Import Specialist

Ref: ZR_8604_JOB  ·  Posted on 17 July 2024


Our client imports and exports goods for the Defence and Aerospace industry and are looking for a specialist to be responsible for providing guidance to the business on export and import activities.

The successful candidate will assist in the management of all aspects of UK and US export/import regulatory requirements as they relate to the company’s day-to-day shipping activities.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with good knowledge of ITAR regulations and experience in a highly-regulated Defence/Aerospace/Engineering environment.

Remote with occasional travel to Essex or Fife

Key responsibilities
  • Generate all essential shipping and customs documentation.
  • Ensure compliance with US and other countries export/import regulations.
  • Act as point of contact for the business on all export/import shipping transactions.
  • Undertake import checks for licensing approvals.
  • Provide import clearance instructions to freight providers.
  • Undertake UK Export License Applications.
  • Management and maintenance of all other document required to support the export of controlled goods.
  • Prepare export and import paperwork for shipments.
  • Arrange transport arrangements by sea, air and road.
  • Reconciliation and approval of freight invoices, Intrastat, ONS & HMRC reporting.
Skills & experience
  • Extensive knowledge of U.K. Export Licensing Regulations and shipping procedures.
  • Awareness of the International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) regulations and Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
  • Working knowledge or experience in shipping against Open General Export Licences (OGELs) and Standard Individual Export Licences (SIELs).
  • Working knowledge or understanding of the UK Customs Import and Export systems and export licensing systems.
  • Working knowledge of commodity coding and tariff classification.
  • Working knowledge of duty deferment processes and procedures.

Our client is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

Please note that the client has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and therefore this contract will be run through an Umbrella Company. Income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary.

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