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Date Added: Wed 08/09/2021

Customs Compliance Executive

Melton Mowbray, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £35000 - £40000/annum pension, bonus

Our client is a well-established global service provider to the Freight forwarding, express and international parcels, and warehousing and logistics industry.
The network has more than 354 locations across 60 countries and with 13,000 employees serving alliance customers and attending to the details of their business round the clock, around the globe.

We are now recruiting for a Customs Compliance Specialist based in Melton Mowbray you will be managing and advising on all customs compliance matters for the Ireland and UK sites coordinating with the Brexit team based in Dublin and CS Team in Melton Mowbray. You will guide the operation on all customs and bonded warehouse activities to ensure flow and timings planned by our supply chain teams are respected. You will be the sole point of contact for the local Customs Authorities.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
* Maintain a trust-based and effective relationship with Customs authorities
* Ensure customs related operational processes are standardised, followed by all internal stakeholders and are fit for purpose
* Follow-up on the implementation and daily operations
* Monitoring and reporting of performance, use insights to identify continuous improvements opportunities on bonded warehouse processes
* Collaborate with Customs, Operational teams in Ireland and the UK and the Brexit team to develop common standards, share learnings & improvements on ways of working
* To ensure full compliance (entering through to audit) of Customs Documentation for all shipments
* Utilising knowledge of customs tariffs, CPC codes and security declarations to ensure shipments are cleared in a timely manner.
* Support and advise customers on all international import / export requirements especially with new processes brought upon by Brexit.
* To ensure the business is constantly compliant with all Customs/HMRC processes and any changes to legislation are implemented throughout the business.

Key Experience, Skills & Qualities:

* Experience in dealing with Customs authorities
* Enjoy working with high level of autonomy, empowered to tackle potential issues
* Capable of building strong relationships based on empathy and trust
*a customs background in either road, air or sea freight and a good knowledge of customs systems, HMRC regimes and query resolution.
* Proven experience in Customs Compliance
* Ability to quickly clear Freight Shipments.
* An understanding of CPC codes, Customs Tariffs and Security Declarations.
* Freight forwarding experience would be desirable.
* An understanding of the post-Brexit environment
* Formal qualification in the Customs / Freight arena would be advantageous. * AEO Knowledge would be desirable.

Start Date - ASAP
Salary - Up to £40,000 per annum depending on experience
Hours - Monday to Friday - 9:00am to 5:30pm - (40 hr working week)
Bonus - Eligible for scheme
Reporting - Reporting to the National Operations Manager
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