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Shipping and Trade Compliance Officer

Industrial & Manufacturing
£30,000 Per Annum
Contract Type:
Closing Date:

For more information about this job please contact:

Nicola English
01234 347069

A fantastic opportunity for a company, to join the team in this new role. A company that has grown year on year and has really thrived despite Covid and the current climate. See info below.

Person Specification:
Strong analytical skills (statistical analysis skills highly desirable) accurate and methodical with an eye for detail
Flexible and responsive to business needs
Inquisitive and proactive approach
A confident communicator with peers and across the business
Able to work on own initiative with minimum supervision
Able to prioritise work and tenacious in completing tasks and projects.
Motivated, decisive and driven.

Experience of:
Demonstrable knowledge and experience with global customs regulation and UK & US export controls.
Detailed knowledge of HMRC related formalities – both imports and exports:
Commodity Codes and tariff classification
Preferential Origin Calculations
Outward Processing Relief
Customs procedure codes
Importing & Exporting utilising trade agreements

Purpose of Role:
To ensure that the companies import and export activities are conducted compliantly, through robust data administration relating to preferential / non preferential origin, tariff codes and import / export clearance. The role will manage the daily shipping activity of goods to our client’s customers, working closely with Sales Administration and Credit Control to meet business and customer expectations.
Reporting Relationships:
Distribution & Logistics Supervisor
Key Accountabilities:
UK import clearance (temporary & permanent)
Maintain HMRC compliant audit logs for imports and exports reconciling monthly with the MSS reports
Certificate of origin, EUR 1 & ATR applications via the Chamber of Commence
HS code and origin declarations (preferential & non preferential) and record keeping
Arrange collection and deliveries within appropriate forwarders and couriers.
Checking and authorising courier invoices.
Support Letter of Credit documentation presentations
Incoterm management for all purchase & sales orders
Trouble shoot any shipment or delivery related issues 
Key Challenges:
Shipping conformance management and maintenance of records and documentation. Driving accuracy of ERP data for harmonised codes and country of origin. Liaising with stores Team, Materials Planning, Credit management to ensure on time shipment of product. Checking and authorisation of courier invoices, analysis of shipping spend and working with Purchasing Team to reduce shipping costs.

If this sounds like the role for you – get in touch today – or more info contact Nicola on Nicola.english@oa-uk.co.uk or 01234 347069

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