10 days ago
Position: Customs & Compliance Manager
Industry: International Freight Forwarding
My client are a well established independent freight and logistics provider offering logistics services to customers throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe.
An exciting 'brand new' role has arisen with a leading UK-Irish Logistics company, for an experienced Customs Compliance Manager. The role is to create a new department i.e. recruit, build, train and lead a new customs clearance team. To manage customs processes, together with ensuring that all clearance processes are completed in a complaint and timely manner.
We are keen to speak with individuals with experience operating in a senior management capacity who is heavily involved with Customs procedures and formalities working within the freight forwarding and International Logistics industry.
To be considered for this role, candidates should posses extensive experience with customs procedures and formalities ideally for European Road Freight.
What you will be responsible for:
Manage customs processes, together with ensuring that all clearance processes are completed in a complaint and timely manner.
Manage a team of Customs Compliance / Import / Export / Shipping specialists.
Liaise with Customs to set-up new processes as required.
To lead excellence 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.
Support and advise customers on all international import / export requirements especially with new processes brought upon by Brexit. The ideal candidate will have a customs background in either road, air or sea freight and a good knowledge of customs systems, HMRC regimes and query resolution.
Customs clearances for all Irish and European Imports & Exports
Customs department Set Up/Support
ISO(9001) Certification requirements
AEO Certification requirements
Auditing ( ISO / AEO)
Updating of Government information/legislation or organisational information and
General Industry Compliance knowledge to support the company or the reliable sourcing of information for: Customs, BIFA, Insurances, Destination requirements) Knowledge
Ongoing review and business support for the impact of Brexit
Minimum of five years customs clearance experience.
Ideally a background within Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain.
'Attention to detail' is very important to ensure the business is compliant and passes HMRC audits, including risk identification and mitigation.
Strong communication skills, verbal and written. interfacing between the senior management team, HMRC, Irish customs, suppliers and end Customers.
Good organizational skills with the ability to manage and prioritize workloads.
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