Trade Compliance Specialist

City: London
Location: GB

At Burberry, we believe creativity opens spaces. Our purpose is to unlock the power of imagination to push boundaries and open new possibilities for our people, our customers and our communities. This is the core belief that has guided Burberry since it was founded in 1856 and is central to how we operate as a company today.

We aim to provide an environment for creative minds from different backgrounds to thrive, bringing a wide range of skills and experiences to everything we do. As a purposeful, values-driven brand, we are committed to being a force for good in the world as well, creating the next generation of sustainable luxury for customers, driving industry change and championing our communities.

To assist in the delivery of the Trade Compliance Strategy for the Group and ensure day to day compliance with cross border requirements.


Customs Compliance assistance

• Work on the company’s new AEO implementation program with Project Manager
• Work on internal process improvement projects.
• Liaise and provide instructions on clearance best practice with third parties including DC operator, customs agent and carriers to improve data accuracy and resolve issues at borders in EMEIA.
• Develop a working knowledge of the IT Software solution managed by the business (Ricardo) to run its bonded warehouse and the SAP architecture within its environment.
• Complete investigations and prepare reports to assist with audits and internal queries
• Collate monthly Regional and Global Duty spend.
• Prepare audit information for the monthly Customs payments in UK and Italy.
• Product Classification – EU, US, Russia and Brazil for all product areas within the business
• Oversee the courier imports (UPS, Fedex) for authorisation into France
• Provide support to the preference co-ordinator

CITES Compliance and day to day operations – Operational cover
Provide back up to the CITES process

• Communicate daily with our Global Sourcing and sales offices around the world
• Ensure that SAP master data related with CITES materials is accurate
• Liaise with our Sales department to ensure legal compliance for all cross-border transactions.
• Work with the UK government department, DEFRA, submitting applications for licences
• Ensuring that all deadlines are met for the flow of CITES materials


Qualifications & Experience

Good academic qualifications
Experience of working with EU Compliance regulations
Working knowledge of Ricardo software system preferred or any other importation clearance management system
Good understanding of international trade, import duties, commodity codes, incoterms; preference and valuation
Experience of working in a manufacturing or fashion environment preferred
Denied Party screening knowledge
Basic use of SAP preferred.
Intermediate excel skills.
Good standard of English.
Ability to work in a team as well as being confident to work independently;
Strong communication skills, particularly with commercial functions
Demonstrates initiative and drive to meet deadlines and work in an ambiguous environment.

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