Trade Compliance Manager

Job Title: Trade Compliance Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Salary: £200.00 - £400.00 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: HQ00076267_1531997213
Contact Name: John Wright
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 19, 2018 11:46

Job Description

CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY: Trade Compliance Manager Cambridge Initial 2-3 month contract Competitive daily rate (Dependent on experience)

About the role:

- This position will be responsible for ensuring worldwide compliance with international trade and product regulations.
- The Trade Compliance Manager will liaise with key stakeholders across 11 different sites within the Commercial Operations, Manufacturing, R&D and Logistics functions to ensure compliant and timely delivery of products to customers, distributors and production facilities.
- The main function of this role is overseeing Group customs activities of the group as well as developing and driving Group Trade Compliance strategy.

Essential Responsibilities:

- Managing a team of Trade Compliance professionals based in Cambridge, UK, and Hangzhou, China
- Supporting commercial and operational strategies by facilitating import and export for products globally, including managing the need for export and import licenses
- Responsible for the accurate filing of import and export declarations for all entities and non-resident importer schemes
- Responsible for the implementation and delivery of the Oracle Global Trade Management module
- Responsibility for relationships with customs agents in all relevant jurisdictions
- Ensuring the correct application of customs legislation in terms of valuation, tariff classification and country of origin (preferential and non-preferential) across all sites
- Managing support for commercial operations projects with advice on country regulations by advising whether licenses are required or products are restricted for importation
- Ensuring trade and product compliance due diligence for new product launches and acquisitions
- Developing and maintaining trade and product compliance policies and procedures
- Developing and delivering trade compliance training for non-Trade Compliance members of staff across the group
- Managing the maintenance of AEO approval, working on equivalent programmes across the US, China and Japan
- Managing work on providing compliant Safety Datasheets (SDS) across global jurisdictions

About you:

- You have significant experience in a managerial trade compliance role in industry or consultancy, ideally within an AEO certified organization.
- You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a proven track of working successfully across different cultures.
- A background working with ERP software such as Oracle Global Trade Management would be highly beneficial.

Minimum Requirements:

- Significant experience in a Trade Compliance role
- Solid understanding of tariff classification, customs valuation and origin determination (preferential and non-preferential)
- Certificate of Customs Compliance or equivalent, e.g. Institute of Export, CILT
- Previous managerial experience
- Experience meeting tight deadlines, prioritizing tasks and multi-tasking to achieve results
- Must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and present findings and recommendations
- Proven ability to build effective relationships across all levels and functions in an organization
- Ability to creatively solve challenging problems

Is this exciting opportunity of interest? If so, please apply and I will be in touch ASAP.

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