Senior Customs Analyst EMEA – Operations

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Company: VF Corporation
Location: Bornem (Flanders), N/A
Job Type: Full-Time

Business Title: Senior Customs Analyst EMEA – Operations

Country/Location: Bornem, Belgium

Department: Customs department

Supervisor: Dirk Cools, Senior.Customs Manager EMEA – Operations


As main responsibility, the Senior Customs analyst monitors, studies and analyses all official EMEA preferential origin related publications/legislation as well as our internal customs system behaviour and business operational processes ensuring VF EMEA maximizes on the preferential duty related savings opportunities.

This includes monitoring/screening all relevant information officially published by customs authorities (EU & UK + WTO) on a daily basis and forecasting (risk analysis) potential impact to the business of upcoming changes.

Initiate and lead projects required to maximize and safeguard duty savings & minimize duty leakage.

Audit data input and duties payable calculated in the internal customs solution (GTS)

In this role, he/she will have to maintain contacts (both spoken & written) with inbound logistics, DC shipping teams, origin sourcing office teams (Asia, Latam & Europe), Supply Chain Finance team and all EMEA based customs team colleagues as well as external consultants, customs authorities and carriers/customs brokers.

Next to this core task, the Senior Customs Analyst will assist the Customs Manager EMEA – operations on specific operational and reporting tasks or any other customs projects (which could include short business trips).


  • Monitor/study/analyse all EMEA preferential origin duty related legislation/regulations
  • Continuously perform duty audits on internal customs system/operational processes
  • Look for & implement duty saving opportunities
  • Assist/possibly take lead in (origin) audits initiated by customs authorities
  • Inform/train EMEA customs team on changes in FTA landscape
  • Internal reporting



Supervisor:  Dirk Cools, Sr. Customs manager EMEA – operations


          Direct Reports: none         




Internal: inbound logistics, DC shipping teams, sourcing offices, Czech/NL/UK/BE customs team colleagues, SCF (Supply Chain Finance) team.

External: customs authorities, consultants, carriers/brokers


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and /or abilities required for the individual to be successful in this position.

  • Education: A1/A2 degree or equal through relevant experience
  • Experience:  minimum 3-5 years of customs experience, with a good knowledge on preferential origin regulations/free trade agreements.
  • Language skills: Dutch & English (spoken & written)
  • PC skills: Excel (advanced), Word, E-mail & internet
  • Other:
  • Accurate
  • Affinity with legal language
  • Ability to work independently
  • Working with & respecting strict due dates
  • Flexible
  • Logical thinking