EY Senior Consultant Global Trade in Belgium

Senior Consultant Global Trade


Requisition # BEL000PT

Post Date Jan 16, 2018

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Global Trade team

Our Global Trade team provides companies with support and advice on customs, international trade, excise and energy tax topics. Global trade includes the following areas of expertise: Customs & excise , Trade policy and Trade compliance.

Our focus is on both tax & legal compliance as well as on cost reduction strategies but also seeking operational efficiencies and improving working capital. Equally so, our team assists companies dealing with excise products on their excise (tax) issues. Our clients are situated in all industries, public administrations and non-profit organizations.

In our team we have people with a legal and/or an economic background; also commercial engineers considering the nature of our work, bringing together supply chain, operational, tax and financial experience.

Your function

As Senior Consultant within our Global Trade team:

  • You will assist and advise clients regarding import & export matters both national and international.

  • You will help clients to operate more effectively in moving goods around the world by developing and implementing strategies to manage duty costs by utilizing free trade agreements, special programs, and transactional structuring.

  • You will work on Operational Model Effectiveness projects, which may for example include reshaping the organization and underlying processes in order to create tax and supply chain efficiencies.

  • You will support companies with local and foreign investments whereby we aim to make the international product flows (raw & pack, (semi-)finished product) cost effective and avoid operational issues at borders, re-assuring compliance with tax & legal provisions.

  • You will work project based for SME’s and large corporations, possibly including travel, with a focus on compliance but also achieving cost effectiveness and efficiencies.

  • You will be responsible for handling a varied portfolio of client assignments, participating in client meetings, and developing your relationships with your clients.

  • You will be identifying areas where tax & legal technical expertise is required and recommending appropriate solutions to your manager.

  • You will be integrated within a young and dynamic department, building up a network of relationships with colleagues in your office and other countries.

Your profile:

  • You have a university degree in a business-related discipline, ideally in law, commercial engineer or economics.

  • You have 2 to 6 years of experience in the domain of customs / global trade (customs & excise, trade policy and/or trade compliance).

  • You are able to communicate fluently in English and in Dutch and/or French.

  • You have excellent communication skills, the mindset of an entrepreneur and are willing to work in a challenging work environment.

  • You have an open, enthusiastic and flexible mindset, looking for opportunities to exceed expectations and take ownership of projects assigned to you.

  • Data analytics, IT skills are a plus.

  • Understanding of SAP and/or other ERP environments is welcome.

Our offer:

  • We offer a job in a growing department with a real team spirit, working for businesses in all industries and a wide variety in advisory services relating to global trade.

  • A job in an international business environment with excellent career opportunities.

  • An excellent salary and benefits package (including a company car).

  • A comprehensive training program which gives you a real opportunity to expand your knowledge and develop a wide range of business skills.