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Coventry, GB

Customs Clearance Manager


The  UK Customs Lead (Manager) will  ensure customs compliance for all legal entities in the UK and support the import and export activities of all legal entities with business transactions in the UK.

They will take the lead on communication with supply chain participants (suppliers, logistics, broker, customs authorities) to avoid supply chain disruption at border (enable goods to be cleared on time). They will be the main customs point of contact for UK (includes customers and customs authorities)


Your main responsibilities will be:


Lead  a team of 2 Customs specialists
Support and advise the business on Customs and Export Controls queries
Manage communication with Customs authorities in the UK
Support customs audits
Support sales and sourcing to require/provide relevant information on origin documentation, customs and export control classification
Support the implementation of the IT Automation applications in the areas of customs declarations, preferential origin and special procedures
Partner with other business areas to deliver core objectives (e.g. Central Logistics)
Support and review preferential origin calculations
Advise the different locations on customs classifications as required
Maintain current customs authorizations (e.g. AEO, approved exporter, CFSPs)
Monitor the performance of customs brokers
Manage the communication with customs brokers, and support the preferred broker program in the assigned countries
Perform regular customs risk assessments of various locations
Ensure creation of processes and work Instructions in cooperation with the local teams


To be a success in this role you must have:


Bachelor’s degree in a related field or experience within Customs
Good theoretical and practical (hands-on) knowledge on EU customs legislation
Expert knowledge on UK preferential origin and customs classifications
Experience (re-)defining, documenting and implementing processes desired
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. (Other languages are advantageous)
Proven experience on interacting with UK customs.
Highest level of integrity and Compliance mindset
Experience completing customs compliance assessment would be a plus.
Strong analytical mind
Intercultural skills: living or working experience abroad would be advantageous
Customer focus
Expert knowlegde on Excel and Powerpoint.