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Customs and Transportation Specialist (m/f)

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Company: Michael Page
Contract: PERM
Location: Schwyz, Switzerland

  • Globally operating consumer goods industry player

  • Newly created role focusing on transportation and customs

About Our Client

Our client is a global consumer goods company with its international operations hub based in the Zurich area and we are currently recruiting for a Customs & Transportation Specialist (m/f).

Job Description

This newly created permanent position reports directly to the EMEA Manager International Trade and Customs with a dotted line to the Transportation Manager. You will play a key role in the planning and overlooking of the administrative execution for all physical shipments from and to Switzerland; with the main focus in customs compliance.

Additionally, you will be responsible for:

  • Liaising with external and internal business partners such as: Customs and any other relevant Authorities, Freight Forwarders, Carriers as well as with international stakeholders.
  • Managing the effective clearance of goods when applicable, ensuring full compliance within all applicable customs & duties regulations or tax waiving schemes related to distribution and manufacturing business.Working closely with EMEA Manager International Trade & Customs supporting the development, implementation and maintenance of policies, procedures and training for these purposes.
  • Establishing and reporting electronic interfaces with Swiss/EU governments and customs agencies, acting as main point of contact for the relevant government authority.

The Successful Applicant

We are looking for a highly motivated professional, with demonstrated successful experience in managing customs and transportation operations.

  • You have an academic background with bachelor's degree in supply chain, operations and/or management with additional advanced degrees (e.g. import/export compliance or similar certifications).
  • You have at least 3 years of experience in customs or/and transportation (e.g. customs broker, import & export specialist) functions, preferably in the consumer goods or freight forwarding industries.
  • You have a sound knowledge of the international transportation business (air/ocean/truck) and their regulations as IATA/IMO/ADR/ Known Shipper and AEO compliance.
  • You have an extensive knowledge of Swiss and International Customs laws and regulations with solid knowledge of OZL/ZE/ZV-regulations and stock-management of a bonded-warehouse plus carrying a preferential status along the system-chain.
  • You are a strong team player with outstanding attention to detail, accompanied by strong communication and project management skills.
  • You can work in a process driven and multi-cultural environment with a pro-active, fact-based, pragmatic attitude that allows embracing and initiating change.
  • You have a business level fluency in German and English; any other European language knowledge is a plus.

What's on Offer

You can be part of something exciting and actively contribute to shape the new regional EMEA Supply Chain organization and its new office in Switzerland. With a strong focus on professional growth and continuous learning, our client is committed to developing the next generation of leaders for the company. The global nature of its work across multiple regions and brands, functions and channels provide fertile ground for mobility and career growth. The inclusive culture embraces diversity of thought and empowers individuals to think as entrepreneurs.


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