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Matthew Hartwell

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Export Manager

Job Details

Warehouse & Logistics
£40000 - £45000 per annum + 8% bonus

Job Description

Our client is a cutting edge, global leader in their field that has been established for more than 20 years and is now looking to acquire the services of a knowledgeable and experienced Export Manager. This is a critical role within the operation, reporting directly to the Operations Manager. The successful candidate’s main tasks will include overseeing the preparation and processing of paperwork for domestic and international shipments; including despatch notes, commercial invoices, customs licences, and other legal documents required to ensure compliance with current legislation. Liaising with other departments to ensure the timely despatch of customer orders, and preparation and submission of all compliance returns. This is a fantastic opportunity to further your career within a thriving, dynamic business with a fantastic benefits package and a respected brand name.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing and contributing to the preparation of export and customs documentation in compliance with legal obligations; working with channel partners to receive completed original EUU documentation; applying for export licences and checking that they are correct; ensuring that paperwork for shipments is complete and correct prior to dispatch; filing paperwork, and maintaining records in readiness for government audits.
  • Checking customs documentation such as import/export declarations and submitting MSS reports to HMRC, resolving queries, and keeping records accurate and up to date.
  • Review of Letter of Credit, EUR1, Certificates of Origin and other export documents that may be required.
  • Ensuring that paperwork is produced to comply with requirements for the import and export of goods. Double-checking all orders as they are processed to make sure the correct licences are used (e.g. UK OGEL for repairs).
  • Managing and developing systems to comply with requirements of Export Control, giving attention to specific regional customs requirements and correct use of approved exporter status.
  • Checking current legislation to ensure processes are compliant (e.g. using I-Croner website).
  • Detailed communication internally and externally on all export matters, including training/advising customers with customs queries.
  • Responsible for administering import and export compliance programs, ensuring policies and procedures comply with both government regulations & company policies, and are consistent with industry best practices.
  • Reviewing product bills of materials (BoMs) for % of components with GB origin annually or for new products.
  • Responsible for submitting all compliance returns accurately and on time.
  • Conducting monthly and annual reporting of licenses, and other legal requirements (e.g. OIEL report for ECO, and WEEE returns).

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Demonstrable experience in shipping dual-use goods outside of the UK.
  • Understands how to translate Government and international customs legislation into shipping processes to ensure compliance
  • Can review, understand, and implement any compliance specifically relating to new products or a change in products
  • Maintain electronic and paper records to meet compliance obligations
  • Work with external bodies to ensure processes meet current requirements
  • Understands how to review import/export declarations for accuracy and how to resolve any errors.
  • Knows how to apply for an Export License and can escalate any delays.
  • Knows how to complete and submit periodic reports and declarations e.g. MSS
  • Has used an ERP system to produce customer documentation such as order acknowledgements, despatch notes, commercial invoices, and sales invoices.
  • Knows how to use an ERP system to produce monthly reports.
  • Has experience with and is comfortable communicating with customers regarding orders, shipping, and customs/export-related matters.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Knows where and how to find compliance and legislation changes relating to US customs to support shipping to and from our US office.
  • Has used 123 Insight ERP System

Additional Information:

  • This is a full-time permanent role working Monday to Thursday 8 am – 4.15 pm and Friday 8 am – 3 pm.
  • 27 Days Holiday + Bank holidays
  • Group income protection insurance scheme and death in service scheme
  • Smart casual dress code
  • Performance-related Bonus 8% paid in December and a discretionary June profit share bonus

If you would like to apply for this opportunity, please submit an up-to-date CV including details about your current or most recent salary and your availability/notice period . You can also call Matt Hartwell for a discreet and confidential discussion about the role on 01295 983578.

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