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Tax Manager | Schiphol


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 four persons and is responsible for:

  • 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 company specific topics such as financing, shipping, country specific tax regimes, etc.
  • Front to back entire tax position of the EMEA region
  • 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

A new vacancy has arisen for an International Tax Manager to further expand the team. The International Tax Manager will be supporting and increasingly independently operate in the above activities. It is a exciting role within the company with plenty of opportunity to grow further.


Experience and tax competencies

  • University degree in tax law or fiscal economics
  • Some 4-7 years of relevant work experience in an international tax.
  • In-depth knowledge of corporation and international tax law and transactional tax concepts and its practical applications
  • Experience in an in-house tax department is a plus
  • Experience in providing & explaining tax guidance to non-tax professionals
  • Good understanding of accounting concepts and processes


  • Commercial awareness and customer orientation with a very pro-active mindset
  • Continuously develop sound expertise, demonstrate commercial awareness and customer orientation
  • Strong Communication (verbal and written skills, fluent in business English)
  • Strong numerical, analytical and problem solving skills including how to collect relevant data from systems and use them for the delivery of solutions
  • Ability to constantly (re)prioritize and get things done
  • IT skills: Excel, Word, Outlook, PPT
  • Professional management of employee relationships at all levels.
  • Have a good feel for the confidentiality of sensitive information


Founded in 1993, Trafigura is one of the largest physical commodities trading groups in the world. Trafigura sources, stores, transports and delivers a range of raw materials (including oil and refined products and metals and minerals) to clients around the world and has recently established a power and renewables trading division.

The trading business is supported by industrial and financial assets, including a majority ownership of global zinc and lead producer Nyrstar which has mining, smelting and other operations located in Europe, Americas and Australia; a significant shareholding in global oil products storage and distribution company Puma Energy; global terminals, warehousing and logistics operator Impala Terminals; Trafigura’s Mining Group; and Galena Asset Management.

With circa 850 shareholders, Trafigura is owned by its employees.  Over 8,500 employees work in 48 countries around the world.  Trafigura has achieved substantial growth over recent years, growing revenue from USD12 billion in 2003 to USD147 billion in 2020.  The Group has been connecting its customers to the global economy for more than two decades, growing prosperity by advancing trade.


Personal qualities

  • Open down to earth and hands-on personality with energy, and a high level of drive to successfully deliver
  • Team player with an enthusiastic approach to fresh challenges
  • Imaginative, ambitious and stimulate new ideas
  • Use foresight, and identify opportunities and challenges
  • Make clear demands on each other and push for constructive change
  • Communicate in a precise way, give and accept constructive feedback
  • Deliver on promises
  • 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

Apply for this position

On behalf of Trafigura we are right out looking for analytically strong personality who has a get things done attitude, who can grow and flourish in this very dynamic company. Please contact Rogier Ploeger if you want to learn more about the position.


Rogier Ploeger

+31 (0)6 18841557

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