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    Samskip is a growing organization with global reach. We are a leader in the Multimodal solutions that will shape our industry, and we are taking the key sustainability steps that will enable us to offer the environmentally friendly solutions increasingly requested by our customers.

    Always and everywhere we aim to create an environment in which our people are empowered to perform at their best. An arena in which ambitious professionals with an international mindset are encouraged to develop their skills so as to benefit both themselves and Samskip. The result is a network of energy and expertise that attracts and retains the best people so that Together We Make Things Happen.

    Could you be a part of this? Do you have the right blend of skills and enthusiasm to fill one of the many functions that combine with each other to make Samskip such a success? Would you like to enjoy a solid package of employee benefits and a flat hierarchy where everyone is expected to contribute and make a difference?

    If the answer is “Yes!”, dive into our site to find out more about the way we work, and the roles that are available to you.


    Position Overview: The Customs Assistant plays a vital role in ensuring that the company's imports and exports comply with all relevant customs regulations and procedures. This position requires meticulous attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and a good understanding of customs laws and procedures.

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Documentation Management:
      • Prepare and review import and export documentation, ensuring accuracy and compliance with regulatory requirements.
      • Maintain and update records of all customs documentation and transactions.
    2. Customs Compliance:
      • Ensure that all shipments comply with customs laws and regulations.
      • Liaise with customs officials and other government agencies to facilitate the smooth clearance of goods.
    3. Coordination and Communication:
      • Coordinate with internal departments (e.g., procurement, shipping, and finance) to gather necessary information for customs declarations.
      • Communicate with freight forwarders, carriers, and brokers to ensure timely and efficient movement of goods.
    4. Data Entry and Reporting:
      • Accurately enter customs data into relevant systems and databases.
      • Prepare regular reports on customs activities, including any issues or delays.
    5. Problem Solving:
      • Address and resolve any customs-related issues or discrepancies.
      • Stay updated on changes in customs regulations and advise the team accordingly.
    6. Support and Assistance:
      • Assist the Customs Manager with audits and inspections by providing necessary documentation and information.
      • Support the logistics team with other administrative tasks as required.
    • Education: High school diploma or equivalent; an associate's or bachelor's degree in logistics, international trade, or a related field is preferred.
    • Experience: Previous experience in customs, logistics, or a related field is advantageous.
    • Knowledge: Understanding of customs laws and regulations; familiarity with import/export procedures.
    • Skills:
      • Strong organizational and multitasking abilities.
      • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
      • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
      • Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook).
      • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    Additional Information:
    • This position offers an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the field of international trade and logistics.
    • Training and professional development opportunities are available to enhance knowledge and skills in customs compliance and logistics management.
    • Standard office environment; may require occasional travel to customs offices or ports.
    • May involve handling sensitive and confidential information.



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