Chris Connolly

Recruitment Consultant - Food, Beverage and Manufacturing

T: +353 15 549 269 E:
  • SectorSupply Chain & Procurement
  • LocationDublin
  • SalaryUp to £40000.00 per annum + + bonus + other benefits
  • Posted onNovember 19, 2020
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Title – Customs Clearance Executive

Location – South Dublin

Salary – €40,000 + bonus + benefits

Company – Multi-National Food Producer

Duration – Permanent


We are working with a major food producer here in Ireland. They are a rapidly expanding business with a global supply chain. They have created a new role for a Customs Clearance Executive to ensure a smooth process and maintain their high customer service levels.

Description and role responsibilities:

In your role as a you will be responsible for planning, directing and reporting on all UK import activities on a day to day basis. You will have responsibility for ensuring timely delivery of goods to various warehouses and factories while providing a high-quality service to internal customers and suppliers.

  • Plan, direct and control UK import activities on a day to day basis.
  • Liaise with carriers for shipping information.
  • Ensure all relevant documentation is in place to allow smooth transition of imported goods to factories and warehouses.
  • Complete Export & Export Customs Entries.
  • Ensure all Consignments are loaded onto the system prior to arrival/departure, checking paperwork for accuracy
  • Monitor incoming information and highlight potential problem areas to relevant staff, delegating as appropriate, advising management as and when necessary.
  • Complete Import month-end routines.
  • Identify and provide early warning to relevant internal managers on any issues and problems that could have an adverse effect on deadlines.
  • Take ownership of all accounting issues and queries as and when directed by management.
  • Assist in follow up with Revenue if necessary.
  • Develop constructive relationships with key suppliers, resolving any concerns and ensuring corrective action is taken.
  • Assist with insurance claims in line with company procedures as and when requested by management.

Key requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years’ previous customs experience essential (Experience within the FMCG industry would be ideal)
  • A qualification in Customs Clearance and SADs would be an advantage.
  • A strong knowledge of UK custom regulations, procedures and practice.
  • Knowledge of Import/Export Intrastat Process
  • Ability to communicate at all levels and develop relationships with key stakeholders
  • Demonstrable strategic thinking and decision making through proven track record
  • Strong I.T. capability and excellent data analysis skills
  • Be able to interrogate various systems in order to summarise and distribute the required information, in the required formats including customs declarations.
  • Able to work and meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills

Chris Connolly

Recruitment Consultant - Food, Beverage and Manufacturing

T: +353 15 549 269 E:


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