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Import / Export Manager

Surya Foods
Harwich, Essex
Negotiable/Competitive - Dependent on Experience
Closing date
18 Dec 2021

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Contract Type
Logistics, Operations, Planning, Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

As a result of continued growth, we are recruiting for an experienced Imports & Exports Manager you must be customer focused and be able to supervise a small team.


  • Imports and Exports customs clearances and procedures
  • Liaison with shipping lines, Port health, RPA and APHA / DEFRA.
  • Customs procedures like Bonding, Inward Processing Relief, AEO, Transit documents etc
  • Licensing requirements for POAO, CAP goods both for UK and EU
  • Understanding of commodity codes and BTI process
  • Manage a small team of import / export executives and support their development

The ideal candidate for the role of Imports & Exports Manager will have the following skills and experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role within a Foods Company or Clearing House.
  • Knowledge of regulations, processes and compliance for importing & exporting goods
  • Post-Brexit hands on experience
  • Ability to coordinate cross-site, multi-functional teams.
  • Strong PC application skills including compliment of Microsoft Office Software
  • Possess strong analytical skills to be able to review data and apply informed decisions

Surya Foods is one of the largest suppliers of authentic world foods in the UK and the company behind the fastest growing rice brand, Laila - part of the rapidly expanding, family run Flying Trade Group (FTG) which boasts an annual UK turnover in excess of £160 million, operating in over 30 countries.

If you have the necessary experience and want to work in a growing business with great people, we would love you to apply.


Flying Trade Group is a global business group with significant operations across key UK sectors, including the food, hotel, leisure, investment and construction industries. Established in 1988, the group has quickly evolved into one of the UK's leading business groups with remarkable year on year growth, and we continue to strive to drive our business even further. The group has ambitions to become a brand portfolio which is recognised and respected the world over.

Surya Foods

Surya Foods is one of the largest suppliers of authentic world foods to the UK food sector. Its unrivalled, extensive world food ranges has seen it become the biggest supplier of world food lines into supermarket giants Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Morrisons, with extensive independent retail accounts across the UK. Surya owns three rice brands listed in the UK top ten according to 2014 Nielsen data. (Laila, Salaam & Apna). With 2,000 products available, Surya represents over 50 agency lines from some of the world’s leading companies as well as its own popular house-brands, including Laila, Salaam, Apna, Jamaica’s Pride and Island Sun.

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