Head of Customs and Compliance
QHSE Taskforce

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Head of Customs and Compliance - Dartford - Up to £75,000 + Benefits + Company Car This Global freight forwarding company who are growing their presence in the UK are looking to bring on a Head of Customs and Compliance to join their team in Dartford. Responsible for day to day processing of customs entries ensuring compliance with all laws, regulations and AEO along with ensuring timely Customs Clearance of shipments. The role: Responsible for day to day running of the Customs department which include customs and compliance. Responsible for the processing of customs entries ensuring compliance with all laws, regulations and AEO. Ensuring timely Customs Clearance of shipments and providing the required information flow. Confidently discuss and resolve issues with customers and Customs Officers. Take responsibility for the transition of the company through the increased volumes associated with BREXIT Integrate other CHB functions of Turkey team, Heathrow and Manchester under CHB department Package: Up to £75,000 based on experience Company car Healthcare Gym Membership Life Insurace Essential Functions of running the department: - Management of customs department and liaison with operations department. - Processing Ocean and Truck declarations / Imports and Exports - Ensure complete and accurate customs entry data and transmit to CHIEF. - Knowledge of international tariff coding and classification procedure. - Ensure that all Customs Activity performed by the department is to the standard for our AEO accreditation. - Ensure correct preference is applied to goods and that any relevant customs procedures and regimes such as IPR, OPR and CFSP are applied where necessary. - Complete CVED and arrange for payment to be sent to Port Health where necessary. - Manage any Customs or Port authority holds to ensure release - Liaise with customers regarding valuation, classification and preference issues where necessary taking into account AEO regulations. - Provide required information and reporting to customers and operations in line with SOP. - Provide management and leadership of CHB and compliance teams. Other Responsibilities: - Responsible for managing Deferment account - Arranging FAS payments to HMRC where necessary - Keep up to date on changes to regulatory environment - Perform Yearly Objectives and Personal development plans with team members - To evaluate and monitor performance of the department Qualifications/Experience: - Required 2 years experience in EU regulatory framework for Importing / exporting - 5 years general import/export experience - Knowledge of Destin8 & CNS systems - Knowledge of Customs system Sequoia would be an advantage - Previous management experience would be beneficial WR Transport & Logistics are the #1 recruitment partner for transport jobs and logistics jobs. We recruit UK wide for permanent and contract jobs. WR is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy



Dartford, Kent,United Kingdom

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£60000.00 - £75000.00



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Dartford, Kent,United Kingdom

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