, he ensures that the company complies with all national and international rules in these areas. Under the responsibility of the Manager, Commercial Support, the Specialist, Compliance and International Trade must provide project managers with the services they require to fulfil their contract and deliver their finished product to their customer, particularly outside of Canada.

The Specialist, Compliance and International Trade works with the heads of the business lines and their respective team managers to determine which files require an export permit and when to submit to the Canadian government to ensure that the business lines strategies can be duly implement. He is responsible for preparing license applications with the support of project managers and for monitoring them in conjunction with internal transportation and Ottawa office staff. He also verifies the applications compliance with the company’s legal counsel, if necessary. The Specialist, Compliance and International Trade may need to learn the import rules and other legal, policy, and administrative requirements in our customers’ countries and establish contacts to ensure that our goods are delivered in a timely manner.

The Specialist, Compliance and International Trade is responsible for ensuring that the company meets all ITAR requirements, including all documentation, when applicable. In collaboration with the Director, Procurement, he ensures that all ITAR data or products that the company receives from its suppliers are properly identified and controlled. He consults the company’s legal counsel when necessary, especially in the event that the company is required to make a voluntary disclosure.

The incumbent is one of the designated representatives of the company within the meaning of the Defence Production Act and the Controlled Goods Regulations. After completing the mandatory training, he must, in collaboration with the company’s security and human resources departments, coordinate employee safety assessments, assess the risk of transferring controlled goods in specific cases, and verify the information provided by temporary employees, foreign students, and visitors.

The Specialist, Compliance and International Trade is also the Corporate Security Officer for the Designated Organization Screening and the Security Attestation of our Facilities. As such, he is responsible for determining which employees may have access to classified and protected information, assets, and facilities, and for preparing and submitting the certificate of investigation and the security profile. He appoints the replacement corporate security officers. He must also ensure that the security requirements for each contract are met. Finally, the Specialist, Compliance and International Trade is required to draft security instructions, appoint the coordinator of computer security and the Communications Security resource security officers (COMSEC).


  • Advise and accompany the management with regard to issues concerning his areas of expertise.
  • Train all employees involved with regard to the legal framework in which the company operates
  • Guide employees and exercise an active leadership in the area of export permits related to the capture of new business opportunities.
  • Define or maintain procedures in his area of responsibility.
  • Execute applications/requests and report their status to the various clients.
  • Identify, anticipate, and manage risks.
  • Ensure the smooth delivery of goods until delivery to customers.
  • Ensure that any material sent for demonstration complies with export requests at all times.
  • Set up and follow the indicators of its activity.

At a time when the company is developing new international markets that bring new challenges, the Specialist, Compliance and International Trade will play a key role in our organisation.


  • Bachelor’s degree in political science or an equivalent experience.
  • 10 years of experience in a similar position.
  • Good analytical and synthesis capacity.
  • Familiar with the Canadian government administration.
  • Excellent knowledge of export and import laws and regulations, including ITAR/CGRP.
  • Fluency in French and English, oral and written.

At Rheinmetall Canada, we value teamwork, respect, reliability, openness, leadership and entrepreneurship, creating an environment that brings out the best in our employees and enables them to realize their potential. A flexible work schedule, a comprehensive medical plan for you and your family, as well as private medical services on site, competitive benefits, a subsidized cafeteria, a fitness and entertainment room, and free parking – it’s all part of the package**, all in a green setting.

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** Certain conditions vary depending on the job status.

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