Import Export Assistant

  • Location: North West
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Discipline: Office Services
  • Posted: 27 March 2024
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Are you an experienced Import/Export Assistant and would like to join an award winning established business who have great company values? Are you used to working in a very busy and fast paced environment? This position is to cover a 12 month fixed term maternity contract with the possibility of this becoming a permanent role.   

The Role:

  • Prepare & submit accurate customs declarations for EU or NON-EU clients.
  • Verify C88 document details such as the origin and customs codes into CDS.
  • Understand and double-check manufacturer & commercial invoices.
  • Ensure insurance and freight costs are included in C88 submissions.
  • Collate all documents (where required) prior to arrival of the goods.
  • Submit invoice data into the Corporate Accounting team.
  • Manage communications and requests with local & national authorities.
  • Assess and correctly code/identify products for export with the latest tariff codes and country of origin, required for customs export paperwork when shipping goods.
  • Be proactive in identifying any changes within the tariff system issued by HMRC.
  • Prepare and review all necessary import/export documentation and that all imports are registered correctly and in a timely manner.
  • Ensure all records are up to date (import transactions, customs clearance documents, shipping records).

About You:

  • Previous experience of working in a busy Import/Export office, and possess a full understanding of import and export routines from inception to conclusion.
  • Fully computer literate, with strong Excel skills
  • Excellent understanding of the documentation required to ship goods from the UK
  • A good working knowledge of current legislation
  • Excellent communication skills – clear, concise and effective communication with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines.
  • Self-motivated and highly organised
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and process high volume invoices in a timely manner
  • Ability to analyse system/process deficiencies and suggest alternative processes or enhancement requirements


21 days holiday (which rise to 25 days with increased length of service) + Bank Holidays

Birthday Holiday

Free parking

Company Pension

Cycle to Work Scheme

Volunteering Days

Company Events



Apologies but we can only accept applications from candidates that have the right to work in the UK without requiring sponsorship.


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