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Customs Clearance Coordinator

Our client is a well-established Freight Forwarding company based in East Kent, operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from offices in the Dover area
Providing a range of services to commercial vehicle operators throughout Europe.

We are currently looking to strengthen our team by appointing experienced candidates to work as part of an enthusiastic Customs Clearance department.
We are looking to strengthen our operational teams at their two location in Dover with career-minded individuals who have a minimum of one years experience in processing both import and export customs declarations.

This position is a 12 Hrs Shift position working days, nights and weekends alongside members of our experienced Customs clearance team. An average working week is 38.5 Hours with overtime available. The position offers a company pension scheme and 21 Shifts holiday a year. Starting salary is negotiable in accordance with experience and will be reviewed on an annual basis.

Duties of the role:

Calculating and processing duties and taxes to be paid.
Liaising with Customers.
You will be entering details onto specialised customs software including CHIEF, CNS, Destin8 and CFSP.
Allocating the correct licence depending on type of goods being imported.
You will be required to be fully conversant with import and export laws and regulations. You will be expected to maintain your understanding and keep up-to-date with changes as they occur, so as to be able to advise customers on import and export restrictions, tariff systems, insurance requirements and all other customs related matters.
The Customs Clearance Coordinator will post bonds for the products being imported or assist clients in obtaining bonds. You will also be required to prepare the necessary import documentation such as certificates of origin and cargo control documents.
This job also requires you to liaise with officials in various agencies to ensure goods are cleared through customs or quarantine. You will also arrange for transportation, warehousing or product distribution of imported or exported goods and liaise with Freight Forwarders.

Experience required

Previous experience working in a similar role.
The job of Customs Clearance Co-ordinator demands a thorough understanding of the law, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, political processes and agency rules.
Strong communication skills are vital in this role both written and verbally, as you will be required to compile documentation and you must be able to interpret the law on behalf of customers in a clear a simple manner.
Excellent interpersonal skills are required in the role of Customs Clearance Co-ordinator as you will be dealing with various agencies in the course of your daily work.
Complex problem solving and the ability to engage critical thinking skills will be required as well as the ability to actively listen and interpret concisely.
Although you will work as part of a team, a Customs Clearance Co-ordinator needs to be self-motivated and be able to organise their work effectively and maintain records.
You must be able to operate computer programs such as Windows and any other software that is standard within the industry.

Salary and Benefits
Extremely generous salary in accordance with experience and will be reviewed on an annual basis.
Contributory Pension


Job Type:Permanent
Location:- South Coast, Kent
Benefits:Generous salary reviewed annually; pension
Branch:Freight Personnel
Consultant:Karen Kempson
Tel: 0161 452 0452
Email: kkempson@freightpersonnel.co.uk
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