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International Trade Compliance Manager

Our client ,a global market leading manufacturer of high end electrical products, is hiring for the new position of International Trade Compliance Manager.  This is a permanent role, based in Munich. Salary – up to E90,000, Car allowance, bonus etc benefits

You will bring your expertise in global trade in order to streamline operations whilst minimising the financial, logistical and legal impacts of the international supply chain operations.

We seek an individual who can build and coordinate complex international trade activity across the organisation in collaboration with multiple manufacturing sites, sales offices and 3PL partners across a global supply chain.


The role:

  • Primary responsibility for customs and import/export compliance into/from Germany.
  • Implement a trade compliance program adhering to local customs laws of multiple countries.
  • Ensure imports and exports comply with both country of origin and international trade regulations.
  • Ensure compliance with all customs regulations for import/export and foreign trade/foreign trade law, documentation, declarations etc.
  • Processes shipments efficiently through customs by ensuring Country of origin, Tariff codes and Part descriptions are correct
  • Review and optimise processes to minimise shipping and duty costs.
  • Investigate the use of preferential origin, inward processing relief and other mechanisms to avoid unnecessary duty costs.
  • Deal with chamber of commerce to obtain certificates of origin
  • Lead compliance Audits including evidence of supplier declarations and originating status for preference declarations.
  • Automate Certificates of Origin
  • Help the company achieve Authorised Exporter status


Candidate profile:

As a prerequisite you will have extensive knowledge of Customs Regulations in multiple countries within Germany the UK, EU, Far East and America’s. Including up to date knowledge of German customs and import/export compliance along with exceptional English & German language skills

  • Extensive and demonstrable experience in import/export, customs, and customs clearance
  • Detailed knowledge of preferential origin requirements, classification and commodity codes, tariff classifications, customs valuations and origin determination
  • Experience in liaising with International Transport, Imports, Exports and Freight agents to ensure adherence to compliance.
  • Educated to degree level
  • Ideally trained as a certified specialist clerk for foreign trade
  • Industry specific Supply Chain / Logistics qualifications are beneficial
  • Spanish and / or Mandarin language skills are advantageous
  • Able to work and remain in Germany on an indefinite basis.


Our Client

Joining a global provider of broadcast and cinematography solutions, our client designs, manufactures and distributes technically advanced products for broadcasters and production companies to enable the capture and sharing of exceptional images.

With ten sales, service and engineering locations and two manufacturing sites, products are available globally in more than 70 countries. Joining the EMEA German office, the role reports to the Global Supply Chain Director in the UK and functionally to the Global Head of Operations based in the America’s.

The division is rapidly growing leading to increased supply chain complexity, furthermore Brexit, Covid and rising manufacturing and shipping costs have now led to the creation of the new role of Global Trade and Compliance Manager.


What’s on offer:

Salary up to E90,000, car allowance, bonus, pension, health. Flexible work pattern, 2 / 3 split between the Munich office and remote location

Buyer - Components

My Client, a leading Technology company is for a Buyer with experience in sourcing electrical components and sourcing in Asia and the Far East.

You’ll be expected to:          

  • Lead in the purchase and supply of procured goods and services
  • Use good procurement practises and commercial experience to achieve best commercial terms and product quality
  • Manage and build relationships with far east supply base
  • Co-ordinate international shipping from overseas suppliers
  • Manage and develop strong working relationships with supply base and internal stakeholders
  • Deal with post PO issues such as invoice and booking in queries
  • Own and manage technical query process between supplier and Kane engineers
  • Identify and assess new supply options for current and upcoming purchasing requirements
  • Where required provide support on strategic sourcing projects
  • Assist in supplier quality monitoring and KPI reporting
  • Effectively and efficiently manage MRP suggestions ensuring part availability and correct stock level

Please only apply if you have proven experience of:

  • Purchasing components, mouldings and other specified materials from far east sources
  • Using MRP software
  • Implementing best procurement methods and processes
  • Cost reduction experience using benchmarking, negotiation & or process improvement
  • Ability to think laterally to overcome short term supply issues
  • Excellent planning, communication & organisation skills
  • A good understanding of MRP and potential issues arising from its use
  • High level of PC literacy with familiarity of ERP systems

For further information please email or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting MB//7866.

Langley Search & Interim are a diverse, minority-owned business and we are passionate about promoting diversity and equality. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability status or gender and particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds.

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Sourcing Manager

Sourcing Manager required to join a global business. Permanent role, remote / home-based, offering a salary in the region of £50 - £100K p/a with benefits.

The Sourcing Manager joins a FORTUNE 250 company, a leading provider of business- distribution, logistics and supply chain solutions for Electrical and Electronic products and services to the Communications, Utility and Broadband sectors.

Joining a new and rapidly expanding Global division offers the successful applicant the opportunity to build the business unit's Procurement function from the ground up.

Responsible for the management of direct and indirect purchasing spend the appointed Sourcing Manager will in time, build a team of staff. Largely working with a UK Vendor base you will ensure that all procurement strategies meet the needs of the global client base.

Within this highly autonomous role you will work with stakeholders, vendors and clients on a global basis. With dotted lines to C & D suite stakeholders, you will act as the internal Lead on all matters relating to procurement.

Job Description

  • Lead and plan sourcing events, vendor engagement, evaluation and selection
  • Ensure product cost competitiveness and high service levels within purchasing categories
  • Manage Direct spend for Finished Goods, Components, Materials etc
  • General Indirect spend management for the business unit
  • Implement efficient sourcing strategies and processes for transactional and strategic buying ensuring supplies and services are available at the lowest total cost
  • Spend in the region of £25m-£30M p/a
  • Category Management: Take lead and own cost savings initiatives
  • Build relationships with key Vendors to better understand suppliers’ business models to improve the quality and pricing of products and services,
  • Build relationships with business leaders up to the Board
  • Manages and leads functional teams involved in sourcing initiatives
  • Implement KPIs: Cost savings, quality, reliability and working capital.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Proven best practice category management and strategic sourcing processes
  • Demonstrable history of improving the quality and service level of direct and indirect goods and services
  • Able to manage medium to large global transformation procurement projects
  • Able to design and implement a strategic sourcing function,
  • Expert knowledge of purchasing strategy, processes, and technology
  • Strong ERP and IT systems usage
  • Procure 2 Pay processes
  • Degree in Supply Chain or a Business related field is required
  • Experience to date ideally gained in an Electrical / Electronic Service Provider
  • Demonstrable track record of working in a highly complex, global business
  • Your CV will provide clear examples of cost reductions and process improvements
  • Have negotiated highly complex procurement contracts worth millions of pounds
  • Expert knowledge of key contractual international purchasing law
  • Proven usage of online sourcing platforms
  • Financial acumen: Total Cost of Ownership models is required
  • Excellent communication, leadership and presentation skills are required
  • Currently residing in and remain in the UK on an indefinite/long term basis

What’s on offer?

Salary in the region of £50-£100K, Bonus, Pension, etc. Remote based role with the option of hybrid / site based work if desired

Please apply quoting reference TB/7850

Langley are a diverse, minority-owned business and we are passionate about promoting diversity and equality. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability status or gender and particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds.

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