Customs & Compliance Manager

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    Southampton, Hampshire

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    Lisa Pascoe

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    5 months ago

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A great opportunity for an experienced Import / Export Shipping professional to join a leading manufacturing organsiation as a Customs & Compliance Manager.

Key Responsibilities of the Customs & Compliance Manager;

Define and manage the implementation of a programme to achieve Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) accreditation.

Effectively manage the Customs import and export activity to ensure adherence with HMRC procedures and customers' instructions.

Support the wider business and provide direction by being the in-house export / import expert.

Define the appropriate Standard Operating Procedures aligned to AEO standard for all import and export activities including IPR.

Constant review of all aspects related to Customs Clearance relevant to Brexit, thus ensuring adherence to Customs regulations.

Manage awareness of procedural changes across all departments in relation to Custom Clearance procedures - post Brexit.

Ensuring that all necessary Custom Clearance processes post Brexit are implemented accurately and on time.

Manage all aspects of Inward Processing including liaising with HMRC and post Brexit amendments.

Managing all customs and tariff projects, import/export control - Import and Export Declarations, Commercial Invoices, Commodity Codes, Certificate of Origins etc. including developing the necessary Standard Operating Procedures and audit reviews.

Define the correct the rules and process to manage the Certificate of origin process.

Implement the ISO type auditing structure and regular audit reviews are performed.

Establish a method of valuation to use to value FOC goods and process to do so.

Develop and provide monthly KPI reports on activity from the team.

Develop the system to support the Customs process and automate where possible.

Personal Specification of the Customs & Compliance Manager;

Export / Import / Shipping experience is essential

Knowledge of AEO is essential.

Must have knowledge of Export Documentation / Letters of Credit / Incoterms.

Degree qualified or equivalent.

Excellent IT skills including MS Office.

Strong communication skills

Experience of Leading a small team.

Self-motivated and able to work independently

This role would be suitable for individuals with experience in Shipping, Export, Logistics, Import, Customs.