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Trade Compliance Analyst, UK & Internationalat CDW Careers (UK)

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Post Date: 
21 Feb 2024
Rugby, United Kingdom
Eligible For Remote Work: 
Yes - Hybrid
Contract Type: 
Permanent (Full-time)
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CDW is a leading technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organisations in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. Our fingerprints can be found on technology in workplaces of more than 250,000 companies: from start-ups to international conglomerates. With the breadth of products and services we offer, there is no request too big or too small.

 CDW prides itself on being ‘People Who Get IT’ and ‘People who get People’. Our relationships are fuelled by our deep expertise and grounded in the CDW Way. Our empowering leadership makes things happen and inspires their teams to do the same. From the teammates beside us to the leaders who guide us, we move forward together. At CDW, you’ll work with people who inspire you. People with positive, success-driven attitudes who you will learn from and forge strong relationships with. Bring your best true self—and your best ideas—to CDW. Because diverse perspectives bring forth better problem solving—and better solutions for our customers on a rapidly evolving technology landscape.

 CDW has a permanent position available for a Trade Compliance Analyst reporting into the International Trade Compliance Manager. As a Trade Compliance Analyst, you will have the opportunity to engagement with diverse range of people globally who are passionate in the success of CDW. Be part of overseeing and ensuring operational activities are completed in a timely manner to make sure goods are compliantly despatched in accordance with organisational policies and international export and customs laws. Expanding your curiosity, you will be engaged in wider debates and initiatives in strengthening CDW Trade compliance posture.

Collaborate with Sales Teams to review and approve Orders in the ERP system and advise on any UK Licensing requirements.

  • Assisting Sales by requesting and obtaining UK Licence End-User Undertakings (EUU) from Customers to support conditions of UK Licences.
  • Submitting UK export licences that match business requirements, manage internal communication with Sales up to the issuance of the licence, and updating the records to ensure shipments are compliant against the licence.
  • Ensure trade compliance data (export ratings and import (Commodity Codes/Tariffs), Country of Origins) are up to date, promptly obtaining missing classifications from OEMs and updating the ERP application accordingly.
  • Obtaining Country of Origins of products and supporting review of Free Trade Agreements (FTA).
  • Engaging with Logistics and Shipping to obtain and update records related to controlled shipments.
  • Support in reviewing export notifications provided by Freight agents to enable prompt customs clearances and onward delivery.
  • Ensure all trade compliance documentation and recordkeeping are kept up-to date in accordance with internal requirements, legislations, and industry best practices.
  • Assist with internal and external audits of customs and export control matters.
  • Support the Trade Compliance Manager on continual improvement initiatives.

 Skills & Experience

  • Minimum 5-6 years of experience in Export and Customs Compliance.
  • Strong working knowledge of export control legislation specifically on Dual-Use controls and UK/EU Customs regulations.
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of applying for UK Export Licenses (UK SPIRE), including management of licences (SIELs, OIELs, OGELs).
  • Strong knowledge and experience of export classifications (e.g., ECCN), customs classifications (e.g., HTS / Commodity Codes) and establishing equivalence for other jurisdictions.
  • Experience of Union Customs Code (UCC), Customs valuation principles, Rules of Origin, Free Trade Agreements (FTA), and INCOTERMS.
  • Experience in Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) and Special Procedures.
  • Good experience of Logistics and/or Transport operations especially documentation (e.g., SAD) and related portals (e.g., CHIEF/CDS).
  • Experience of risk management related to Trade Compliance.
  • Able to work autonomously and in a multi-disciplinary team so good interpersonal skills are required.
  • Basic understanding of project management and change management skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Experience of working with ERP systems preferable.
  • Prior experience with Retail, Ecommerce or Electronics industry desirable.

 Essential Attributes

  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Pragmatic approach to problem solving and an ability to work collaboratively across functions with a 'one team' mind set.
  • Attention to detail, confidence in subject matter, and ability to provide concise, solution-focussed advice and outputs.
  • Desire to increase subject matter expertise and explore opportunities for personal growth and development.


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