Netherlands, Amsterdam, Finance Tax Group

Global Trade and Customs manager

At Henkel, you can build on a strong legacy and leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses to reimagine and improve life every day. If you love challenging the status quo, join our community of 50,000 pioneers around the globe. The teams in our corporate functions enable the best in our dynamic businesses and in our people to maximize our company’s potential. With our leading brands, our cutting-edge technologies and our disruptive solutions, you will have countless opportunities to explore new paths and develop your skills. Grow within our future-led businesses, our diverse and vibrant culture and find a place where you simply belong. All to leave your mark for more sustainable growth.

Dare to make an impact?


  • Be part of a team of highly motivated specialists in different regions that work together to further develop and communicate the Trade & Customs management program for Henkel Global Supply Chain
  • Manage projects to streamline import and export operations, with a specific focus on customs broker management and digital developments
  • Manage the relationships and compliance requirements for third party customs brokers and freight forwarders
  • Monitor customs regulations, adjust procedures and advise appropriate parties of changes 
  • Manage the relationship and performance of the customs brokers
  • Develop and maintain training programs for business partners involved in trade matters
  • Further develop relationships with Customs officials, internal stakeholders and external agencies
  • Represent Trade & Customs on strategic projects with cross-functional and cross-regional teams
  • Opportunity to grow professionally and personally in a truly global organization.


  • Higher degree in Supply Chain, Logistics or International Trade or equivalent experience
  • At least 5 years of relevant trade and customs management experience within a multinational, a customs broker or a Big4 consultancy firm / law firm
  • Excellent understanding of customs and trade regulations; experience with global FTA management as well as US export controls is a plus
  • Comprehensive understanding of supply chain operations
  • An interest for digital developments in the field of Trade & Customs, SAP GTS knowledge is a
  • plus
  • Fluent proficiency in English is a must, Dutch is a plus
  • Excellent communication and team building skills
  • Strong analytical skills and a strategic mindset, experience with project management
  • Good time management, results oriented, can-do attitude
  • Proven ability to work in an international and culturally diverse environment

At Henkel, we come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We believe the uniqueness of all our employees is the power in us. Become part of the team and bring your uniqueness to us! We welcome all applications across different genders, origins, cultures, religions, sexual orientations, disabilities, and generations.

JOB ID: 24062224
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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