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Headford are delighted to be working with our exclusive client to find the perfect candidates for their upcoming roles.

Please note there is also a Customs Brokerage Supervisor role with this same company.

Job Purpose:

The main purpose of the role is to maintain customs formalities and complete customs entries. We are looking to build a team of both qualified and trainee customs clearance clerks.

Key responsibilities and duties:

  • Involved in the day to day customs clearance activities
  • Preparation of customs entries to ensure all regulatory and compliance requirements are met
  • Preparation of other trade documentation and forms required for certain products by authorities such as DEFTA and Forestry Commission.
  • Liaising with importers/exporters and others to obtain mandatory information for import and export entries
  • Enter data onto specialist customs software
  • Deal with all queries quickly and efficiently relating to customs procedures, tariff classifications, duty rates and any other documentation requirements
  • Keep up to date with changes in regulations, laws and customs procedures
  • Liaise with Port Health and Customs officials on document checks

Key skills:

  • Previous customs clearance experience required
  • Interest of the Haulage and customs clearance industry
  • Willing to learn the import/export process
  • Experience of using customs software preferable
  • Excellent administration skills
  • Strong organisational skills with attention to detail and a methodical approach
  • Strong communication skills essential both written and verbal
  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude and willingness to learn
  • Ability to solve problems and work under pressure
  • Ability to interpret the legal requirements to members and customers in an easy to understand way
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent numerical skills
  • Self-motivated and ability to organise your own work effectively

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