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    21 days ago

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Position: Customs Manager
Industry: International Freight Forwarding
Location: Basildon
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000

The Company:

My client is one of the UK and Ireland's leading logistics providers with offices in Basildon, Heathrow, Manchester, Felixstowe and Cork.

They provide a winning combination of an experienced team of logistics professionals, with a global office network and warehouses in strategic locations worldwide.

Their customers include importers, exporters and freight forwarders and we strive to provide the very best in customer care whilst delivering the most cost effective solutions to our customer needs.

Job Purpose:

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. This role will involve training and coaching the Key Account Management team on HMRC compliance and best practice. You will be responsible for training colleagues and then monitoring performance of each bonded warehouse within the Company Group, making sure they are fully compliant with HMRC regulations.

Key Accountabilities & responsibilities:

Arrange direct contact with customers requiring advice and guidance on HMRC related matters, including customer site visits if requested.
To ensure that entries are transmitted to HMRC on time and in accordance with the deadlines set by the customer services and operations teams
Responsible for monitoring that all companies within the Advanced Group are 100% compliant with HMRC regulations at all times.
To arrange, facilitate, document, report and follow up on all audits arranged by HMRC
Keep records of any breaches of customs and taxation rules that have been detected within the Company or by the customs and/or fiscal authorities in the last three years
Successfully complete training courses, on or off site, which the company may deem necessary to the role. These courses will cover customs legislation consistent with, and relevant to, the extent of your involvement in customs related activities
Monitor and record, by means of KPI's, all internal AEO related paperwork.
Lead and set standards for all HMRC related projects
Manage, monitor and coach colleagues on the bonded warehouse procedures.
Complete all applications and information requests from HMRC within deadlines specified.
Responsible for checking all payments out of Advanced Supply Chain and Advanced Forwarding Deferment accounts within 48 hours of statement received
Balance the Deferment statements monthly
You are required to keep yourself updated and informed of any legislation changes as well as ensuring the operations team are made aware of these.
Control all stock movements within our warehouses for In and Out of Bond entries.
Full training to be completed on Advanced Warehouse Management System to ensure that all HMRC regulations are being met

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