EY Manager, Global Trade Team in Birmingham, United Kingdom
Manager, Global Trade Team
Requisition # BIR001Q2
Post Date May 14, 2018
Join our Global Trade team as a manager and you’ll bejoining a team of specialists across the areas of customs, excise duties and export controls.
You’ll beadvising our international and multinational clientsacross all industry sectors on compliance, risk management, cost reduction and strategic planning, in relation tointernational transactions and trade involving indirect taxes, customs and duties. In addition you will work on our Brexit analytics and strategy planning for clients.The work is technically challenging, creative and requires you to work closely with our clients’ businesses.
EMEIA Tax Centre (ETC)
Beginning with just 5 service offerings in 2009, the ETC has grown significantly and now comprises over 300 people across EMEIA. The ETC incubates and accelerates our latest and most innovative tax services.
This is a period of unprecedented change and growth in theETC which operates as a Centre of Excellence, with a primary focus on cross-border delivery of specialist and innovative service offerings.
The current turbulent economic conditions are driving companies to further develop cost reduction and profit repatriation strategies across their global operations. At the same time Brexit has presented huge challenges to many of our clients and we are working with many of them to put in place effective post Brexit customs strategies. Our ETC Global Trade team assist companies to realize the benefits of managing their international trade costs and compliance proactively and on a regional/global basis.
You will already have experience in global trade but also a passion and interest in developing your knowledge further with the onlyGlobal Trade team in the Big 4 that operates as a single integrated team across multiple geographies.
Your key responsibilities
Contributing to building and maintaining key client relationships by delivering exceptional client service - managing thesuccessful provision of international trade advice for a broad range of multinational clients across all industry sectors
Identifying and driving opportunities –use your previous experience and knowledge to host knowledge sharing sessions and provide technical training to the wider team
Identify and develop Business Development opportunities, both internally and externally
Building and developing your own strong client and internal relationships withthe wider Global Trade team Develop and externally with client and industry contacts
Leading and preparing customs, excise, or export controls technical research and proposals
Be prepared to travel to other offices and client sites to work on our cross border projects
Skills and attributes for success
Comprehensive technical knowledge and experience of customs; with technical knowledge and experience of excise and/or export controls too
Experience of advising on import and export processes, trade procedures and documentation
Strong research skills with the know-how on leading research into international trade developments, supply chain operations or operational trade documentation processes and how they affect the movement of goods across borders
Client driven and strategically and commercially aware
Excellent communicator across a range of situations
Enthusiastic and flexible attitude to work
Strong analytical skills, and ability to use IT effectively (proficiency in Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint) a distinct advantage
Ideally, you'll also have
Previous people management
Experience of coaching and developing more junior team members
Client handling and project management skills
What we look for
You’ll proactivelymaintain your technical knowledge by keeping abreast of international trade developments, supply chain operations or operational trade documentation processes and how they affect the movement of goods across borders so that you can better advise our clients.
We can promise you interesting assignments and the types of projects you may be involved with include:
Identifying and quantifying opportunities for high value savings
Evaluating supply chain effectiveness to minimise customs costs
Analysing trade risk and assisting with the development of risk management processes
Examining alternatives for strategic sourcing of materials and finished products
Implementing global trade compliance programmes
Quantifying the cost of Brexit and helping clients to formulate post Brexit customs strategies
Whatever the projects and assignments you work on you can be confident that you’re contributing towards helping our global clientsreduce their overall costs of trading.
What working at EY offers
We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:
Support and coaching from colleagues in Global Trade and across service lines
Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
The freedom and flexibility to develop your role in a way that’s right for you
EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a b etter working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.
If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please apply now.
Join us in building a better working world.