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Vacancy Details

Import Clerk - REF No. HQ6199

Industry Sector: Warehousing and Logistics
Location: Heathrow area

Salary: from £24000 to £26000 per Annum

FRS Office: FRS Headquarters
Consultant: Steve Ridley

Detailed Job Description

Job Title: Import Clerk

Salary: £24,000-£26,000

Location: Heathrow

Job type: Permanent

Vacancy Reference: HQ6199

A rapidly expanding logistics, import and customs clearance business requires an experienced Import Clerk to join their small, dynamic and friendly company. The Import Clerk will be a key member of import handling team who manage the supply chain from origin dispatch through to clearance, completion and handover to final mile delivery vendors. This is a busy operation with great opportunities for development and advancement within this rapidly growing company.

Key Responsibilities:

* Liaising with HMRC and Border Force, developing experience of the customs clearance and changes to systems
* Responsibility for Customs entries and clearances in a timely and efficient manner
* Managing customer outcomes based on the SOP's in place and maintaining SOP in line with AEO (Authorised Economic Operator requirements
* Monitoring customer pre-alerts in ORION or via email and advising exceptions
* Ensuring client documents and manifests are correct and communicating exceptions
* Advising warehouse operations of completed clearances and / or exceptions as quickly as possible
* Liaising with all parties relative to the retrieval of freight to the ETSF
* Arranging airline collections with logistics providers ensuring best value and efficiency on a day to day basis
* Where necessary, arranging vendor collections, deliveries
* Operating in the ORION system for all client administration and communication including pre-alerts, tracking milestones and shipment updates
* Ensure that all VAT and Duty payments and records are maintained and that FAS and deferment accounts are reported as required
* Monitoring DDU collection and reporting and that VAT and fees are properly and consistently accounted for

Knowledge, skills and qualifications - essential:

* Experience of using either ASM SEQUOIA for CHIEF/CDS and NCTS
* Experience of using ORION
* Excellent customer focussed outlook
* Good IT skills including MS Excel

* Great communication skills

Knowledge, skills and qualifications - desirable:

* Experience in logistics, air transportation or compliance
* Capable of working with senior management team including the Managing Director and Finance Director

Person Specification:

You will be someone who enjoys a challenge and who is a fast learner. Capable of working independently, you must be able to use your own initiative.

Salary: £24,000-£26,000


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