For our customer, an international automotive company, located in Ghent, we are looking for a Customs & Trade Manager.
Provide leadership of Customs and trade compliance team, while supporting global business objectives and guide management in the application of government import/export regulations.
Cooperate with various functional leaders as well as operational leaders to ensure understanding and application of import/export compliance as related to their work.
Ensure the adoption of new trade compliance practices and regulations.
Secure and maintain customs licenses and certifications (e.g. AEO).
Secure necessary internal and external compliance controls and audits, identify compliance gaps and secure corrective measures..
Support the growth in identifying current and potential risks in operations.
Drive the development necessary to secure compliance and efficiency.
Assure implementation of global processes, tools and best practices.
Optimize the customs cost that is paid in the international movement of tangible goods across borders.
Take an active part in the EMEA Customs & Trade management team in order to develop and drive the business and strategies forward.
Lead and develop a team of 5 direct reports
Preferably 5 years of Customs Compliance experience.
Preferably experience of logistics management.
Able to balance risk and business results.
Strong result focus, able to prioritize.
Able to create the structured framework and cooperation .that gives stability and efficiency in the organization.
Ability to communicate with people at all levels.
Excellent written and verbal communication in Dutch and English .
We offer a challenging job in an international environment where continuous learning and personal involvement are stimulated.