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Customs Manager

  • Salary: £40,000 - £45,000
  • Location: Ipswich
  • Industry: Shipping Freight Forwarder
  • Discipline: Customs Manager, Import Manager, Manager
  • Employment: Permanent


Job Description

Our Ipswich client is looking to recruit a Customs Manager to join our established freight forwarding company.
The candidate must have at least 5 years solid experience with the focus of providing extensive knowledge of import & export Customs procedures within the European road freight sector.

The role will include:
To lead in customs management and compliance to our customers, whilst ensuring that in providing this service, the company is fully compliant with the requirements of HMRC and other relevant bodies.
Promoting Customs services to new and existing businesses through and providing advice and guidance on HMRC related matters when needed.
Help train and coach key staff on HMRC compliance and best practice.
Staying up to date with Brexit regulations and adapting the processes and client’s processes to meet the new requirements.
Customs information support to other operation departments and working closely with customers, some of whom maybe new to the Customs process due to the impact of Brexit.
Performing customs Entries for Imports and Exports to a high accuracy level and standard when required as well as excellent delegating and mentoring skills to team members carrying or similar duties.
Successfully complete training courses, which the company may deem necessary to the role. These courses will cover customs legislation consistent with, and relevant to, the extent of your involvement in customs related activities Monitor and record, by means of KPI’s, all internal AEO related paperwork.

Key Requirements:

Excellent understanding of International trade, compliance, and customs regulations.
Previous exposure to the development of business policies and process governance within an International business
Previous experience in working alongside International government agencies.
An excellent knowledge of export and import controls is essential.
Ensure all customs declarations and processes are completed within a timely manner to avoid delays for both export and imports.
Ensure customs declarations are compliant with HMRC regulations.
Deliver key customs KPI’s on time as required.
Lead and assist with the implementation of new operational processes inline with the development of International services and products.
Provide recommendations and implement customs processes and simplifications.
Liaise with and maintain an excellent working relationship with HMRC and Border Force on customs matters and enquiries.

Salary £40,000 – £45,000


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