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Customs Compliance Specialist (Operations Facing)


Corby, ENG, GB, NN17 9FH

Brand:  RS Components
Function:  Supply Chain

As a Customs Compliance Specialist, your key focus will be to ensure we as business and industry leaders are fully compliant with Customs Regulations, to support us on our journey to becoming World Class in Customs Compliance.

Reporting to the Global Custom Compliance Manager, 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 ensuring that there are minimal delays in deliveries to customers incurred by delays at borders. You will put controls in place to raise our standing with HMRC and to avoid the risk of fines internationally. With a continual focus on improving the overall understanding of Customs Compliance within the Goods Receipt and Export Despatch areas, you will have the confidence to provide coaching and awareness to the wider operations team at all levels.


In this hybrid role, you will be required to manage your time and your week between home working and visits to our Corby and Nuneaton Distribution Centres, as and when needed.


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


  • Supporting our Distribution Centres in achieving 100% customs compliance (Right first time every time) – with a focus on our UK, French, German and Spanish warehouses
  • Raising understanding of how our warehouse operators’ activities relate to Customs Compliance
  • Acting as first point of contact with Brokers and Carriers
  • Ensuring correct Export documents are issued and handed to drivers by regular audits
  • Supporting all transaction types – customer orders, replenishment, inter-company returns
  • Reporting noncompliance to RS Management teams and the RS Global Customs Compliance Manager
  • Supporting our Distribution Centres in taking corrective actions when compliance issues occur


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


  • Experience of Operations Export processes and documentation
  • Experience of Customs Compliance  
  • 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, lead and coach key stakeholders and staff in the importance of Customs Compliance within our business
  • Cultural and procedural awareness of markets outside the UK would be a definite plus
  • Experience of working with other platforms and systems 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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