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Import Supervisor * £25,000 to £30,000 * West Kent

Benefits: Excellent
Location: West Kent, Maidstone
Sector: Fresh Produce
Reference: 6702

An exciting opportunity for an Import Supervisor to join a well-established fresh produce company based in Kent.

This company is a major part of the fresh produce supply chain in the UK and beyond.

Through a network of companies, they are an active investor from seed through to shelf in a fast-moving, competitive marketplace. Growers, importers and wholesalers.

We are looking to recruit an Import Supervisor to join their busy team, based in Kent.

The Job Role:

You will be responsible for facilitating the most cost effective, efficient and sustainable methods for the import of fresh produce through various ports in compliance with Government and other regulations for onward delivery to business units.
It’ll be your responsibility to arrange cost effective deliveries with approved hauliers, communicating with relevant people. You’ll then process, check and endorse all shipping documentation to gain release from shipping lines, ensuring all paperwork is correct for the smooth and efficient clearance process.
By applying your proven import experience, you’ll participate in projects and support the team to continuously improve processes and procedures. We are looking for someone who will supervise, mentor and develop other members of the team.
Other responsibilities in this role will include the completion of HMRC declarations, and liaising with DEFRA, FERA and local port health authorities and to ensure the compliance of the incoming produce with the various government departments.

Candidate Requirements:
·The understanding and proven experience of working within a customs/clearance/imports role with the familiarity of government bodies and regulations regarding customs and excise.
·Experience of supervising, mentoring and motivating others
·High levels of integrity and openness combined with a commitment to good governance and compliance with process.

·Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence others
·Commercial awareness with a dynamic and insightful approach
·An enquiring mind and passion for excellence and innovation in pursuit of success.
·Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes including Excel and MS Word.

What they offer:

·A competitive salary
·25 days holiday per annum plus 8 days bank holidays
·Pension scheme
·Optional company share scheme
·Learning and development opportunities
·Free onsite parking
·Subsidised staff restaurant

The hours you would work:
Monday to Friday, 8am until 5pm (40 hours per week).

If this job is of interest and you would like to investigate further, apply TODAY!

“Kandhu Recruitment will consider all applications based on each candidate’s suitability to the role or similar roles within the Food Sector and if we feel you are a relevant candidate we will process your application by adding you to our secure recruitment database and then contacting you to progress job opportunities further. We do not contact unsuitable applicants.”

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