Customs Manager

Customs Manager – Colnbrook – Up to £50,000

An exciting opportunity has arisen with one of our clients at their Colnbrook Office for a Customs Manager to join their team. The role deals with managing a team overseeing the customs clearance of land, air, and ocean shipments into the United Kingdom.

Hours: Monday Friday 08.30h 17.30h [ 1-hour unpaid lunch]

Salary: Up to £50,000 – Depending on Experience


  • Confidential EAP platform for you and your immediate family members
  • Access to our Employee Discounts and Perks, which includes Grocery Shopping, Holidays, Movies, Sports, Wellness and many more
  • After completing six months’ service, Death in Service equal to three times your annual salary
  • After one year’s service employees are eligible to join the Private Medical Scheme (application process required)
  • After 3 months service employees are entitled to become a member of the Group personal Pension Plan. After one year’s service the company offers enhanced Pension contributions of 9%
  • Holiday loyalty days up to a maximum of 5 days (1 per each full year of employment completed)
  • One Milestone Day per year to take as you wish

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Head of Customs in the execution of their duties in support of the Managing Director’s vision of the company to become more competitive and profitable
  • Ensuring customs formalities are completed and funds are received prior to release of cargo
  • Authorising release of cargo and instructing operations teams accordingly
  • Understand compliance with HMRC regulations and procedures
  • Familiar with Inventory control system records, Destin8, CNS and CCS-UK
  • Coordinating between the Operations, Customs and Finance teams
  • Accounting for demurrage, handling and non-compliance charges
  • Ensuring goods are processed and declared at consignment level via C88 to HMRC
  • Monitoring customs clearances and goods release
  • Ensuring all duties and taxes are charged and paid for in accordance with our agreed terms
  • Assist the line manager delivering a training programme to all new starters in customs when asked to
  • Ensuring goods are not released without HMRC permissions
  • Solid understanding of the new CDS system for Imports and Exports
  • Good understanding of the UK Trade Tariff
  • Familiarity with the preferential rules of origin along with an understanding of Global FTA’s
  • Capable of leading and inspiring a team
  • Numerous years dealing with Customs in a supervisor/managerial position
  • Deals with Air, Road and Sea freight within Freight Forwarding or similar
  • UK based with UK based experience (5+ years)

WR Transport & Logistics are the #1 recruitment partner for transport jobs and logistics jobs. We recruit UK wide for permanent and contract jobs.

WR is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


Location Slough
Job titleCustoms Manager
Salary £45000 - £50000
Consultant James Earl
Consultant Phone 02394004766
Consultant Email
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