Import Customs Assistant Manager- Freight Forwarding

  • Location
    Lichfield, Staffordshire
  • Salary
    £ 28000 - £ 32000 / Year
  • Category
    Transport & Logistics - Export Clerk
  • Job type
    Permanent
  • Industry
    Transport and Logistics
  • External Reference
    JN-032021-173195

Import Customs Assistant Manager - Freight Forwarding


Full Time


Up to £32k pa depending on experience


Lichfield - currently working from home/remotely



Adecco have a fantastic opportunity for an assistant manager to work for our client who specialises in the movement of freight to and from Europe. We currently have vacancies in their newly established Customs team. This is an exciting opportunity assisting in the management of a department which carries out the new EU customs requirements. This is a great opportunity or someone looking for carer development



The successful candidate will have strong knowledge of customs and European freight forwarding - a min of 3+ years' experience carrying out Import Customs. You will be arranging and completing all associated paperwork for import and export clearances and will support the Customs Manager and deputise where required.


The Role: Our Import Customs Operators will be required to liaise closely with our Operations team to ensure all relevant customs documents have been generated and I.T systems (both internal and external) are updated in a timely manner. You would carry out this role as well as overseeing the activities of other team members.


Operational: Declarations will need to be completed accurately within the required time frames, support with any issues that are escalated by other team members.


Customer Service: Providing excellent customer service and keeping customers advised on declaration completion and confirming VAT and duty payments to customers when required. Spotting and reacting to any customs issues that might cause delay to a shipment.


Administration: All VAT and duty invoices to be generated in our freight management system and emailed to customers.


About you: You will:



  • Be a self-starter with high levels of motivation to do a great job.

  • Have a good understanding of import customs

  • Ideally have experience of Destin8, CNS

  • Have made the import customs clearance yourself generating the C88

  • Have some experience using different CSPs, eg MCP, Pentant, CCS

  • Have an understanding of import VAT and duty, quotas

  • Be used to customs Invoicing and query resolution



If the above role is of interest, please apply directly or for further questions please call the Adecco team 0121 354 2749

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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Please apply with your CV to: Kat Hough