Senior Customs Compliance Manager

  • Newmarket Rd, Cambridge, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is one of the largest independent aerospace and defence companies in the world delivering innovation and excellence in engineering, support solutions and services in the air, on land and at sea.

We specialise in the conversion, modification, maintenance and support of civil and military aircraft, defence vehicle engineering, shelter manufacture, composite solutions and the provision of personnel, training and advice. We are renowned and respected worldwide for our quality of service, engineering excellence, flexibility and reliability.

Part of the 105 year-old Marshall Group of Companies, which has an annual turnover of £1.3 billion, we have over 80 years of aviation experience and have completed over 1500 aircraft modifications in 35 countries. Within our land systems capability, we have designed, manufactured, delivered and supported more than 5000 tactical shelters in over 200 different configurations.

Job Description

The Role:

Responsible for leadership in Shipping and related Customs compliance across the MADG Group.

MADG operates within a highly regulated export and trade control sector with customs adherence and export compliance (ITAR and EAR). The need for compliant robust shipping and logistics processes, and accurate and timely reporting, are key to ensuring that MADG meets its commercial and regulatory requirements.

Failure to comply with laws and contractual obligations can expose MADG to fines, penalties, suspension or debarment, and loss of business. The development and maintenance of strong import and export control compliance is critical for the Company - to its shareholders, customers, suppliers and market.

The Customs Compliance Manager is a senior specialist and a key member of the Commercial and Supply Chain team. This role reports directly to MADG Head of Procurement and Supply Chain.

The role has overall responsibility for the compliance of all Marshall ADG companies import and export shipping and logistics matters, processes, reporting and activities.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Full compliance responsibility for the movement of all import and export goods, including products, services and aircraft, ensuring all compliance requirements are met.

  • Provide guidance and leadership to the organisation as to the most suitable use of HM Revenue & Customs Authorisations to enable MADG to remain fully compliant to all HMRC, and other jurisdictions', regulations regarding import and export.

  • Management of and responsibility for MADG's compliance with customs authorisations, including preparation of customs authorisations applications and renewals.

  • Review and monitoring of customs guarantees for all customs authorisations.

  • Responsible for relationship with legal jurisdictions eg HMRC, and ensuring proper preparation of communication regarding export audits and customs authorisations enquiries.

  • Provide compliance leadership to all involved in Shipping processes across MADG.

  • Identification and communication of shipping, import and export control risks to key Marshall ADG Senior Management and Executive Board.

  • Ensure all documentation is completed in agreement with Company and legislative requirements and all imported goods are correctly classified and imported using the appropriate customs regimes.

  • Create strong relationships with HMRC, Couriers, Freight Forwarders, and internal departments such as Commercial, Operations and Finance.

  • Be the main point of contract for MADG with HMRC in customs matters.

  • Identify improvement opportunities that provide efficiencies in process and cost reduction, whilst maintaining or improving compliance.

  • Assessing the business and advising on the most efficient supply chain flows for management of goods for import and export. 

  • Provide quality specialist advice, training and professional services to MADG staff.

  • Represent the Procurement & Supply Chain department and the Company in a consistent manner, acting always in accordance with recognised ethics, statutory regulations, and Company procedures.

Qualifications

  • Degree or equivalent relevant qualification preferred.

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of transitioning of goods and services through different customs regimes and processes, including AEO, IPR,OPR, CFSP and Customs Bonded Warehousing.

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of all relevant legislation and regulations appropriate for the role.

  • Substantial experience of working closely with HMRC, and the confidence and gravitas to represent MADG in this regard.

  • Keep ahead of latest thinking and contemporary approaches to Customs Import/Export relevant to a large cross-functional organisation.

  • Ability to communicate effectively concepts, legislative and regulatory impacts to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Confident in creating strong relationships with key stakeholders through engagement, management and governance.

  • Detailed knowledge of Incoterms, Customs Regimes and HMRC reporting requirements, and Aviation Security.

  • Awareness of Trade Controls requirements e.g. ITAR and EAR.

  • Maintain an up-to-date and in-depth understanding of Import & Export and Shipping regulatory developments that may influence MADG's activities, and possess the ability to communicate these effectively to key Marshall ADG personnel.

  • Have a proven ability to work with all applicable regulations (mainly UK, EU and US).

  • Build and manage relationships with internal and external business or governmental representatives at all levels.

  • Proven capability to lead and manage people and teams.

Additional Information

Due to the nature of our business, all employment is subject to satisfactory references being obtained, attainment of either a SC (Security Check), Disclosure Scotland Criminal Record Check or Foreign Police Check (whichever is applicable depending on duration of UK residency) and, as applicable, a medical assessment. Access to US technical data by employees requires prior Trade Control function approval. Clearance must be carried out against all applicable US export control authorisations.

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