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Senior Expert - Global Customs Projects & Strategy

Everything we do starts with people.

Our human-centric focus is what makes us different from all other car companies, and it’s at the heart of everything we create. If you want to join us in our mission to make people’s lives less complicated, we offer you a chance to grow together with talented people who want to make a true difference.


What do we offer?
At Customs & Export Controls we are accelerating our plans and are seeking new talent to join us in providing the input that will help shape the future development of Volvo Cars. You will be an integral part of an engaged global team that has high expectations placed on it with management support to do things differently and with confidence.


What’s in it for you?
Volvo Cars recognizes the value that customs can bring. We therefore provide an environment where you will be exposed to apply all your expert knowledge to make a real difference.  Since we never stand still and are in an industry undergoing a rapid transition you will be challenged in a way that will bring your best out while providing opportunity for growth. If customs is your passion and results drive you, we are sure there is no better place to be.


What you’ll do
You will be a key contributor leading and driving customs’ projects and initiatives on a global level together with your colleagues. You will be the speaking partner providing customs input into car programs, product development, logistics flows etc. Importantly, you will challenge the way customs is done and offer alternatives that will secure compliance and enable efficient business operations. You will spend a lot of time on future development and preparing us for value adding operations and along the way identify, develop, and execute business cases utilizing duty mitigation methodologies. Moreover, you will also inspire and contribute to delivering increased automation in customs processes using technology and provide consulting services to our exciting affiliates (Polestar, Lynk&Co as some examples) in their pursuits. Adding to the flavour of the role, you will be a key driver in continually developing and driving the Customs & Export Controls strategy within our organization and work with customs compliance on a corporate level.


You and your skills
We are looking for someone innovative – don’t expect to be following an existing script - you will be creating the future. You are probably not afraid of the unknown and dare to do things differently as well as move with speed and create value with your delivery. Along with being a team player who brings everyone along on the journey we consider it important that you can bring an in-depth understanding of the global customs’ process (supply chain, duty savings methodologies, import/export, valuation, classification, origin etc) and a demonstrated use of those skills in enabling business operations. This is a role where we will expect you to be able to bring clarity to ambiguity and traverse the complex landscape of a truly global company.  


•    We believe the candidates we are looking for ideally have a minimum 8 years working with customs/international trade in a large global organization, consulting firm, or similar.
•    Have excellent oral and written communication skills (English).
•    Are passionate, dedicated and drives activity to results.
•    Are structured and in control of their program as well as unafraid to make decisions.


How to learn more and apply
For questions about the position please contact Head of Global Customs Projects & Strategy Andrew Brock at andrew.brock@volvocars.com. For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Senior Recruiter, Henrik Jansson at Henrik.jansson.3@volvocars.com. We want your application at the latest September 27th, 2020. Please note that applications via email will not be accepted. Interviews will be held continuously.


Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.

Gothenburg, SE

Job requisition ID:  46665
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