To support the IKEA goods availability to relevant stakeholders for the fulfillment of the agreed service level to IKEA customer, establishing the customs process and deliver operation excellence by smooth and efficient border-crossing activity at lowest cost, meanwhile fully complying with relevant laws and regulations in local country.
About the job
To lead country customs team to manage import and export related affairs in the objective to achieve customs clearance efficiency, cost effectiveness and customs compliance.
To secure the team deliveries according to IKEA Strategy, Business Plan, Customs 2020 by developing business and people together.
Be responsible for import and export affairs in assigned IKEA units, securing efficient and effective internal controls and conducting business in compliance with internal and external rules and regulations and achieve operation excellence;
Lead to acquire and secure Customs related license and accreditation;
Work closely with IKEA stakeholders, continuously enhance process optimization to meet business requirements;
Secure and extend IKEA business model and Bonded warehouse management;
Manage and improve broker/agents performance;
Maintain good communication with local authorities and get their support on tracking and adapting relevant rules to contribute on cost and operation efficiency;
Lead and develop team in accordance with "Leading business and people together", secure team competence to current and future needs;
Provide Customs solution to business expansion in China;
Engage and support Global and Regional projects.
Solid knowledge in customs and trade area
Good compliance awareness
Good understanding of leadership
Good knowledge in supply chain/logistics
Good knowledge of Customs system
Good understanding of government policy
High interest in customs and trade related fields
Enjoying working with people and motivated by developing people
Eager to pioneer the Customs related policy adapter
Passion of working in a fast growing company and facing challenges arising from subsequent growth
Eager to drive change and find optimal solution.
C Job-specific capabilities
Lead and motivate people
Lead and implement change
Influencing and communicating effectively
Proven capability of problem solving
Broker and agent management
D Leadership capabilities
Develop the business and deliver results
Lead and develop people
Inspire and clarify
Find better ways
University level or equivalent education background
Over 5 years working experience with at least 3 years in import, export, customs or trade related areas
Excellent communication, negotiation and influence skills with internal and external parties
Quick learner and sense of change readiness
Excellent oral and written skills in both English and local language