Headford UK

Import Customs Clerk – Tilbury – UK

Job Overview

Overall Responsibility

  • Sustain a high level of competence in all areas of customs procedures & accurately declare FCL shipments going into Felixstowe, Tilbury, Southampton, Liverpool and Grangemouth.

Specific responsibilities

  • Processing a range of customs entries (homeuse, bond, bond removals ) for FCL shipments
  • Dealing with general enquiries from importers concerning all areas relating to customs procedures, i.e. tariff classifications, duty rates, licence and any other documentation requirements
  • Liaise with colleagues internally on a daily basis regarding clearance & delivery of shipments
  • Calculate Duty/Vat costs
  • Duty/vat reclaims
  • Cover FCL clearances at Thamesport and all LCL clearances when a member of staff is on holiday or off sick
  • Knowledge of chief (CNS), Destin8, Multifreight, multished
  • Must be a team player but also able to work on own initiative to meet tight deadlines.

Key performance standards

  • Sea freight Clearance/NCTS (T1) declarations
  • Knowledge of Customs procedures, Rules and Regulations
  • Due Diligence & care when completing all customs entries

Company/Industry Knowledge & Familiarisation

  • Understanding of Uniserve, its policies and benefits
  • Basic proficiency in job responsibilities
  • Understanding Customs
  • Understanding Airfreight
  • Understanding Warehousing
  • Understanding Seafreight
  • Understanding Sales
  • Understanding Roadfreight
  • Understanding the Supply Chain

Sales

  • Sales Skills
  • Sales Negotiation Skills
  • Telephone Sales Skills

Business Skills

  • Basic Understanding of Accounting
  • Effective Grammar & Proofreading Skills
  • Fundamental Business Writing
  • Report Writing
  • E-Mail Etiquette Skills
  • Complaint / Objection Handling Skills
  • Conflict Management Skills
  • Assertiveness Skills
  • Telephone Etiquette Skills
  • Contract preparation skills
  • Effective Meetings
  • Effective Negotiation and Purchasing Skills
  • Effective Presentation Skills
  • Cross-Cultural Project Management Skills
  • Knowledge of World Geography
  • Project Management Skills
  • Employee Selection Skills
  • Stress Management Skills
  • Time Management Skills
  • Fundamental Typing/Keyboarding Skills

Customer Service

  • Basic Customer Service Skills
  • Intermediate Customer Service Skills
  • Intermediate Internal Support Skills

Management

  • Management Skills
  • Sales Management Skills
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