Job description
As a key member of the Customer Service team, the Import Export Co-ordinator will drive continuous improvement within the logistics function. This role will be responsible for identifying and arranging the most efficient and cost-effective methods of transport to guarantee on-time delivery of goods both into and out of the business. Extensive knowledge of current international Customs clearance requirements will be required to guarantee smooth transfer of goods to their destination without delay.
• Ensure that company Health and safety procedures and policies are followed at all times.
• Responsible for coordinating and key contact with external service providers, i.e., Third party logistics, Carriers, freight forwarders for import and export activities.
• Have a full understanding of current import and export requirements both EU and World-wide transportation of goods.
• Commercial invoice generation and full understanding of Tariff implications.
• Management of electronic import shipment notifications.
• Preparation and issue of import instructions to brokers for the release of goods by customs.
• Provide instruction to shipping and freight forwarders for the import and export of goods.
• To fully understand the impact of Incoterms , commodity codes, tariffs, duties and VAT.
• Experience of managing temporary import / export of goods under ATA Carnet passport.
• Maintain/generate all records including but not limited to daily import and export transaction logs
• Work efficiently, collaboratively and co-operatively between relevant departments including Manufacturing, Spare Parts, Warehouse, Distribution and Management.
• Continually strive to improve the Import/Export process and introduce methods to reduce transportation costs (consolidated shipments, direct shipping etc…….).
• Continually monitor performance and identify KPI’s for the Import/Export function.
• Implement corrective action initiatives to improve performance where and when needed.
• Provide general admin cover.
• Ensure high standards of 5S are maintained at all times
• HNC / HND level qualification in an applicable subject, or equivalent experience.
• Minimum 5 years post full-time education experience within a busy manufacturing environment.
• Transport, Logistics background.
• Commercial invoice generation and tariff knowledge.
• International shipping and Customs clearance.
• Commodity codes, Incoterms,Tax and duties.
• Post BREXIT import / export of goods.
• Freight forwarding.
• ATA Carney Passport.
• Third Party logistics.
• Cost controls.
• General administration
• Continuous improvement.
• Computer literate including Microsoft office.
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
• Negotiation.
• High attention to detail.
• Root cause analysis.

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