Customs Manager

  • Permanent
  • Witham, Essex
  • Salary: £38,000 - £42,000


Are you an experienced Customs Manager? Pursuit Group Resources are currently recruiting for a Customs Manager for a well established Freight Forwarding company based in Witham

Job Role

  • Manage a team to facilitate the movement of goods by Road and Sea on behalf of customers
  • Ensure that all Customs Activity performed by all departments within the company is to the standard for our AEO accreditation.
  • Audit the Customs warehouse(s) to ensure adherence with HMRC procedures
  • Be an advisory on Customs matters for Customs warehouse Sites
  • Effectively manage the Customs import and export activity, to ensure adherence with HMRC procedures and clients instructions, this may include CFSP Customs function
  • Manage the relevant team members and provide them with direction and support in their roles.
  • Assist in managing the company’s usage of the deferment with HMRC £XXX per calendar month, ensuring the company’s limit is sufficient for the business requirements
  • Assist in the management for the company’s usage of the Community Guarantee over a 7-day period. Ensuring the company’s limit is sufficient for the business requirements.
  • Review monthly financial reporting.
  • Provide guidance and advice for clients on UK Customs operations, with potential visits to VIP clients on behalf of the company.
  • Provide monthly KPI reports on activity from the team
  • To agree SOP’s and SLA’s with key customers
  • To evaluate and monitor performance of the department
  • Manage suppliers and negotiate costs (where possible) to ensure that the business is obtaining the most advantageous pricing and service available.
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget, ensuring that the revenue and cost budgets are achieved within the business function.

Experience Required

  • Recognised academic qualifications within the Customs Industry

Key Skills

  • To maintain an up to date working knowledge of all HMRC and related fiscal matters.
  • Ability to manage an administrative and operational customs team.
  • Ability to work to deadlines within a pressurised environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of the ASM, MCP or Destin8 or similar Customs Operating Software used by the company
  • Extensive knowledge of both Import and Export HMRC Processes
  • Classification of goods using the HMRC Tariff
  • Road and Ocean freight operation procedures
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong numeracy/literacy essential
  • Commercially minded
  • Highly organised with ability to work under pressure and to deadline
  • Problem solving & investigative skills
  • Presentation of Documents/Spreadsheets

If you feel you fit the requirements for this role and would like to discuss it in more detail please contact Sarah Palmer on 01245 362500.

Pursuit Resources Group are an established recruitment agency based in Braintree, Essex. We recruit across many industry sectors within Essex, Herts, Suffolk, London and beyond. We cover both the permanent and the temporary recruitment market. For more details visit our website – or alternatively find us on social media under ‘@pursuitgroup’. To be notified of all the latest positions please follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

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