Customs Compliance Supervisor – Harwich UK

Job Overview

A position for a Customs Compliance Supervisor has become available at DSV LTD, Harwich.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a company committed to providing quality, innovative value, and logistics services.



To support compliance in Customs & Security activities across the companies, you will supervise the warehouse customs and warehouse declaration processes to include the warehouse customs clearance team. Supervise security processes to ensure a safe and secure environment for employees, visitors and customer’s freight.


  • Liaising with the Logistics function to authorise dispatches of goods to Customers/Suppliers both within the UK and to EU destinations
  • Supervision of the maintenance all internal records for dispatched goods including checks that Shipping Instructions are followed; customs entries with departure message/s are received; shipment paperwork is obtained (Bills of Lading, Air Waybills, Certificates of Shipment and Proofs of Delivery)
  • Ensuring that any consignments which contain hazardous goods are correctly declared to the freight forwarder and that supporting paperwork is provided as required
  • Checking of freight accounts for both export and import consignments issued by the relevant forwarder/Agent to ensure correct charges have been levied for the service/s provided and/or duties/taxes paid before passing them to the finance department for payment
  • Arranging clearance of goods into the UK as appropriate – Issuing instructions with the relevant CPC to the agent (including Commercial Couriers) to allow for the goods’ timely clearance into the UK and where necessary, authorizing payment/suspension of applicable duties/taxes
  • Ensuring that any import permits/licences are in place to allow for the smooth importation of the goods into the UK.
  • Maintaining all internal records for import consignments and completing all relevant HMRC returns.
  • Assisting with all relevant HMRC, HMG and corporate/internal audits as required.




  • Freight forwarding or logistics background
  • Customs Warehouse experience
  • Security experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications (Outlook, Excel, Word)
  • Experience in customs entries (Export or Import)
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and KPIs
  • Good working experience of Microsoft Excel and interpreting data
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications (Outlook, Excel, Word)




  • A role in a successful, dynamic company
  • Be a part of a strong team of performance driven colleagues
  • Competitive salary
  • Great future career prospects for advancement
  • A professional working environment



Do you want to be part of something 55,000 times bigger than you?

That’s how many colleagues you’ll have on a journey towards connecting the world and making your mark.
We believe that people are able to achieve their potential if they take ownership of their own career. That’s why we’ll give you every opportunity to do just that.

People are at the core of who we are – the drive, talent and devotion they bring to the table every day are what make DSV the exciting place it is. It’s a dynamic and fast-moving environment with rapid decisions at every level – where ambition meets teamwork in an effort to face challenges, succeed, move forward and make a difference. We care about your opportunity to influence the path of your career, whether you want to advance locally or look for adventures abroad. With a massive global reach and offices in more than 80 countries, the opportunities are plenty.
If you have the right drive, the right talent and enjoy responsibility, we’ll give you the support you need to explore the reach of your potential.

We are freight forwarders, salespeople, accountants, forklift drivers, IT engineers, specialists and countless others – and we all made the choice to forward our careers.
Join us and forward your career at DSV.

DSV – Global Transport and Logistics

DSV is one of the very best performing companies in the transport and logistics industry. 56,000 employees in more than 80 countries work passionately to deliver great customer experiences and high-quality services – as part of the operation or in a variety of supporting roles. If you have drive and talent and enjoy responsibility, we’ll give you the support you need to explore your potential and forward your career.

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