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International Tax Manager | Amsterdam


The Global Tax Department consists of a Direct and Indirect Tax team, each with over 15 people. The Direct Tax team has Regional Tax Managers for the three time zones; Country Tax Managers for the countries with significant local business activities and Tax Accounting and Compliance centres (in Mumbai and Montevideo). In Amsterdam the Direct Tax Team consists of 8 persons.

Trafigura and the Tax Department is an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment that operates at a high pace. It is essential the Tax manager has that same spirit and drive in order to push the business forward and deliver a high quality tax support to all parts of the Trafigura business within tight deadlines.  You will work with the commercial teams as well as other teams supporting the commercial teams. You will be close to the decision making process. It is therefore a great possibility to develop as a tax professional as well as an opportunity for personal development in a business operating in the geopolitical arena.

The tax department is responsible for:

  • Support in M&A and the various transactions from a tax perspective;
  • Set out medium and long term tax strategy, given international, regional and country specific tax developments in conjunction with the evolution of the business;
  • Developing, monitoring and maintaining tax design behind Trafigura’s corporate structure including its divisions;
  • Analysis and delivery of solutions for global, transregional tax developments (such as ATAD and BEPS Pillar 1, Pillar 2);
  • Subject matter expertise on a number of global business specific topics such as trading, financing, shipping, country specific tax regimes, etc.;
  • Negotiate preferential tax regimes;
  • Management and monitoring of the global tax position including tax accounting, compliance, year-end audit;
  • Tax accrual process for the region both for corporate and transactional tax;
  • Risk assessment and control of all applicable taxes including tax provisioning;
  • Manage TP documentation & compliance;
  • Manage tax audits and tax litigation, including negotiations with local tax authorities;
  • Develop, implement and maintain tax reporting tools;
  • Ensure effective use of external advisers – in terms of quality and cost.

The International Tax Manager will be supporting and increasingly independently operate in the above activities. It is a great opportunity to join the team.


Experience and competencies

  • Down to earth and hands-on personality with energy, drive and entrepreneurial spirit aimed at delivery of concrete answers and pragmatic solutions;
  • Team player, with an open non-political style understanding the importance of personal integrity;


Founded in 1993, Trafigura is one of the largest physical commodities trading groups in the world.  At the heart of global supply, Trafigura connects the world with the vital resources it needs.  Through their Oil & Petroleum Products, Metals and Minerals, and Power and Renewables divisions, we deploy infrastructure, skills and a global network to move commodities from where they are plentiful to where they are needed most, forming strong relationships that make supply chains more efficient, secure and sustainable.

Trafigura also owns and operates a number of industrial assets including a majority share of global multi-metals producer Nyrstar and fuel storage and distribution company Puma Energy; and joint ventures Impala Terminals, a port and logistics provider, and Nala Renewables, a power and renewable energy investment and development platform.

Due to the global nature of its business, the employees of the company come from a wide variety of nationalities and represent a mix of many different nationalities, backgrounds and cultures. Through their commitment, inventiveness, expertise and entrepreneurial spirit, they are the key to the success in the markets where the company operates.

With over 1,000 shareholders, Trafigura is owned by its employees and employs over 13,000 people working in 48 countries.


  • Strive for simplification and clarity, and focus on value-adding activities;
  • Show dedication and endurance, follow through and pay attention to important details;
  • Skilled in developing, utilizing and extending network of internal and external contacts;
  • Commercial awareness and customer orientation with a very pro-active mindset;
  • Strong Communication (verbal and written skills, fluent in business English);
  • Strong numerical, analytical and problem solving skills;
  • University degree in tax law or fiscal economics;
  • 7+ years of relevant work experience in the international M&A tax practise of a Big4 consultancy or major Law Firm. Subsequent experience gained in an in-house tax function could be a pre;
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in domestic and international tax rules applicable to corporations and its practical applications;
  • Experience in providing & explaining tax guidance to non-tax professionals.

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Please contact Rogier Ploeger if you want to learn more about the position.


Rogier Ploeger

+31 (0)6 18841557

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