Trade Compliance Manager

Part of a European world-class engineering business, the company is the market leader in the manufacture and supply of engineered equipment for use in a broad range of industrial and manufacturing industries. The Group employs around 1000 across Europe, has a turnover of €1billion, and markets its products through both direct sales and distribution.

Through growth in their European markets they are seeking an experienced individual to work with the Senior Management team and advise on export control compliance, commercial and legal matters, commercial contracts and agreements and ensuring the Company’s best interests are represented at all times, this key role has overall responsibility for ensuring compliance within the European regulatory framework,

Key Responsibilities:

Ensuring export rules and regulations are fully understood & adhered to;

o Advising on all matters related to compliance

o Delivering training of export control rules & regulations

o Providing import / export advice to other departments

o Enhancing systems to ensure effective compliance is maintained and improved

o Where appropriate liaising with customers regarding specific issues (eg machine relocation)

This will include advising on commercial elements of projects including reviewing and assessing contracts/agreements, ensuring Company standard terms are adhered to, eliminating non conforming, or high risk terms or obtaining appropriate approval for non-standard contract terms. Also, ensuring Company standard terms fully cover any potential implications dependent on the project and that these are regularly reviewed with business heads

Experience and Qualifications

Knowledge of export control rules and contract law

Commercial and contractual awareness in the UK, and ideally across Europe

Ability to analyse and interpret complex information and present results and advice to a range of stakeholders

Excellent IT skills

Previous experience within the capital goods industry and ideally machine tools would be very advantageous

Educated to degree level or equivalent is desirable, but not essential for applicants with relevant experience

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop relationships across the business and with external contacts. An effective communicator and problem solver, you will demonstrate a high level of professionalism you will be able to deliver coherent high quality reports and feedback.

To apply, please forward your CV to

Reference 880251