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Customs and Transport Officer

Zoek Pin Petersfield, Hampshire, England

£32000 - £35000/annum £32-35K plus excellent benefits

Permanent (Full time)

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Customs and Transportation Officer


Monday to Friday Day Shift


You’ll work closely with the Customs Manager and Customs and Trade Compliance Manager, where you will be responsible for managing the clearance of goods when applicable and ensuring full compliance and to effectively manage all duties and tax waiving schemes related to distribution and manufacturing.

Key Responsibilities:

Ensure that all stock movements comply with conditions in Customs Warehouse and IPR authorisation

  • Allow HMRC Officers access to the Warehouses, the Goods and their records.

  • Work with external warehousing partners to monitor and report daily consumption and Customs inventory consumption.

  • Ensure that border crossing shipments comply with the rules and regulations of Customs authorities.

  • Manage daily operational issues related to Customs compliance.

  • Monitor import, Customs warehouse and export entries and Customs-relevant EDI interfaces.

  • Maintain and update HTS classification table.

  • Support and execute regulatory compliance audits; internally and at external parties such as customs brokers.

  • Support customs compliance initiatives and competencies, which include the areas of customs entry operations, customs warehousing, broker management and internal auditing.

  • Remain current on laws, regulation and practices effecting Customs compliance.

  • Provide advice to Customs compliance staff and key internal stakeholders.

  • Provide back up to the Customs Manager.

  • Support and help develop a trade compliance business model and management processes.

  • Participate actively in projects assigned to the team and ensure to meet deadlines expected by ELC.

  • Control all inbound plant shipments ensuring all documentation complies with statutory customs regulations.

  • Manage the UK customs Duty and VAT processes for the plant in cooperation with other teams.

  • Ensure that all customs regulations and procedures are adhered to and all timelines and deadlines are met.

  • Help complete and maintain all paperwork required for the AEO application regarding customs in a timely and accurate fashion.

  • Oversee Customs Brokers’ and Freight Forwarders’ Performance in the UK to ensure high level of accuracy of import and export declarations along with timely processing time.

  • Work with transportation companies to ensure operational efficiency.

  • Create and maintain system-based analysis and statistics, developing reports for data validation;

  • Support the team in publishing regular KPIs and Dashboards. Maintain and run KPI’s to accurately measure and report on Customs compliance

  • Ensure that all weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to customs are issued timely and accurately

Skills and Knowledge

Expertise in customs warehousing requirements within international FMCG

  • Exposure to international freight - Air, Sea and Land – and their regulation and compliance

  • Knowledge of UK and International Customs Law

  • Knowledge of stock management of a bonded warehouse

  • Experience of internal customs audits

  • Good knowledge of ERP IT systems (ideally SAP SD/MM)

  • Strong analytical skills

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