Customs Administrator Tolworth United Kingdom

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Customs Administrator


£25,850 to £33,000* per annum – This isn't supporting the frontline. This is the heart of the action.

Our Customs department is a busy and exciting area responsible for classifying products and applying relevant import requirements. Customs is a fantastic place where you can build a successful and fulfilling career at Lidl GB with lots of progression and development opportunities.

As a Customs Administrator you will be a problem solver, logical and passionate about the details. In depth training will be given and there will also be the opportunity to gain accredited certifications up to Postgraduate level.

"We have moved to a fully flexible model of mobile working for appropriate Head Office and Regional roles, empowering our teams to choose how and where they work best. We feel it is important that, where possible, we offer our colleagues as much flexibility as possible and trust our teams to determine the right environments that work most effectively for them.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete two online exercises taking approximately 10 minutes, designed to provide us with a more in-depth understanding of you and your potential as a member of our team. If everything goes well, someone from the recruitment team will get in touch to chat about your application over the phone and following this you may be invited to face to face interview. To find out more and watch videos of our tests, visit: https://(url removed)/en-us/online-assessment/practice-assessments.

What you'll do

Collecting detailed information from various sources to enable your classification
Accurate data entry
Performing and reviewing the classification and record the basis for your classification decision
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
Communication with external and internal stakeholders
Transferring technical Customs knowledge to the operational business

What you'll need

Prior experience in the Customs landscape is highly desirable
An understanding of Import and Export Customs procedures
Working Customs knowledge and experience of the UK Tariff Schedule and the application of the General Rules of Interpretation (GIR) and Explanatory Notes is highly beneficial
An aptitude to work with data
A logical mindset and an enthusiastic problem solver
Proficient working knowledge of Excel
Good communication skills and ability to adapt language when necessary
Teamwork and collaboration skills
Excellent organisational skills with the ability to use their own initiative
Highly focused and accurate with an uncompromising eye for detail
German language skills advantageous but not essential

What you'll receive

This isn't getting by. This is getting what you deserve. Working at Lidl is rewarding, in every sense, because we give you the extensive training to succeed in your role and plenty of opportunities to progress your career here. We're proud to offer a competitive salary from £25,850 up to £33,000* (depending on experience) with 30 days' holiday per year. Save for your future with our pension scheme, or save today with a 10% in store discount, plus extra discounts on days out, cinema tickets and much more.

*includes 10% non-contractual London Weighting allowance

Please note your employment is conditional upon the Company's receipt of satisfactory references and if requested by the Company, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date. This is to ensure our teams can manage application levels while maintaining a positive candidate experience. Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment

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