Philips Customs & Forwarding in Chichester, United Kingdom

Your challenge

Philips is focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation. Our aim is to improve the lives of 3 billion people a year by 2025. We are undergoing an exciting transformation globally from a consumer and healthcare business into a leader in the Health & Technology space. We now have an exciting opportunity for a Customs and Forwarding Officer to join our Sleep and Respiratory business in Chichester.

Your Responsibilities

  • Ensure products can be distributed to the right location by managing the customs and forwarding process

  • Provide the necessary information and documents to customs and calculate duties

  • Prepare product classification and execute ruling requests

  • Accountable for completion of the required documents according to local legislation and preparations of import declarations

  • Accountable for managing the presentation of import declarations to customs

  • Analysis of the available customs & forwarding data in order to decide HOW to best carry out the assignment.

  • Works autonomously within established procedures and practices.

Your team

Working at Philips means driving your career in an organisation with an incredible diversity of nationalities, skills, backgrounds, functions and challenges. We have opportunities for graduates as well as experienced professionals in everything from applied research to marketing and sales in over 100 countries. We’re a fascinating company to be part of, with a strong emphasis on cultural awareness, mutual understanding and out-of-the-box thinking.

Reporting to the Warehouse & Distribution Manager

Your standard hours of work will be 37.5 hours per week made up in accordance with your local business practice (between 6am and 6pm).

Our offer

We welcome you to a challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore. Our benefits are very competitive and designed around your preferences:

  • A competitive base salary

  • Access to private healthcare insurance

  • Learning and Development opportunities through our Philips University

  • Family friendly policies which offer enhanced maternity and paternity schemes

  • The Philips Employee Shop allows employees to buy Philips products at discounted prices

  • Subsidised Café promoting healthy eating and wellbeing at the Guildford site

  • Social Events - a dedicated Sports & Social committee with members in Guildford and Cambridge, promoting a host of social events throughout the year including the famous Family Sports Day at Surrey Sports Park.

What we are looking for

  • We are looking for a colleague who has had some exposure & experience within international Customs & Excise controls.

  • Has a specialized level of skill to perform analysis as part of assigned tasks.

  • Likely to act as an informal resource for colleagues with less experience.

  • The tasks to be performed are such that they cannot be made without advance consultation of specialists.

  • The assignments are stated only in general terms and require own interpretation and analysis.

  • Previous experience is preferred but not essential as training will be provided.


This position will have related performance monitors such as Delivery on time and orders per hour along with financial awareness.