Customs Manager | Dutch

Contract Form
Direct contract
Logistics and SCH

Job Description

Our client, a leading player in the logistics and supply chain industry, is seeking a highly skilled Customs & Compliance Manager to join their team. This role offers a unique opportunity to lead the Customs department and ensure optimal service delivery within the framework of law and regulations. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Customs department and oversee the Customs segment of the Crossborder team.
  • Monitor and safeguard all customs-related processes within the organization, ensuring compliance with legal requirements.
  • Efficiently manage the Customs department, maintaining licenses and certifications such as AEO.
  • Adopt a customer-oriented approach, proactively addressing customer issues, complaints, and escalations.
  • Manage customs compliance projects, including the transfer of GPA to DMS.
  • Prepare both ad hoc and periodic reports and analyses.
  • Co-responsible for setting up and monitoring customs-related processes within the organization.
  • Supervise the application and adherence to correct customs regulations for organizational permits.
  • Ensure compliance with Dutch/EU Customs and Tax regulations and IFRS/VAT standards.
  • Escalate any customs risks to management.
  • Oversee the timely filing of all import and export declarations with the Dutch Tax Authority (GPA).
  • Continuously monitor and improve the import and export processes regarding customs.

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree level of education and thinking.
  • Excellent command of Dutch and English, both written and spoken.
  • Knowledgeable about international Customs and Trade regulations, and keeps up-to-date with logistics developments.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Strong customer-oriented attitude.
  • Analytical skills to identify and solve problems, make connections between data, and draw logical conclusions.
  • Disciplined in observing policies, procedures, schedules, and regulations.
  • Demonstrated leadership in motivating and developing employees, delegating tasks, and guiding teams.
  • Understanding and executing decisions and actions from a management perspective.

If you meet the above requirements and are ready to take on a leadership role in customs management, apply directly with your CV or reach out to

Please note, we can only consider candidates who are already based in the Netherlands and in possess a valid working permit.