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16 June 2021

Customs Broker London

Transport | London, United Kingdom

Are you a professional, energetic, career-driven individual ready to work in Supply Chain in London? Pack your bags, London’s calling! You are responsible for the correct and timely completion of various customs formalities for import, transit, export and storage of goods. As a customs broker you have a dynamic and responsible role within Mainfreight and you have frequent contact with our internal and external customers. 

The role

Preparing and filling customs forms for international shipments is your foremost duty. It’s important that you have extensive knowledge of the goods that are being shipped or received so you can ensure that the business has filled out all necessary forms completely and accurately. You are responsible for organizing and classifying shipments using the tariff coding system. Using this same system, you determine and issue duty, tax, and tariff payments for our customers’ imports and exports and resolve issues related to over- or underpayment of taxes and duty. You play a central role in maintaining shipping records and tracking international shipments to ensure that they arrive and get to action to solve it when there’s delays. Last but not least, you need to maintain up-to-date knowledge of current rules and regulation regarding international tariffs and trade laws. You follow the developments in rules and regulations and analyze them to determine their effects.

You solve any problems proactively. You are passionate about your profession and continue to develop it!

What do you bring? 

  • Willingness to work flexible working hours that the transport industry requires;
  • Excellent control of MS Office;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • You are accurate, flexible, stress resistant, decisive, and customer friendly;
  • Leadership skills to lead to the team and instruct others;
  • In addition: you are a true team player, have get it done attitude, and are creative enough to think "out of the box".

What you can expect from us:

  • Freedom to develop yourself;
  • Varied and independent job;
  • A professional working environment with passionate and enthusiastic colleagues;
  • Good terms of employment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What we do?
As a part of Mainfreight, you can expect to be helping some of the world’s largest brands become more competitive and efficient. Being a strategic supply chain partner means Mainfreight helps customers get their products from the manufacturer to the end-user in the smartest, most cost-effective way.

Our business can be broken down into three core areas:
Who we are?
It all started in 1978 with a couple of free-thinking entrepreneurs who didn’t care much for rules. As a start-up they challenged the establishment and always took care of their own. Years later, that rebellion and people-first philosophy is still deeply ingrained in our DNA. In 2011 Mainfreight acquired the business of Wim Bosman Group providing further opportunities to expand Mainfreight's international global network with branches throughout Europe.

We have a 100-year vision, that means every person and every decision we make today will leave an imprint on this company now and for 100 years to come. This long-term vision guides us as a business and determines both our decisions and actions every day.

As we extend our operations across the major trading nations of the world, we continue to stand out for the right reasons. It is our uncompromising quality, agility and unique culture which sets us apart.
What is the working culture like?
We are a very flat structured organisation. We have open plan offices and management sit in amongst the team. We do not use the “s” word (staff) and refer to everyone as Team – everyone has a part to play in moving Mainfreight forward and meeting our targets and goals.

We believe in working hard but we also have fun and a laugh while we do it. Our team is empowered to make decisions and have a say in how we do things.
How will my career progress?
Our philosophy is to recruit and ‘grow’ our own people, rather than hire people from other businesses. That is why we invest in and manage the long-term growth and development of our people, right from the start.

Once you have learnt the fundamentals of Mainfreight on the operations floor, you will move into other areas of the business where you will get the right mix of autonomy and support. We believe that smart people can learn the specifics of any role so our focus is on helping you develop personal and professional skills that will allow you take on any role in the business. 

We are an ever-changing business and we are constantly reviewing new ways to help our team develop the world-class skills that will lead our business into the future.
What Training and Development do you offer?
We understand that our biggest asset is our people and that our growth as a business is only limited by our ability to grow our own people. Our training and development strategy reflects this with structured induction, training and development. The Mainfreight difference is that we focus on helping you develop the professional and personal strategies, tools and life skills to step into any role in the business, anywhere in the world.

Our ongoing team development programs around the world currently includes:
  • A full induction program
  • Learning the business from the operations floor-up
  • Structured leadership programmes
  • Personal development courses

Are you interested in joining our Mainfreight family?

Apply for the Customs Broker role!

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