Job Summary

Our client, an international manufacturing company, is seeking to hire an experienced Customs Compliance professional to join their Chelmsford-based team.

This is an excellent opportunity to take the next step in your career by becoming part of a globally-recognised organisation. Candidates must have previous experience dealing with freight agents and an extensive knowledge of both UK and EU customs.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor changes in UK and EU Customs Community Directives and align business processes to comply with new requirements
  • Provide assistance and guidance to company import specialists and administrators where necessary, including collaborating to classify products and raw materials to comply with import & export regulations
  • Work with company import specialists/administrators to develop an audit program to ensure compliant processes behaviour.
  • Ensure information regarding global import compliance is communicated, understood and key initiatives are implemented by holding regular conference calls with regional import specialists/administrators
  • Assist with investigations of any incidences of non-compliance with customs laws/regulations, assist with various customs compliance projects, and regularly provide reports on significant trade compliance activities and risks
  • Produce and implement effective import training material and provide functional training to personnel
  • Ensure company compliance with customs and applicable regulations worldwide by developing and implementing standardized policies, processes and best practices on customs compliance
  • Identify potential areas vulnerability and risk and work to fully investigate and resolve or mitigate this risk
  • Provide performance reviews on all import administrators for direct supervisors and set compliance targets
  • Conduct import audits and consult with the company's CITC and Corporate Legal as needed to resolve any legal compliance issues.
  • Assist with investigation and drafting of voluntary disclosures to HMRC.
  • Assist with acquisition due diligence as it relates to customs compliance.
  • In coordination with CITC, review and make recommendations relating to issuance of certificates of origin relating to preferential duty programs
  • Provide all facilities with official updates issued by HMRC (tariff changes. etc.)
  • Monitor and set KPI's on the company's UK's chosen freight agents
  • Audit chosen freight agents at least once per annum
  • Provide Import and export administrator function for IT shared services and others as required
  • Work with Finance shared services to provide information and support on import VAT and Customs Bank Guarantees
  • Visit all company sites within the UK with importing or exporting activity at least once per year. Additional travel to other US or European sites may be required on occasion.

Requirements

  • In-depth knowledge of EU/UK Customs, UK Customs regulations, valuation, classification and special trade programs
  • Experience with freight agents
  • Have had previous experience implementing import trade compliance programs across multiple companies
  • Experience in Binding Tariff Information/evaluating MSS Data/Inward Processing Relief transactions a bonus
  • Able to influence, motivate and interact with persons at all levels across the company
  • Excellent organisation skills with the ability to prioritise and multi-task
  • A drive to achieve results
  • An ability work independently and collaboratively in order to make and achieve goals

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Job Summary


Reference: 9467

Sector: Logistics, Procurement, Distribution and Supply Chain

Location: Chelmsford, Essex, England

Salary: Market related

Contract: Permanent

Posted: 13 Feb 2019