Role details

Trade Compliance Manager

London   •  Temporary

Bullet points

  • Global Pharmaceutical Company
  • seeking Specialist Trade Compliance Manager

About Our Client

Our client was the world's sixth largest pharmaceutical company as of 2015.The company has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. As of August 2016 it had a market capitalisation of £81 billion, the fourth largest on the London Stock Exchange. It has a secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

Job Description

The Trade Compliance Manager will be responsible for performing and managing tariff classifications globally.

Specifically this will entail:


  • The Trade Compliance Manager will ensure the delivery of the Tariff Classifications according to SLAs agreed with customers, and risk and compliance frameworks.
  • Delivery of service performance KPIs and metrics.
  • Follow Tariff Classification processes.
  • Report service issues and deal with in a timely manner. Escalate issues with proposed mitigation's to service lead.
  • Implement approved projects and initiatives to address performance gaps and continuously improve the effectiveness and efficiency of tariff classification service delivery.
  • Responsible for understanding process and tariff classification service risks and ensuring that they are identified, mitigated , controlled and reported appropriately.
  • Work closely the business to understand and classify our products and raw materials with the appropriate tariff/commodity code to comply with import & export regulations.
  • Maintenance of the central classification database with codes, ensuring alignment to SAP and JDE systems and Infosteward results.
  • Identifying issues and risks.

Service Planning and Evolution

  • Deliver service enhancements or changes .
  • Delivery of service elements to plan to support acquisitions or divestment's, implementation of CERPS and other ERP changes, process improvements and risk mitigation's.
  • Implement strategic plan for service evolution, incorporating best practices and process plans developed by the GPO.

Customer Relationship Management

  • Manage relationships with the business areas requesting classifications and suppliers providing supporting information required to perform classifications.
  • Manage the relationship and SLA with the 3rd partner suppliers of the central tariff classification database.
  • Gathering of informal Tariff Classification customer feedback, reviewing performance and agreeing targets and plans.
  • Communicating results to customers.

The Successful Applicant

People/Team Leadership

  • Active team member.
  • Active participation in regular comms cells.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Science Degree
  • Working knowledge of Free Trade agreements and preferential origin rules.
  • Working knowledge of other customs duty related special regimes/provisions.
  • Working knowledge of global customs procedures.
  • Knowledge of export regulations across the globe.
  • Supply chain activities.
  • Strong import/export classification experience in pharmaceutical or chemical industry.
  • Strong customer focus.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.

What's on Offer


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