Manager (m/f/d) Customs and Trade

Date: May 31, 2024

Location: Darmstadt, DE

Company: Döhler Group

Reference ID: 41098

Are you interested in high-quality, natural, and tasty nutrition?

We are! It’s our ambition to shape the future of nutrition.

Döhler is a leading global producer of natural ingredients and solutions for the food, beverage, lifestyle and nutrition industries. We use innovative technology to process plant-based raw materials and enrich products such as lifestyle drinks, cereals, dairy, and confectionery goods for almost every well-known brand. Close to 10.000 dedicated employees in more than 70 countries share one common goal - to ensure that millions of people around the world enjoy the products created by us.

We strive to inspire and empower our employees in everything we do, and we invite you to join our team – together WE BRING IDEAS TO LIFE.


Your role

  • You ensure that Group-wide customs and foreign trade processes comply with all relevant legal requirements
  • As an expert in your field, you will advise the plants on all matters relating to customs, foreign trade and excise tax law
  • You are responsible for tax declarations, applications for relief and refunds for electricity and energy tax for the German production sites and support tax supervision measures and external audits by the customs administration 
  • You will further develop Group-wide KPI reporting in the customs area and the internal control system (ICS)
  • You create internal work and organizational instructions as well as training materials and conduct internal training courses
  • You identify customs risks and potential savings and work on optimizations to potentially reduce customs duties
  • You support the plants in applying for and maintaining customs authorizations, e.g. AEO monitoring
  • You continuously develop internal processes, taking into account current customs and excise legislation
  • You will work on projects to further automate processes in the area of customs, foreign trade and excise tax law, e.g. preference calculation or tax warehouse processing


Your profile

  • You have sound experience in customs, ideally in an international environment or in the food industry
  • You have successfully completed a degree in law or economics, e.g. with a focus on tax law or a degree in finance (FH)
  • You have knowledge of customs and foreign trade law, ideally you have knowledge of European excise tax law
  • You have worked successfully in projects and are experienced with IT applications, ideally in the SAP environment
  • You are experience with global trade management software and systems
  • You quickly understand complex interrelationships, your working style is proactive and analytical
  • With your open way of communicating, you know how to proactively contribute and convince with suggestions
  • Your working languages are German and English


Your Benefits

  • Culture: Friendly and informal atmosphere, family-owned company, flat hierarchies, short communication channels, and helpful colleagues
  • Impact: You are an integral part of our business success and make an important contribution to the future of nutrition
  • Empowerment: You can fully unleash your potential and have the opportunity to take on responsibilities
  • Digitalization: We maintain excellent partnerships with market-leading innovators, allowing you to access and work with state-of-the-art technologies
  • Anniversary and special payments
  • Employee referral bonuses
  • Additional benefits: Christmas parties, events, financial benefits, and online shop discounts (e.g., IT leasing, mobile phone contracts, shopping, and travel discounts, etc.)
  • Welcome@Döhler: Onboarding event for all new colleagues, as well as several weeks of individual training
  • Döhler Academy: You have the opportunity to continuously develop your education further through internal and external training programs
  • Food is taken care of: On-site cafeteria with regional and varied cuisine and complimentary drinks
  • Stay fit: Take advantage of local sports offerings at reduced prices
  • Mobility: Subsidized Germany ticket or JobRad
  • Insurance benefits such as company pension plans and accident insurance
  • Global growth trajectory: Challenging and internationally oriented work at our headquarters in Darmstadt
  • Attractive location in Darmstadt: Easily accessible by train, bus, on foot, or by car (free parking)


The respective job profile is classified under BG 10E according to Döhler Entgelttabelle.


Equal opportunities for all

We welcome applicants, who are just as diverse as we are - regardless of age, ancestry, disability, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, social background or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

Become a part of our team and apply online trough our career portal to the attention of Nadine Schmidt. Please note that we are unable to consider or return application documents sent by mail.