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Trade Compliance Officer

Trade Compliance Officer

Field of Work:  Marketing & Sales

Several (NL), Several (NL), NL

Legal Entity:  KWS Vegetables BV (0043)
Contract Type: 
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Onsite
Job ID:  12750

As part of our growth strategy and our plans, KWS Vegetables is looking for a hands-on Trade Compliance Officer, based at our location of Pop Vriend Seeds in Andijk. the Netherlands. In this new role you maintain a current and complete understanding of worldwide import/export regulations of genetic material. You act as the compliance interface to all internal and external business partners. You will report to the Customer Lead.


Your tasks:

  • Manage regulatory issues impacting import and export of genetics (seeds/plants/plant parts/pathogens/DNA)
  • Develop expertise on regulatory issues on import permits, phytosanitary and seed treatments to support routine imports and exports of genetics
  • Leading / participating in working group(s) to organize internal processes and implementing relevant regulatory decisions to meet seed movement requirements


Your profile:

  • A minimum of a bachelor degree in Agricultural Business Administration / International Trade
  • Preferably 5 or more years’ experience in international seed industry, preferable in vegetables seeds
  • Proven experience with Trade Compliance subjects
  • Fluent English and Dutch in word and writing
  • You are analytical, result orientated, self-organized and pro-active


Did we spark your interest?

Then apply now via our online portal and send us your documents (cover letter, resume, certificates). We look forward to getting to know you!


About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Over 5,000 employees in more than 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.5 billion in the fiscal year 2021/2022. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugarbeet, cereals, vegetables, oilseed rape and sunflower. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to continuously improve yield for farmers and plants’ resistance to diseases, pests and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested more than €285 million last fiscal year in research and development. For more information: Follow us on LinkedIn® at

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