Import Clerk - 4on 4off Days

£26000 - £32000

Job Description

We currently have a position open in our Colnbrook office for an Import Clerk with current in-time perishables airfreight experience. You must be capable of doing a large volume of entries from start (pre-alerts) to completion (invoicing). Duties and responsibilities inter alia include:
· Liaise with overseas offices, partners and agents
· Accurately compile import and export documents (entries, IPAFFs,,PEACH)
· Experienced in dealing with PEACH applications
· Highly experienced in the completion of full C88 Customs declarations and all that entails (classification, valuation, customs procedures and CPC Codes, knowledge of Duty and VAT etc)
· Highly familiar in dealing with the various HMRC, DEFRA and Port Health functions;
· To accurately maintain all records relating to imports and exports
· Be proactive and able to resolve any issues or discrepancies.
· Adhere to security procedures at all times, know and work within the company directive at all times.
· Liaise with HMRC, Port & Plant Health and other government bodies
· Organise import clearances, and the correct documentation relating to the movement of cargo
· Provide a high level of customer service
· Strong Administration skills
· To sort, filter and distribute documentation, and create and maintain job files in an accurate and timely manner.
· Retrieval of documents from airlines
· Dealing with any DUTY reclaims
· Invoicing and charging files
· Collection and lodging of documents with carriers, Port Health etc - a drivers license thus a must
· Ideally be experienced in using MultiFreight/\Descartes E-customs but not essential.
· Logistics experience preferred specifically relating to EU truck movements
· Strong communication skills
· Approachable with strong interpersonal skills
· Reliable
· Professional
· Flexible
· Able to work under pressure
· Ability to work independently. The successful candidate will mostly work on his/her own and not as a team. He/she will thus have sole responsibility for his/her daily workload;
· Efficient and organized with good time management skills
· Customer Focused
· 'Can-do' positive approach
· Numerate
· MUST have a valid drivers license as the lodging and collection of documents is a standard duty
The position is on a standard shift pattern of 4 days on, 4 days off, 07:00 - 19:00. Where overtime is to be worked the successful candidate may be required to cover hours and shifts over the 12:00-00:00 period.
Suitable applicants will be required to pass a 5 year DBS / CRC check.
Covering overtime as and when necessary is a requirement.
Salary: GBP26000 - GBP32000 depending on relevant experience.
Job Type: Full-time
Expected start date: As soon as possible.