Customs Specialist

Job Title: Customs Specialist

Salary: £25000 to £30000 aae.

Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire

Job Type: Permanent, Full time, office based, with core hours 08:00 -17:00 Monday to Friday

Customs Specialist – The Role:

This is an exciting opportunity to join a multinational in-house transportation operation. The primary role is ensuring products and components are imported into or exported out of the UK in strict compliance with all applicable import and export laws and regulations, in the most cost and time efficient manner, minimizing associated duties/taxes and carriage costs.

Customs Specialist – Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the timely and accurate completion of all Import & Export customs, procedures, Tariff Classifications, Duty Rates, and any other documentation requirements.
  • Processing Import/Export customs declarations.
  • Keeping up to date with changes in regulations, laws and customs procedures.
  • An extensive knowledge of Customs Commodity Codes would a great advantage.
  • Ensure all Customer needs are met or exceeded, within our Compliance Controls
  • All other duties related to the process of clearing freight / shipments through customs
  • Management of full shipping process would be an advantage

Customs Specialist – Requirements:

  • Proficiency in UK / EU Customs regulations
  • Excellent working knowledge of import and export customs procedures, primarily road freight
  • Proven commercial background
  • Strong IT skills

Customs Specialist – You:

- Excellent attention to detail with high levels of accuracy

- Great team player

  • Highly adaptable and able to work under pressurised situations

- Can prioritise tasks

- Must be commercially aware

- Must be proactive and show initiative

- Ability to build positive working relations with customers, suppliers and colleagues

  • Excellent communication skills - with the ability to adapt their style and language (verbal and written) to suit the customer, department, or level that they are dealing with
  • Experience of using Sequoia Customs Software is desirable


Customs Specialist – Benefits:

- 25 days of holiday a year, plus bank holidays

- Enhanced Salary Sacrifice Pension Scheme

- Death in service benefit

- Onsite café and free parking

- Within walking distance of Basingstoke Town Centre and Station

Category: Current Vacancies, Import Airfreight, Seafreight / Trailer & Commercial Shipping.