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Customs Specialist

My client provide a Freight Forwarding service for their clients that requires a successful candidate to head up the creation and maintenance of a robust customs framework, ensuring best practice and full HRMC compliance.


Key Roles & Responsibilities
  • Ensure that border crossing shipments comply with the rules and regulations of UK authorities. This covers all facets of regulatory compliance
  • Lead the business through the changes that Brexit will bring
  • Manages daily operational issues related to customs compliance
  • Monitors import and export customs entries for accuracy
  • Ensures Free Trade Agreement compliance
  • Create/update Standard Operating Procedures for Customs operations.
  • Develops and coordinates internal regulatory compliance training
  • Implement and execute regulatory compliance audits; internally and at external parties such as customs brokers
  • Support all customs compliance initiatives and competencies, which include the areas of customs entry operations, broker management, classification, valuation, trade programs and agreements, and internal auditing to AEO standard.
  • Remains current on laws, regulation and practices affecting customs compliance.
  • Provides customs compliance direction to staff and key internal stakeholders.
  • Provides continuous reports to upper management on current and all pending customs related issues.
  • Is POC for HMRC and government inquiries
  • Create KPI's to accurately measure and report on customs compliance-related activities


About You:

  • Proven experience with a freight forwarder - Customer facing Import & Export clearances, preferably with an AEO approved forwarder
  • Alternatively successful experience in industry - import & export admin/compliance preferably with an AEO approved business. Experience of preparation for and taking part in customs audits
  • Collaborative skills - able to establish strong & effective working relationships with key stakeholders including 3rd party brokers, freight companies and HMRC
  • Strong operational and organisational skills - efficient management of all customs activities to necessary deadlines and ensuring that processes and policies are implemented and adhered to
  • Good analytical skills - able to develop reports and KPI's, provide statistics and scenario analysis
  • Demonstrates good technical knowledge of customs rules and requirements and a willingness to keep up to date and advise the business of the impact of new rules or opportunities

Job Offer

£25,000- £40,000 Base + Attractive package

Michael Page Logistics
JN -112020-1555320
Job Category
Job Type
£25000 to £40000 Per Annum
Career Level
Early Career (1 to 3 years)
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