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Customs Compliance Specialist


Corby, ENG, GB, NN17 9FH

Brand:  RS Components
Function:  Supply Chain

As a Customs Compliance Specialist, you will be supporting our Export Despatch and Goods Receipt management teams to help us on our journey to becoming World Class in Customs Compliance.  In this remote role, you will be a part of an organization that promotes personal development, growth, and career progression and who will provide you with the tools and training you need to excel in the industry. 

Day to day, you will be reporting into the Global Customs Compliance Manager, ensuring that RS Components shipments are received and delivered with minimal delays and inconvenience to our clients.  Coordinating with our suppliers, carriers, brokers and internal customers, you will effectively manage all our Customs related queries, whilst giving clearance instructions to our key stakeholders, specifically in UK, Northern Ireland and the EU.


This is a largely remote role, with occasional trips to our Corby Distribution Centre.



What you will enjoy doing to be successful in this role:


  • Supporting the Global Customs Compliance Manager in ensuring that RS Components shipments are received and delivered with minimal delays caused by Customs Clearance
  • Dealing with Customs related queries from Suppliers, Carriers, Brokers and internal customers
  • Giving clearance instructions to Carriers and Brokers in UK, Northern Ireland and the EU
  • Checking and verifying import and export documentation
  • Providing support and advice relating to customs on projects, including Country of Origin and Duty Reduction
  • Assisting with Broker and Export despatch Audits


What you will need to have to be successful in this role


  • Experience of working in an Import and Export Customs operations role
  • Good understanding of Customs processes and procedures
  • Microsoft Office and Excel (moderate)
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service – our customers are at the heart of everything we do
  • The ability to persuade, challenge and negotiate with key stakeholders
  • Cultural and procedural awareness of markets outside the UK would be a definite plus – especially related to trade between UK and Northern Ireland and the EU
  • Some experience of coaching/mentoring staff (not direct line management) would be a bonus
  • Experience of working with other platforms and systems day to day, or the willingness to learn


The good stuff

Innovators and pioneers. Rebels and creators. A global organization of optimists and specialists with big ambitions for the future. You can take control of your future here at RS. We offer all the benefits you’d expect to receive in a progressive global business.

Grow in our learning and inclusive culture and be rewarded for your success. Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you are; it all starts here. 


Are you ready to explore the possibilities?

We are RS

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture where our people get to bring their true self work every day and thrive. We recognise that a diverse and representative workforce is critical to our success, and our aim is to create a business where people can be their best selves. Our employees expect this as a matter of course and it is fundamental to how we attract, develop, and hold on to the best talent.


We recruit and develop employees who are the best suited to the requirements of the job role, regardless of gender, ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.  We believe everyone should be able to bring their true self to work and be given the opportunities to succeed.  If you require any adjustments during this process to ensure you can bring your true self, please let us know.


We recognise that we’re not perfect when it comes to being a truly diverse organisation yet. However, we are passionate about diversity and are proactively working to build an organisation where everyone can see themselves succeed here.

Increasingly powered by digital technology, we’re our customers’ one-stop-shop for electronic products and industrial components. We began in a north-west London garage supplying spare parts to radio repair shops back in 1937 and we’ve kept transforming for over 80 years.


Today, we’re using digital globally to revolutionise the way we do business and strengthen our position as the people engineers turn to for help, advice and knowledge. We’re proud of what we’ve done, but we’re not sitting back.


We’re always looking to make the customer experience simpler, faster and easier. We’re transforming markets and the impact of technology.

We’ve widened our services portfolio with innovations from procurement and inventory solutions to 24/7 product support.

We’ve been on an incredible journey, but the best is yet to come; are you ready to join us?

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