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Naturex is an international leader in plant extraction and the development of natural ingredients and solutions for the food, health and beauty sectors. Naturex operates its business through three business units, food and beverage, health and nutrition and personal care. The company operates 16 production locations around the world and employs around 1,700 people. Naturex became part of Givaudan in 2018. 

Givaudan is a global leading company in taste and wellbeing, and fragrance and beauty. With its heritage stretching back over 250 years, the Company has a long history of innovating scents and tastes. The company is committed to driving purpose-led, long-term growth while leading the way to improve happiness and health for people and nature. In the fiscal year 2020, the Company employed over 15,800 people worldwide and achieved sales of CHF 6.3 billion and a free cash flow of 12.8% of sales. Let’s imagine together on www.givaudan.com

Local Trade Affairs Specialist

As Trade Affairs (TA) Specialist, you will manage all customs related activities for our Taste & Wellbeing business. In this new role, you manage the customs activities at Overseal and Higham Ferrers. The primary role of the TA Specialist is to improve the daily customs clearance procedures and ensure compliance with trade regulations whilst optimising the payment of customs duties. Your role is to coordinate both site activities related to customs and represent the Trade Affairs Operations UK Team Lead. The TA Specialist is part of an operational team within both sites reporting to The Trade Affairs Team Lead with a functional reporting line to the Head of Logistics whilst also supporting the logistics teams.


You Will


Manage all requirements to clear goods at the border and ensure that documentation and data entry are consistent.


  • Management and documentation of daily local customs' activities
  • Official contact for local customs authorities – for daily operations
  • Administration and maintenance of import & export records in our systems
  • Ensure compliance to international trade regulations and local customs accreditation
  • Ensure continuity including local backup solution
  • Coordinate import and export declarations with customs agents and forwarders
  • Control of import and export documents and tasks
  • Management of duties refund, duty drawbacks
  • Ensure compliance of inbound and outbound duty processes
  • Licence Management
  • Ensure the correct duty is applied through checking the GOV.UK websites
  • Monitor Service level agreements and keeping them updated with the customs broker / forwarders
  • Functional support to other departments


You have


  • Commercial education
  • 2 years + recognised experience in the import/export area
  • Fluency in English
  • Solid SAP knowledge
  • Commercial education
  • Technological ability
  • Teamwork
  • Customs clearance processes (import, export, transit…)
  • Customs understanding
  • Customs legislation and regulation
  • Customs valuation and declaration
  • Customs and customs related IT systems
  • Customs entry and MSS data checking
  • Incoterm knowledge
  • Origin recognition


Our Benefits


  • Life Assurance and Income Protection
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discounted Shopping and Bike 2 Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Fragrance Purchases

At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Join us and Impact Your World

Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

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