Michael Page Suisse


Customs & excise manager

14 September Genève, Geneva Perm

Our client is a leading international company.

The purpose of the Global Customs and Excise Manager is to ensure quality handling of all C&E matters globally in line with the local legislation and global/regional priorities.

International Environment

Opportunity to build on Customs and Excise experience within a leading company

· Tax risk management in the area of Customs and Excise including the implementation of transactions checks and analysis
· Specific implementation of controls with regard to non-preferential and preferential origin management (including
controls and documentation of certificates of origin) as well as management of products affected by trade defence
· Specific implementation of controls with regard to customs classification of commodities traded by the group
· Standardisation and overview of The client C&E local procedures and controls in locations owned by the group

· Liaise with the IT development team to enhance C&E aspects within the Group's IT environment

· Assist tax team in the review of third party C&E profile and licenses
· Liaise with tax colleagues with regard to customs valuation affecting transfer pricing between related companies
· Maintaining relationship with tax and other relevant authorities and representation of the company before
customs and tax offices, including preparation and support for audits;
· Support provided to regional and global management teams, also with regard to the C&E aspects of acquisition
projects carried out by the Corporate Finance team, when needed;
· Prepare tax (accounting) position papers so that relevant tax provisions can be discussed between Tax and
Corporate Control in relation to C&E risks. These papers serve as documentation for external auditors and thus
require high level of detail and tax technical reasoning.
· Develop and carry out tax training and raising awareness on the C&E function and risks

Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification, preferably in Tax, Law or Economics

Approximately 5 to 7 years working experience in customs and excise matters in industry and/or Big 4

Able to work independently and to deal with all levels of management and external contacts

Able to work independently and to deal with all levels of management and external contacts

Excellent communication and judgement skills;

Team player and strong analytical skills;

Hands-on mentality and service-orientated;

Genuine computer skills;

Fluent spoken and written English; any other language an advantage.