First Base Employment Limited

Main Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Contacts carriers to schedule pick up for national and international orders and provides carrier pick-up scheduling information to Warehouse to ensure freight readiness
  • Effectively communicates delays, backorders, and expected availability
  • As necessary, provides information to internal and external customers as requested by the relevant departments (Planning, Quality, RD)
  • Prepares and provides legally compliant export documentation for international shipments and coordinates all associated paperwork through to filing
  • Prepares commercial invoices, unless provided by the service groups. Reviews the latter for accuracy and compliance
  • Assists with the preparation of commercial invoices when required
  • Maintains required filing of copies of international shipping documentation
  • Maintains the assignment of commodity codes and countries of origins for UK exports/imports
  • Collects and maintains accurate information on product classifications, vendor classifications, harmonized tariff classifications, country of origin determinations, commodity codes, product valuation reporting, and export license applications.
  • Remains current with changing international shipping regulations
  • Supports with implementation and maintenance of international trade compliance regulations, policies, procedures, compliance programs, training, licensing and import/export audit programs
  • Helps to create and maintain procedures necessary to remain in compliance with UK Customs legal requirements
  • Evaluates, recommends, and assists in the implementation of duty drawback and other cost saving programs
  • Provides technical guidance on regulatory matters and advises functional groups of updates to the regulations and issues guidance on how to comply with them
  • Being the Customs contact person for customs subjects and audits
  • Supports on inquiries for invoicing of special devices to ensure a smooth international shipping

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Degree in business administration, foreign trade, logistics or related discipline or comparable business experience
  • min. 5 years of experience in trade and international customs environment
    Strong working knowledge of UK, European and international applicable laws and regulations including European import regulations (Customs Duties) and UK export regulations
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to develop relationships and collaborate across intercompany departments and groups
  • Ability to multitask and handle interruptions
  • Ability to interpret regulations for intent
  • Familiarity with SAP
  • Strong familiarity with PC applications (Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word)
  • Strong research, analytical and organizational skills
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy