Reference Code:  34060

Trade Compliance Manager


Maidstone, KEN, GB


Since Watchfinder & Co. was first founded in 2002, it has grown to become the premier resource from which to buy and sell premium pre-owned watches. With thousands of watches available from more than 50 brands, including Rolex, Omega, IWC and more, plus boutiques across the UK and a manufacturer certified service centre, Watchfinder has established itself as the top pre-owned watch specialist.

Join Watchfinder and build your career today!




Since early 2019, Watchfinder has embarked on an exciting expansion strategy around the world. In addition, it is providing exciting new solutions to the new watch retail world, offering showrooms and boutiques which offer a combination of interactive and technology experiences for our clients to acquire or exchange luxury timepieces. We have successfully launched in five new global territories including, Hong Kong, New York, Paris, Munich, and Switzerland in just over two years


We are now currently recruiting for a Customs and Trade Compliance Manager to join our passionate, lively and customer focussed Logistics team 

You will be at the hub of the business, ensuring that all international shipments between our different legal entities around the world are handled efficiently in compliance with local laws and regulations when crossing borders. Ideally, you will have a proven experience in managing cross border and customs flows within the logistic department of an international business or within a customs broker company.  

Role Insight

  • Lead the expertise of the company on customs and trade compliance at international level, and support the international teams accordingly
  • Organizing international shipments, temporary and permanent import & export processes between our legal entities worldwide
  • Identifying and implementing optimized shipment solutions that allow reducing lead times and complying with local customs regulations
  • Implement internal procedures to ensure compliance with local custom and trade regulations
  • Lead trade compliance initiatives associated to the development of our business in new territories and new business areas
  • Liaise with customs authorities and couriers’ agents to facilitate flows
  • Liaise with trade compliance experts at Group level to enhance our practices and processes
  • Monitor evolution of customs and trade compliance laws to anticipate evolution of our practices

 About you…

  • Experience working in a customs related role within an international organization preferably in high value transport
  • Excellent knowledge of international transport procedures (CITES, Customs, Tax.) and HMRC / EU customs regulations
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills, ability to work transversally with other departments and countries
  • Excellent organisation skills, fast reaction and able to prioritise
  • Customer focussed, with a proactive hands-on attitude
  • Previous experience of working on ERP and online shipping solution tools
  • Experience of liaising with third-party logistics companies
  • Master’s degree in Logistics & Transport (HND), in business, systems engineering, or supply chain management is preferred or an equivalent period of experience in a relevant role



How do we keep you smiling?


The successful candidate will join Watchfinder at an exciting time of growth. In return of your hard work, you will recieve a competitive salary and shall join our benefits programme. Some of the benefits available are: 

  • Private Healthcare & Dental 
  • Competitive Pension Scheme 
  • Employee Assistance Programme, with access to many internal and external webinars and health checks. 
  • Ride to work scheme 
  • Rail Ticket Loan 
  • Paid Maternity & Paternity leave 
  • Extensive discounts scheme.
  • Competitive Holiday scheme 


Your journey with us!

Due to the current restrictions around Covid-19, it's likely that all interviewing shall be done via Video Call software. Our Talent team shall help & guide you through these processes and how to get connected.

1. Application shortlisted, our Talent team shall connect with you to have an introductory call to discuss your experience in more detail and give you a full overview of the role and how it sits within the department.

2. Call with our Head of Sales & Operations +another team member.

3. Final interview with the Head of Sales & Operations.