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Vestas Factory

Customs and General Cargo Manager LATAM North 
MX, Mexico, D.F. | Professional | Full-Time 
| ID: 3144 

If you want to make career in the only company dedicated to wind energy; join us to our Customs Team. Become part of our global and diverse workforce, committed to making a difference.


Sales > Global Supply Chain > Customs & General Transport
This role is part of Transport MED Organisation, which is reporting to Head of Transport LATAM North. This role will have colleagues around the world.
To lead the Customs operations compliance teams in the LATAM North region to ensure components are delivered as planned and in compliance with customs regulations, finding solutions to reduce costs.


Responsibilities 

  • Manage customs compliance in the Latin America region in terms of staff and issues
  • Lead the strategic planning of regional customs operations to help reduce overall operating costs
  • Manage the Vestas engagement with the customs brokers
  • Communication and follow-up with stakeholders on customs issues
  • Customs performance management. Supervise the staff on customs and transport handling in the region. Ensure that the KPIs of the company are accomplished
  • Ensure processes and instructions are in place and coordinated according to Vestas Global Customs Compliance
  • Manage international freight forwarders and IMMEX of the company

 

Qualifications

  • Experience with people management and issues management
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or International Studies preferred – or similar experience. Engineer (Civil, Mechanical, Industrial with similar experience is good as well. Important knowledge areas: Import, Export, and Transport (Sea, Road, Air).
  • Knowledge in IMMEX operations (Service and Industrial) and special programs as Prosec, Rule 8th and SAP
  • Mandatory experience with Customs regulations in the region is preferred for LATAM This position is based in Mexico
  • At least 8 years of experience working as a manager or as Customs Specialist
  • Follow up, understanding the procedures, good communication with the brokers, make difficult decisions related to Transport containers and international general cargo. Solid understanding of international trade terminology
  • Manage the area staff (5 persons) and internal stakeholders. Proactive, self-driven, motivated, hands-on, focused on results

 

Competencies

  • Strong knowledge of customs regulations and international transport
  • Communication
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required. Communicate throughout the organisation and outside the organisation
  • Innovation
  • Support the development and implementation of new processes, enhance existing processes and find solution to reduce cost of import operations

 

What we offer
We offer an exciting job in a dynamic, international environment. You’ll be working in a fast-growing team which is at the forefront of growth within the wind energy sector. As well as offering a competitive salary and benefits package, we put the emphasis on developing both personal and professional skills. In return, we expect you to go the extra mile to achieve results.


Additional Information
Primarily office based, but may need to travel inside Mexico or to countries in Central America – 3 times a year.


About Vestas

Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with 97 GW of wind turbines in 79 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. 

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled 83 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 24,400 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future. 

We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at www.vestas.com and following us on our social media channels.