30+ days ago - req32819

Customs & Export Classification Specialist


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Veldhoven, Netherlands




3-7 years



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Introduction to the job

The ASML Customs team is expanding its expertise in customs and export control classification preparing ourselves for an interesting and challenging era growing today’s company into and beyond 16bE company. Are you the person that wants to be part this challenge? Are you able to translate technical documentation into customs and export control classification? Are you the
person that can build relationships with our engineering community who have the technical expertise that you need to decide on complex classifications questions? Do you want to help building a team of classification experts that is globally responsible for classification? Why not join us?

Role and responsibilities

In your role as Classification Specialist you are part of the internal global centralized classification
team and work in an international environment with a presence on three continents. Correct
customs and export control classification and therefore a compliant supply chain is not only
essential to enable the ASML organization to meet the commitments we made to our customers,
but compliance is also considered to be one of the core values within ASML.

  • Perform customs and export control classification;
  • Determine country of origin (CoO) for both preferential and non-preferential purposes;
  • Handle legal control blocks (GTS);
  • Maintain and improve the master classification database;
  • Function as the go-to-person in case of classification related questions from the
    authorities or internal stakeholders;
  • Assist and prepare for classification requests;
  • Setup and execute controls to ensure a compliant and timely classification process;
  • Stimulate and establish good working relationships at different levels with relevant
    departments within ASML (for example Development & Engineering, LSO, etc.);
  • Collaborate and advise internal stakeholders on core issues of customs & export control
    classification and licensing to ensure compliance;
  • Review the impact of new regulations related to classification;
  • Support the business and participate in different projects such as the implementation of a
    new ERP system;
  • Setup improvement processes (for example via robotizing).

Education and experience

You are a licensed customs broker (Dutch/European broker exam) and/or have a minimum of 3 years relevant (technical) experience in Customs and Export Controls classification within a multinational, law firm, a technology or consulting company.
Technical background (degree/experience in physics or engineering) and/or knowledge and experience with SAP and GTS is preferred. You have experience working in a multidisciplinary environment and in multi-cultural teams. Candidates with a technical background and the ambition to learn the customs and export control classification rules and regulation, are invited to apply for this job as well.


Working at the cutting edge of tech, you’ll always have new challenges and new problems to solve – and working together is the only way to do that. You won’t work in a silo. Instead, you’ll be part of a creative, dynamic work environment where you’ll collaborate with supportive colleagues. There is always space for creative and unique points of view. You’ll have the flexibility and trust to choose how best to tackle tasks and solve problems.
To thrive in this job, you’ll need the following skills:

Personal skills

  • Strong drive with a hands-on, structured, accurate and result oriented working style;
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to motivate and drive others, build
    relationships and influence other functional areas;
  • Able to cope with a multicultural, dynamic and changing and complex environment;
  • Good time management skills and able to manage towards tight deadlines ;
  • Show ownership of issues from start to finish;
  • Eye for detail, proactive and capable of making decisions.

Language skills

  • Fluent in English, both oral and written

Diversity & Inclusion

ASML is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

Other information

The ASML business requires a 24/7 support in relation to classification. This full service level will be realized by the team in the Netherlands and the US, in combination with a backup call-center team to cover the out of office hours outside the NL, KR and US business hours. The working hours of the classification specialist will be during regular business hours, but could require incidentally to be standby during the evening or the weekend.

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