Import & Export Clerk – Maternity Leave Cover – Harwich, Essex

We’re recruiting, on a temporary basis to cover a period of maternity leave, for an experienced Import and Export Clerk working as part of our busy Finance team.

Duties include:

  • Dealing with imported deep sea freight shipments from world wide destinations.
  • Liaise with shipping lines and agents to obtain up to date shipment information.
  • Collate and check documentation for customs clearance, ensuring compliance with HMRC regulations.
  • Track containers, arrange timely releases and book deliveries where applicable.
  • Buying Team Coordination – Interface with the buying team for purchase orders, documentation / despatch intimation and supplier queries to ensure all paperwork is received in time for imports clearance.
  • Coordinate direct delivery container orders with buyer and advise logistics.
  • Liaise with other companies within the group to ensure all paperwork is present, correct and in time for clearances.
  • Rural Payment Agency – Coordinate all activities including license applications, certificate of origin / authenticity stamping, follow up as necessary.
  • HMRC – Coordinate duties, address any coding issues for product lines.
  • Shipping Lines – Ensure all invoices are received in time and follow up for payments so that release pins are received in timely manner.
  • Clearing Agent – Ensure the paperwork has reached the clearing agent and container is cleared as soon as it arrives.
  • Finance – Coordinate paperwork with Finance ensuring all payments for collection documents and shipping lines are paid well within time.
  • Logistics – Liaise with logistics for timely collections from the quay.
  • Record Keeping – Maintain records with up to date data as required including records for HMRC inspection.

Previous experience in a similar role would be advantageous.


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