Freight Customs & Compliance Director

Birmingham Permanent £55,000 - £75,000
  • An excellent opportunity managing a freight customs & compliance divison!
  • A specialist intregrated air & road freight forwarder based in Birmingham...

About Our Client

Our client is a £105 million turnover business specialising in integrated freight solutions based out of their hub in Birmingham. You will be joining the business at a pinnacle time whereby they have just gained an investment of £21 million to grow their operations. Their services focus mainly around the automotive and manufacturing spaces with regular and ad-hoc services across the world!

Job Description

As a Freight Customs & Compliance Director you will report into the Managing Director on a daily basis and be observed as the expert in your field. You will also conduct the following responsibilities:

  • Managing a team of 15x customs entries & specialist co-ordinators working 24/7
  • To ensure full compliance (entering through to audit) of Customs Documentation for Air & Road freight shipments
  • Utilising knowledge of customs tariffs, CPC codes and security declarations to ensure shipment are cleared in a timely manner.
  • Support and advise customers on all international import / export requirements especially with new processes brought upon by Brexit. The ideal candidate will have a customs background in either road, air or sea freight and a good knowledge of customs systems, HMRC regimes and query resolution.
  • To advise the business and generate plans to mitigate the risks and take opportunities from Brexit and other geo political and legislative change.
  • To ensure the business is constantly compliant with all HMRC processes and any changes to legislation are implemented throughout the business.
  • Managing the companies AEO certification.

The Successful Applicant

The successful Freight Customs & Compliance Director will be a leader and expert in the world of customs compliance. You will ideally have the following skills and attributes:

  • 4+ years experience in Customs Compliance
  • Ability to quickly clear both Road & Air Freight Shipments.
  • A strong physical understanding of software such as ASM, an understanding of CPC codes, Customs Tariffs and Security Declarations.
  • Freight forwarding experience would be desirable.
  • Commutable to Birmingham.
  • An understanding of the post-Brexit environment
  • Formal qualification in the Customs / Freight arena would be advantageous.
  • AEO Knowledge would be desirable.

What's on Offer

  • £55,000-£75,000 (dependent on experience)
  • Company car and/or allowance
  • 8% matched pension contributions
  • Private healthcare for you and the family
  • Optional share buying scheme
  • Access to a comphrensive financial benefits plan
Reece Clarke
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Phone number
+44 115 934 8692

Job summary

Sub Sector
Import / Export
Transport & Distribution
Contract type
Consultant name
Reece Clarke
Consultant phone
+44 115 934 8692
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