Job Details

Import Customs Clerk/Freight Forwarder

Ref: VAC-1006384
  • Salary: c£30,000
  • Location: Felixstowe
  • Industry: Shipping
  • Discipline: Import Entry Clerk
  • Employment: Permanent


Job Description

Skills & Requirements:
·You will need to have a minimum of one year’s experience within an Import Customs Entry position, however pay is dependent on experience.
Ideally, you will have had experience with systems such as MultiFreight, Destin8, and Chief.
 The ability to work unsupervised and also to work collaboratively within a team.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a close-knit team of engaged and highly motivated individuals, the right candidate can expect to progress their career as the company expands.
The role:
* Complete all aspects of customs clearance entries from start to finish for imports and exports, dealing with various modes of transport – Sea, Air and Road
* Ensure all customs clearance declarations are submitted in a timely and accurate manner
* Co-ordinate the customs between the customer and internal function
* Monitor the clearance status of shipments.
* You will deal with all queries quickly and efficiently and build good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
* Support and advise customers on all international import / export requirements especially with new processes brought upon by Brexit.
* Update and maintain reference logs for customers
* Maintain accurate filing and archiving records
* Audit and check entries completed
* To ensure the company is fully compliant with the requirements of HMRC and other relevant bodies.
* Complete all billing as required with the internal system
*Co-ordinate and book devans/onward deliveries to the consignee

The person:
Previous experience working in a similar Customs role
Excellent knowledge and understanding of the Customs tariff is required and application of the relevant procedures is essential.
Familiar with different export/import regimes and different modes of transport
Experience of using deferment accounts and FAS payment systems
Formal training & detailed knowledge of customs import & export processes
Understanding of the impact of incorrect or false information in Customs declarations
Strong communication skills both written and verbal
Attention for detail as you will be required to compile documentation and be able to interpret the legal requirements on behalf of customers in a clear and simple way; high accuracy of record keeping
Strong interpersonal skills; confident communicator
Good problem solving capability & able to apply critical thinking skills; ability to actively listen and interpret information timely & accurately
Self-motivating and be able to organise your work effectively
Ability to operate windows based applications and any other software that is standard within the industry
Work in a fast paced environment ensuring clearance processes are completed in a compliant and timely manner

The package & hours:
Salary dependent upon experience – up to £32,000
Monday to Friday 0800-1700
20 days holiday plus bank holidays with additional merit day at 2yrs+
Free parking
Flexibility in all matters


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