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Head of Global Transactional Compliance


Corby, GB, NN17 5JF

Brand:  RS Components
Function:  Supply Chain

Reporting to the Vice President of Supply Chain Optimisation, the role of Head of Global Transactional Compliance will be responsible for designing, implementing, and leading all aspects of our global Transactional Compliance strategy incorporating product, trade and transport compliance.


You will ensure that all company activities are compliant to global, national and local regulations whilst delivering a flawless, progressive and personal experience to our customers worldwide. Through positive relationships within the Electrocomponents business, you will influence compliance activities and the response to new legislation being the main point of interface for external compliance bodies that RS we work with while championing any legislative compliance changes into the RS organisation.


This role has been classed as a remote role, although you may be required to attend meetings on occasion in our Corby Office.


What Will You Bring To the Role

  • You will have a Product, Trade and Export Controls background with experience of Customer Service.
  • Extensive knowledge of compliance frameworks and how to apply in a global organisation.
  • Experience of identifying, recommending, and implementing compliance-based solutions that deliver a positive customer experience.
  • Experience in dealing effectively and expertly with Government organisations.
  • Experienced in leading change, adapting, and evolving operational practices.
  • You will be a proven leader with a track record of team leadership, both direct and remotely based.
  • Strong stakeholder management at all levels, and ability to influence through strong relationship building.
  • Effective coaching skills, influencing others to take personal ownership, responsibility, and accountability.
  • Have a logical, considered, and balanced approach to business issues and can operate in a fast paced environment to deliver optimum solutions.
  • Self-motivated, flexible, and organised. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to prioritise workloads, multi-task, and act on own initiative.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills


It would also be advantageous of you have experience with trade management software systems such as Amber Road Trade Automation or similar as we all ERP systems.


The Good Stuff

Innovators and pioneers. Rebels and creators. A global organization of optimists and specialists with big ambitions for the future. You can take control of your future here at RS. We offer all the benefits you’d expect to receive in a progressive global business.

We recognise that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone.

Grow in our learning and inclusive culture and be rewarded for your success. Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you are; it all starts here. Are you ready to explore the possibilities?


We are RS

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture where our people get to bring their true self work every day and thrive. We recognise that a diverse and representative workforce is critical to our success, and our aim is to create a business where people can be their best selves. Our employees expect this as a matter of course and it is fundamental to how we attract, develop, and hold on to the best talent.


We recruit and develop employees who are the best suited to the requirements of the job role, regardless of gender, ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. We believe everyone should be able to bring their true self to work and be given the opportunities to succeed. If you require any adjustments during this process to ensure you can bring your true self, please let us know.


We recognise that we’re not perfect when it comes to being a truly diverse organisation yet. However, we are passionate about diversity and are proactively working to build an organisation where everyone can see themselves succeed here.


Increasingly powered by digital technology, we’re our customers’ one-stop-shop for electronic products and industrial components. We began in a north-west London garage supplying spare parts to radio repair shops back in 1937 and we’ve kept transforming for over 80 years. Today, we’re using digital globally to revolutionise the way we do business and strengthen our position as the people engineers turn to for help, advice and knowledge.


We’re proud of what we’ve done, but we’re not sitting back. We’re always looking to make the customer experience simpler, faster and easier. We’re transforming markets and the impact of technology. We’ve widened our services portfolio with innovations from procurement and inventory solutions to 24/7 product support.


We’ve been on an incredible journey, but the best is yet to come; are you ready to join us.

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