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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

Senior Commercial Officer

My client, a logistics and supply chain transformation specialist, are looking to recruit a number of procurement professionals into their established tendering / sourcing team. The successful candidates will be responsible for running PCR2015 compliant tendering processes across a wide variety of commodities, as well as ongoing contract management.  

The successful candidates will ideally have the following skills and experience:

  • Hands-on end to end procurement / contract management experience
  • Experience of procuring a wide variety of goods / products which are company critical
  • eProcurement system experience (jaggaer experience desirable)
  • An appreciation of social value in contracting and sustainable procurement
  • Excellent stakeholders engagement skills
  • Proven Public Sector procurement / knowledge of PCR2015 / OJEU with experience of above threshold procurements is desirable.
  • CIPS / MCIPS qualifications, or equivalent, are desirable.

 

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.

For further information please submit your details to nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44(0) 333 366 0839 quoting 7873NR

 

Logistics Manager

Logistics Manager required to join a FMCG manufacturing company in Sevenoaks / Kent. Permanent role paying circa £45K-£55k (scope to go to £60K) with great benefits and hybrid 3 / 2 work pattern

The Logistics Manager joins a respected FMCG manufacturing organisation and is responsible for the commercial management of 3PL Logistics providers, stock, inventory and the leadership of a small team.

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the Head Office Logistics function
  • Main point of contact for multiple 3PL partners
  • Lead Logistics team meetings
  • Chair meetings with Customer Services and Stock Control colleagues
  • Build and develop Operating KPIs and SLAs for Stock, Inventory, and Logistics etc.
  • Identify and implement new processes and procedures to support growing sales volumes
  • Proactively resolve supply issues in a proactive manner
  • Budget management for 3Pl partners
  • Daily management of the Third Party, 3PL, Logistics Provider
  • Responsible for the accuracy of Master Data and Product information

Who we are looking for:

Based within an office environment this role is ideally suited to ambitious Logistics professionals who have a proven track record of managing 3Pl providers and offsite inventory across multiple countries within the EU / EMEA region.

Suitable applicants will possess existing Logistics skills gained within the FMCG or similar fast moving, high volume / low value sectors.

Unfortunately applicants with experience gained solely within 3Pls, parcel / courier / construction companies are not suitable.

  • Demonstrable managing of outsourced 3PL Logistics providers in a fast moving manufacturing business
  • Your CV will demonstrate your success of maximising sales and reducing Logistics costs
  • Ideally educated to degree level
  • Industry specific qualifications such as CILT / MILT / APICs is beneficial
  • Strong knowledge of Import, Export, Customs, Inco Terms etc
  • Possess intermediate / advanced Excel and Power point skills
  • Applicants must be eligible to work and remain in the UK on a permanent basis
  • Due to the high volume of suitable UK based job seekers, overseas applicants will not be shortlisted

 

What is on offer?

Salary in the region of £45k to £55K, scope to go to £60K with benefits. Bonus, Life & Medical Insurance, Pension

Hybrid work pattern: Typically 3 days in the office / 2 at home.

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.

Due to high volumes of applications unfortunately we are unable to personally respond to everyone.  If we have not been in contact within a week, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. Thank you for your continued interest in working with Langley Search & Interim.

Head of Logistics

Head of Logistics required to join an FMCG business in the East Midlands Nottingham/ Derby area. Permanent role paying circa £60 - £70K P/A + benefits and offers hybrid, home / office flexibility

The Head of Logistics drives customer service and low distribution cost through the leadership of the Logistics department including outbound UK distribution, inbound logistics, 3PL contract management, warehousing and customer services.

You will manage and develop the logistics team, optimise the function and maintain effective supplier and customer relationships both internally and externally.

 

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Continually analyse all inbound and outbound transport activities, monitor and manage all 3Pls against SLA and KPI’s, implementing corrective action where required.
  • Management and operation of all warehouse activities (in house and 3PL) to ensure they meet internal, customer and external accreditation standards.
  • Continually optimise all distribution processes to deliver excellence for our customers whilst ensuring costs are minimised
  • Manage the Customer services team,
  • Ensure that agreed minimum order quantities/delivery profiles are adhered to and ensuring that all logistics activities are included in product costings.
  • Identify, develop, evaluate and implement new ways of working to improve the operational cost / service of the business.
  • Identify, develop, evaluate and propose new projects to improve the operational cost of the business through capital investment.
  • Provide analysis, input and recommendations on supply chain processes, costs, performance and service metrics
  • To communicate with, manage and develop relationships with key supply chain service providers / vendors.
  • Promote a positive culture towards H&S. Review all Logistics related accidents and incidents, develop and implement improvements.
  • Lead / take part in contract negotiations.
  • Lead the discussion with retailers on determining best practice.

 

Whom we are looking for:

  • Suitable applicants will possess strong Multi site Logistics career success and a demonstrable history of leading and developing teams
  • Logistics Manager or Supply Chain Manager level individual with a proven track record of contributing towards business success.
  • Strong understanding of warehousing and distribution within multi-site manufacturing operations
  • Excellent understanding of UK logistics within the FMCG and Retail sectors
  • Commercially minded your CV will demonstrate the success of reducing costs, improving customer service levels and OTIF
  • Applicants from FMCG Food / Drink etc. companies are of high appeal.
  • Ideally be educated to degree level or hold a qualification such as APICs, CIPs etc.
  • Existing SAP systems usage is advantageous
  • Applicants must be based in the UK and be eligible to work and remain on a permanent basis

 

What is on offer:

Circa £60 - £70K, Bonus, Life Insurance, Medical Insurance, Pension

Defined Hybrid / flexible work policy: Typically 3 days In the office / 2 days remote / Home based

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