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International Trade Analyst / Document Controller




Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom


International Trade Analyst / Document Controller

Based from our offices in Bedford with hybrid working

Are you a Trade Analyst, Document Controller or have Export Licensing knowledge and looking for a challenging role in a small, high performing team?

If you’ve been away on holiday, you may have passed through one of our body scanners or passed your luggage down one of our baggage lines and had it x-rayed. Leidos supplies this technology to airports across the world. We need to be able to move systems and spare parts globally to fulfil our customers’ needs.

As an International Trade Analyst here at Leidos, you’ll be part of the team making all this happen by ensuring we are fully compliant with legislation.

You will handle:

  • Inward shipments: reviewing paperwork, providing import clearance instructions.
  • Outward shipments: reviewing paperwork, validate export authorisations, approve shipments.
  • Software & technology: reviewing planned transactions to ensure information is captured & documented, validate export authorisations.
  • Export licenses: monitoring existing licenses for validity, prepare data & paperwork for required export license applications.
  • Restricted party screening: performing checks to ensure the company is not conducting business with sanctioned persons, entities or countries.
  • Travel approvals: review, approval & paperwork creation for colleagues' international travels.

You’ll need to be methodical, and detail orientated - checking data is correct and eliminating errors which could cause delayed shipments. There will be plenty of on-the-job training provided to the successful candidate.

Why should you join our team?

We are problem solvers – we often have to think on our feet to solve problems, finding solutions to challenges and mitigating risks.

Development/Growth - We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance. Our managers are committed to individual and collective development and as a global company, there are opportunities to learn and expand your horizons in many different ways.

Reward – we offer a competitive package with great benefits from a pension scheme (contribution matched up to 8%), private medical insurance and life assurance with loads of flexible benefits including dental insurance, gym flex and shopping discounts.

About you

You are used to working with various documentation and extracting data from it, this could be technical documents, licensing agreements or other legal documents.

You have great attention to detail and are highly organised.

You are capable of working with high-volumes of data, able to prioritise tasks by urgency.

You may have some familiarity with shipping - terms, required paperwork or external systems.

Ideally, but not essentially, you will have some knowledge of import/export activity, such as tariff codes and export control classifications (HTS codes, ECCNs and similar).

Due to the nature of our business, you must be able to obtain and maintain BPSS clearance.

Pay Range:

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.