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Customs and Indirect Tax Manager


Amsterdam, NH, NL

Country/Region:  NL
Job Area:  Finance
Business Unit:  Group Finance

Customs and Indirect Tax Manager



We are looking for a Customs and Indirect Tax Manager to join our team in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in Neste Components BV.



We have several interesting ongoing development projects, including starting new businesses. The company is in a growth phase, especially in Renewable Diesel and Sustainable Aviation Fuel. The company as well as the local Finance team are internationally diverse.



In this role, you will:



  • Implement and control the group level customs and excise tax policies and processes in the Netherlands and adapt and develop them based on local and regional requirements.

  • Provide customs and excise tax guidance to sales, logistics and other internal stakeholders, by using external service providers where necessary, and support business in finding and implementing compliant and workable solutions.

  • Identify and implement solutions to mitigate customs duty and excise tax risk.

  • Develop processes and identify opportunities for automation and digitalization.

  • Maintain and develop new and existing customs and excise tax tools and architecture.

  • Manage and develop relationships with customs brokers, government agencies and other relevant external stakeholders.

  • Coordinate corporate actions in relation to customs and tax audits and litigations in the Netherlands.

  • Keep up to date on changes in relevant rules and requirements in the Netherlands.

  • Provide timely information on changes within the group and give in-house training on customs and excise tax subjects.



You will work as part of the Group Tax and Customs team located in Finland as well as in close cooperation with the local Finance team in the Netherlands. The role doesn’t include team lead/line manager responsibilities.



Keys to success in this role



The best combination of experiences, skills and background is: 



  • Master’s degree or similar, preferably in Customs and Trade, Tax Law or Finance.

  • In-depth knowledge of customs and/or excise tax law with good understanding of global concepts and principles of the relevant areas.

  • At least 5-10 years of relevant experience e.g. from an audit, tax advisory or law firm, from an in-house customs or tax function or from a government agency.

  • Analytical thinking, can-do attitude, development mindset and skills as well as good negotiation and communication skills are appreciated.

  • Project management skills and independent time management.

  • Both fluent Dutch and English language skills are required.

  • Experience with SAP tax and customs solution and tax and customs related IT development projects will be considered as an asset.



To be successful in this position, we expect a hands-on attitude, developing mindset, adaptability, good teamwork skills, attention to details and interest in process development. We believe in this position you will have an opportunity to work in an international environment, be part of a rapidly growing company and enjoy a collaborative office culture. You will be involved in developing new processes and ways of working. To be successful in this position relevant experience in the chemical, aviation, oil and gas or renewables industry is considered to be a plus. If you can relate to these expectations, are energetic and have good interpersonal skills, please apply!



The recruitment process includes interviews and aptitude testing. A security clearance is obtained for the persons with their consent.



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