About ekaterra Unilever is proud of its tea business ekaterra, the biggest in the world, with world class purpose driven brands such as Lipton, PG tips and Pukka.
eka stands for unity and one purpose while terra stands for earth and nature. As ekaterra we are united in one purpose : growing a world of wellbeing through the regenerative power of plants.
Recently Unilever announced that it had agreed to sell ekaterra to CVC Capital Partners Fund VIII. Present in more than 100 countries, ekaterra generated revenues of €2 billion in 2019.
With 11 production factories in four continents and tea growing estates in three countries, ekaterra is a profitable and growing business offering a world of wellbeing with the regenerative power of plants to hundreds of millions of consumers.
As a standalone entity, ekaterra is even better positioned to lead the industry with dedicated focus driving greater growth and value.
Under CVC’s ownership, ekaterra has an exciting future ahead with opportunities for increased investments in our brands, our people and our capabilities.
Combining the strength and scale of its global iconic brands with speed and agility, ekaterra is brewing a corporate start-up’ mindset that’s opening-up new opportunities to flourish every day both for its business, and its people.
At ekaterra, we work alongside people who put consumer love at the heart of every decision. Diverse minds who celebrate new ideas, share our values and the commitment we have for the wellbeing of all.
In return, we create an environment that gives our people space and freedom, where they can grow as leaders. A connected community where ideas can thrive.
Where you explore new challenges. Learning all you need to master your field, and even more about yourself. Be part of this amazing blend.
Join our collective and help us grow a better world of wellbeing and a better you. The qualities we look for in you : ekaterra is made up of a special blend of individuals which make our teams exciting and diverse.
To be part of our blend we are looking for individuals who think Green and are environmentally conscious, who understand the power of simplicity and who are accountable for their actions.
We want those who infuse mastery and passion in everything they do to create great products and unforgettable experiences for our consumers.
What's in it for you? We believe that growth is for everyone, we believe in growing leaders, and we believe in making space to grow an owner’s mentality.
we act with speed and agility and we have the strength and scale of a large corporation. We are building a better world of wellbeing, and a better you.
The import and export manager coordinates international shipping globally by providing support for various steps of the transportation process.
You work with ekaterra’s factories, internal and external customers, customs agents, customs authorities, freight forwarders in order to ensure that shipments adhere to country regulations.
Within your role you will be responsible for smooth transition from Unilever’s operations into an ekaterra’s stand alone organization by developing and shaping new organizational setup, implementing new ways of working, tools and systems to ensure end to end compliance for operational activities.
Your Role : Develop new organizational setup incl. tools and ways of working for the global control tower organization Take over and implement customs’ related activities Act as a focal point and advisor for customs and duties topics Monitor and implement import, export laws and regulational changes Liaise with sellers / buyers and others to obtain mandatory information for import and export entries to ensure minimum duties are paid and guarantee compliance Deal with all enquiries and queries quickly and efficiently relating to customs procedures, tariff classifications, duty rates and any other documentation requirements Customs import / export entry checking Preparation and processing customs declarations and clearances Maintain data integrity within available systems Ensure proper documentation management is in place Proceed with duties and brokerage fees payment Deal with any customs related complaints Support internal and external audits Develop customs’ knowledge within organization by participation in various trainings and sharing the knowledge within team Work closely with regulatory affairs to evaluate impact on organization and day to day activities Propose and implement improvement projects within organization Your Key Tasks : Responsible for Customs activities globally Engagement with Managing Unit Logistics’ teams Engagement with ekaterra Distributor Management team Engagement with factories and customers to define their needs and requirements Engagement with customs brokers and customs authorities Engagement with Indirect Tax team Reports to the Control Tower Lead Key interfaces : Sourcing units, Managing Unit planning and logistics functions External : 3PL suppliers, DCs, customs brokers, customs authorities, freight carriers, third party manufacturers Stakeholder Management and key interfaces : ESSENTIAL Minimum 5 years experience in similar position Global environment and experience is essential Bachelor’s degree Fluent in English Proficiency in MS Office applications Good understanding of the law and regulations surrounding customs clearance requirements Experience in using customs software is essential PREFERRED SAP knowledge Skills and Experience Results-oriented, proactive thinker with a focus on continuous improvement and customer service Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively interact with external and internal parties and the ability to function effectively as part of a team to gain cooperation of individuals across the organization Ability to work in a challenging business environment, to demonstrate flexibility by managing numerous priorities concurrently and ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines Strong attention to detail and analytical skills Independent self-starter, ability to discover opportunities and grow the business Who we are looking for Results-oriented, proactive thinker with a focus on continuous improvement and customer service Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively interact with external and internal parties and the ability to function effectively as part of a team to gain cooperation of individuals across the organization Ability to work in a challenging business environment, to demonstrate flexibility by managing numerous priorities concurrently and ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines Strong attention to detail and analytical skills Independent self-starter, ability to discover opportunities and grow the business Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities.
We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.