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Freight Customs & Compliance Director

We are actively looking to engage Customs Compliance & Freight experts for an exciting Freight Customs & Compliance Director opportunity in Birmingham! The role will manage an integrated air & road customs division, numbering 15 members!

Client Details

Our client is a £105 million turnover business specialising in integrated freight solutions based out of their hub in Birmingham. You will be joining the business at a pinnacle time whereby they have just gained an investment of £21 million to grow their operations. Their services focus mainly around the automotive and manufacturing spaces with regular and ad-hoc services across the world!


As a Freight Customs & Compliance Director you will report into the Managing Director on a daily basis and be observed as the expert in your field. You will also conduct the following responsibilities:

Managing a team of 15x customs entries & specialist co-ordinators working 24/7
To ensure full compliance (entering through to audit) of Customs Documentation for Air & Road freight shipments
Utilising knowledge of customs tariffs, CPC codes and security declarations to ensure shipment are cleared in a timely manner.
Support and advise customers on all international import / export requirements especially with new processes brought upon by Brexit. The ideal candidate will have a customs background in either road, air or sea freight and a good knowledge of customs systems, HMRC regimes and query resolution.
To advise the business and generate plans to mitigate the risks and take opportunities from Brexit and other geo political and legislative change.
To ensure the business is constantly compliant with all HMRC processes and any changes to legislation are implemented throughout the business.
Managing the companies AEO certification.Profile

The successful Freight Customs & Compliance Director will be a leader and expert in the world of customs compliance. You will ideally have the following skills and attributes:

4+ years experience in Customs Compliance
Ability to quickly clear both Road & Air Freight Shipments.
A strong physical understanding of software such as ASM, an understanding of CPC codes, Customs Tariffs and Security Declarations.
Freight forwarding experience would be desirable.
Commutable to Birmingham.
An understanding of the post-Brexit environment
Formal qualification in the Customs / Freight arena would be advantageous.
AEO Knowledge would be desirable.Job Offer

£55,000-£75,000 (dependent on experience)
Company car and/or allowance
8% matched pension contributions
Private healthcare for you and the family
Optional share buying scheme
Access to a comphrensive financial benefits plan

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