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Manager Trade Compliance



Oegstgeest, Netherlands
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024

Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and digital identification solutions company that provides a wide range of branding and information solutions that optimize labor and supply chain efficiency, reduce waste, advance sustainability, circularity and transparency, and better connect brands and consumers. Our products and solutions include labeling and functional materials, radio frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags, software applications that connect the physical and digital, and a variety of products and solutions that enhance branded packaging and carry or display information that improves the customer experience. Serving an array of industries worldwide — including home and personal care, apparel, general retail, e-commerce, logistics, food and grocery, pharmaceuticals and automotive — we employ approximately 35,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Our reported sales in 2023 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Avery Dennison is an equal opportunity employer.
Please let us know if we can support you with reasonable accommodations throughout the application process by contacting our team via [email protected].

Job Description

In this function you are part of the Corporate Global Trade Management (GTM) team. The GTM team is a global team responsible to manage all aspects of the company’s customs and trade compliance function.

This is a regional role covering multiple countries in the EMEA region and reporting to the GTM EMEA Director. The GTM EMEA team consists of five people located in the Netherlands and Germany.

In this role you will be responsible to:

  • Support the company in meeting its international trade compliance obligations in the region including compliance related to Free Trade Agreements, customs tariff classification, customs valuation, export control, import/export licenses, and other customs regulations.

  • Provide trade compliance advice and support to all GTM stakeholders including Supply Chain, Finance, Tax, Legal, Procurement and Sales

  • Work closely with the regional VAT team to ensure compliance with VAT processes related to import/export

  • Maintain the customs control framework in the region

  • Provide trade compliance support for business projects, initiatives and acquisitions

  • Review business models and post entry data to determine strategies to mitigate risks and reduce duties/fees legitimately

  • Lead the resolution of issues relating to import/export clearances to avoid business disruption

  • Review current trade compliance processes and identify improvement opportunities

  • Liaise with local customs and trade authorities as needed to meet the company’s compliance obligations

  • Manage Customs Brokers performance and KPI’s

  • Lead implementation of customs systems/software, due diligence projects and other trade compliance related projects on a Regional or Global level.

  • Perform periodic trade compliance risk assessments on sites in the region

  • Develop trade compliance training materials and provide education to business personnel

  • Lead defense strategies in cases of customs inquiry, audit or investigation

  • Monitor trade compliance legislation changes, understand their impact to the business and implement strategies to mitigate adverse impact or harvest opportunities.


  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 5+ years experience in the field of customs and international trade (preferably in a multinational company and/or consultancy firm)

  • Working knowledge of EMEA wide trade/customs regulations and processes, including tariff classification, (preferential) origin, customs valuation and other customs schemes

  • Strong analytical and Google Sheet skills (formulas, pivot tables)

  • Excellent English communication skills, both oral and written. French is a plus.

  • Ability to work with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.

  • Proactive and highly motivated: Able to work independently, in a fast paced, ever-changing, environment

  • Ability to balance rule driven processes with creative problem solving skills

  • Proven ability to analyze trade compliance issues, conduct relevant research and suggest and implement solutions with minimal guidance

  • Proven ability to collaborate across organizational units and functions to successfully complete projects on time and meet corporate objectives. Proven follow-up skills.

  • Experience in using import and export software packages to manage processes and augment internal controls

Additional Information

We offer:

  • Attractive salary package
  • Workplace & work hours flexibility
  • Structured learning and development / Mentoring program
  • International environment
  • Events such as International Women’s Day, Earth Day, etc.
  • A growing and welcoming team with good spirit!

Who we are! - Our Story:

Every voice. Every day! Eight Values. One Team!

Being open to every voice, every day, brings our value of diversity to life and makes Avery Dennison a vibrant and engaging place to be. We understand diversity and equal opportunities as enrichment for our future-oriented work. Across our diverse, global team, every voice makes us stronger. When we listen to and learn from each other, there is no limit to what we can achieve together. Each of us is unique, and we appreciate bringing together different personalities and talents.

Avery Dennison is an equal-opportunity employer. In the EMEA region, we have these Employee Resource Groups:

  • EmpoWer - focusing on the engagement, mentoring, and promotion of women
  • Mental Health - striving to provide a safe space for employees to discuss mental health issues in the workplace
  • Unite - supporting the LGBTQI+ and ally community in the EMEA region

To find out more about all our employee resources groups globally as well as our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion approach, please go to our Diversity and Inclusion pages in the About Us section of our website: https://www.averydennison.com/en/home/about-us/diversity-and-inclusion.html

At Avery Dennison, we do what we love, and we love what we do - Just click here, and get to know us better: Life @ Avery Dennison (linkedin.com/company/avery-dennison/life/emea)