Amer Sports (www.amersports.com) is a sporting goods company with internationally recognised brands including Salomon, Wilson, Atomic, Arc’teryx, Mavic, Suunto and Precor. The company’s technically-advanced sports equipment, footwear and apparel improve performance and increase the enjoyment of sports and outdoor activities. The Group’s business is balanced by its broad portfolio of sports and products and a presence in all major markets. Amer Sports shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki stock exchange (AMEAS).


POSITION TITLE: Customs & Trade Manager (m/f)
LOCATION: Überherrn

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
As Customs & Trade Manager (m/f) you will be a Member of the Global Tax Department, leading Amer Sports’ Customs Operations Team located in Germany responsible for internal brokerage as well as coordinating external Customs Brokers. In this role you will ensure Customs & Trade (import, bonded warehouse, and export) activities of Amer Sports are fully compliant and performed in accordance with the applicable customs laws, regulations, and related internal procedures with the aim to achieve best-in-class performance.
  • Managing customs operations (imports, bonded warehouse, and exports) executed by Amer Sports’ Customs Operations Team in Germany as well as by external Brokers and assuring compliance with according customs regulations.
  • Managing operational trade and customs issues related to customs regulations, including coordination and professional support of external audits by the Customs Authorities.
  • Responsible for Customs Licenses, AEO (Authorized Economic Operator), and Customs Operations reporting
  • Monitoring (self-assessment) of Customs Operations in order to ensure business compliance and improve efficiency in respect to customs laws and regulations with the aim to achieve operational excellence.
  • Preparing and providing regular updates on business performance and progress on trade and customs compliance issues.
  • Close collaboration with Amer Sports’ Customs Centre of Excellences to support implementation of new legally prescribed regulations (changes in customs laws and regulations) as well as implementing changes of internal procedures and processes.
  • Conducting phased project work in relation to Customs input involving changes to supply chain and supply flows for all imported and exported products.
  • Supporting automation technology to improve customs operations compliance and efficiency.
  • Managing and developing the German Customs team to include appraisal counselling. Being an integral member of the Global Customs team and wider Tax Department.
YOUR PROFILE:
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in International Customs & Trade, Economics, Logistics, or equivalent diplomas
  • Familiar with of customs law, regulations, and policies applicable in EMEA
  • 3 - 5+ years of relevant experience in international trade compliance in a medium to large size company
  • Proficient in import, bonded warehouse, and export processes and formalities in Germany.
  • Excellent communication skills in German language is essential. Must also be fluent in English, both written and spoken
  • Knowledge and experience with AEO Certification and in creating, maintaining and monitoring compliance with trade and customs controls and processes is preferred
  • Proficient standard in IT skills including SAP ERP, MS Office, and reporting and management tools to create reports, proposals and evaluations. Sound working knowledge of SAP GTS or similar system is an advantage
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:
  • Team player with staff management skills and qualities
  • Self-starter, self-organized with ability to identify and resolve issues
  • Effective communication, to internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Outstanding conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Sensitivity to other cultures and ability to effectively work with colleagues in other countries and regions.
  • Ability to multi task and to priorities under pressure and within timeline constraints.
  • Strong in collaborating, capable of both teamwork and working independently.
  • Strong integrity and ethics as well as a strong sense of accountability.
WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU:
  • An interesting role in a challenging industry
  • Career progression framework and structured personal development
  • A friendly and vibrant working environment in a dynamic and international team

Please submit your application and CV in English online and when making the application please state your notice period and salary expectation related to this role.