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Customs Compliance Officer

Location: CHELMSFORD, ESSEX, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 17.90-18.19 GBP (UK Pounds) Per hour, inc Benefits
Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: N/A
Posted: about 2 months ago Reference: X3-456524

Are you a Customs Compliance Specialist?

Are you able to supply Customs Compliance support within both Import and Export?

Do you have good knowledge of both Domestic and Foreign Import / export Laws?

Are you immediately available to start a temporary role in Chelmsford for a period of 6 months?

Reed Procurement & Supply Chain are currently looking to recruit a Customs Compliance Officer for one of our leading clients in the Chelmsford area. 

This position requires the ongoing local development, implementation and management of the import and export Customs compliance functions. The role demands exceptional communication and collaboration skills, and a strong Customs compliance expertise. The Customs Compliance Officer will support in managing customs procedures for imports and exports, interacting with all of the various functional areas, the designated Trade Compliance Leads, and Corporate International Trade Compliance office (CITC).


In this role you will be responsible for ensuring effective import and export Customs compliance at multiple business units, in accordance with domestic and foreign import and export laws and regulations and corporate customs compliance policies and procedures.

Duties Include:

  • Ensure and support appropriate management accountability and responsibility for Customs compliance.
  • Establish and maintain Customs compliance procedures and program documentation, including import and export instructions, documentation; trade data points such as HTS classification, country of origin and FTA determination, valuation, etc.; forwarding agent management; recordkeeping; audits and training.
  • Act as Customs compliance liaison to sales representatives, distributors, customers and other third parties, as required.
  • Review Customs entries for accuracy and compliance with customs regulations and CITC policies and procedures.
  • Provide quarterly and yearly reporting of relevant trade compliance data to CITC.
  • Conduct regular Customs compliance training for senior management, engineers, scientists, shipping, sales and marketing and other functions involved in import and exporting.
  • Conduct periodic audits and self-audits and implement corrective action, as required.
  • Assist Corporate Legal- International Trade Compliance Office with investigations of any incidences of purported non-compliance with customs laws and regulations.
  • Attend the Corporate International Trade Compliance annual conference
  • Attend external third-party Customs training seminars as required
  • Other trade compliance duties as assigned
  • Flexible availability when necessary to reach goals and deadlines.

Specific Customs Compliance Experience
Practical experience implementing import trade compliance programs is mandatory.

Extensive knowledge of UK and EU Customs and experience with freight agents essential.

Experience in Preferential Origin qualification, evaluating MSS Data, Binding Tariff Information (“BTIs”), and Customs Special Procedures a plus.


To be considered for this exciting opportunity with a desirable local employer please apply online today – I am shortlisting for this immediately.

Please note this role is a temporary role for an initial period of 6 months.

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