Customs and Foreign Trade Officer

Location Coventry
Job Type Permanent
Salary £37500 - 50000 per year Matched pension, health care and life assurance + 25 days
Contact Ajay Bhella
Call 0116 216 7002
Reference 12090561

Customs and Foreign Trade Officer


  • £37,500 - £50,000
  • Matched pension, health care and life assurance
  • 25 days’ leave + 8 Bank Holidays

Location: Coventry, Warwickshire


Are you a Customs and Foreign Trade Officer who is highly knowledgeable on Brexit, Brexit Planning and Brexit Readiness? If so, I have a fantastic role for a Customs and Foreign Trade Officer to join a multi-site and multi-national manufacturing business that generates over €750m annual sales.


Currently, my client doesn’t have local expertise related to trade, compliance, export control and Brexit Readiness and rely very heavily on the parent company. As a result, they are not looking to recruit a Customs and Foreign Trade Officer to join them and steer them in the right direction.


As a global business, my client can offer the opportunity to work for a secure and stable business with lots of opportunities to progress both within the UK and parts of mainland Europe into the larger group.


If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email a CV to or call 0116 2167002 and from there, I will arrange a time for us to have a confidential call to discuss my client and the role in detail.


The role of the Customs and Foreign Trade Officer will be as follows:


  • To manage all UK import, export, foreign trade, customs, and compliance initiatives
  • Support the business in knowledge related to HRMC, customs export, and Brexit planning
  • Ensure all data is regularly updated and accurately maintained on SAP
  • To also ensure the business is audit-ready from both the HRMC and external partners
  • Working with the team to ensure the organization is legally compliant to HRMC, trade, customs, and compliance regulations
  • Ensure all tariff coding is accurate and up to date as well as managing foreign trade projects
  • Ensuring legally compliant import and export for the factory
  • Monitoring of the preferential calculations to be carried out of the plant, and for the EU and other regions
  • Key user for MIC & SAP related processes
  • Coordination with Internal Finance and UK HMRC in case of audits and compliance
  • To manage all HMRC, import and exports processes owning the development of the selected team members



The ideal Customs and Foreign Trade Officer will have the following:


  • Experienced in Trade & Compliance ideally within engineering, manufacturing, automotive, aerospace or general engineering market sectors
  • Proficient knowledge of international trade, goods, and services
  • Experienced in customs filing, classification, origin calculation and export control
  • Expert in Brexit, Brexit Planning and Brexit Readiness is essential
  • Significant practical experience of ERP systems – ideally SAP
  • Can handle complex topics related to audits with HRMC


How to Apply:


Please click “apply” or for further information, please contact Ajay Bhella at ATA Recruitment in Leicester on 0116 216 7000 or please email me an up to date copy of your CV to

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