Trade Compliance Specialist

Leonid Group Ltd

  • Full Time

This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving and growing US manufacturing firm as their Trade Compliance Specialist. You will be the go-to person for Trade Compliance matters for Europe and helping to strengthen the programme across the region. This position can be based in the UK, the Netherlands, or Belgium on a remote basis.



  • Knowledge of European and regional Customs import and export laws and regulations
  • Ability to interface with all our clients’ internal departments
  • Capability to represent the company with regards to all import/export related government agencies and external European consultants when required
  • Experience of European commercial policy measures and rules of origin
  • Ability to coordinate and deliver project goals and objectives within a defined time period in a cross-functional environment
  • Ability to be proactive in recognising and adjusting to shifting priorities
  • Self-motivated and directed, capable of operating semi-autonomously
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • P.C. experience and skills, specifically EXCEL, WORD and Outlook
  • BA/BS with 2 to 3 years related import/export operational and compliance experience
  • Proficient in English. Ability to speak French and/or German a plus.


  • Participate in overall management of our clients’ imports/exports to ensure compliance with all applicable EU/UK/Norway Customs laws and regulations
  • Liaison with local Customs Brokers as needed, to facilitate the movement of goods


  • Research and respond to all inquiries from the Customs Broker
  • Determine the classifications for all our clients’ products
  • Monitor the Broker and import/export shipments for exceptions within Europe
  • Resolve all exceptions with European Customs clearances for the timely movement of the goods
  • Ensure the Broker has all documentation from vendors to clear European Customs; resolve any open issues
  • Manage the global our clients’ product dictionary to include HTS and ECN


  • Upload all global customers/suppliers into Denied Party Tool and review any potential matches against Global Denied parties lists
  • Perform post-entry audit to ensure the our clients’ product is entered in compliance with all applicable rules and regulations for the EU/UK/Norway
  • Work with the Broker and prepare corrective actions if necessary


  • Review Broker KPI and prepare summary of corrective actions if necessary
  • Prepare internal monthly Customs reports
  • Audit the entries to the payment records to ensure the payments match the entered values
  • Attend the quarterly meetings with the Broker

As Necessary

  • Review and update the vendor shipping instructions
  • Review and update the European Customs Broker SOP
  • Review and ensure products qualify for duty-free treatment prior to import
  • Participate and support projects as necessary

The Leonid Group Corporate Governance is a talent acquisition consultancy that specialises in the placement of Legal, Compliance, Trade Compliance & Ethics professionals on an international scale across the Americas, EMEA and APAC. Legal and compliance are both global, with teams worldwide, and our network reflects this. We work with multinational corporations to help structure their departments with the best people, from the Global Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel to the Compliance Analyst and Trade Compliance Specialist.

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