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Customs compliance specialist

VC442150 SST

Via Brunel

Published on 18 days ago

Do you have experience and background in customs legislation and looking for a new challenge?

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Customs compliance specialist

Job description

The Customs Compliance Specialist:

  • Has knowledge about the EU & BE Customs legislation and its impact on the operations.
  • SAP GTS experience is an asset.
  • Is a team player thus supporting the whole team and all internal stakeholders.
  • Communicator not only towards direct management but also all other involved internal departments.
  • Target driven with focus on continuous improvements.


Customs declarations:

  • Execute customs (import & export) operational processes and procedures in SAP GTS, namely performing the e-filing towards Customs Authorities.
  • Co-ordinate customs formalities with freight forwarders/customs brokers, provide timely and correct import instructions (IDIS) & export instructions (EDIS).
  • Inform Supply planning and/or Customer Service on any issue and it’s remediation.
  • Guarantee legal compliancy for all types of customs declarations.
  • Provide timely and appropriate feedback to customs authorities in case of documentary or physical verification.
  • Checking correctness of customs declarations submitted by external partners and report any error to Customs Manager and external partner.
  • Responsible for the correct execution on supplementary customs documentation and assist in queries by customs authorities.
  • Responsible for issuing A.TR certificates and Declarations of Origin (DoO’s) and forward the documentation to Customer Service.
  • Resolve files of dispute with the authorities.
  • Provide feedback/information to stakeholders with regard to customs declarations.
  • Ensure accurate maintenance of SOP/WI’s related to any type of customs declarations.

Super User Role and Continuous Improvement:

  • Provide first level support for SAP GTS related issues.
  • Provide support to roll out cross-company project implementations.
  • Initiate the creation or maintenance of SOP & WI’s relevant for any customs formalities caused by system set-up changes.
  • Seeking permanent improvements (kaizen) of customs related processes.

Master Data:

  • Have knowledge of all relevant master data records relevant in respect of customs declarations.
  • Inform any incorrectness or lacking master data and take appropriate actions.
  • Take correct decisions on the bonded warehouse relevancy of materials.
  • Support the customs team by conducting trainings including to newcomers.

Trade Compliance Reporting:

  • Follow-up of stock records on a daily base by processing different worklist in SAP GTS.
  • Ensure periodic stock controls of bonded relevant materials.
  • Responsible for the yearly closing of the bonded warehouse stock records.
  • Provide timely VAT-listings and any underlying documentation if required to GFS.
  • Submit, distribute and archive DoO & A.TR documents.
  • Guarantee the archiving of all type of customs declarations.

 Audit and Compliance:

  • Take initiatives for the required KPI reporting towards management.
  • She/he takes initiatives for required corrective actions.
  • Communicate timely and provide correct input to all audit requests as appropriate.
  • Properly document processes in SOP’s and WI’s.
  • Perform an impact analysis of legislation change on the  operational processes


Level of Education : 

  • Bachelor degree, university degree or equivalent through experience
  • Minimum 3 Year Experience And Background In Customs Legislation

Languages :

  • Fluent in Dutch, mandatory because of external contacts and  good knowledge of English for internal contacts
  • French or other languages are a benefit

Computer skills (Good to have but not manadatory):

  • Good knowledge of PLDA and NCTS
  • Broad PC skills in MS Office 
  • Good SAP (ECC & GTS) knowledge

Competencies - Personal capabilities:

  • High level of self-motivation and flexibility
  • Stress resistant and ability to perform under pressure in order to meet set targets and deadlines
  • Seeks and strives for permanent improvement
    Ensure high level of accuracy and quality work
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Team player
  • Performance and quality driven
  • Flexibility


  • An interesting salary package
  • A dynamic and high-tech life sciences environment
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  • Professional bachelor (Higher Education Short Type)
  • At least 5 years experience
  • Dutch, English


  • Permanent
  • Full-time

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