Wednesday , October 20 2021

Lidl Vacancies – Head of Import

Website Lidl

Job Description:

The Customs and Import Department at Lidl GB is growing, and we have a unique opportunity for a Head of Department to join the team. In this exciting role you will help drive the future of the business as a leading part in continuously shaping the trading strategy across our wider business network. You’ll be guiding the business in all import relevant legislation, collaborating with various internal departments and advising our senior business leaders.

We are looking for a proven leader with a professional approach, who is ready and able to further build and develop a large import team and framework. If you are a talented multi-tasker with the drive to deliver immediate and creative solution design in a challenging and extremely fast paced environment, this might be the ideal role for you.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leading the department with full responsibility of all processes and systems
  • Managing the post-Brexit strategy including training and advising relevant business areas
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Undertaking continuous analysis of the regulatory environment, with close collaboration with the Head of Customs, ensuring accurate communication to the wider business
  • Managing the liaison between regulatory bodies, trade partners and relevant internal departments
  • Continuously mapping Lidl GB’s complex supply chain and identifying risks and opportunities
  • Planning and managing multiple complex projects in deadline-driven environment
  • Understanding the objectives and the impact of projects on the business and driving solutions to business-critical issues
  • Develop a large in-house import department including recruitment, training and talent management
  • Developing, implementing, and optimising departmental strategy, processes, systems, policies and standards
  • Support the Director in all import and customs related matters and providing regular status reports up to Board level

Qualification & Experience:

  • Extensive knowledge of import from non-EU countries, particularly the documentation and certificates needed for goods to enter the UK in a rapidly evolving compliance landscape
  • Experience importing within the food retail industry is highly advantageous
  • Proven experience building, developing and leading large teams
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and inspire
  • Confident in making critical business decisions
  • Knowledge and experience of Customs and Excise regulations
  • Comfortable working with a complex system landscape, including SAP, GTS and customs broker systems
  • Powerful influencing and communication skills with the ability to liaise effectively with employees across all levels of the business
  • Strong project management skills to be able to work collaboratively with a range of business departments to complete a project successfully

Job Details:

Company:  Lidl

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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