Customs Manager Europe

Finance / Accounting


In the location Heerlen we are searching for a Customs Manager Europe m/f Customs Manager Europe is responsible for all aspects of Import/Export Customs compliance, strategy, planning and management (functional and transactional) for European Operations. All aspects of compliance management for all Customs activities in the European Region and Free Trade Zone Customs Management: This position has both internal and external direct reports and manages internal and external Customs personnel. Ad...


  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant Customs experience.
  • Extensive PC skills including MS Access.
  • Customs software and systems interfaces for Customs and clearance.


  • Required Knowledge specific for this position:
    • Broker Management;
    • HTS Classification Processes;
    • Duty Drawback Processes;
    • Compliance Audits, including Sarbanes-Oxley Audits;
    • Pre Entry Processes, including Power of Attorneys, and Customs Bonds;
    • Post Entry Processes, including penalty prevention and Management, Customs requests for information, Protests, and Prior Disclosures;
    • Data Management Process;
    • Systems design, implementation, and management for interfaces with Customs Systems;
    • Duty Quoting Processes;
    • Develop & Maintain Corporate Customs Policies;
    • Identify and Implement Process Improvements;
    • Extensive knowledge of import regulations and HTS classification


  • Required skills specific for the position:
    • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
    • Project management skills.
    • Build trust, value others, communicate effectively, Drive execution, foster innovation, focus on the customer, collaborate with others, solve problems creatively and demonstrate high integrity.
    • Maintain professional internal and external relationships that meet company core values.
    • Proactively establish and maintain effective working team relationships Ability to manage diverse stakeholder interests and expectations.
    • Multi-cultural sensitivity and knowledge.
    • Experience in the automotive industry is a pre.
    • Fluency (verbal and written) in English, and preferably German.


To be successful in this role, you are a natural problem solver with strong analytical skills and a proactive, hands-on mentality. You have a distinct drive for execution and results. You are a team player. Managing several tasks and projects at once poses no problem for you, as is working under pressure.