Customs and Compliance Officer

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Customs & Compliance Officer

Location: Craigavon
Hours: 40 hours per week
Salary: Competitive
Business Unit: Clinical Services
Open To: Internal and External Applicants

Ref No.: HRJOB6641

The Company
Almac is an exceptional, award winning, drug development solutions provider at the forefront of the pharmaceutical industry.  We are a privately owned organisation that has organically grown over 50 years and now employs in excess of 5,600 highly skilled personnel worldwide.  

The Role
Working as part of the Logistics team based in our global headquarters in Craigavon, you will be responsible for providing support for the Logistics Services and Customs and Compliance department and will be responsible for the effective co-ordination with transport partners and Brokers regarding the issuance and management of the customs clearance instructions for the UK and Ireland organisations. 

You will also be responsible for supporting the maintenance of a range of UK and Irish procedures and schedules pertaining to customs import and export activities and ongoing management of Customs special procedures including, Authorised Economic Operator (AEO), Customs Warehouse (CW) and Inward Processing Relief (IPR).

The post holder will require a working knowledge of UK Customs procedures and regulations to support Almac Clients by ensuring shipment documentation is compliant with Import Customs requirements.

Essential Criteria

  • Have eligibility to work in the UK OR possess a valid work permit that will allow you to take up full time, permanent employment in the UK
  • Bachelor’s Degree or HND/HNC (or equivalent)   – OR –   Experience in working in Import and Export compliance role
  • Experience of working within a Logistics capacity including knowledge of operational import and export regulations and controls, tariff classification, product valuation, duty preferences and free trade agreements
  • Experience working with customs brokers and customs authorities
  • Good knowledge of incoterms and impacts to supply chain and logistics
  • Working knowledge of Customs systems
  • Understanding Regulatory framework (e.g. Union Customs Code)

Desirable Criteria
(The following criteria may be applied if a large pool of applicants exist)

  • Bachelor’s Degree or HND/HNC (or equivalent) in a Logistics/Transport or Business Management related discipline
  • Knowledge of EU and UK Customs legislation including implementing processes to support customs regimes and procedures
  • Experience of working with Duty Management software or working directly with Customs Clearance systems
  • Knowledge of GMP or GDP
  • Knowledge of Quality Systems

• 34 days annual leave allowance
• Annual Bonus
• Competitive salary
• Critical illness policy
• Death in service benefit               
• Enhanced maternity pay
• Enhanced pension contribution
• Family friendly flexible working
• Free car parking
• Health promotions
• Learning and development opportunities and support
• Long service awards
• Marriage leave
• Moving house leave
• Occupational sick pay
• On site physiotherapist
• Paid medical appointments
• Perks discount scheme
• Subsidised restaurant
• Westfield health benefit
(Full detail including eligibility criteria is outlined in the company handbook)

To Apply: Apply online via the ‘Careers’ section on the Almac website –

Closing Date: 21 June 2021 at 17:00

  • Permanent
  • Craigavon
  • Closing date: Monday 21 Jun 2021
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