Group Customs Compliance Officer

The Pickering Group of companies offers products and services to develop and deploy high-performance electronic test and verification systems. These include relays, switching, simulation, software, cabling, custom design and more. 

We seek a Group customs compliance office that can significantly contribute to the growth, development and performance of the Pickering Group. Located at our headquarters in Clacton-on-sea Essex, you will be ensuring the company’s compliance with customs legislation and authorisations, inclusive of our AEO accreditation.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Development of UK Customs procedures and tools to ensure business compliance by properly documenting and controlling all mandatory custom functions. 
  • Maintaining our AEO status 
  • Raise the awareness of the importance of customs compliance within the group 
  • Promoting good customs practices across the group
  • Analysis of business processes and identification of optimization potential
  • Support of audits performed by the customs authorities and internal QA teams
  • Ensure the existence of process documentation for customs
  • Develop and maintain KPI’s 

Essential skills: 

  • A background in customs related activities
  • Experience in international shipping import and export
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft systems (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal & written communication skills
  • Accuracy with attention to detail
  • Ability to work unsupervised and use their own initiative

Desirable skills: 

  • Knowledge/experience of AEO and associated requirements
  • Knowledge of ERP systems (SAGE X3 preferred)
  • Recognized Customs Qualification


  • Well-motivated with the ability to show initiative
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new skills

Please submit applications to [email protected]

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