DuPont Customs & Trade Compliance Specialist (Logistics) in Antwerp, Belgium

Customs & Trade Compliance Specialist (Logistics) (Job Number: SOU00001583)


Our team, based in Mechelen (Belgium) , is looking for a new colleague to help shape the future! You will support businesses that specialize in innovative, science-based, solutions . You will be part of an international team with a focus on the EMEA region (Europe, Middle-East and Africa).


You are responsible for managing and optimizing customs processes in several countries in Western Europe . You are the first point of contact for internal (businesses,…) and external (customs authorities, agents,…) customers/parties, ensuring customs compliance within the DuPont processes. Depending on the assigned area of expertise your tasks may vary. You perform this function out of our offices in Mechelen.

Your main tasks include:

  • Ensure and support compliant and timely import and export transactions/processes according to ISO standards. Examples being: instructions/SOP’s to external agents, reconciliation/reporting of internal customs transactions, application for customs licenses/authorisations, origin calculation, tarification…;

  • Check customs duty calculation and prepare customs duty payment. Analyse and resolve customs non-settlements (transit documents, confirmations of exit, excise documents) with respective teams;

  • Support and assist in DuPont Customs Internal control program and Import/Export compliance reporting as well as being the primary contact for Customs authorities in external controls /audits ;

  • Support, lead specific customs projects and provide guidance and training in customs related activities

  • Help drive continuous process improvement in the Customs team;

  • Being a DuPont Customs Systems key user (SAP GTS Customs / Excises / Export control);

  • Analyse market situation and buy customs clearance services.

  • Looking for opportunities in the customs duty management regimes (e.g. IPR/OPR, bonded warehouse)

  • Ensure correct Preferential / Origin related questions, investigations, calculations - FTA


Your profile:

  • You have a bachelor degree in Logistics/Customs/International Trade or equivalent by experience;

  • You have several years of practical work experience in the field of customs and trade compliance;

  • As the first point of contact you are an effective communicator with good interpersonal skills;

  • You posses the capability to develop and apply statistical and computer skills (Office, SAP,…);

  • You have an openness to change and proactively seek continuous improvement, Six Sigma certification or other process improvement knowledge is a plus;

  • Experience with E-customs systems such as SAP GTS is a plus;

  • You are fluent in English. Knowledge of other European languages is a plus. As the team is located in Mechelen knowledge of Dutch is preferred.

  • Knowledge / Experience of Export control compliance Programs, Dual Use Goods

Our offer:

  • Above average pay and benefits, you will be employed within the chemistry sector and will receive an indefinite contract;

  • A stimulating and international work environment in our offices in Mechelen, close to the E19 and train station;

  • Engaging contacts with our enthusiastic colleagues and customers from all over the world;

  • Good accessibility by car or by public transport;

  • Possibilities to either grow and move within the organization or to specialize within the role. There are plenty of opportunities for trainings and seminars.

Primary Location: EMEA-Belgium-Antwerp-Mechelen

Organization: Corporate

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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