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Custom Clerk

  • Location:

    West Thurrock

  • Sector:

    FREIGHT FORWARDING

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    James Earl

  • Contact email:

    james@wr-transportandlogistics.com

  • Job ref:

    J6231534_1603892568

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-11-25

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Customs Clerk - West Thurrock - Circa £25,000

This international freight forwarding company are looking for a Customs Clerk to join their team in West Thurrock.

GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

To be responsible for producing high quality customs entries and customer service to all customers, overseas partners and suppliers.
Ensure accuracy of information from importers on the requirements for correct Customs Entry from client's instructions.
Manage your time to ensure that priorities and targets set are achieved.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Plan and control your activities on a day to day basis to ensure all entries are completed in a timely manner.
Compare data with source documents, check for accuracy and re-enter data in verification format to detect errors.
Sort and verify the accuracy of data before it is entered as well as locate and correct data entry errors.
Obtain relevant information from the customer in order to complete customs clearance, deliver or release of cargo.
Maintain all files ensuring that any Duty & Vat entered through our Deferment are invoiced and funds collected prior to delivery or release.
Keep operational Staff & Customers fully informed of any holds, exams or other areas which may cause delay to a shipment.
Develop constructive relationships with key customers and key suppliers, resolving any concerns and ensuring corrective action is taken.
Maintain effective communication and relationships with customers, overseas offices and partners.
Identify and provide early warning to the manager of the relevant department, on any issues and problems that could have an adverse effect on deadlines.
Liaise where appropriate with other departments to resolve any conflicting issues raised by customers
Ensure all Consignments are loaded onto computer system prior to arrival / departure either by EDI or manually, checking paperwork for accuracy.
Maintain all files ensuring they are costed and invoiced prior to Import, Export, Delivery or release
Provide transport companies with the relevant information to ensure customer delivery requirements are met.
Take ownership of all accounting issues and queries as and when directed by management
Assist with insurance claims in line with company procedures as and when requested by management.
Complete any month end routines as directed by manager.
Action other ad hoc duties as requested by manager.
Promote and maintain image, procedures and standards as set and with management

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Working knowledge of customs software
Import and export knowledge
Able to work and meet deadlines
Computer literate
Able to implement and manage systems which further enhance our profile
Possess team player qualities
Able to plan ahead
A pro-active attitude

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