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Import Export Officer

39 hours | Portchester

Reporting into the Logistics Manager. The purpose of this job role is to manage customs processes for the UK manufacturing plant, providing customs expertise and ensuring the business is compliant with all import and export processes, keeping up to date with regulatory requirements and implementing the necessary changes to ensure compliance while maintaining the seamless flow of goods into and out of the UK.

If you have any questions on any aspect of this role then please email: smruk.recruitment@smr-automotive.com.

Your tasks:

Imports:

  • Analysing import documentation in line with the import process.
  • Providing customs clearance instructions to the nominated customs broker.
  • Setup new Direct Representation relationships with clearing agents, maintain on the SMR and HMRC systems.
  • Liaising with freight forwarders to ensure successful delivery.
  • Designing import customs clearance templates in line with customs requirements.
  • Checking non-inventory customs C88 forms against issued instructions.
  • Support order originators and purchasing with Commodity Code definitions, and import entry checks for non-inventory orders and root cause analysis/DCRs for identified errors.

Exports:

  • Making export bookings with the assigned freight forwarder/s, customs broker whilst including the relevant supply chain personnel.
  • Creating commercial invoices as required.
  • Adhering to export processes as required by HMRC.
  • Support Sales defining and setting up Commodity Codes for new products or part numbers.

Compliance:

  • Investigating the root cause of, request and track any post clearance amendments, put in processes to prevent reoccurrence, reconcile against DCRs.
  • Preparing company for Inward and Outward Processing Procedures, AEO application.
  • Resolving any shipping issues which may require amended documentation, stock investigation and notification to nominated customs broker for audit and/or post entry action.
  • Business Unit Lead for any HMRC audits or customs requirements.
  • Support Preferential Origin determination process, in an advisory role.
  • Auditing product commodity codes, product origin calculations, and evidence storage against HMRC standards. Support change request process affecting commodity codes, origins, incoterms and supply routes.
  • Ensure the business is constantly compliant with import/export processes and any changes in legislation are captured and implemented throughout the business.

Administration:

  • Processing invoices for import/export customs brokerage, reconcile against services supplied.
  • Make sure all required filing of import/export documentation hard copies, signed commercial invoices, delivery notes, preference certificates, origin declarations etc. is completed.
  • Manage relationship with preferred freight forwarder and clearing agent partners including keeping documentation up to date.
  • Reconcile monthly MSS against C88/E2 checks.

Any other duties as may be reasonably requested by the Logistics Manager.

Your profile:

  • Specialist knowledge in customs clearance.
  • Imports/exports experience in a fast-paced business environment.
  • The ability to understand information and issues, identifying current and potential problems and developing workable solutions.
  • Proven understanding in topic areas.
  • Self-motivation, self-discipline and the ability to be a good team player.

What we offer:

  • Be part of a worldwide team with very big challenges ahead, which bring huge development opportunities for people with big career goals.
  • If you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment then look no further.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer where inclusion matters.

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