Customs Specialist

Reference No: WD-0004631

What's the role?

As the Customs Specialist for GB and Ireland, you will ensure that the business maintains compliance with all relevant HMRC and Irish Customs and Excise regulations and conduct regular reviews of data integrity and updating of relevant processes.

Who is Hilti?

Unless you work in construction, you probably haven't heard of us. We're a hidden gem.

We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software and services for the professional construction sector. Our customers are loyal and enthusiastic about us. So are our people.

We regularly win Great Place to Work awards globally and are very proud to have been placed on the Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For list in the UK by our employees for the past 10 years.

Hilti offers the best of both worlds – friendly teams locally and roles across the UK combined with the opportunities only a company of 30,000 people spread across 120 countries can bring.

What does the role involve?

As the Customs Specialist you will drive the optimization and reduction of foreign trade cost in line with quality and productivity targets and assure the adherence to export control requirements and trade compliance frameworks. You will observe and analyse the regulatory of the customs authorities and anticipate trends regarding foreign trade processes and systems in order to apply when necessary or beneficial.

You will drive the innovation of foreign trade systems and methods as well as the standardization and improvement of customs processes and Internal Compliance Programs (ICP), applying the foreign trade relevant process steps defined within GPMS (‘SCM 3.7 Manage Foreign Trade’). You will audit external suppliers to make sure the declarations submitted to the government are accurate and trade groups are being used accurately.

93% of our people say they’re proud to work for Hilti, thanks to the quality of our products and the way we look after our people.

What do we offer?

We really value our people and we've worked hard to develop a competitive reward package that reflects this. Some of the benefits we offer include:

*Genuine career advancement (more than 80% of all leadership roles are filled internally)
*Competitive salary and above-average performance bonus
*6% employer pension contributions
*Private Health Insurance and Employee Assistance Programme
*33 days' holiday (inc. Bank Holidays) plus the ability to purchase 5 days more annually
*Paid leave to work on charitable projects
*Hilti Benefits Box, a reward platform offering a cycle to work scheme and shopping and lifestyle discounts/cashback
*Free parking

Why should you apply?

We have an excellent mix of people and success at Hilti is down to teamwork and ability, no matter what your background.

What you need is:

  • Degree in Business, International Trade, Logistics, or Supply Chain Management.
  • Trade-related qualification (e.g: UK Customs Academy/BCC/BIFA/CILT)
  • Proven experience within the import/export industry with knowledge of customs
  • Practical experience of making declarations and handling all associated tasks
  • Strong Microsoft and PC skills; including Access, Excel, PowerPoint,
  • Ability to use Excel for analysis
  • Strong Analytical skills and mathematical aptitude required
  • SAP knowledge preferred
  • Willingness to develop continuously in order to stay up to date with current customs laws and regulations
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and the willingness to work in operational and office environment

Click through the 'Apply Now' button where you will be asked to upload your CV and answer a couple of short questions – the whole process should take around 90 seconds. If we like what we see, you'll be invited to complete a short video or telephone interview.

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“You get a unique opportunity to experience all different functions of the supply chain – and, for many people, to do it overseas. We really encourage our teams to challenge the way things are done. If you can make a process simpler, do it, show us.”

- Fabrice, Head of Global Logistics Services

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