We are seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented Junior Customs Clerk to join our team in North Humberside. As a Junior Customs Clerk, you will be responsible for assisting with customs clearance procedures and ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations and requirements. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual looking to start their career in the field of customs and international trade.
- Assist in the preparation and processing of customs documentation, including import and export declarations, customs invoices, and other related documents.
- Collaborate with senior customs clerks and officers to ensure accurate and timely submission of customs clearance documentation.
- Perform data entry and verification tasks to ensure the accuracy of information in customs systems and databases.
- Liaise with customers, freight forwarders, and customs authorities to resolve any customs-related queries or issues.
- Stay updated with the latest customs regulations, procedures, and requirements to ensure compliance and provide guidance to colleagues and clients when necessary.
- Assist in monitoring and tracking shipments to ensure they comply with customs regulations and are delivered on time.
- Contribute to continuous improvement initiatives to streamline customs clearance processes and enhance operational efficiency.
- Maintain organized records of customs documentation, ensuring compliance with data protection and record-keeping regulations.
- Provide administrative support to the customs department, including filing, scanning, and archiving of documents.
- High school diploma or equivalent qualification.
- Relevant certifications or training in customs procedures will be advantageous.
- Prior experience in a similar role or knowledge of customs processes will be beneficial, but not essential.
- Strong attention to detail and ability to work accurately under pressure.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.
- Proficient computer skills, including MS Office Suite and experience working with customs software or databases.
- Effective communication skills to interact with internal teams, clients, and customs authorities.
- A proactive and team-oriented approach, with the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues at all levels.
- Knowledge of international trade and customs regulations would be an advantage.
- Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and requirements within the customs environment.