Customs Manager UK/EU

Enviar candidatura ahora »

Fecha: 23 may 2024

Ubicación: Thornton, GB, CH2 4NU

Empresa: Orbia

Customs Manager UK/EU


You are purpose driven. Growth minded. Ready to stretch your potential. That’s the spirit of the community you’ll find at Orbia: where the purpose to advance life around the world drives our global team of over 23,000 every single day.


From creating solutions to deliver clean water, secure food supplies and reliable information to steering material advances that power the future of green and smart cities, transportation, and healthcare, we never settle for “good enough” when there’s an opportunity to make life better. Where purpose comes to life, it changes lives. This is what we live for.


Fluor and Energy Materials, an Orbia business, is looking for a Customs Manager UK/EU to be based at our Thornton Science Park in Cheshire, UK.


Main Purpose

You will be responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of customs and trade compliance. You will anticipate and communicate impact/risk on the business of any developing regulations. Your primary focus will be on ensuring that the company adheres to customs regulations and trade laws across various countries with specific focus on the UK and EU, facilitating the smooth movement of goods while minimizing risk and optimizing duty and tax implications whilst communicating the impact of developing regulations.


Main Responsibilities

  • Update/develop and implement customs compliance strategies and policies to ensure adherence to international customs regulations.
  • Stay informed about international trade regulations, customs laws, and sanctions to maintain a global perspective on compliance.
  • Manage the classification and valuation of goods to ensure accurate and consistent customs declarations.
  • Work closely with engineers/regulatory and the research teams to determine the correct Harmonized System (HS) codes for various products imported into the UK and EU.
  • Utilize knowledge of trade agreements to optimize duty and tax obligations.
  • Identify opportunities to leverage free trade agreements and other trade facilitation programs.
  • Communicate with customs authorities, brokers, and other relevant stakeholders to resolve issues and stay informed about changes in regulations.
  • Implement risk management strategies to identify and mitigate potential customs-related risks.
  • Oversee the preparation and accuracy of customs documentation, including import and export declarations in addition to inward processing returns and approval.



Minimum: At least 6-10 years of experience in international trade with knowledge of trade compliance processes and the interplay with global supply chain.

Desirable: Bachelor’s/master’s degree on International Trade, Global Tax, Logistics or Supply Chain Management.


Knowledge/ Experience Required

  • International trade business acumen including tariff classifications, customs valuation, license management, preferential origin determination, free trade agreements background.
  • Knowledge of customs warehousing and IPR regulations.
  • Desirable to have experience in working at national and international level.
  • Desirable to have experience of working with Dutch and UK customs authorities related to UK and EU regulations.
  • Experience of working with SAP.


Behaviours that can help you succeed at Orbia

  • Develop yourself & Others
  • Foster Collaboration & Inclusion
  • Drive Results
  • Provide Vision & Direction



We welcome purpose-driven dreamers, doers, and builders, recognizing that it takes difference to make a difference. If you’re ready to bring your skills, talents, and perspective to moving your career, the company, people, and the planet forward, we’d like to hear from you.


We believe that every voice matters; every community deserves respect; and every challenge is an opportunity and united by empathy, we are stronger for our different perspectives. We are dedicated to building a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace that supports the needs of all our employees regardless of their role, location, identity, and background.

Enviar candidatura ahora »