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Export Control & Customs Specialist

Posted 16 May 2024
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We are looking for an Export Control & Customs Specialist within Supply Chain & Maintenance Systems Department, in Integrated Operations for our Business Unit Offshore Wind, a part of the Vattenfall Organization.

The Export Control & Customs Specialist works as part of Supply Chain & Maintenance Systems Department and will report to the Manager of Export Control & Customs.

The scope of work will be for various parts of the assets in all offshore wind farms in Vattenfall, such as but not limited to:

  • Overall export control of the materials and ensure the customs compliance in the different activities in the business.
  • Support colleagues in customs related topics in the different wind parks within the BU Offshore Wind.

Purpose

The Export Control & Customs Specialist ensures that we have full compliance of customs related activities in Vattenfall, performance all export control procedures, and be a key player in planning, implementing and following up strategies and activities relevant to customs Compliance and risk management.

Key responsibilities

As Export Control & Customs Specialist in Supply Chain you will have the following key responsibilities:

  • Execution of customs and Export Control related tasks.
  • Contact Person for questions in the field of foreign trade and customs within the BU Offshore Wind.
  • Contact with the customs authorities when needed.
  • Coordinating customs clearance for export/import through customs agent (Direct Import representation)
  • Assist with commodity classification
  • Supporting the Export Control & Customs Manager (ECM) in the field of process development, customs documentation, improvement initiatives, audits, trainings, etc.
  • Responsible for Export Control measures like for e.g. embargo checks, sanction list screening and goods checks (Dual-Use, US-Reexport, etc.).
  • Establishing requirements for license for the export of dual use materials and generating license applications where necessary.
  • Support with the AEO certification
  • Drive continuous improvement, on topic such as:
  • Duty reduction or cost avoidance
  • Customs valuations decisions and methodology
  • Duty regimes and accurate classifications to maximize duty opportunities
  • Standardizing processes across the organization, including agile ways of working
  • Export Control & Customs digitalization projects in order to harmonize the end-2-end processes with the new SAP S/4 HANA environment.

Key deliverables/activities

As Export Control & Customs Specialist in Supply Chain you will have the following key deliverables/activities:

Day-to-day customs control management

  • Control of proformas and materials.
  • Plan, coordinate and apply for export licenses.
  • Apply for customs authorizations in Trade Portal
  • Execute controls to ensure compliant and timely exports or imports.
  • Communication and coordination with warehouse on daily basis
  • Check customs data register in SAP or other documents.
  • Working closely alongside with internal and external partners.
  • Contact with the Warehouse, Procurement, O&M Projects, Suppliers and Manufacturers for coordination of the good to be exported or imported.
  • Maintain and develop procedure and controls to ensure proper handling of import/export
  • Drive continuous improvement activities (simplicity, standardization, operational quality and efficiency)

Risk management

  • Prevent delays and creating solutions with legal base.
  • Reporting possible risk and suggest solutions or improvements.

Document and Records management

Manage the documents and records to be kept according the national tax legislation.

Organization

You, the Export Control and Customs Specialist and Export Control and Customs Manager are part of the Supply Chain& Maintenance Systems Department in Integrated Operations. Your key interfaces are Integrated Supply Chain team, O&M Projects, Site managers, coordinators and planners, Commercial Management, Procurement, Team lead Logistic and Supply, 3rd party service providers, Suppliers, Manufacturers and Customs.


Qualifications


Qualifications

As a Export Control & Customs Specialistin Supply Chain you hold the following qualifications:

  • At least 5+ years of work experience within the function of Export Control and Customs
  • A university degree in Foreign Trade/Customs Diploma as this will be a future requirement in the EU customs legislation
  • Documented experience with setting up/managing customs activities on Import/Export
  • Knowledge of developing customs and compliance procedures.
  • Experience with Entry in the declarant’s records procedure
  • Proven understanding of the EU export control regulation
  • Experience with the HS code classification
  • Experience with the ECCN classification
  • Experience with SAP can be an advantage.
  • You are fluent in Danish and English

Who are you?

You have an excellent analytical and organizational skills, also you have attention to detail and are able to work collaboratively in a team environment.

You have the courage to say STOP! in non-compliance situations while always looking for opportunities to solve the problem.

A flexible attitude with regards to tasks, hours and travelling as/when necessary.

You are commercially and operationally minded.

Excellent communication skill, diplomacy, positive attitude and ability to perform team activities under pressure are some of the key qualities that will make you successful in the role.

You are also comfortable working in a wide variety of environments and can quickly learn, with the ability to adapt to new skills and processes.


Additional Information


Location

The location for the position is Amsterdam, Netherlands.

We offer

We offer you a challenging and independent job in an informal working environment. You will be working in interdisciplinary teams and you can always count on support from committed colleagues. We offer attractive employment conditions and opportunities for personal and professional development.

For your information

If you have any questions regarding the position please contact Lavinia Maria Madsen at + 45 27 87 49 41

If you have any questions to the recruiting process please contact Senior Recruiter Jette Ingeberg at +45 22 57 07 51.

Application

We welcome your application, including CV and cover letter. Last day to apply is the 13th of June 2024.

Pre employment screening is part of the recruitment process.

Apply online on this page.

At Vattenfall we are convinced that diversity contributes to build a more profitable and attractive company and we strive to be a good role model regarding diversity. Vattenfall works actively for all employees to have the same opportunities and rights regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, transgender identity or expression, religion or other belief, disability or sexual orientation.

We look forward to receiving your application!


Company Description


Vattenfall is a European energy company with approximately 20 000 employees. For more than 100 years we have electrified industries, supplied energy to people’s homes and modernized our way of living through innovation and cooperation. We now want to make fossil-free living possible within one generation. To be able to reach this ambitious goal we are looking for talented individuals who, in addition to their passion for their own role, also have strong team spirit and want to contribute to supporting a meaningful corporate mission.

BA Wind is responsible for the development, construction and operation of wind power onshore and offshore as well as other non-hydro renewable activities like solar and batteries. We manage the maintenance, operation and continuous improvement of wind generation assets, safely and with the highest levels of availability and profitability. We also perform the structuring and execution of project partnerships in accordance with our overall wind strategy.

Business Unit Offshore is responsible to manage and operate all Offshore wind parks as well as Offshore wind projects with regards to development, construction and execution within the Region Continental/UK.


Vattenfall is a European energy company. For more than 100 years we have electrified industries, supplied energy to people’s homes and modernised our way of living through innovation and cooperation.
At Vattenfall, we are energised for one essential goal. Working for fossil freedom. We are a diverse mix of individuals who make this happen. Thinkers, creators, builders and solvers. Each of our approximately 20,000 employees adding their own superpowers to the team.

Energy
Amsterdam
Active in 8 countries
3,600 employees
60% men - 40% women
Average age is 39 years