Scroll to top
© The Resource

Royal Vopak

Indirect Tax Manager | Rotterdam


For its Global Tax department in Rotterdam, Royal Vopak is looking for an Indirect Tax Manager. You will be part of tax team consisting of four employees who are responsible for the global tax position. The Indirect Tax Manager will report to the global director tax. The Indirect Tax Manager will be responsible for all indirect tax issues globally; the main focus is on managing the indirect taxes in The Netherlands and supporting and monitoring Vopak’s global indirect tax operations.The indirect Tax issues concern VAT, CustomsWage Tax and Real Estate Property Tax.

More specifically the tasks will be:

  • Contribute to the development, implementation and maintenance of the global tax policy and practice, in line with tax obligations in (local) law & regulations and Vopak’s business strategy, in order to ensure an effective and efficient sustainable indirect tax position.
  • Pro-actively support and advise the management of the Dutch companies and Vopak Global Shared Services in their decisions on Indirect Tax:
    • the impact of indirect taxes on business transactions
    • risk, exposure and issue management with respect to indirect taxes
    • tax provisions in contracts
    • Managing external advisers
  • Providing indirect tax advice, assist in tax audits, and further develop the control framework.
  • Proactively approach business leaders to understand changes in the business and the impact it has on indirect tax and to advise and ensure business is conducted in an efficient and compliant manner to identify planning and cash flow optimization opportunities.
  • Work with tax colleagues and other corporate functions to identify, evaluate and implement value adding projects.
  • Create VAT awareness; provide training, guidance, support and solutions to the business (e.g. operation companies and Vopak Global Shared Services and other departments & internal staff members).
  • Manage and assist division and local management in executing their indirect tax obligations.
  • Advise on and manage various customs issues and provide support to the business thereon.
  • Advise on and manage and coordinate real property tax and payroll tax (and other indirect taxes that may come up).
  • Developing suitable IT solutions with respect to the indirect processes (including the Compliance processes).
  • Assess indirect tax risks and exposures and initiate practical and workable solutions to solve them.


  • Dutch University degree in Tax
  • 5-8 years’ experience in national and international indirect tax
  • Up to date with (international) tax requirements and developments with respect to indirect tax and experience with managing international projects.
  • Solid technical knowledge in VAT and at least some understanding of customs.
  • Experience in automating processes is considered a plus.
  • Analytical thinker, practical approach, able to understand the complex business and business processes.
  • Hands-on, team player, ability to translate complex tax issues to the business.
  • Fluent in Dutch and English.


Royal Vopak is the world’s largest independent tank storage provider. They operate a global network of terminals located at strategic locations along major trade routes. With over 400-year history and a strong focus on sustainability, including safety, we ensure safe efficient and clean storage and handling of bulk liquid products and gases for our customers. By  doing so, we enable the delivery of products that are vital to our economy and daily lives, ranging from oil, chemicals, gases and LNG to biofuels and vegoils.

Vopak is listed on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange and is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Including our joint ventures and associates, we employ an international workforce of over 5,700 people .

Vopak has 66 terminals in 23 countries and has 5550 employees. In 2019, the revenues were 1,252 Million Eur and the Ebita result was 830 million Eur.


Apply for this position

Are you looking for an exciting indirect tax role in a Dutch multinational and want to learn more about it please contact Rogier Ploeger.


Rogier Ploeger

+31 (0)6 18841557

Share this job