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Technical Expert - Export Controls

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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

Volvo Cars’ Customs team will take on new challenges to support Volvo Car Group’s compliance in relation to Export Controls.


To do this we are looking for a Technical Expert – Export Controls who will introduce technical knowhow and experience into our current team to help us identify actions and support us and the rest of the company comply in the best way with the least amount of trouble.


What’s in it for you?

Since the position is new we will need your input, your ideas and your approach in defining the future of the role and how we work with the activities you will be responsible for. You will thus be a big part of defining your own work role and work processes. There are no existing dogma and depending on your approach and experience we will either support and guide you in the journey you define with your colleagues or take a firmer directive role and decide for you.


We offer a job with an international environment where collaboration across the borders with all regions will bring you inspiration, different approaches and challenges on a daily basis.


An important part of our future success will be built on how we apply that diversity in approach and thinking to achieve best practice. To help with this – outside of regular day-to-day cooperation across borders – we employ an exchange program between colleagues from different regions. For the interested person, it will thus be possible to work overseas for a period of time.


Your key tasks

Our new team member will be responsible for the following high level activities:


  • Export control classification of items
  • Handling enquiries generated by blocks in our Export Control system (technical classification and business partners)
  • Supporting VCC organisation/functions in creating and maintaining export control & trade sanctions compliance related procedures and workflows
  • Close cooperation with R&D in export control classification issues
  • Close cooperation with VCC export control colleagues in other regions (APAC and Americas)
  • Being ambassador within VCC for export control & trade sanctions compliance
  • Training VCC colleagues in export control & trade sanctions compliance
  • Being an active participant in IT projects that implement tools to automate processes and improve compliance level within VCC


The tasks above will be organised together with our customs classification and master data team (7 people globally) and the person will be an integral part of this team. Our expectation is that the person we hire will join the team and will take equal responsibility for the team’s entire delivery and thus will undertake to also learn and understand the deliveries primarily expected of other colleagues.


Do you fit the profile?


To be successful in this role, the key requirement is that you have a technical flair because in this job you will have to learn and understand VCC products as well as technical platforms so that you can easily navigate in the VCC organization. You have previous work experience from process-oriented IT projects as well as you have business oriented approach – with respect of the compliance role. In addition to that, you have knowledge or you are willing to learn regulatory background. Our company language is English and therefore you have to be fluent in verbal and written English.


On a personal level, you are open-minded team-player who is ready for new challenges. We also see that you are structured in your daily work and that you have great attention for details. Moreover, you are service minded and have high integrity when it comes to your work. In this role you will have create and maintain a network of  various technical experts in Manufacturing, R&D, IT etc. and therefore it is very important  that you are strong individual and firm communicator with great networking skills.


How to learn more and apply

Does this sound like your next challenge? Welcome with your application, by submitting your resume and cover letter via our system Success factors. If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Morten Steen Jensen, Director Customs,  at If you have questions regarding the recruitment process contact recruiter Egle Celedinaite at We want your application as soon as possible, but no later than 2018-02-28. Please note that we do not accept applications through email.


Who are we?

Volvo Cars is a company on a mission; to bring traditional car manufacturing into a connected, sustainable and smart future.

Since 1927, we have been a brand known for our commitment to safety, creating innovative cars that make life less complicated for our consumers. In 2010, we decided to transform our business, resulting in a totally new generation of cars and technologies, as well as steady growth and record sales. Today, we’re expanding our global footprint in Europe, China and the US, and we’re on the lookout for new talent.

We are constantly pushing our own skills and abilities to drive change in the automotive industry like never before. We are looking for innovative, committed people to join us in this endeavour and create safe, sustainable and connected cars. We believe in the power of people and will challenge and support you to reach your full potential. Join us and be part of Volvo Cars’ journey into the future.

Gothenburg, SE

Job requisition ID:  21434

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