Customs Specialist

About the role

Location: Belgium - Beringen

Hours: Full-Time

Type of Contract: Permanent


We embrace the diversity of our people.
Do you excel in your knowledge of Customs & Excise?  Do you consider yourself as a true specialist, able to manage compliance with Customs, Excise and Trade rules and regulations throughout the value chain?
Then you might be our new colleague in our production plant Beringen …being responsible for this matter in our locations in Belgium and the Netherlands.
Here ‘s a grasp of your main responsibilities:
•    Central point of contact in Customs, Excise and Trade compliance matters in Belgium and the Netherlands. (internal customers/ stakeholders are e.g. Dispatch & Logistics, Sales & Procurement, Legal, Product Management, etc.) as well as for Customs and Foreign Trade Authorities in Belgium and the Netherlands.
•    Manage the Preferential Origin Process (calculation, legal support, monitoring)
•    Follow-up of the administration of licenses of local Borealis entities and Borealis AG in Belgium and the Netherlands. and renew if necessary. Handle Customs and Foreign Trade audits in Belgium and the Netherlands.
•    Monitor the Automised Economic Operator-status: prepare AEO-documentation and provide updated information towards the local customs authorities in the yearly review for Belgium and the Netherlands.
•    Actively monitor legal developments, informs the organization, and implements changes if applicable 

About you

Do you match with this profile?

Bachelor degree in Business Administration or equivalent education/working experience in a logistics company , Customs specialist certification or similar post-graduate qualification. 
•    Automised Economic Operator (AEO) experience is an added value
•    Fluent in English, Dutch, written and spoken at business level is a “hard” must, other relevant languages are an advantage 
•    Minimum 6 years of experience in Customs & Excise is a must have.  Experience in Export Control matters from either a large corporation or consultancy (or combined) is a nice to have
•    Solid relevant SAP know-how and Basic VAT Know-How 
•    Flexible mindset in traveling to our Belgian/Dutch locations 1/ month.
Other behavioural Competencies: 
o    Cooperative and determined & hands-on mentality
o    Good communication skills 
o    Ability to manage effectively in a multicultural environment and context 
o    Personal integrity 
o    Delivery of Results with Customer orientation 

About Borealis and our offer

We offer a permanent contract from our base location Beringen.  The salary package will grant you a role specific compensation with a competitive salary and fringe benefit package (including Hybrid working) reflecting your profile, experience and the specifics of the country/location you apply for.

We are here for you! If you have any questions, please contact Joke Tielens (

Please note that applications via e-mail will not be accepted since we are serious about protection of your personal data, so thank you for applying online.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy for further applications when we have received sufficient applications that meet the advertised requirements and will contact you as soon as screening is closed.


Borealis is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and sustainable polyolefin solutions. In Europe, Borealis is also an innovative leader in polyolefins recycling and a major producer of base chemicals. We leverage our polymer expertise and decades of experience to offer value-adding, innovative and circular material solutions for key industries such as consumer products, energy, healthcare, infrastructure and mobility. With operations in over 120 countries and head offices in Vienna, Austria, Borealis employs around 6,000 people. In 2022, we generated a net profit of EUR 2.1 billion. OMV, the Austria-based international oil and gas company, owns 75% of our shares. The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), owns the remaining 25%. In re-inventing essentials for sustainable living, we build on our commitment to safety, our people, innovation and technology, and performance excellence. We are accelerating the transformation to a circular economy of polyolefins and expanding our geographical footprint to better serve our customers around the globe. Our operations are augmented by two important joint ventures: Borouge (with ADNOC, headquartered in the UAE); and Baystar™ (with TotalEnergies, based in the US). | |

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The hiring process

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  • We get to know each other
  • Proposal & agreement
  • Make It Real

The selection process may vary based on position & profile. Our Talent Acquisition Specialist will provide detailed insights into the specific procedure once we connect with you regarding your application.

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