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  • Job reference: RMS0108445

Deputy Head of Customs

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Iraq
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 18/04/2012
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The Company:
Our client is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with around 93,000 employees in more than 90 countries and territories. Their innovative approach ensures they are ready to help tackle the challenges of the new energy future.

The Role:
- To establish and maintain a detailed knowledge of relevant Iraqi governmental legislation and regulations.
- To provide expert advice to client and contractor parties relating to Southern Customs Directorate regulations, processes, and documentation requirements to be followed for importation of materials.
- To provide steer and coaching to contractors and other third parties on need for full compliance with Anti Bribery Corruption requirements.
- To act as Head of Customs during the absence on rest days of the current expatriate position holder. After proven capabilities the plan is for the incumbent to take over the position as Head of Customs & Materials Importation sometime in future.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Based in Basra
- Minimum of 10 years experience in freight forwarding and /or customs clearance company, 5 of which in a supervisory role.
- Detailed understanding of Iraqi customs regulations and terminology.
- Ability to establish effective relations both at working level and management level with Southern Customs officials, contractors and colleagues within the client.
- Leadership capabilities. Ability to motivate and coach a small team of Client Customs and materials importation staff in a highly dynamic work environment.
- Fluent in English both oral and in writing. Ability to translate English correspondence into Arabic.
- Commitment to abide by Client Group Business Principles.
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