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Global Trade Expert

Enable change

We're always searching for inspirational leaders who excel at enabling changes. Are you the type of person who takes a step forward when the opportunity arises? 
The world of mobility is undergoing a significant transformation. Reality has made it clear that the actions we take in the next few years will significantly impact our future. In this role, you'll play a crucial part in this exciting transformation journey that will change how the world views mobility. Are you ready for a new opportunity to take the vital part in this? 


What´s in it for you?


Volvo Cars is looking for a skilled and experienced Global Trade Experts to join the Global Trade Management and Compliance (GTMC) Our purpose is to design, implement and operate a world class ‘zero waste’ supply chain, through data-driven analysis and intelligent customs and export controls design. We believe that we are somewhat unique in the automotive world where Customs is approached as a strategic competence and consequently given a loud voice in decision making.


If you are a global trade compliance professional who wants to be part of innovative and forward-looking team where you can make a significant contribution to Volvo Cars’ mission to change the automotive experience, then we have the job for you. 

Areas within GTMC where we are looking for new colleagues as Specialist and Experts within:
•    Trade Governance and Regulations, focusing on ensuring continued compliance with global customs and export control regulations
•    Trade Strategy & Cost Leadership, focusing on maximizing the use of legal possibilities to minimize the global import duty payment for Volvo Cars in the most cost-efficient way

•    Process Excellence, EMEA, focusing on process improvement to standardize, improve and create an effective way of working globally.  

What you`ll do?


The Global Trade Compliance Expert is primarily responsible for securing compliance with international trade regulations by ensuring that the required mechanisms and structures are in place to provide effective oversight, control and accountability in Volvo Car’s international cross-border trade activities. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•    Develop the GTMC program and global strategy
•    Monitor and interpret changes to the international trade regulatory landscape
•    Understand and analyze the implications to GTMC of company plans and activities to identify risks, as well opportunities to make efficiencies / savings
•    Drive the GTMC agenda with cross-functional stakeholders
•    Undertake compliance assurance activities to verify policies, processes, controls etc. are implemented as intended and working effectively
•    Oversee and co-ordinate the implementation of corrective/preventative actions, continuous improvement activities etc.
•    Interaction with government agencies other official organizations on matters related to international trade compliance

What you`ll bring? 


•    Extensive experience in the field of international trade compliance with a proven track record of delivering tangible results in this area
•    Deep subject matter expertise in international trade compliance topics including tariff classification, customs valuation, preferential origin, trade defence instruments, and special customs procedures
•    Previous experience with audit / control frameworks and/or risk management
•    Commercial insights, can think beyond the comfort of customs and export controls textbooks, and drive innovative solutions that enable the company to move forwards
•    Strong analytical, problem solving and project management skills
•    Ambiguity and indicative responses to strategic questions, using scenario-based models, estimates and assumptions based on facts and data that support your decisions and influence the decisions of others
•    Clear, concise communication that translates complex subject matter into language and requirements that can be understood at all levels in the business 
•    Global perspective, commercial insights and understand that strategy can only be successfully delivered when it can be translated into concrete plans, actions, and outcomes
You are likely on the pathway for a leadership role or hold aspirations to take more of a driving role in your career. You don't wait to be lead, you bring the ideas, direction and then deliver together with your team. You are committed upholding the highest standards in yourself and others
You keep abreast with what is happening around you, both within the company and in the world, and you predict the implications of new developments, business ideas, changes in legislation, and create strategies to address that future.  


Want to know more? 


We invite you to apply in English at your earliest convenience. We do not have a fixed end date for this advertisement as we have several open positions within this competence area. Please apply through our Career site, and note that applications submitted via email will not be retained or taken into consideration. Once you receive a confirmation email from the system, your application will be acknowledged and reviewed. If we decide to proceed with you for any of the roles we will reach out to you, if not we will keep you in the pipeline for future opportunities. If you have any inquiries, please reach out at any time to appointed recruiter, Martina Damis at


Volvo Cars - Driving change together


Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. At Volvo Cars, your career is designed around your skills and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. 
For the right person, an inspiring, and creative workplace awaits. Did you know that every Volvo Cars employee worldwide has the right to our Family Bond, our new all-gender, paid parental leave policy? You’ll also enjoy a culture and benefits package that’s made us one of the world’s most awarded and progressive employers. 
By 2025, we aim to sell 1.2 million cars annually, 50% of which will be electric vehicles and sold directly to customers through digital channels. Join us on the journey of a lifetime as we create the driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.



Gothenburg, SE, 40531

Job requisition ID:  67926

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