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Monday, January 14, 2013
Smith & Wesson Seeks International Sales Administrator
International Sales Administrator
We have an immediate opening for an International Sales Administrator. This is a Grade 7 salaried position on the first shift. The salary range starts at $40,800.


Responsible for compliance with all US Govt. regulations concerning international commerce of firearms, spare parts, accessories, and handcuffs; including the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC), US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Regulations, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) Regulations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Regulations.

Must keep current on changes in regulations pertaining to company's business

Responsible for handling international customer accounts, including all phases of sales administration as detailed below:

Order review and acceptance, including compliance with contractual terms and conditions

Compliance with internal vetting procedures for international transactions, and assistance with obtaining required documentation

Preparation of export license applications in accordance with all USG procedures and guidelines, and subsequent compliance with license conditions and provisos.

Communication with customers on order status, fulfillment, documentation, product availability, pricing information, and special model coordination as needed

Work closely with internal personnel and other sales teams to maximize order fulfillment and attain company sales objectives

Create export documentation, including invoices, export declarations (AES/EEI), packing lists, proforma invoices, letters of instruction, etc. Maintain export records and files in accordance with US export regulatory requirements

Coordinate shipment details and logistics with internal departments and externally with freight forwarders and carriers

Request and track customer payments, including coordinating with Finance on incoming payments, customer account holds, and Letter of Credit review and compliance

Become knowledgeable about all aspects of product lines

Participation in special projects and foreign government tenders related to area of responsibility

Entertain foreign distributors during visits

Substantial communication with distributors, customers, forwarders, and internal company departments - must establish and maintain good rapport and communication with customers from a variety of countries, provide timely replies to all communication, and be able to interact and work effectively with personnel throughout the organization

Coordinate planning and logistics for International Trade Shows, including sample products, shipment preparation, special documentation, and timely movement of goods to and from event location.

Handle US Government/Federal contracts and orders, including price quotes and special models, ensuring compliance with contract conditions

Assist with coordination and clearance of import shipments of products, including temporary imports/exports of products to/from international customers for service or replacement.

Education Requirements:
• Associates degree or equivalent related job training and experience
• Strong computer skills required - experience in MS Office and Outlook email required

Experience & Qualifications:
• Minimum 5 years inside sales and/or high level administrative experience
• Extensive background in ITAR regulations and international shipment requirements highly desired
• Excellent organizational skills; Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Must be detail oriented and able to work independently to meet sales goals
• Foreign language skills a plus

If you are interested and meet the requirements of this position, go onto the Smith & Wesson intranet site ( click on job postings and apply to the position. If you have any questions on how to apply please contact HR. If you have questions about the position please contact Jeff Croze ext 3270.

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