Customs Pricing Controller and VAT Specialist SMS Logistics

Dec 14
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Working for Sandvik means that every day, through your actions, you contribute to important shifts in the world. In a constantly evolving world, one of Sandvik’s fundamental strengths has always been our passion for innovation, to take the lead and find new ways to solve challenges. Our innovations and continuous improvements have a great impact on people’s daily lives, society, and the long-term sustainability of the world. We are doing this, combining the aspiration of making things better with a strong and open mindset to create value for all our stakeholders – customers, employees, and communities – which ultimately also leads to shareholder value. This is the foundation of our very existence and we are immensely proud of being able to play this role.

Sandvik Manufacturing & Machining Solutions

Sandvik Manufacturing and Machining Solutions (SMM) is a business area within the Sandvik Group, with more than 17,000 employees worldwide. We are the market-leading manufacturer of tools and tooling systems for advanced metal cutting in the global cutting tool industry, expanding into digital and additive manufacturing. Our brand portfolio holds some of the strongest brands in the market.

SMS Logistics

SMS Logistics ensures that any product, ordered anywhere in the world, arrives at our customers in time, in perfect condition, with the lowest possible impact on the environment and in compliance with all international laws and regulations – at the lowest possible cost for Sandvik Manufacturing and Machining Solutions (SMM).

In Santrade Ltd. Switzerland, we perform financial and controlling activities for the total SMS Logistics organization. We are now looking for a qualified Customs Pricing Controller and VAT Specialist for the SMS operation, located in Lucerne, Switzerland or alternatively a flexible location with frequent travelling to Switzerland.

Your mission

In your customs pricing role (50 %), your main goal is to ensure that customs pricing is compliant and optimized. You are responsible for operational customs pricing calculations within SMS. To be successful in this role, you continuously follow up and control our transfer pricing impacts on customs duties. You support the defined customs pricing tools and system development projects. You execute investigations and analyses to ensure compliance from a customs pricing perspective. You analyze transfer prices from a customs perspective identifying and closing gaps related to threats and opportunities.

In your role as VAT specialist (50 %), you act as the single point of contact within SMS for all VAT related activities of goods/services flows cross country borders. You are responsible for the implementation of new VAT legal requirements within SMS to ensure VAT compliance.

In addition, you support preparing, validating and submitting required VAT returns and statistics reporting for SMS Logistics (focus European distribution center flows). You also support any documentation and responses including VAT audits as may be required by tax authorities (focus European distribution center flows).

You will work closely with SMS Trade Compliance to ensure compliance and optimization from a customs pricing perspective. In the VAT area, you work closely with operations to ensure VAT compliance.

In this position, you report directly to the Transfer Pricing, Customs Pricing and VAT Manager.

Your profile

We are looking for a qualified controller with a university degree or equivalent with at least five years of relevant business experience in a global environment. A prerequisite for this position is that you have VAT experience (especially cross-country borders VAT). Experience working in the customs pricing field is an advantage but not mandatory.

We recognize and value your passion and personality, characterized by your strong communication skills and your proactive approach. You utilize your communicative skills to explain complex matters to stakeholders in a way that they will understand. Lastly, you pay close attention to detail, comfortable working with and have a strong interest in making improvements and adding value to our organization.

As we operate globally, you need excellent communication skills in English, both verbally and in writing.

We place great value on your personal qualities in this recruitment, characterized by your outstanding analytical skills. Furthermore, you use your excellent communication capabilities to build and maintain solid relationships. Also, you have a drive for success, an open mind and high integrity.

At Sandvik, we strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspective and background will lead to a better environment for our employees, our business and, thereby, our customers.

Send your application no later than December 15, 2021.

Apply via Sandvik´s intranet, Career Job Requisition ID R0035640

Contact information
For further information about this position, please contact:
Nils Lundkvist, Finance Director, +41 79 241 1520 –

Deadline: Dec 14
Job-ID: R0035640

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