Headford Group are currently looking for a number of Import Clerks to join a fast-paced freight forwarding company based in Manchester.

The perfect candidate will need to have at least 2 year’s experience in the Imports department of a Freight Forwarding Company. Must have Imports start to finish experience and a minimum of 2 year’s experience using Chief (CDS an advantage). You must have experience of customs entries and sea freight quotes along with ETSF transfers. It is an advantage if you have knowledge of the Boxtop Operating System although this is an advantage.

Responsibilities of an Import Clerk will include:

  • Submitting customs clearance declarations via Chief / SAD / IFD / ICR
  • Responsible for the movement of goods from another country, ensuring the transit and delivery is made on time
  • Sea Freight quoting
  • Liaise regularly with overseas officers, partners or agents
  • Responsible for arranging and completing all associated paperwork, which documents the nature of the goods being imported from abroad and that they are legal and legitimate
  • Check all is in order in this respect to import quotas, tariffs, trade agreements and HM Revenue and Customs regulation
  • Responsible for costing jobs and ensuring maximum profitability for the organisation
  • Check goods in as they arrive against paperwork to ensure all goods ordered are accounted for
  • Establishing contacts and relationships with HM Customs to ensure efficient transfer of goods through the legal process
  • Manage deadlines and sometimes difficult situations, therefore an element of negotiation is required to be able to meet timescales
  • Arranging ETSF movements to our bonded warehouse
  • Arranging customs clearances

You must be able to provide a full 5 year employment history and have a clean DBS (Criminal Record). You must also be a car driver

Shift Patterns for Import Clerks available:

Monday – Friday – Hours: 09:00-17:30

4 on/4 off – Hours: 07:00-19:00

Weekend Staff – Hours: 09:00-17:30