Newly created roles rock. They generally only come about because a business is either doing well enough that they need to expand their workforce to continue to keep up with the demands growth places on them, or because they have decided that there is a genuine gap in their skill set that needs filling – either way, its great, and in this particular instance it’s a win-win as both of these statements are true!
This role has been created to support an incoming new Group Customs Manager, and the EU Supply Chain Director, with the management of all operational trade compliance related activities for a specific plant. If you’ve been a customs coordinator or a customs analyst before then you will have a good idea of the majority of things involved in this type of role, it’s basically making sure everything runs smoothly as far as the import/export paperwork is concerned and there are no nasty surprises that will either halt production, prevent export of the finished product or land the business with whopping fines! Suffice to say you will be experienced with things like certificates of origin, bills of lading, commercial invoices, packing lists and the like, it would also be great if you have previously worked closely with 3rd party providers such as freight forwarders, ocean carriers, global consolidators and haulage companies. You’ll need to be pretty hot on excel too (think Pivot Tables, V-Lookups that kind of thing rather than changing the colours of every cell or making all the text italic!) as there will be a fair bit of number-crunching required as well. A massive part of this role is being able to build good relationships and communicate well with a range of stakeholders in a fast-moving, sometimes challenging environment, so you’ll need a confident personality to really flourish in this one!
So what’s in it for you? Well, as well as becoming a pretty vital cog in this well-oiled machine, you’ll also receive:
If this sounds like a bit of you and you fancy exploring it further, then either apply with a copy of your CV or drop us a line to discuss it more detail, you can find all our contact details on our website.
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