Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL) is a cutting-edge Contract Research Organisation (CRO), providing research, analysis and consultancy to the life science, healthcare and food sectors.
In this role you will have knowledge and experience surrounding Import & Export Compliance. You will report into the Financial Controller and cover the following responsibilities:
Provide customs clearance instructions on imports to carriers with valid commodity codes, import duties, customs compliance
To collect all import and export shipping documentation (Airway bill, Commercial Invoices, Customs Documents, Proof of Delivery) from Freight Forwarders and Customer Service teams on a daily basis to UK Customs Requirements. Once data is obtained ensure it is tracked and documents correctly to comply with HMRC Requirements.
Checking & monitoring of Freight/courier invoices for payment ensuring accurate posting in accounting system
To Follow up with customer and Freight Forwarders to obtaining missing documentation in a timely manner, this involves working with tight deadline. The Daily leasing with customers and carriers to check products have been delivered and the correct information has been provided and being confident in chasing and dealing with the demands of the business.
Liaise with Quality Control and commercial team to check import/export controls and licensing requirements
Liaise with, customers, suppliers, necessary agents and customs authorities to address any issues/questions arising from business activities
Check invoices for both import and export brokerage and liaise with the broker / finance to resolve any invoice / payment issues
To stay up to date with current legislation relevant for import and export documentation requirements to ensure compliance
Complete responsibility for managing customer purchase orders
Chase customers for missing purchase orders in timely manner
Resolve PO issues with customer ensuring invoice and PO matches as per the customer requirements
Manage portal customers ensuring invoices are uploaded on time and resolve queries raised on the customer portal
Ensure that every PO received from customer has budget and maintain database to ensure new PO is requested once budget is utilised
Act as a cover for finance team
Experience in import and export compliance, ideally within the freight-forwarding or within commercial environment.
Experience with import and export customs clearance.
Knowledge of customs requirements and formalities with particular focus on UK & EU imports and exports
Proficient with Microsoft packages especially MS Office
Flexible with their working hours
In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package within a highly successful international business that offers financial rewards and resources, including:
Opportunities to learn and develop
Performance Related Bonus scheme
Contributory pension (up to 11% employer contribution)
27 days holiday allowance (possibility to buy 5 extra days) + bank holidays
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
A flexible benefits programme (Gym discounts, private health insurance, restaurant discounts, etc.)
No Relocation support available
Business Unit Summary
Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL) is a cutting-edge contract research organisation (CRO), providing research, analysis and consultancy to the food, consumer goods and life science sectors. Whether we are creating new products, validating medicines or solving investigations, we take pride in being a leader in our field, serving clients from across 70 countries. Enriched by our parent company, Mondelēz International, our team are committed to transforming lives through science, innovation and collaboration.
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RSSL is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Uxbridge, Reading, Wokingham, Crediton, Bournville, Minworth, Sheffield, Chirk, Marlbrook