Import and Customs Specialist

Operational Import and Customs Specialist.

Based in the rural outskirts of Tenterden, Kent
Full-time, permanent
Monday – Thursday (8am-4pm / 9am-5.00pm)

KHR Recruitment are working with a specialist customs provider who have an exciting opportunity to join their internationally recognised and expanding team.

Operating from their UK based offices in Tenterden, our client offer critical services for well-known High Street names. Their continued and planned growth means they have a need for an experienced import individual with a solid knowledge of customs systems including:

-CHIEF
-CDS
-NCTS
-All ports inventory systems
-Excise (preferred, not essential)

This role offers a competitive basic salary, and will be offered in accordance with experience.

If you have the above system knowledge and are interested in hearing more about this exciting opportunity then please call KHR Recruitment on 01622822805.

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Finance and Administration Manager (FMCG)

Finance and Administration Manager
Maidstone, Kent
Full-time, Permanent
Competitive basic salary + attractive benefits package

KHR is currently assisting a leading National FMCG business based near Maidstone who is looking to hire an experienced Finance and Administration Manager.

This position is a fantastic opportunity for a a finance professional with high level administration skills. It will be 30% pure technical accounts work with 70% high level administration requirements.

Responsibilities;
* Preparation of Quarterly management accounts
* Preparation of Year-end accounts and information for external auditors
* Preparation of monthly OP capital expenditure report
* Monitoring of Central Spend expenditure categories
* Preparation of annual budget
* Overseeing the preparation of Quarterly VAT returns
* Monthly monitoring and reporting on Sales Ledger balances
* Maintenance of Fixed Asset Register
* Annual audit of OP funded assets held by members
* Reconciliation and management of EU OP Debtors
* Preparation of Quarterly submissions for government-funded projects
* Undertaking annual supplier detail survey
* Maintenance of accurate company membership records and reporting all changes to the governing body.
* Preparation and submission of Quarterly OP payment requests
* Preparation and submission of Year-end OP report
* Preparation and submission of requests for in-year amendments to OP
* Monitoring of Grower declaration of turnover and sales outside of PO
* Preparation and submission of PO Value of Marketed Production
* Other ad hoc duties as required

Candidate Profile
* Professional Accountant – ACA, ACCA, CIMA
* Experience in a FMCG business is essential
* Well-developed personal and written communication skills
* Good interpersonal skills and well-developed leadership and management skills
* Ability to delegate effectively
* Ability to identify needs and issues and recommend suitable and pragmatic courses of action and solutions, adopting a risk-aware approach
* Good time management, organisational and time management skills
* Willingness to do whatever it takes to meet deadlines
* Good IT Skills with the ability to work with large complex spreadsheets

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Freight Forwarder / Import Clerk

Freight Forwarder / Import Clerk
Ashford, Kent
£22,000 – £28,000pa + Benefits

KHR is currently working with an established Fresh Produce provider based in Ashford that, due to growth and current Brexit changes, are looking to recruit an experienced Freight Forwarder / Import Clerk.

If you have previous experience in freight forwarding or customs clearance with exposure to import/export then this may be the ideal role for you.

Operating from their site in Ashford, this role offers a competitive basic salary.

Responsibilities & Accountabilities

– Completing day to day DEFRA (PEACH) entries for all air, sea and road freight shipments.
– Telephone and/or written communication with external organisations e.g. HMRC, Port Authorities, Shipping Lines, Hauliers, Suppliers etc
– Obtain necessary Bill of Ladings and correct Tariff Headings
– Obtain payments from customers in line with company policy.
– Liaising with customers, partners, shipping lines and carriers
– Calculating Duty / VAT cost for each consignment
– Keeping up to date with changes in regulations, laws and customs procedures
– Planning and arranging deliveries
– Providing administration support to the logistics and commercial team
– Telephone queries, data input and general admin duties.

Essential Skills/Qualities Required:

– Previous experience within an Import Forwarding role, preferably including Customs experience
– Knowledge of customs declarations ideally within a freight forwarding or logistics business
– Previous experience within an Import Forwarding role, preferably including Customs experience
– Confident in Microsoft Excel and Outlook
– Ability to work under pressure
– Excellent attention to detail
– Exemplary customer service skills with the ability to work flexible hours when require
– Ability to learn and understand existing procedures
– The ability to work independently as well as within a team
– Able to work to deadlines and meet targets
– Driven and self-motivated

To be considered please apply today; alternatively please contact Hannah Collis on 01622822805.

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Warehouse Administrator

Warehouse Administrator

Monday – Friday
9.00am – 5.30pm

We are working with an established family run business based on the outskirts of Borough Green who are seeking a Warehouse Administrator to join their team.

The company have been operating for over 55 years and offer solutions globally to leading industries including the retail, automotive, drinks and pharma sector.

The administrator will be supporting the warehouse team, including processing customer orders, assist keeping the stock system up to date, which includes goods in, and processing returns and resends.

Duties
*Assist the Warehouse Manager with a portfolio of accounts – This will involve:
*Dealing with the despatch of client’s orders, checking details, organising suitable couriers, communicating timings back to Account Managers if required
*Managing returns, organising back into stock
*Managing goods expected, with Warehouse Manager and Account Managers
*Updating the system with correct product details and work with warehouse on stock locations for all stock lines
*Helping manage stocktakes when required

Requirements
*Good knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook
*Warehouse goods inexperience is a must-have
*Strong numerical skills
*Knowledge of WMS or similar systems would be beneficial
*Knowledge of Brightpay or Shiptheory would be good but not essential
*Experience managing couriers would be highly advantageous
*Works well in a team
*Good at multi-tasking
*Good communication skills (written and oral)
*Eye for detail
*Due to location a driver with their own transport would be required unless you are extremely local and able to walk to the offices.

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Accounts and Administrative Assistant

Accounts and Administrative Assistant

We are working with a leading FMCG business who are seeking an experienced Accounts and Administrative Assistant to join their team.

Based in the rural Kent countryside just South of Maidstone you could join this leading client who have been operational for over 40 years and have a significant market share in the UK.

Reporting to the Finance & Administration Manager you will maintain ledgers and bank on a day-to-day basis liaising with suppliers and offering administrative support on their EU programme.
As well as a very competitive salary the client offers an array of excellent benefits including 25 days holiday, medical and dental cover, travel and life insurance, good pension scheme and a discretionary bonus.

Duties
*Maintaining ledgers, spreadsheets to monitor and control EU programme expenditure
*Maintain and reconcile bank accounts
*Coding and processing of purchase invoices and payments
*Prepare and investigate reconciliations for EU claim
*Raise purchase orders including reconciling of pricing and quantity
*Liaison with suppliers, members and personnel of all levels.
*Prepare for grant claims and audits, including assisting in the management of on-site audits
*Respond to queries
*Update fixed asset register on a monthly basis
*Minutes and board document preparation and filing

Requirements
*Experience working in an accounts role previously
*An accounting qualification such as AAT would be preferred
*Exposure to multi-currency accounts is essential, including some foreign exchange knowledge
*Prior experience in an FMCG business required
*Excellent administration and customer service/client management skills is essential
*Keen eye for detail required
*Ability to relate to all personnel at all levels in a professional and credible fashion
*An ability to work with minimum direction using own initiative, with the ability to work under pressure.
*A good working knowledge of Microsoft office
*Good time management skills with the ability to handle a number of tasks at once and meet deadlines
*Very good organisational skills

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Assistant QA Manager – FMCG

Our client is a leading distributor of fresh produce across the UK. Having been established for multiple years, they are showing rapid growth even during the current climate. Due to this success, they are now seeking an experienced Assistant QA Manager to join their team based in Maidstone.

The Assistant QA Manager will lead, engage and develop the quality team including intake, production and distribution. They will also be responsible for ensuring products arriving on site are checked and meet customer quality requirements.

Responsibilities will include:

Effectively and proactively manage and develop the site QC teams ensuring cross functional cover.
Ensure that continuous improvement/best practice as well as effective team working is a priority for all.
Oversee and arrange Quality meetings.
Ensure all products meet food safety, legal, quality and customer requirements.
Ensure that the site meets its Quality Service Level (QSL) targets.
Ensure the site is audit ready at all times.
Have input into creating/reviewing factory based technical procedures.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

HACCP, auditing and food safety qualifications are advantageous.
Experience of managing a team and supporting and developing direct reports.
Knowledge of the fresh produce sector
At least 2 years’ previous experience in a Quality management role (eg. at QA Supervisor level or above).

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a rapidly growing company that can offer ongoing career development coupled with a competitive salary. Hours for this role will be 6am-6pm 4 on 4 off.

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RPG Programmer

RPG Programmer

We are working with a growing logistics business based in the Kent countryside.

The client work with a number of prestigious clients. Due to developments in the company they are looking for 2 x experienced RPG programmers to join them on a permanent basis to work on their bespoke system.

This will be to work as part of a small but expanding IT team. They require self-starters who need little guidance within their roles.

Aside from a competitive salary they also offer a good pension and holiday allowance and further benefits around the festive period.

The individual must live locally and be office based Monday-Friday

Experience
*Minimum of 2 years’ experience using RPG
*Good knowledge of AS400
*Self-starter who can work on their own but also take direction from senior management
*Able to explain technical aspects to non-technical contacts
*Experience with Java would be preferred but not essential
*PHP knowledge would be advantageous
*Drivers would be preferred due to rural location
*Must be available for occasional travel to client sites as and when needed

Job Type: Full-time, permanent
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm
Salary is dependent on experience

Please send your CV for review.

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Quality Controller – Fresh Produce – Day & Night Shifts

We are currently working with a leading FMCG distributor, based in Maidstone.

Due to ongoing growth, they are currently seeking experienced Quality Controllers to ensure all produce dispatched meets all customer requirements of safety, quality, and legality.

The Quality Controller will be responsible for:

Ensuring all product packaging and detail meets or exceeds the customer’s legal standards
Maintain an understanding of each customers labelling and packaging specifications
Continually monitor labelling and packaging standards of the packed product
Ensure accuracy of date coding, barcoding, and all other pack and outer case labels information is correct
Ensure all associated promotional detail, ribbon and any other form of additional pack information is correct
Ensure that the correct packaging is being used as per customer requirements
Responsible for raw material checks
Responsible for collecting shelf life samples
Set up quality standards on the line before production starts
To work safely and report any hazards or near misses to the Line Leader or Shift Production Manager
To maintain high levels of health, safety, hygiene and housekeeping to BRC and HACCP Food Standards at all times

The Quality Controller will be able to demonstrate:

Experience working in a temperature-controlled environment
Experience working in a packhouse/production environment
Knowledge of fresh produce standards
Excellent written and spoken English
Ability to work as a team and do repetitive work
Ability to work under pressure, to strict deadlines

This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing business that can offer ongoing career progression and development.

Both night shift and day shifts are available – 6am-6pm 4 on 4 off (£9.92ph) or 6pm-6am 4 on 4 off (£10.42ph)

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Agronomist

Agronomist

We are working with a leading FMCG business who are seeking and Agronomist to work in the Dundee area. This position will be to promote agronomic best practice in order that the grower members may become the most technically competent, profitable and aware in the UK industry.

Duties
*Undertake regular visits to members’ farms to a schedule agreed with each individual member prior to the commencement of each season.
*To assist in the provision of agronomic support required by each member selected from the Advisory Service menu:
oPerformance and production benchmarking
oCrop production planning
oFertiliser and Fertigation recommendations
oEnvironmental management recommendations
oCrop Husbandry recommendations
oFlower mapping interpretation
oLabour profiling
oSupporting research programmes
oIrrigation recommendations
oPest and disease monitoring and control recommendations
oPlant health testing
oSubstrate analysis and management recommendations
oTaking soil or substrate, plant, leaf or sap samples and providing interpretation and advice from the analysis results returned or plant clinic report.
*The above should be recorded and advised in a manner agreed upon by the grower and all remedial applications recommended using the Farmade GateKeeper software provided.
*To write weekly technical notes for inclusion in a regular in house bulletin, circulated to all grower members via the Extranet website. This should cover the most relevant current cultural topics for crops, highlighting particular areas of attention in that relevant period.
*To take part in farm walks, meetings and any other such events held to support members and information sharing.

Experience
*Experience as an Agronomist
*Have gained full accreditation and qualification in BASIS and FACTS certification schemes
*Happy to travel within a 30-mile radius of Dundee
*Skilled at managing relationships with Growers
*Full driving licence and own transport

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Operations Manager with Customs Clearance Knowledge

Customs Manager

We are working with a leading European business who have been operating for over 150 years. They are seeking an experienced Customs Manager to join them.

As well as a competitive salary the company offer medical cover and a good pension scheme. This post will also give the individual an opportunity to regularly travel to a few locations in Northern France.

Duties
*Overall responsibility for customs services
*Lead and develop customs organisation and people in line with group policies
*Ensure transparency, collaboration and coordination between sales, clerks, local declarants in both UK and Europe, and in the finance shared service centre.
*Support with mapping customer flows, SOP creation for declarants and level 2 support on customs issues
*Support customs experts across the business with training, supervision and mentoring of declarants and clerks
*Follow-up on and improve upon performance, quality, service and company profit from customs services
*Support the launch of new services by identifying new opportunities whilst maintaining and improving existing products and service.
*Sharing best practice to deliver strong customs execution across the entire organisation
*Liaison with HMRC and other relevant UK Government departments
*Define, anchor, and follow up on customs budget as part of global budget
*Monitor compliance state in cooperation with customs experts

Essential Knowledge & Qualifications:
*Leadership skills and ability to organise, direct and supervise respective departments
*Ability to prioritise, work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines
*Ability to build strong relationships with both customs and internal stakeholders
*Strong analytical skills and ability to understand and simplify complex processes
*Excellent IT skills, including word-processing, PowerPoint, and spreadsheets
*Bachelor’s degree
*Degree in relevant subject such as Transport and Logistics, Supply Chain Management, International Business, Business Administration

This is a full-time position, Monday – Friday. Due to location a driver would be preferred.

Please send your CV if you would like to discuss further

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