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Customs & Compliance Lead

Date: Jul 20, 2021

Location: Middlesbrough, UK, NYK, GB

Company: Glanbia

Join us at GPN and inspire people everywhere to achieve their performance and healthy lifestyle goals!


With a mission to inspire people everywhere to achieve their performance and healthy lifestyle goals, Glanbia Performance Nutrition (GPN) is the world’s leading premium Sports Nutrition & Lifestyle company with brands such as Optimum Nutrition, SlimFast, Nutramino, BSN and Body & Fit in our portfolio. With a revenue ambition of $2bn in 2022, GPN is at the forefront of Glanbia’s growth and as a values-led organisation we are focussed on driving sustainable business performance in the right way.


The opportunity where you will make an impact:


The UK Transport Planning & Customs Compliance Lead will coordinate all UK import & export transport activities and ensure that GPN remains fully compliant with Customs & Excise throughout EMEA. This is a key role within the Logistics Team with the successful candidate being additionally responsible for accurate import / export licence, EFTA and ATR1 applications. In addition to compliance the role will also undertake to plan and manage the UK Transport activities for GPN maintaining the highest standards of service at optimum cost.   


  • Working closely with GPN European Customs brokers to ensure that all non-EU ingredients are correctly classified for import duty & VAT
  • Manage the day to day import requirements / relationship with our Brokers / Port Health & Customs to ensure import entry accuracy, timely clearance and delivery
  • Develop the registration, import/export  process  requirements for all the international territories by adhering with the relevant importing authorities' food laws and regulations to facilitate the export of food products
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with local authorities and representatives in all international territories to ensure successful importation and smooth supply of product
  • Supervise all aspects of export orders including the booking and attendance at all export orders requiring health certification (UK 3PL facility) 
  • Develop robust processes for the application of import/ export licenses along with all other forms of export paperwork
  • Plan and manage the daily weekly UK Transport requirements to export markets including Turkey and South Africa.
  • Develop new ways of working around export documentation through on-line submissions for COO’s and EUR1 certificates
  • Support the wider business in all customs / tariff heading related queries      


What you will bring to GPN:


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a regulatory compliance role
  • Background / previous experience within the Logistics and or Transport Industry.
  • Knowledge of Customs & Excise import/ export processes & procedures, and rules of origin
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Financial acumen (transport budgets and spend)
  • Ability to deal at all levels both internally and externally.    


What we would like to offer you: 

  • The opportunity to shape your career in our global organisation that is championing the healthy lifestyle movement!
  • Our Smart Working model advocates wellbeing by providing you with a greater choice in how you work and live, giving you a better work-life balance
  • Create your own nutrition formula with a discount on our GPN products!


Applications for this position close on 3rd August 2021.

At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.