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Customs & Excise Specialist

SABIC | Sittard


At the office in Sittard the position of a Customs & Excise Specialist has arisen (working 1 day a week from other location e.g. Amsterdam and Bergen op Zoom is possible). The Customs & Excise Specialist reports to the Customs & Excise Manager. With the team they are responsible for all the customs and excise duties within Europe. The Customs & Excise group is part of the Global Tax Team, that consists of some 50 tax professionals. More specifically the tasks and responsibilities are:

  • Pro-actively advice and support (senior) management on customs & excise aspects of business decisions;
  • Support customs & excise tax planning strategies and implementation thereof;
  • Continuously monitors and assesses the relevance of changes in customs & excise legislation;
  • Provide training and create awareness within the organization on relevant customs & excise topics;
  • Monitor and assist in internal and external customs & excise audits;
  • Participate in cross-region, cross-functional projects to preserve an optimal customs & excise outcome and ensure regulatory compliance;
  • Support implementation of processes and procedures that continuously improve the sustainable efficiency and effectiveness of SABIC’s customs & excise position;
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with internal stakeholders, Tax Authorities, third party advisors and external auditors.


  • Master degree: a relevant subject such as Law, tax. Economics or Finance;
  • 5-8 years of experience in Customs & Excise gained at a big consultancy or in industry;
  • Up to date know how of Customs & Excise law;
  • Knowledge to translate Customs & Excise rules to operational activities;
  • Strong influencing skills and high adaptability and cultural awareness;
  • Good business understanding and knowledge with global outlook;
  • Strong project management skills and analytical thinking;
  • Some travel will be part of the position.




SABIC is a global leader in diversified chemicals headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It manufactures on a global scale in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, making distinctly different kinds of products: chemicals, commodity and high performance plastics, agri-nutrients and metals. The company has more than 35,000 employees worldwide and operates in more than 50 countries, with innovation hubs in five key geographies – USA, Europe, Middle East, South East Asia and North East Asia.



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Are you interested in this new and innovative in-house tax position, please contact Rogier Ploeger.


Rogier Ploeger

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