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Customs Specialist

Our client is a wellknown and revolutionary German Startup in the mobility industry. The position is planned initially in Labour Leasing / "Arbeitnehmerüberlassung"


Your role and your team:

You will report directly to the Head of Logistics and work closely together with various internal and external interfaces. This offers a great opportunity to work cross functional and gain valuable insight and a network across the whole company.

You will be part of a team that includes Logistics Operators as well as Logistics Specialists and support our mission to supply the future of air mobility by providing a reliable, innovative and customer-oriented Logistics service along the supply chain.

The customs specialist will be responsible for inbound and outbound customs and the key person who drives and supports various activities to ensure a state of the art customs process.


Your tasks:

  • Ensure a robust and legally compliant inbound and outbound customs process in close cooperation with internal and external stakeholders including authorities
  • Secure customs clearance before goods receipt enabling an on time material provision towards production
  • Create customs declarations for imports and exports and mange customs clearance
  • Drive problem solving concerning overarching customs and foreign trade issues and provide sustainable solutions
  • Set up all systems and processes to optimize customs and import duties, reduce risks associated with customs matters considering local specifics
  • Generate procedures and ensure process adherence to comply with the DOA, POA and Part 145 requirements
  • Support and consult various internal business areas as well as projects in customs affairs
  • Define requirements towards suppliers and take active part in supplier negotiations
  • Build a strong relationship and close collaboration with customs authorities and internal stakeholders
  • Support Logistics Outbound activities including dispatch and transport
  • Conduct customs trainings and promotion across the company

Your profile:

  • Successfully completed logistics-related apprenticeship / degree in business administration, logistics or a similar field of study
  • Minimum 5 years of customs experience specific to processes and regulations
  • Strong operational and technical skills in the field of Customs
  • Familiarity with domestic and international geography including countries and major cities
  • Profound knowledge in Logistics and supply chain
  • Thorough knowledge of origin and value provisions, customs laws and regulations, and other export documents (CvO, EUR1, ATR) both internationally and nationally
  • Proven experience in drafting electronic transport declarations and declarations for importing and exporting (including experience with preferential arrangements)
  • Experience in HTS classification
  • Attention to detail, including the ability to predict and circumvent issues before they occur and taking the proper corrective action
  • Customs Broker’s License a plus
  • Experience in export control & compliance is beneficial
  • Willingness to take ownership and to transfer improvement ideas into reality 
  • Team player with analytic problem-solving skills and a high customer focus 

IT Skills 

  • MS Office 
  • ERP / WMS System

Language Skills 

  • English minimum C1, German B2 is required

Soft Skills 

  • Communicator 
  • Problem solver 
  • Speak up mentality 
  • Disciplined and Structured 
  • Autonomous way of working 

Working onsite is preferred