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Customs Manager | Veldhoven

Tax and Customs Team

At the global Head Office based in Veldhoven the new position has become available for a Customs Manager. Currently the ASML Corporate Tax & Customs Team includes 37 tax professionals residing in the Netherlands based HQ (22), the regional offices in Asia (8) and the US (7). ASML’s Tax & Customs Team is responsible for the fiscal 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.


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-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, with a focus on customs valuation and classification;
  • Maintain and improve the framework of controls (Tax & Customs control framework) that ASML uses to manage and mitigate risks;
  • Focus on customs compliance and work closely together with colleagues from the regional and global expertise teams and the customs operations teams who execute the daily import/export & bonded operations;
  • 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.


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?



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.


Personal 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.

Apply for this position

Are you an experienced Customs Manager and want to learn more about this position, please contact Rogier Ploeger.


Rogier Ploeger

+31 (0)6 18841557

Patrick Asscher

+31 (0)6 5380 9235

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