Head of CHB and Compliance

BDP International
Hartley, UK
Closing date
14 Oct 2020
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  • Responsible for day to day running of the CHB department including customs and compliance.
  • Responsible for the processing of customs entries ensuring compliance with all laws, regulations and AEO.
  • Ensuring timely Customs Clearance of shipments and providing the required information flow.
  • Confidently discuss and resolve issues with customers and Customs Officers.
  • Take responsibility for the transition of the company through the increased volumes associated with BREXIT
  • Integrate other CHB functions of Turkey team, Heathrow and Manchester under central CHB department

Essential Functions of Department
  • Management of customs department and liaison with operations department
  • Processing Ocean and Truck declarations / Imports and Exports
  • Ensure complete and accurate customs entry data and transmit to CHIEF
  • Knowledge of international tariff coding and classification procedure.
  • Ensure that all Customs Activity performed by the department is to the standard for our AEO accreditation
  • Ensure correct preference is applied to goods and that any relevant customs procedures and regimes such as IPR, OPR and CFSP are applied where necessary
  • Complete CVED and arrange for payment to be sent to Port Health where necessary
  • Manage any Customs or Port authority holds to ensure release
  • Liaise with customers regarding valuation, classification and preference issues where necessary taking into account AEO regulations
  • Provide required information and reporting to customers and operations in line with SOP
  • Provide management and leadership of CHB and compliance teams

Other Responsibilities
  • Responsible for managing Deferment account
  • Arranging FAS payments to HMRC where necessary
  • Keep up to date on changes to regulatory environment
  • Perform Yearly Objectives and Personal development plans with team members
  • To evaluate and monitor performance of the department

Qualifications / Experience:
  1. Required-2 years experience in EU regulatory framework for Importing / exporting
  2. years general import/export experience
  3. Knowledge of Destin8 & CNS systems
  4. Knowledge of Customs system Sequoia would be an advantage
  5. Previous management experience would be beneficial
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