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Customs Manager - Consumer Goods

Our client are a global corporation within the Consumer Goods sector.


You will facilitate all Customs issues to ensure accuracy and compliance for all UK regulatory authorities with a best practice approach. You will focus on implementation and project roll out for a variety of HMRC initiatives to ensure the business are fully aligned to new practices.

  • Detailed record keeping and updating relevant notices/amendments including processes and amendments /
  • Ensure the business remains AEO (or post Brexit UK equivalent) in the UK and return on investment
  • Self-Assessment project with HM Customs and implementation, driving forward for a significant cost saving
  • Identifying areas / product "duty paid" where preference might be applicable and challenging factories / HQ.
  • Reviewing of explanatory notes and official journal as required.
  • Maintaining and building good relationships with HM Customs (local customs office), AEO central site and return on investment Customs authorities.
  • Assisting with product classification, working closely with all divisions, European subsidiaries and HQ for correct product classification / duty rates.
  • BTI application processes and technical specifications to support opinion on product classification.
  • Ensuring compliance across all entities and markets in which the business operates.
  • Reporting to senior management weekly / monthly import statistics.
  • Highlighting to senior management current customs issues along with advice / guidance.
  • Work with the Head of Government Relations, to ensure that trade interests are accurately presented in lobbying activities
  • Maintenance, support and enforcement of appropriate export control policies and procedures
  • Management of the customs team.


To be successful in this role you will require extensive knowledge of the UK Customs/Trade facilitation and regulatory requirements. You will be an established people manager with responsibility for of a small team. You will be familiar with working to tight deadlines and in a pressurised environment. Execllent communication levels at all levels are essential as is a Proven ability to multitask and prioritise. You will have a strong sense of self-awareness to be able to collaborate closely with a wide variety of individuals both internally and externally. Project management experience to see through initial project scope through to implementation would be highly advantageous.

Job Offer

You will receive a competitive salary and package along with the chance to join a fantastic business.

Michael Page Logistics
JN -012021-1994456
Job Category
Job Type
£50000 to £55000 Per Annum
Career Level
Experienced (4 years +)
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