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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 Procurement Manager - Germany


My client is a Global Customer Service & BPO organisation based in Berlin.  They are looking for a Senior Procurement Manager in Germany with indirect sourcing expertise. This is a very exciting opportunity for the right individual to join them, set up a function in the region and manage the corporate services spend in a leading organisation.

Reporting to the EMEA Head of Procurement the role involves:

  • Building relationships with key divisions and individuals to ascertain and understand stakeholder, business and customer requirements, strategy, challenges and opportunities. 
  • Develop sourcing strategies & create a network of vendors for the country/region
  • Developing and delivering a procurement plan that aligns to the wider sourcing plan and delivers savings/ROI and other value-added benefits
  • Developing policies and procedures that add value within their business culture

You should have the following knowledge & experience:

  • Knowledge of relevant supply markets will be advantageous.  Personally managed a wide range of Corporate Services areas of spend (e.g , HR, Professional Services, FM, Travel, Legal, Tax and Operations)
  • Excellent business knowledge and awareness
  • Evidence of working in a non-mandated environment and penetrating difficult areas of spend where there may have been significant initial stakeholder resistance
  • Experience of developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Ideally, you should have the following skills:

  • Procurement technical skills including negotiation skills, contract drafting, drafting of relevant RfPs etc and use of category management techniques in setting category plans
  • The ability to draw together requirements across multiple or individual business units and gain consensus on the procurement plan from the business
  • Excellent interpersonal/influencing skills
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills. 
  • Demonstrate you are a team player, a good networker who will add value to any team
  • German & English speaking essential

For further information please email or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting MB//7882.

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