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Job Summary

Senior Customs Clerk

Alchemy is partnering with an established Freight Forwarding business who are seeking an experienced Senior Customs Clerk to be based in Basildon.   


  • Processing import and export customs entries / declarations for road, sea and air shipments from multiple locations
  • Ensuring the accuracy of customs declarations.
  • Liaison with HMRC, port authorities and 3rd party suppliers to resolve any queries.
  • Respond to customer enquiries such as shipping lines and hauliers.
  • Obtain necessary Bill of Ladings and correct Tariff Headings. Obtain payments from customers in line with company policy.
  • Calculate Duty / VAT cost for every consignment
  • Handle enquiries from importers and exporters, Internal & external sources with regards to Customs Procedures, Tariff Classifications, Duty Rates and any other documentation requirements
  • Keep up to date with new changes in regulations, laws and customs procedures
  • Work with different departments in multiple locations to prepare a complete list of Jobs (Shipments requiring customs entries) for the day

Skills and Experience;

  • A minimum of 12 months import / export customs entries clearance experience
  • A minimum of 12 months freight forwarding industry experience
  • Computer literate with fast accurate keyboard skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team player


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Job Summary

Reference: 11931

Location: Festival Way, Basildon, United Kingdom

Salary: up to £32000 depending on experience

Contract: Permanent

Posted: 17 Mar 2021