30+ days ago - J-00241125-240

Customs Manager


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Veldhoven, Netherlands




8+ years



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Introduction to the job

ASML is an innovation leader in the semiconductor industry. ASML provides chipmakers with everything they need – hardware, software and services – to mass produce patterns on silicon through lithography.

ASML was founded in 1984, has approximately 32.000 employees (in FTE) with 120 Nationalities across 60 Locations in 16 countries. ASML has €18.6 bn Net sales, 52.7 % Gross margin and €2.5bn in R&D expenses resulting in €14.36 Earnings per share (basic)

Together with her customers and suppliers ASML is heading towards an interesting and challenging era growing today’s company into and beyond 20bE company. Are you the person that wants to be part this challenge? Are you able to assess business demands and driving the tax technology transformation? Why not join them?

Role and responsibilities

The Customs Manager will report to the Global Head of Customs Affairs and is a member of the Customs Affairs team consisting currently of 6 customs professionals (located in NL in HK, and will be extended in the US and the APAC region). In your role as 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.

The Customs Manager will be primarily be involved on how new legislation and business changes are impacting the internal policies and business flows and writing new policies thereon. Furthermore, you will be strategically looking at the impact of customs valuation and classification on the applicable processes (including stakeholder and project management). More specifically the task and responsibilities include:

  • 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-activelyadvice and support ASML’s (local) management on customs aspects ofbusiness decisions and further increase the value add of the CustomsAffairs team;
  • Create,build and maintain good relations with stakeholders within the other(cross) functional expertise areas like treasury, accounting, complianceand legal to support the business in an integrated way;
  • Togetherwith the other colleagues of the Customs Affairs team, co-develop,maintain, implement and improve policies and guidelines to manage CustomsCompliance, with a focus on customs valuation and classification;
  • Maintainand improve the framework of controls (Tax & Customs controlframework) that ASML uses to manage and mitigate risks;
  • Focus oncustoms compliance and work closely together with colleagues from theregional and global expertise teams and the customsoperations teams who execute the daily import/export & bondedoperations;
  • Participatein improvement and change projects as subject matter expert, representingthe Customs Affairs team;
    Applyfor and maintain customs valuation rulings or agreements with theauthorities;
  • Stimulate and establish good working relationships at different levels with relevant government agencies, special interest groups and professional network groups;
  • RepresentASML towards governmental bodies, including audits.

Education and experience

You have an Academic background (MSc) or similar working experience with a minimum of 8 years relevant experience in Customs Affairs, within a multinational, law firm or a consulting company at Manager or Senior Manager level. You have technical excellence in the field of customs valuation and a good understanding of the interplay between (operational) transfer pricing and customs valuation.

You have experience working in a multidisciplinary environment and in multi-cultural teams.


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:

  • 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 pre;
  • 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;
  • Solid project management skills, with attention to detail;
  • General understanding of corporate tax framework, transfer pricing, indirect tax and tax compliance;
  • Eye for detail;
  • Fluency in English, both oral and written, other languages are an advantage.

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.

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