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Shipping & Customs Controller

The successful candidate will be joining a global industrial organisation, shipping export goods across the globe. My client are a market leader in their chosen sector and have numerous key accounts across the aerospace and FMCG sectors. Their operation is located in Burton-on-Trent.


On a daily basis the Shipping & Customs Controller will report into the UK Head of Operations and cover the following areas of responsibility:

  • Responsible for shipping to numerous key global accounts.
  • Managing all shipping of export based products from the UK and Far East. This involves monitoring, negotiating and pricing with a variety of freight forwarders and freight partners.
  • Responsible for all customs compliance - Certificates of Origin, Bills of Lading, Commercial Invoices, Packing Lists.
  • Providing a high level of customer service and with your team - including customer updates and monitoring KPI's
  • Managing key account management with high profile spend customers (in excess of £1million per annum)


The successful Shipping & Customs Controller will been an experienced member of the shipping and distribution sector. They will either by working in-house for a distributor / manufacturer or be leading a team in the freight forwarding / shipping world. You will also have the following skills & attributes:

  • 2+ year's experience within Import / Export / Shipping / Freight
  • Experienced in import or export operations ideally to the Far East, Africa, USA
  • Strong background in multi-modal forwarding (preference towards sea and air freight)
  • Strong knowledge of customs compliance (Letter of Credit, HAWB, MAWB, Bills of Laden, Chamber of Commerce Documentation)
  • Ideally degree educated (BA / BSc / BEng)
  • Commutable to to the Burton-on-Trent
  • Desirable, but certainly not essential, experience of a second language (French, Spanish or German would be advantageous).

Job Offer

  • £30,000-£35,000
  • 15% bonus scheme
  • 25+8 days annual leave
  • Comprehensive Company Benefits Scheme
Michael Page International Recruitment Limited
JN -022021-2009828
Job Category
Job Type
£30000 to £35000 Per Annum
Career Level
Experienced (4 years +)
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