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Regulatory Data Analyst (Product Seizures)

121 Winterstoke Road, 121 Winterstoke Road UKI Cluster, England, United Kingdom, BS3 2LL

Regulatory Data Analyst (Product Seizures)

  • 121 Winterstoke Road, 121 Winterstoke Road UKI Cluster, England, United Kingdom, BS3 2LL

About us

At Imperial Brands, we’re a truly international company driven by a strong challenger culture. We’re an inclusive, innovative and responsible FTSE30 FMCG business widely recognised on the global stage. We generate over £30bn revenue and employ over 30,000 like-minded achievers in markets worldwide. We’re driven by a common purpose: to create something better. 

Alongside maximising our respected brands, we’re increasingly focused on developing a leading portfolio of next generation products with lower health risks than regular tobacco products, all underpinned by leading edge science, high-quality innovation and high standards of governance.

Our entrepreneurial spirit, ability to challenge the status quo and think on our feet along are our keys to success and that of the thousands of people who work here. Here You Can.

The role

Regulatory Data Analyst (Product Seizures)
12 month FTC
Competitive Salary + Benefits

The Compliance Team is a key constituent in combating illicit trade, fulfilling Imperial’s legal and regulatory obligations in relation to a broad range of risks; and reducing Imperial’s exposure to potentially punitive (regulatory) financial penalties. 

The team provides a critical 2nd-line capability that supports our global markets in the delivery of our 2025 business strategy, by ensuring we maintain a sustainable customer and third-party vendor base that is compliant with all necessary controls. The team is tasked with making sure that Imperial Brands trades only with third parties who undergo a strict vetting process and who are committed to honouring our code of conduct and all relevant policies. 

Imperial’s legal obligations and binding regulatory agreements require that it has in place a robust compliance programme to mitigate risks, including: tobacco smuggling; global sanctions and trade restrictions; bribery and corruption; and money laundering. Failure to deliver this to the highest professional standard could result in financial penalties being applied and threaten Imperial’s status as a good corporate citizen and responsible supplier of tobacco products.

Key accountabilities

  • Manage the response process in respect of all seizures notified by the relevant authorities
  • strict deadlines set out in the relevant legislation are achieved
  • Comprehensive responses to all notifying authority seizure notifications are provided
  • Details of the seizures are communicated to all relevant Imperial Brands’ PLC markets and corporate centre functions
  • A proper and detailed record of the seizure is maintained, using the i2 intelligence software package
  • Coordinate the post seizure inspection of seized goods, ensuring that such inspections are conducted safely and efficiently, in accordance with the agreed procedures.
  • Oversee the relationship with third-party service providers conducting inspections on behalf of Imperial Brands PLC, ensuring full compliance and efficiency in respect of costs.
  • Interrogate appropriate databases to collate and analyse information relating to product route-to-market and 1st and 2nd level purchasers, reporting on any trends identified
  • Initiate post-seizure investigations to gather and collate information and intelligence to support further enquiries and compliance action in respect of product diversion.
  • Collate and analyse seizure data to identify any trends/patterns in the illicit trade, which are likely to impact Imperial Brands’ business
  • Collate and analyse information for the preparation of comprehensive seizure reporting, including
  • Monthly reporting on risk brands, markets and individuals as required by HMRC
  • Provide ad-hoc reports containing seizure data as required
  • Attend and support meetings and briefings with relevant regulators and Imperial stakeholders as required
  • Support other compliance and risk activities as required, including processing system administrative tasks and due diligence enquiries.

Skills & experience

  • Strong MS Office Skills, Especially with Excel
  • Previous experience working with a business database
  • Previous experience working with complex data sets and reporting these in a simplified manner
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively within a team environment
  • Good time management skills, with the ability to prioritise tasks
  • The ability to liaise/communicate with colleagues on a cross- functional and multi-cultural basis
  • Good verbal and written communication skills; able to articulate research findings to inform and influence

What we offer

Imperial Tobacco offers a competitive package of salary, bonus scheme, pension and 25 days holiday (with an additional 4 days on top to cover the Christmas period and bank holidays).

Next steps

Interested applicants should apply with their CV highlighting their suitability for the role. 

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