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Customs & Freight Forwarding Manager

Urban Logistics UK Ltd have an exciting opportunity for a Customs & Freight Forwarding Manager to join their team in Basingstoke.

The role may also be appropriate for Trade Compliance Managers, Customs Compliance Managers, Customs Managers, Customs Supervisors, Trade Compliance Supervisors or Freight Forwarding Managers.

Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire

Salary: £45 – £50k depending on experience

Job Type: Permanent, Full time, office based, with core hours 08:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday, additional hours will be required to meet operational requirements

Customs & Freight Forwarding Manager – The Role:

This is an exciting opportunity to join an in-house transport operation for the KION Group. The Manager will take full control of the Freight Forwarding and Customs Department, made up of 6 full time employees.

The ideal candidate must have a Management and Freight Forwarding background with an excellent knowledge of customs systems, HMRC regimes and query resolution. You must be willing to be hands-on and the go to person for both your team and our customers. You will manage the day-to-day business including the P&L, all processes, and the team.

Customs & Freight Forwarding Manager – Key Responsibilities:

– Support and advise customers on all international import / export transport requests especially with new processes implemented post Brexit

– Ensuring the company is fully compliant with the requirements of HMRC and other relevant bodies

– Monitor regulatory changes and security programs, such as AEO

– Build, develop and manage the Freight Forwarding and Customs team, always striving for continuous improvement

– Produce, analyse, and manage identified Key Performance Indicators for the customs activities and ensure that targets are met. Responsible for monitoring, reporting, analysing, and presenting data

– Develop and maintain detailed written trade compliance and ISO 9001 procedures

– Develop and maintain entry information in accordance with local and internal record keeping regulations

– Create training documentation and provide internal training where required

– Ensure the timely invoicing of costs

– Advise the business and generate plans to mitigate the risks and take opportunities from Brexit and other legislative changes

– Take ownership of Nova Submission Queries and support our customer’s requirements

– Execute regulatory compliance audits both internally and externally

Customs & Freight Forwarding Manager – Requirements:

– Experience of forwarding by road and sea

– 5 + years of work experience, proficiency in UK / EU Customs regulations and the Harmonized Tariff System

– Working Knowledge of CPC codes, Customs Tariffs, Carnets, IPR & OPR

– Excellent working knowledge of import and export customs procedures, primarily road freight

– Proven commercial background

– Strong IT skills

Customs & Freight Forwarding Manager – You:

– Strong Leadership Skills

– Highly adaptable and able to work in pressurised situations

– Must be able to manage change

– Must be results driven

– Ability to build positive working relations with customers, suppliers, and colleagues

– Excellent communication skills

– Must be commercially aware

– Excellent attention to detail with high levels of accuracy

– Experience of using Sequoia Customs Software/ Destin8 and NCTS is desirable

Customs & Freight Forwarding Manager – Benefits:

– 25 days of holiday a year, plus bank holidays

– Enhanced Salary Sacrifice Pension Scheme

– Death in service benefit

– Onsite café and free parking

– Within walking distance of Basingstoke Town Centre and Station

To submit your CV for this excellent Customs & Freight Forwarding Manager opportunity please click ‘Apply’ today

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