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Understanding that Trade Compliance affects every part of the business, strengthens a company’s position in the marketplace. Trade Compliance is not simply a reactive back office function fixing the consequences of non-compliance, it is now an important part of a business’ strategy. It is about forward planning and taking Trade Compliance into consideration at the start of every decision, whilst ensuring the business has the right internal processes in place. Due to the increased complexity of regulations, it has become imperative to ensure your business operations are streamlined and efficient in order to maintain a competitive edge in the global market and relieve cost pressures. The consequences of neglecting Trade Compliance can have severe financial repercussions.

By using our market expertise, we partner with businesses, making key hires to integrate efficient processes and overall business strategy, including; the development of policies, conducting employee training, establishing compliance programs, defining Export Control strategies and implementing tools to monitor third-party activities.

We help recruit Trade Compliance professionals across all experience levels, from individuals making their first professional move to senior leadership positions, across EMEA, North America, and AsiaPac locations.

The specialist areas we cover are:

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  • Director Trade Compliance EMEA
    Automotive, Germany

    This was a newly created position, following a decentralisation of our client’s trade function from their HQ. The Director was the first hire, with a long term aim to have a local team operating in each business unit, to stay closer to their individual needs.
  • Compliance & Ethics Director
    Oil & Energy Switzerland

    The Director was acting as the global lead to ensure the business conducts their operations in a compliant manner. The primary focus was on code of conduct, anti-trust, privacy and anti-corruption matters.
  • Export Control & Sanctions Leader
    FMCG, Netherlands

    Having previously outsourced this, our client was looking to make their first permanent hire in this area, and have a centralised point of contact for all training cross-functionally.
  • Corporate Counsel
    Semiconductors, Netherlands

    The Counsel was hired to apply the legal requirements and raise awareness of the importance for non-Legal compliance areas such as sustainability, export control and financial compliance.
  • Customs Compliance Senior Manager
    Pharmaceutical, Switzerland

    The company did not have KPIs in place to monitor third party customs operations, so we were asked to identify a Senior Manager to established procedures and guidelines, which included the creation of a customs handbook. In addition, the role acts as the main contact for the customs authorities and to develop a global customs control program.
  • Export Controls Officer
    Aerospace, Germany

    The hire supported the operational execution of the internal export control compliance program. This role helped to strengthen the legal department by collecting compliance-related data and maintaining the compliance management software.


Alex Curcio

Managing Director Automation & Data Intelligence & Tax & Trade Compliance Alex combines his experience as an International Tax professional for Ernst & Young in London, with in-depth knowledge of many years in the Tax Recruitment market. Although a UK citizen for many years, Alex lived much of his childhood in Uruguay. He now lives in Brighton with his wife and three children, and can still be found trying to be creative on a football pitch somewhere in Sussex. Mobile: +44 (0)7815 055941

Constanze Czeke

Director Tax & Trade Compliance Constanze joined TaylorCurcio in 2011, and over time has developed a keen interest in trade compliance and customs. Before moving into recruitment, Constanze worked as a Supply Chain Manager for an American FMCG company. Constanze is a German citizen, lived in Australia and New Zealand for 2 years, and finally settled in Brighton in 2010. Direct line: +44 (0)1273 577 900

Jade Warner

Consultant Tax & Trade Compliance Jade joined TaylorCurcio at the start of 2016, with 2 years of search experience in another niche market. Since joining, Jade has been successful in completing a number of senior searches in Tax and Trade Compliance across multiple European Countries. Since relocating down to Brighton she enjoys beach walks and a good cocktail in the city centre. Mobile: +44 (0)7557 667665

Adam James

Analyst Tax & Trade Compliance Adam moved from Cornwall to Brighton to study English Literature and stayed here ever since. As an Analyst at TaylorCurcio, his work involves supporting our consultants in finding your next professional challenge. Outside of work, he can usually be found enjoying a good book with a G&T.