2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

The Trade Compliance Specialist will provide internal consulting and customs technical knowledge for the European Union and UK. It is expected to implement continuous improvement programs to drive enhanced Trade/Customs Compliance risk mitigation and cost avoidance. This position will influence cross-functional operations teams to drive compliance.

What are we looking for?

  • Specialized knowledge in trade and customs compliance regulations required for EU and surrounding countries.

  • Degree/Certificate in Compliance, International Logistics, Customs Work or International Studies preferred, or equivalent relevant experience.

  • Progressive experience in complex CPG, brokerage, or consulting environments.

  • Competent using MS Excel and working with big data.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Execute Mars import/export compliance program - activities may include, but are not limited to, import and export operations, and assignment of tariff classifications to machinery, finished goods, raw materials, packaging, special projects, etc. Ensure classifications are fully supported through documentation of GRI's and trade research. Leverage cross-functional relationships and network to gain information to enable quality decision making on HTS.
  • Conduct regular audits of tariff classification, FTA data, and broker submitted documentation such as customs entries or export submissions.
  • Monitor procedures used by Mars manufacturing facilities, selling entities, and vendors to ensure compliance with EU and other governmental trade regulations.
  • Develop and execute plans to correct issues resulting from audit activity with guidance from Sr. Specialists
  • Maintain records of import documents and monitor compliance of trade documentation retention.
  • Execute business procedures, best practices and internal controls necessary to ensure customs compliance to minimize business and legal risk, including creation of SOP's and documented procedures.
  • Escalate compliance issues resulting from deviations to internal requirements or external standards.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by The Five Principles.
  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.
  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Bank holiday swaps
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4,000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth

Hiring Countries




United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

1st – Large companies

1st – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023
3rd – Large companies

3rd – Large companies

Flexa100 2023
Retail & Ecommerce

Retail & Ecommerce

Industry awards 2022

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