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Intel Director of Export Licensing and Classification in Helena, Montana

Job Description

The Director of Export Licensing and Classification will be responsible for leading a team of export compliance professionals and manage a comprehensive [best in class] global export licensing and classification program for Intel. This leader will develop and implement export compliance best practices, including developing and managing rubrics, tools, digital workflows, and infrastructure to effectively determine and manage export licenses and classifications worldwide. The leader will also interface with senior leadership across the company, including internal business leaders and external customers to provide key inputs that inform business decisions and manage, monitor, and improve complex, high-impact licensing and classification projects. They will also interface with government officials and other stakeholders to ensure alignment on applicable trade policy and regulations.

The successful candidate will have excellent technical acumen in global export compliance, superb writing skills, deep commitment to cross-collaboration, and customer focus to enable business solutions. Strong people management, leadership skills, and the ability to attract and develop diverse talent are also required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Global Export Classification and Licensing Program.

  • Lead, develop and oversee export licensing and classification policies and programs, implementing best practices across Intel that enable business growth.

  • Apply knowledge of regulatory requirements and business objectives to provide solutions that drive growth while ensuring compliance.

  • Comprehend complex technical concepts and information and create compelling and successful export license applications.

  • Lead complex, high-impact licensing/classification projects and engage with customers, partners and executive leadership when required.

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, suppliers, customers, and government agencies/officials to develop effective licensing and classification strategies and best practices to obtain export authorizations and rulings.

  • Collaborate across internal organizations to understand business needs and develop and drive the export licensing strategy and internal practices that maximize business opportunity.

  • Oversee the drafting, reviewing, and submission of strategic, complex export license applications and classification rulings within business deadlines.

  • Communicate regulatory information to provide compliance awareness and enable stakeholders to understand the requirements that pertain to their business.

Leadership Expectations:

  • Ensure staff is trained, technically competent, and well-informed of changes in internal expectations, support requirements, and new regulations.

  • Strong coordination and partnering with Export regional programs.

  • Partner with International Trade Legal for legal determinations on policy and regulatory interpretation.

  • Development and management of people, processes, and service providers.


  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Business Administration, Engineering or related field and 15+ years of experience in export controls. Substantial professional experience may be considered in lieu of education.

  • Minimum of 5 years of people management experience.

  • Must demonstrate excellent working knowledge of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

  • Must demonstrate an extensive understanding and application of export classification and licensing principles, practices, and concepts.

  • Must possess the regulatory acumen and ability to contribute to the development of new programs, processes, policies and solutions.

  • Demonstrate expertise in applying export control laws and regulations, trade compliance best practices, and managing a dynamic workload while meeting milestones.

  • Familiarity with non-U.S. export regulations (especially in the area of licensing and classification) is preferred.

Must possess general business and management capabilities, including:

  • The ability to lead and develop a team.

  • The ability to identify issues, analyze and interpret data, and develop solutions to a variety of complex problems.

  • Excellent analytical, verbal, and written communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to influence and guide employees, managers, stakeholders, and other external parties.

  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • The ability to initiate, lead, and manage complex projects.

  • The ability to represent the company as a knowledgeable resource on internal and external projects.

Inside this Business Group

Intel’s Growth Acceleration Team (GAT) offers unique opportunities to work in a variety of areas, including counsel to Intel businesses; technology and intellectual property licensing; patent prosecution; trademarks and brands; litigation, mergers, acquisitions and investing; public policy, legislative and regulatory lobbying; global trade, export, import, and customs; and corporate compliance.

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Covid Statement

Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.


We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, as well as, benefit programs which include health, retirement, and vacation. Find more information about all of our Amazing Benefits here:

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, Washington, California: $175,820.00-$281,240.00

*Salary range dependent on a number of factors including location and experience

Working Model

This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site. In certain circumstances the work model may change to accommodate business needs.

Position of Trust

This role is a Position of Trust. Should you accept this position, you must consent to and pass an extended Background Investigation, which includes (subject to country law), extended education, SEC sanctions, and additional criminal and civil checks. For internals, this investigation may or may not be completed prior to starting the position. For additional questions, please contact your Recruiter.