Customs and Compliance Supervisor

Customs and Compliance Supervisor

Role: Customs and Compliance Supervisor

Salary: £35,000 depending on experience

Location: Wakefield

Our client are a national leading logistics firm with 15 sites across the UK.

The role:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and results-driven individual with a solid background in customs and import declarations who will become the ‘go to’ person for all things customs related within the branch.
This person will be responsible for the timely and accurate production of customs declarations for the shipments managed within the branch. This role reports in to the National Branch Customs Compliance and works alongside 12 other Branch Customs Supervisors.

Duties within the role will include:

You will be directly responsible for the compliant production of UK import declarations, UK export declarations and the preparation of their corresponding French Import Declaration as produced by the branch team.

•Taking responsibility for the accurate and timely creation of UK import declarations (non-network shipments), UK export declarations and their corresponding French import declarations for jobs controlled within the UK Branch environment.

•Full responsibility to ensure that customers are compliant and that they will be required to audit client masterdata as part of their compliance role.

•Working with the team daily to ensure all tasks are completed to satisfaction and on time.

•Ensuring the branch personnel are adhering to the prescribed process and are performing the task to the highest level of compliance.

•Speaking to customers proactively, to assist them with their queries, sharing knowledge and expertise and instilling customer confidence.

•Trouble-shooting, problem solving and proactively managing the compliance of the entire process within the branch, working with all necessary elements of the Road Business to deliver compliance with the overall objective of achieving 100% compliance for all declarations created.

The successful candidate:

•+3 years’ operational customs experience, ideally at supervisory level, in a freight forwarding, customs broker, customs agency or a customs department inside your business’ environment.

•Excellent practical knowledge of customs processes and regimes at an operational level.

•People person, who can clearly communicate, verbally and in writing.

•Has the ability to demonstrate a detailed understanding of key principles for the role e.g. import/export procedures, tariff classification and duty structures, valuation, origin, export controls and specialist regimes (for example, CFSP, IPR, OPR or similar).

•Experience of HMRC systems

•Experience of dealing with commercial invoices, particularly needed at customs

•Works effectively as part of a team, with a strong ethic to support and help in order to achieve team objectives as well as individual role objectives.

•A strong sense of responsibility and a hands-on approach – always striving to get the job done to satisfaction.

•Interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving and communication skills.

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