30+ days ago - J-00239822-018

Regional Customs Manager (KR/JP)

In a nutshell


Hwasung-Si, Korea

Introduction to the job

In your role as Regional Customs Manager, you are part of a global team (ASML’s Corporate Tax & Customs Team) of direct tax, transfer pricing, indirect tax, wage tax and customs professionals in an international environment and presence in three continents.

You will be responsible for all customs related topics and projects from a strategical and tactical point of view for Asia with a focus specifically for Korea and Japan. He or she will closely work together with the colleagues from the customs operations teams (LSO Customs) who execute the daily import/export & bonded operations.

Role and responsibilities

  • Responsible for continuously monitoring of the applicable customs laws and regulations in the relevant jurisdictions and assess the relevancy and impact of these changes for ASML
  • Pro-actively advice and support ASML’s (local) management on customs aspects of business decisions and further increase the value add of the Customs Affairs team
  • Create, build and maintain good relations with stakeholders within the other (cross) functional expertise areas like treasury, accounting, compliance and legal to support the business in an integrated way
  • Together with the other colleagues of the Customs Affairs team, co-develop, maintain, implement and improve policies and guidelines to manage Customs Compliance
  • Maintain and improve the framework of controls (Tax & Customs control framework) that ASML uses to manage and mitigate risks with a focus on KR and JP
  • Focus on customs compliance and work closely together with colleagues from the regional and global expertise teams and the customs operations team located in the different countries
  • Participate in improvement and change projects as subject matter expert, representing the Customs Affairs team
  • Apply for and maintain customs valuation rulings or agreements with the authorities
  • Stimulate and establish good working relationships at different levels with relevant government agencies, special interest groups and professional network groups
  • Represent ASML towards governmental bodies, including audits

Education and experience

  • Academic background (MSc) or similar working experience with a minimum of 12years relevant experience in Customs Affairs from a Asian perspective, within a multinational, lawfirm or a consulting company.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with relevant Asian customsregulations is a preferred (meaning for KR and JP)
  • Technical excellence in the field of customs valuation and a good understanding of the interplay between (operational) transfer pricing and customs valuation.
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary environment and in multi-cultural teams.


  • 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, experience with Asian cultures is a preferred
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to translate complex business issues into simple problem statements, clear processes and actions
  • Good time management skills and able to manage towards tight deadlines
  • Show ownership of issues from start to finalization
  • Project management skills, with attention to detail;
  • General understanding of corporate tax framework, transfer pricing, indirect tax and tax compliance;
  • Eye for detail
  • Fluent in English and Korean language, both orally and in writing.

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

Location: Hwasung, Korea.

Some International travel and annual travel to the Dutch based HQ is required.

About the team: Currently the ASML Tax & Customs Team includes 37 tax and customs professionals residing in the Netherlands based HQ (22), the regional/local offices in Asia (11) and the US (4). The Tax & Customs team includes regional teams (NL/EMEA, Asia and US) and global expertise teams (Indirect tax, Customs, Transfer Pricing, Wage Tax and PMO). ASML’s Tax & Customs team is accountable for the Tax and Customs affairs in all jurisdictions where ASML operates.

The flat ASML organization and X-sector approach for addressing business challenges allows the Tax & Customs team to closely interact with the company operations. The Tax & Customs team provides expertise guidance to the business and manages tax/customs risks according to its global strategy approved by ASML Board of Management. In this respect the Tax & Customs team closely collaborates with the other Finance and Operations teams to ensure appropriate and efficient execution in practice.

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