Global Customs Specialist
- Älmhult, Sweden
IKEA Customs Coordination Centre (CCC) is a central function of the Inter IKEA Group that handles and coordinates international custom- and trade issues. CCC’s main function is to, in a strategic perspective, handle, support and co-ordinate customs and trade related matters for IKEA globally.
This is what we call it in Sweden and if you are working with it we call the role Tullspecialist.
At IKEA one of these specialist role goes by the title Global Customs Coordinator.
A day in this role, at the core of the product development at IKEA of Sweden (IoS) in Älmhult, is filled with support to the IKEA organisation globally regarding customs issues and working with the customs classification of our range. We can promise you (with a guarantee) a stimulating and dynamic work environment, with a lot of contacts worldwide and challenges that will trigger your problem solving skills. The challenges can be to find the right Tariff number for the classic BILLY bookcase, or for the newcomers in the range, such as TRÅDFRI from IKEA Home smart.
As you know, the correct customs classification on all our products are highly important and it takes a kind of deep passion to get all of the details correct – all the way. Besides this you might be part of our continuous improvement work of both routines as well as IT-systems. We are so curious about what you can bring here! You will get a deep understanding of the IKEA processes, as well of the organisation as we mentioned before. In your everyday work there are lots of contacts with people from IKEA and authorities all over the world, which will give you a very good view of our range and development.
We are looking for you who have a background from trade, with a solid knowledge from customs, based on previous work experience. In a nutshell - you know a lot about customs. You have appropriate training within the area of customs or trade. As a person you are persistent and are motivated by and put pride in securing that all information are correctly handled in a good way. You know how to create a good understanding about customs classification of products in a communicative way.
You also have some knowledge about free trade agreements and country of origin. Many different functions at IKEA of Sweden need support in customs related questions and therefore you need to have the ability to create clarity, build and maintain networks as well as have confidence in speaking in public. Your analytical mindset is sharp, spiced with a natural curiosity to seek information. For us at IKEA, the most important thing is that you share our values. Values like leadership by example and that you are constantly being on the way with a cost-conscious mind set is important. Your skills in English are very good, both spoken and written.
Tull Tull! (it´s a kind of strange joke we are having in Sweden, we are looking forward to explain it further to you)
Are you ready for the task?
The position is located in Älmhult, Sweden. If you have any questions about the recruitment process you are welcome to contact Recruitment Specialist Maria Fröberg Larsson, +46 (0)766 190 996. Warm welcome with you your CV and motivational letter in English latest by September 30th.
GROWING TOGETHER IKEA of Sweden is a vibrant culture where ideas are heard, where there is opportunity to learn new skills and where the goal always is "to create a better everyday life for the many people". We give down-to-earth, straightforward people the possibility to grow, both as individuals and in their professional roles. We offer this position in a fast paced, truly global environment with an endless supply of challenges and development opportunities.