Customs and Export Control

Göteborg Permanent

Updated on 27/05/2021

  • Challenge customs approach and offer alternatives for efficient operations
  • Key driver in continually developing the Customs & Export Controls strategy

About Our Client

Volvo Cars is a company on a mission; to bring traditional car manufacturing into a connected, sustainable and smart future. Since 1927, they have been a brand known for their commitment to safety, creating innovative cars that make life less complicated for their consumers. In 2010, they decided to transform their business, resulting in a totally new generation of cars and technologies, as well as steady growth and record sales. Today, they're expanding their global footprint in Europe, China and the US, and they're on the lookout for new talent. They are constantly pushing their own skills and abilities to drive change in the automobile industry like never before. They are looking for innovative, committed people to join them in this endeavour and create safe, sustainable and connected cars. They believe in the power of people and will challenge and support you to reach your full potential. Join them and be part of Volvo Cars' journey into the future.

Job Description

At Customs & Export Controls they are accelerating their plans and are seeking new talent to join them in providing the input that will help shape the future development of Volvo Cars. You will be an integral part of an engaged global team that has high expectations placed on it with management support to do things differently and with confidence.

You will be a key contributor leading and driving customs' projects and initiatives on a global level together with your colleagues. You will be the speaking partner providing customs input into car programs, product development, logistics flows etc. Importantly, you will challenge the way customs is done and offer alternatives that will secure compliance and enable efficient business operations. You will spend a lot of time on future development and preparing them for value adding operations and along the way identify, develop, and execute business cases utilizing duty mitigation methodologies. Moreover, you will also inspire and contribute to delivering increased automation in customs processes using technology and provide consulting services to their exciting affiliates (Polestar, Lynk&Co as some examples) in their pursuits. Adding to the flavour of the role, you will be a key driver in continually developing and driving the Customs & Export Controls strategy within the organization and work with customs compliance on a corporate level.

The Successful Applicant

On their behalf, we are looking for someone innovative - don't expect to be following an existing script - you will be creating the future. You are probably not afraid of the unknown and dare to do things differently as well as move with speed and create value with your delivery. Along with being a team player who brings everyone along on the journey we consider it important that you can bring an in-depth understanding of the global customs' process (supply chain, duty savings methodologies, import/export, valuation, classification, origin etc) and a demonstrated use of those skills in enabling business operations. This is a role where we will expect you to be able to bring clarity to ambiguity and traverse the complex landscape of a truly global company.


  • Ideally with minimum of 8 years working with customs/international trade in a large global organization, consulting firm, or similar
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills (English)
  • Passionate, dedicated and drives activity to results
  • Structured and in control of their program as well as unafraid to make decisions

What's on Offer

Volvo Cars recognizes the value that customs can bring. We therefore provide an environment where you will be exposed to apply all your expert knowledge to make a real difference. Since we never stand still and are in an industry undergoing a rapid transition you will be challenged in a way that will bring your best out while providing opportunity for growth. If customs is your passion and results drive you, we are sure there is no better place to be.

Form of employment: Permanent employment with six months probationary period.

Apply today as the role may be filled before the last application date. Please note that only relevant candidates will be contacted for further steps in the process.

Andre Grindefjord
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