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Customs Supervisor (VR/22149)



£32,000 - £39,000/annum

Job Location
- United Kingdom -- England -- East of England -- Essex -- Basildon

Job Type

Friday, June 11, 2021

Customs Clearance Supervisor - VR/22149

Our client, a privately owned Logistics company, is looking for a Customs Clearance Supervisor to join their team based in Basildon.

Duties of the Customs Clearance Supervisor include:

  • Work as part of a team, taking daily supervisory responsibilities and reporting to a Branch Manager.
  • Supporting the team on all aspects of sea and road freight customs.
  • Calculating Duty/VAT per consignment.
  • Liaising with clients to ensure all information is correct to meet requirements.
  • Aiding clients on the classification of goods and their importance.
  • Entering details onto specialised Customs software including CHIEF, CNS, Destin8, NCTS, NES, etc.
  • Preparation and processing of necessary import/export documentation and declarations as well as discharge process of T-documents etc.
  • Liaise with Port Health or Customs officials in areas such as document checks, goods quarantine etc.
  • Dealing with general enquiries from importers/exporters concerning all areas, relating to Customs Procedures, Tariff Classifications, Duty Rates and any other documentation requirements
  • Keeping up to date with changes in regulations, laws and customs procedures including those impacted by Brexit.
  • Ensuring the team are kept up to date with changes in regulations, laws and custom procedures.
  • Identifying training needs within the customs team.
  • Identifying opportunities to increase the companys customs service provision.

Skills required for the Customs Clearance Supervisor role:

  • Previous customs knowledge and experience is essential.
  • An overview knowledge of both Road Freight and Sea Freight custom requirements.
  • Can demonstrate how to keep up to date with changes in legislation and requirements for customs.
  • Can work under own autonomy whilst also within and leading a team.
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Complex problem solving and the ability to engage critical thinking skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to organise and prioritise work effectively and maintain records.
  • Ability to operate windows-based applications and any other software that is standard within the industry.
  • Can work in a fast-paced environment ensuring clearance processes are completed in a compliant and timely manner.
  • Excellent numerical skills are essential due to the calculation of VAT and Duty on behalf of HMRC.

In return, the successful Customs Clearance Supervisor will receive salary of £32-£39k depending on skills and experience.

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