Global Customs Manager

  • Hitachi Zosen Inova AG
  • Zürich (Schweiz)
  • Presence / Mobile
  • Work experience
  • Commercial professions (other)
  • Purchasing, Materials Management, Logistics
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About us

Zurich-based green-tech company Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) is a global leader in solutions for energy transition and circular economy including Energy from Waste (EfW) and Renewable Gas (RG), operating as part of the Hitachi Zosen Corporation Group. HZI acts as a project developer, technology supplier and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor delivering complete turnkey plants and system solutions for thermal and biological waste recovery. Its solutions are based on efficient and environmentally sound technologies, are thoroughly tested, and can be flexibly adapted to customer requirements. HZI’s Service Solutions Group combines its own research and development with comprehensive manufacturing and erection capabilities to provide support throughout a plant’s entire plant cycle. HZI works for customers ranging from established waste management companies to up-and-coming partners in new markets. Its innovative and reliable solutions have been part of more than 1,600 reference projects worldwide.

Your responsibilities

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Global Customs Manager to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for create the company's global customs compliance program and ensuring compliance with all relevant customs laws and regulations.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement global customs compliance policies and procedures
  • Manage relationships with customs authorities globally
  • Provide guidance to internal teams on customs-related matters, including classification, valuation, and origin determination
  • Conduct audits and risk assessments to ensure compliance with customs regulations
  • Develop and deliver training programs on customs compliance to employees
  • Monitor changes in customs regulations globally and advise internal teams on necessary updates
  • Participate in industry groups and trade associations to stay up to date on best practices and industry developments
  • Collaborate with other departments, such as compliance, tax and legal, to ensure customs compliance in all aspects of the business.
  • Manage and oversee the work of customs brokers and third-party service providers

Your experiences

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in international trade, logistics, or related field
  • 8+ years of experience in customs compliance, preferably in a global role
  • Deep knowledge of Swiss customs regulations and global customs procedures including customs valuation and Intrastat
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams
  • Experience managing customs brokers and third-party service providers
  • Ability to travel internationally as required

We offer

  • Responsible challenge with diversified field of activity
  • Team-oriented working atmosphere in an international Company
  • Personal development opportunities through own Inova Academy
  • Opportunity to gain an insight into various technical disciplines
  • Excellent employment conditions
  • Attractive working place (central, good transport links)
  • Modern infrastructure


Do you have any questions? Please contact us.
We look forward to receiving your application.

For HR agencies: Please note that we do not accept applications coming from agencies. Thank you.