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Customs Assistant

Posted 15 Jul 2024
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0 to 7 years
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Full-time
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Dutch (Fluent)

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Position Overview: The Customs Assistant plays a vital role in ensuring that the company's imports and exports comply with all relevant customs regulations and procedures. This position requires meticulous attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and a good understanding of customs laws and procedures.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Documentation Management:
    • Prepare and review import and export documentation, ensuring accuracy and compliance with regulatory requirements.
    • Maintain and update records of all customs documentation and transactions.
  2. Customs Compliance:
    • Ensure that all shipments comply with customs laws and regulations.
    • Liaise with customs officials and other government agencies to facilitate the smooth clearance of goods.
  3. Coordination and Communication:
    • Coordinate with internal departments (e.g., procurement, shipping, and finance) to gather necessary information for customs declarations.
    • Communicate with freight forwarders, carriers, and brokers to ensure timely and efficient movement of goods.
  4. Data Entry and Reporting:
    • Accurately enter customs data into relevant systems and databases.
    • Prepare regular reports on customs activities, including any issues or delays.
  5. Problem Solving:
    • Address and resolve any customs-related issues or discrepancies.
    • Stay updated on changes in customs regulations and advise the team accordingly.
  6. Support and Assistance:
    • Assist the Customs Manager with audits and inspections by providing necessary documentation and information.
    • Support the logistics team with other administrative tasks as required.

Qualifications:

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent; an associate's or bachelor's degree in logistics, international trade, or a related field is preferred.
  • Experience: Previous experience in customs, logistics, or a related field is advantageous.
  • Knowledge: Understanding of customs laws and regulations; familiarity with import/export procedures.
  • Skills:
    • Strong organizational and multitasking abilities.
    • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook).
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Additional Information:

  • This position offers an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the field of international trade and logistics.
  • Training and professional development opportunities are available to enhance knowledge and skills in customs compliance and logistics management.
  • Standard office environment; may require occasional travel to customs offices or ports.
  • May involve handling sensitive and confidential information.

Samskip is one of the largest European transport companies, with offices in 24 countries in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia, offering environmentally responsible combined transport services via shortsea, road, rail and inland waterway routes. We are committed to cost-effectiveness, operational excellence and best practice in sustainable transport.
High frequency services connect destinations across Europe, the Baltic States, Russia…


Samskip is one of the largest European transport companies, with offices in 24 countries in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia, offering environmentally responsible combined transport services via shortsea, road, rail and inland waterway routes. We are committed to cost-effectiveness, operational excellence and best practice in sustainable transport.

High frequency services connect destinations across Europe, the Baltic States, Russia and Central Asia, both door-to-door (including collection) and quay-to-quay, transported using a wide range of owned vessels, containers, trucks and trailers. To match equipment to cargoes shipped, options include a full range of ISO containers and reefers, including 33-pallet capacity 45ft units.

Samskip's transportation and logistics activities focus mainly on the following sectors: European multimodal transport; North Atlantic integrated logistics; worldwide temperature controlled and ambient cargo forwarding and logistics and European breakbulk and project cargo movements.

Through Samskip Logistics, the company offers a full range of services, including ocean freight, trucking, cold storage and documentation based on its in-depth knowledge of global refrigerated transport. These services are supported by a network of worldwide offices.

In all cases shippers can make real choices based on frequency of service, transit times, freight rates and sustainability.

Logistics
Rotterdam
3,000 employees