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Customs Director

The Customs Director is strategically responsible for all customs matters within syncreon.The current Customs organisation within syncreon exists of approximately 20 employees divided over 4 locations. In this position you will have 3 or 4 team-leaders (to be decided), a Customs Specialist and a Customs Manager directly reporting to you. The existing organisation requires further professionalization. Since this is a countrywide position your location can be one of the 3 locations in the Netherlands where the customs licenses see to; Venray, Waalwijk and Tilburg.  Regular site visits and other travelling is required.

About the Role

You will advise the NL management team as well as the rest of the organization regarding the strategical direction of the customs organization, complex Customs and VAT questions and issues. You are expected to address opportunities and drive the development of the fiscal logistic supply chains in the area of Customs and Trade Compliance. Based upon your vision you will work out a sustainable proposition and multi-annual plan;


How you will contribute

  • Lead the Customs NL organization and develop the organization with respect to knowledge and skills;
  • Proactively build and maintain strong trade compliance procedures and processes in compliance with Customs regulations and Corporate Policies;
  • Manage projects related to trade initiatives;
  • Be the point of contact for Dutch Customs Authorities and clients with regards to Customs affairs;
  • Act as subject matter expert and provide guidance to the organization on Customs & Trade Compliance matters. Ensure accountability is installed throughout the organization;
  • Manage Customs Licenses. Ensure continuation is guaranteed and extend licenses where required and applicable;
  • Follow worldwide customs & trade developments and implement when applicable;
  • Carry out, roll out and create awareness of all AEO-F responsibilities, including risk assessments and internal audits.

Your Key Qualifications

  • Master working and thinking level with strong analytical skills and with high level of numeracy.
  • Preferably 10 years of experience in international customs. EU Customs regulations expert; VAT and Fiscal Representation proficiency
  • Strategic thinker with “can do mentality” who aims for result and a high level of autonomy. Persistent on principles but practical in finding solutions and driving continuous improvement.
  • Empathic team player and leader with excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and project management skills;
  • High level of computer literacy and with knowledge of Duty Management Systems.
  • Excellent Dutch & English language


syncreon offers exciting and challenging roles within a growing international organization. We strive to hire and develop the right people, locally and globally; stimulating personal growth and self-development within an informal atmosphere. We offer a market competitive compensation package.


About syncreon
syncreon delivers tailored, progressive and scalable solutions to premier global automotive and technology brands, such as Jaguar Land Rover, Harley Davidson, BMW, Dell, Xerox and Canon. We supply 3PL and 4PL solutions that adapt as quickly as industry and the marketplace evolve. For over 60 years syncreon has provided unique and innovative expertise in providing highly integrated, warehousing management, inbound to manufacturing, reverse and repair, export packing, aftermarket services, fulfilment services and transport. Today we have 14,000+ employees working in 100+ locations worldwide who enjoy our supportive culture, dedication to work-life balance, people development and superb career opportunities. For more information, visit www.syncreon.com #LI-LC1


Candidates chosen to move forward within the Recruitment Process, may be required to undergo an assessment and/or submit further background information. Any offers of employment may be conditional on completion of required checks and provision of relevant documentation, in accordance with the applicable local legislation.

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