Lead Professional- Global Custom & Trade

Requisition ID:  38525

Chennai, TN, IN

Work experience:  Professional
Type of position:  Full-Time
Job Family:  Supply Chain and Logistics

Vestas Factory

Vestas is the world leader in wind technology and a driving force in the development of the wind power industry. Vestas' core business comprises the development, manufacture, sale, marketing, and maintenance of Wind Turbines. Come and join us at Vestas!

Engineering & Business Service Center > SCM EBSC > Customs & Trade


Global Customs Team is spearheading the efforts to enhance and develop the Customs & Trade Compliance Processes within Vestas to the next level of excellence. The Global Customs Team works in association with internal and external stakeholders on various path breaking initiatives, such as AEO Certification, Trade related development initiatives, Cost-Out etc. and is in constant endeavor to add value to the organization through its various initiatives and programs. In addition to the development initiatives, the Global Customs Team is also supporting in documentation related activities, such as European Union Trade Documentation & Customs Documentation, with an objective to support the Customs & Trade related transactional and documentation activities in an efficient and effective manner.



  • Assist in development/continuous improvement of customs compliance program for Vestas globally
  • Ensure all import/export documentation is accurate, complete, and compliant with customs regulations
  • Analyze inbound/outbound shipment data, trends and exceptions, present findings to aid continuous improvements and cost savings
  • Maintain a master list of tariff classifications (HS Code), including the applicable supporting documentation for classification
  • Analyze Free Trade Agreement and other duty optimization schemes in a structured manner to optimize the customs duty & Origin certification and record keeping
  • Support internal and external stakeholder's enquiries regarding classification, duty rates, documentation requirements or other import, export customs related matters
  • Develop and maintain internal customs compliance policies and procedures, and provide training to staff as necessary
  • Ensure timely and accurate submission of customs declarations and filings with relevant authorities
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of global trade regulations and requirements, and monitor changes to trade policies and customs regulations
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with customs brokers, freight forwarders, and other external service providers
  • Assist with trade compliance investigations, risk mitigation, audits and self-assessments



  • Graduate / Post-Graduate from a reputed Institute or University in International Business, Supply Chain or related field
  • Minimum 12+ years of proven experience in Customs, Trade Compliance and Documentation area
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) and experience with SAP



  • Comprehensive understanding of US, EU and APAC import/export customs regulations & regulatory requirements
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret governmental regulations, Customs Policies, Country specific requirements and prepare a summary on the potential impact
  • Ability to analyze large data and prepare a Business case with recommended solution to mitigate the cost
  • Hands-on experience with customs clearance, import/export documentation and trade compliance management
  • Demonstrated knowledge & Experience in HS (tariff) classification, customs valuation and country of origin Determination
  • Good knowledge of import/ customs regulations, Free Trade Agreements, Rules of Origin, Import Duties and taxes, International Regulations
  • Excellent in crafting the SOP's & reports and presentation skills (the ability to present trade compliance concepts in a technical environment and to persons at all levels)
  • Critical thinking and excellent problem solving and analysis skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize, with excellent time management skills
  • Capable of working independently in supporting customs and trade compliance objectives and working collaboratively with different stakeholders across the business and the regions
  • Ability to research information with minimal parameters given & prepare a summary of the findings/observations / Business Impact
  • Passion for continuous improvement and learning


What We Offer

We offer an exciting and dynamic workplace in a multicultural environment. You get an opportunity to work on International Trade Compliance and Trade Documentation Solutions with immense opportunity to enhance your skill sets and develop professionally in a global organization.

Additional Information

Your primary work location would be in Chennai

Please note: We do amend or withdraw our jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Please be advised to apply on or before 29th Feb 2024

About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We are specialised in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. 
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. We consider ourselves pioneers within the industry, as we continuously aim to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 145 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, we have an unmatched track record demonstrating our expertise within the field. 
With 29,000 employees globally, we are a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the future. 
Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills, and perspectives. We also aim to give everyone equal access to opportunity. 
To learn more about our company and life at Vestas, we invite you to visit our website at www.vestas.com and follow us on our social media channels. We also encourage you to join our Talent Universe to receive notifications on new and relevant postings.