Customs Administrator

Employer Information



T: +44 (0) 28 9335 1043


The Company:

Ryobi Aluminium Casting (UK) Ltd is an innovative, world class supplier of high quality, technically complex automotive components.
Based in Carrickfergus, Ryobi Aluminium Casting (UK) Ltd is a proud member of the Ryobi Group.  With the help of our Japanese parent company we can bring the latest technological advances to our European Customers.
Ryobi’s vision is to maintain a sustainable business by achieving the best results for our customers, maximising the potential of every employee through mutual respect, trust and teamwork. 
Our mission is to be the Number 1 Die Casting Company in Europe, to build upon our current customer base and increase market share, and to satisfy customer and shareholder requirements.

The Role:
Provide support for Import and Export procedures and processes within the Materials department

Principle Duties:

  • Ensuring compliance with established internal and external control procedures by examining records, reports and documentation.
  • Checking and producing documentation to ensure Import and Export consignments are in compliance with HMRC rules and regulations.
  • Consult with HMRC Agents to ease passage of goods through the Import and Export processes.
  • Operation of new CDS system which will replace CHIEF.
  • Working collaboratively to develop a supply chain map for strategic suppliers.
  • Take part in the Company Brexit committee as the Materials Department customs representative, therefore relevant and up to date knowledge on Brexit is required and should be maintained.
  • Work on maintaining smooth transport of imports and exports throughout Brexit and maintain all accreditations required.
  • Attend any relevant training courses.  

General Duties:

  • Contacting suppliers to obtain relevant paperwork in relation to an import shipment.
  • Applying the correct tariff codes to consignments.
  • Tracking consignments to assist with managing delivery times and planning for raw material imports.
  • Using Sage ERP and MRP systems.
  • Participate in information sharing, team working and continuous improvement programmes.
  • Practice good housekeeping and safety procedures.
  • Comply with all Company health and safety, quality and environmental standards.


  • 5 GCSE’s  or equivalent in Grade  A-C (to include English and Maths)
  • Previous experience of preparing customs entries and declarations
  • IT literate, proficient in MS Office
  • General supply chain experience
  • Familiar with the application of tariffs and duties
  • Understanding of commodity codes


  • Level 3 qualification (e.g.2 A Level Grades A-C, NVQ)
  • Level 3 certificate in Customs Compliance
  • International-trade related knowledge
  • Previous experience within a manufacturing/materials environment
  • Experience of using Sage ERP
  • Buying / Negotiating Experience
  • Previous experience with CHIEF

Company Benefits:
Competitive salary
Generous employer pension contributions
A health cash plan
Discount scheme
Life assurance
Service-related holidays
Employee assistance programme
Free car parking
Learning and Development opportunities and support
Ride to work scheme
Service awards


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