Senior Logistics / Customs Officer - VR/18440

Status: Permanent
Rate: £Commensurate with experience
Location: Aberdeenshire
Ref: VR/18440

Our client, based north of Aberdeen, has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Logistics / Customs Officer to join their team on a permanent basis.

The post-holder will be responsible for the preparation of documentation – ensuring paperwork for import / export of shipments is accurate, in line with country-specific regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Exporting invoices, certificates of origin, dangerous good declarations.
  • Allocating correct customs procedure code.
  • Selecting the most appropriate method of transportation.
  • Monitoring shipping process and update the end-user on progress.
  • Anticipating and resolving typical issues associated with freight movements (both domestic and international)
  • Managing freight spend, obtaining quotations and allocating freight costs accordingly.
  • Updating import and exports logs, in accordance with HMRC requirements.
  • Issuing clearance instructions to Freight Forwarder.
  • Completing and submitting the bill of discharge for IPR and end use authorisation on a monthly basis.
  • Completing checks on all import and export declarations, in accordance with HMRC guidelines.
  • Assisting with HMRC applications regarding the renewal of authorisations (End Use, IPR etc.).
  • Issuing Intrastat reports to HMRC on a monthly basis.

Applicants to this position should offer the following:

  • Strong background in Logistics / Freight Forwarding, with knowledge of Customs and Excise (including import / export procedures, schemes such as End Use and IPR, Intrastat and Tariff Codes).
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Experience of working with ERP systems – SAP in particular would be beneficial.
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