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Customs Supervisor

Arima or Arouca or Piarco, North East Permanent Full Time Posted On 04.07.2021 Expire On 04.30.2021 Employer


Customs Supervisor 

Expedite the movements of goods, supplies and parts required by the company coming in and going out of Trinidad. Ensure compliance with all laws, regulations, and documentation procedures. Arranges for all necessary transportation and delivery to be made on time, informing customers of the location of their shipments at all times. 

Key Result Areas:

Overall Shipment Coordination             
  • Coordinating with Purchasing and Commercial to ensure systems in place to promote OTIF.
  • Timely notification of progress of transportation and delivery/arrival of shipments. • Coordination with 3rd Party customers (e.g. Amcor) to allow for optimal shipment plans
  • Advise customers on import and export restrictions, tariff systems, insurance requirements, quotas, or other customs-related matters.
  • Stay abreast of changes in import or export laws or regulations by reading current literature, attending meetings or conferences, or conferring with colleagues. 
Import Coordination     
  • Track delivery progress of shipments
  • Carry out customs clearance procedures for imports, arrange delivery and communicate to Purchasing Team 
  • Work with Purchasing Team to advise suppliers of proper document preparation for ease of clearance. 
  • Maintains records regarding the movement and location of freight and containers
  • Calculate duty and tariff payments owed on shipments.
  • Compile and file necessary import documentation, such as customs invoices, certificates of origin, and cargocontrol documents 
Export Coordination    
  • Arrange for overseas shipment of product and ensures that insurance and export licenses are in order.
  • Arrange transport of goods with haulers.
  • Prepare bills of lading, invoices, and other shipping documents.
  • Ensure timely dispatch of documents to customers. 
Regulatory Compliance                                       
  • Ensure that all applicable regulatory mechanisms are renewed and applied for as required
  • Maintain log of all permits, agreements and legal notices as applicable to Company business
  • Advise departments where relevant on applicable duties and charges for new purchases or projects 
Training and Continuous Improvement   
  • Coach and manage staff assigned to provide the highest level of internal and external customer service using performance evaluating systems 
  • Review existing processes and design new ones based on the evolving needs of the business
  • Ensure that tools available in terms of software are adequately utilized to add to service level achievement in an efficient manner
  • Monitor performance of department to ensure that staffing is adequate, assigned optimally and training needs are identified and addressed. Take required action for gaps identified. 
  • Grade 2 Customs Certification with 10 years experience OR
  • Grade 3 Customs Certification with 3 years experience
  • ​​3 yrs at a Supervisory Level in Customs Operations.
  • Customs License Grade III 
Physical Strength and Agility  
  • May require to be seated in front of the computer for extended periods. Required to climb, balance or kneel to observe conditions of material. Lifting of loads less than 50lbs may occasionally be required. 


Blue Waters Products Limited

Job ID:



Customs Supervisor


Arima or Arouca or Piarco, North East


Distribution-Shipping, Inventory, Purchasing-Procurement, Supply Chain, Warehouse



Employment Type:

Permanent Full Time




Inventory Management :
Logistics-Transportation : Import-Export Administration, Inventory Planning and Management, Merchandise Planning and Buying, Purchasing, Shipping and Receiving-Warehousing, Supplier Management-Vendor Management

Job Requirements

  • Grade 2 Customs Certification with 10 years experience OR
  • Grade 3 Customs Certification with 3 years experience
  • ​​3 yrs at a Supervisory Level in Customs Operations. 
  • Customs License Grade III 

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