Lidl Careers – Customs Specialist

Job Description:

We are looking for a confident and motivated Customs Specialist to join our Customs team. This team is mainly responsible for classifying products against the UK Global Tariff, identifying, recording and applying relevant import requirements and preferential trade agreements. The role does not only require experience in classifying food and non-food products and a meticulous eye for detail but also operational Customs knowledge. There will also be an extensive training period when you join the team where you’ll spend time with different areas of the business to understand how systems, documents and processes support your work and in turn, the effect your role has on the wider business.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Investigating trade agreements, import requirements and prohibitions & restrictions relating to the classified products and support the buying and international teams to determine whether the products meet the qualifying requirements
  • Improving and maintaining our classification log built from various internal data sources
  • Creating process flow charts and info guides for team members and business stakeholders
  • Transferring technical Customs knowledge to the operational business
  • Collecting detailed information from various sources to enable your classification
  • Performing and reviewing the classification and record the basis for your classification decision

Job Requirements:

  • Desire to learn and gain experience
  • Knowledge of the interaction between Customs and trade and how it potentially influences the supply chain operations
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal communication skills
  • Must have a great personality, desire to serve guests, and enjoy working as part of a team, and be upbeat and engaging
  • An impressive work-ethic
  • Working Customs knowledge and experience of the UK Tariff Schedule and the application of the General Rules of Interpretation (GIR) and Explanatory Notes
  • Bepunctual, attentive to detail, friendly, willing to learn, reliable, and aboveall – honest
  • Reliable transportation, including for early morning and late night hours
  • Must be able to multi-task
  • Knowledge of the roles of Customs and demonstration of this knowledge in daily decision making
  • Ability to interact with external parties (e.g. business stakeholders [national & international], Customs administrations, etc.) and ability to build an atmosphere of trust and cooperation where you inform and works with these internal and external parties
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team

Job Details:

Company:  LIDL GB

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Leicester, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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