Global Import/Export Trade Compliance Administrator

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    22 May 2022

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Joanne Eccles

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Job Title: Global Trade Import and Export Compliance Administrator

Salary: £29,000 per annum

Location: Cambridge


We are Cambridge University Press & Assessment, a world-leading academic publisher and assessment organisation, and a proud part of the University of Cambridge. We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Import / Export administrator to join our growing team on an initial 2-year fixed term basis.

What you will do

The main purpose of the role is to help enhance the Import Export Hub within the University of Cambridge by carrying out Customs import and export operational activities in line with recognised international regulations and standards covering a wide ranging and diverse portfolio of goods.

On a daily basis, you will be advising colleagues access the academic departments of the University on customs best practice and help ensure that goods needed for major and crucial research projects clear through customs in a timely and compliant manner.

End to end operational activities of Customs import/export compliance include, but are not limited to:

  • Handling imports clearance instruction requests from customs brokers
  • Ensuring shipments are cleared correctly and in a timely manner
  • Maintaining records of University of Cambridge imports and retaining documentation
  • Liaising with customs brokers to remediate any errors
  • Advising internal stakeholders of customs best practice and guidance on how to approach complicated shipments
  • Collaborating with suppliers to address shipping and documentation requirements
  • Resolving queries from internal and external stakeholders
  • Determining correct product classification and country of origin
  • Interacting with Customs Authorities when required

For a full breakdown of the role, and skills & experience required, please review the full job description attached to this advert.

About you

You will have demonstrable experience working in an import/export environment as well as being familiar with Supply Chain/Logistics processes and International Trade Systems and associated software

A problem solver who is comfortable working both independently and within a small team. You will have strong interpersonal skills and be capable of articulating complex concepts to a wide audience.


In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a world-class rewards package that will help you to live well at work, and outside of it. You'll find a wide range of benefits and policies, from family-friendly incentives, to a generous pension, to discounts on everyday shopping. Our benefits promote financial security, personal wellbeing and a reduced environmental impact. See a full list of benefits on our careers site. 

We review applications on an ongoing basis, with a closing date for all application being Sunday 22 May 2022, Interviews will take place during and after this time.

Cambridge University Press & Assessment is committed to being a place where anyone can enjoy a successful career, where it's safe to speak up, and where we learn continuously to improve together. We welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of demographic characteristics (age, disability, educational attainment, ethnicity, gender, marital status, neurodiversity, religion, sex, and sexual identity), cultural, or social class/background.

We believe that diversity of thought, background, and approach create better outcomes. More importantly, fostering an inclusive culture is the right thing to do, and it's part of how we achieve our purpose: to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Ensuring that anyone, no matter who they are, feels they belong here is an essential part of who we are and the contribution we make to society, and to our planet.



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