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UK Customs Compliance Lead

  • Location

    Bury St Edmunds

  • Sector:

    Food and Agriculture

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £50000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Sydoni Dixon

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  • Contact phone:

    01284 765700

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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We are working with a leading FMCG business to help recruit a UK Customs Compliance Lead.

Reporting into the Customs and Trade Director your role will be to assure the coordination of the import and export flow regarding the bonded warehouse and execute accurate customs clearance documents.

The role role will include the following duties:
•Apply for and conduct customs bonded warehouse
•Validate the transit or EU export documents into the customs system
•Control and assign the customs data into excel files and the bonded warehouse software
•Verify and double-check broker invoices
•Submit invoice data into the accounting software
•Prepare and calculate import clearance summary for the following day
•Create export customs documents for EU or NON-EU destinations
•Create customs document for UK deliveries / outbounds of the bonded warehouse
•Create certificates of origin as and when necessary
•Verify the origin and customs codes into the customs IT System
•Manage authorisations, customs controls and requests with local and national authorities.
•Daily stock management and inventory updates into the customs IT system

The ideal person for this position will have:
•Experience in dealing with custom personnel and knowledge of customs is essential.
•Bonded warehouse experience required
•Customs broker license and experience with Foreign Trade and logistics is desirable.
•Strong planning, organisational and prioritisation skills whilst maintaining high standards and accuracy.
•Flexible and able to work under pressure
•Ability to work both independently as well as being a strong team player
•Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative
•Build and maintain rapports with local and national Customs Authorities
•Proficient in MS Office, particularly Excel
•Experience in Descartes customs software, Mainframe AS 400, ERP Systems and Peoplesoft is an advantage
•Ability to work across time zones and travel regionally.
•Experience in other European customs regimes is highly desired.
•Fluent in English with French being advantageous.