Senior Customs Compliance Manager

Senior Customs Compliance Manager

Job Title: Senior Customs Compliance Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chelmsford, Essex
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 895974_1560784376
Contact Name: Bradley Baxendale
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 17, 2019 16:12

Job Description

We are looking for a Senior Customs Compliance Manager to Monitor UK/EU Customs Community Directives, aligning business processes to comply with changing requirements, including trusted trader programs such as AEO approval/compliance. This is a chance for you to use your extensive knowledge of EU/UK Customs and experience with freight agents to make a real difference across our client's global organisation. As a part of this organisation you will Identify potential areas of import compliance vulnerability and risk working to appropriately evaluate, investigate and resolve or mitigate potential risk
Our client is a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of specialised components and subsystems. These products enable some of the world's leading OEMs to deliver innovative systems for medical and science, aerospace, defence and industrial and commercial applications.
As part of your role you will be responsible for:
*Work as facilitator with import specialists/administrators, providing assistance and guidance where necessary.
*Works on a dotted-line reporting basis with the Corporate International Trade Compliance (CITC) group to assist with investigations of any incidences of purported non-compliance with customs laws and regulations, provide regular reports of significant trade compliance activities and risks, assist with various customs compliance projects, and implement relevant CITC directives.
*Work closely with import specialists/administrators to understand and classify products and raw materials with the appropriate Harmonized System (HS) product classifications to comply with import & export regulations.
*Perform audits and work with import specialists/administrators to develop a consistent measurable audit program to ensure compliant processes and compliant behaviour.
*Develop and deploy standardized policies, processes and best practices on customs compliance to ensure compliance with customs and other applicable government agency's regulations worldwide.
*Assist with investigation and drafting of voluntary disclosures to HMRC.
*Assist with acquisition due diligence as it relates to customs compliance.
*Provide all facilities with official updates issued by HMRC (tariff changes. etc.)
*Audit chosen freight agents at least once per annum
*Conduct physical visits to all sites within the UK with importing or exporting activity at least once per year. Additional travel to other sites in the US or Europe may be required on occasion.
You will have the following experience
*Hands-on experience and extensive knowledge of EU/UK Customs and experience with freight agents essential.
*Experience in Binding Tariff Information ("BTIs"), evaluating MSS Data and Inward Processing Relief ("IPR") transactions a plus.
*Practical experience implementing import trade compliance programs across multiple companies is mandatory.
*The ability to work independently and collaboratively to set and accomplish corporate objectives;
*In-depth knowledge of UK Customs regulations, valuation, classification and special trade programs;

Title: Senior Customs Compliance Manger
Pay Rate and Bens: Attractive
Location: Chelmsford

Key Skills: Trade, Compliance, Customs, Export, Import, ITAR, Administration, Management, Leadership, Defence, Engineering, Aerospace

If you are a good match, then please apply with a CV to learn more about this truly fantastic opportunity to work for a market leader who has an enviable reputation.

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet these criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days, please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This is a permanent role

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.