Trade Operations Project Manager (f/m/d)

Job title: Trade Operations Project Manager (f/m/d)
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Cologne
Reference: DE_REC_000359[389]
Contact details: Ezgi Bilke (+49 (0) 151 689 473 95 )
Contact email:
Contact-phone: +49 (0) 211 9425 480
Job published: 17 days ago


A market leader American company in the field of customs clearance, consulting and compliance as well as forwarding services is looking for a Senior Trade Analyst/ Customs Specialist (f/m/d) to strengthen its Global Trade Management Team in Cologne.

Experience on Trade Compliance elements (Imports, Transit, Exports, Excise, Classification, Valuation, Intrastat) as well as business level German skills are essential requirements. 


·       Manage assigned projects to successful results; projects may be in the areas of process and system changes, business transformations, cost saving, process improvement, risk mitigation and compliance.

·       Initiate and lead cross functional and cross-country co-operation with other departments, especially operations in issue resolution, project definition and risk identification.

·       Maintain service standards across clients' Customs operations and implement new processes as required by driving knowledge and experience sharing between Teams.

·       Analyze, interpret and manage international trade data, such as the Tariff, Customs Regulations, Export & Import restrictions.

·       Provide customer service to external clients and partners, reacting quickly and efficiently to issues, queries and assignments.

·       Proactively support clients in identifying compliance risks and countermeasures and in achieving savings.

·       Customs regulation changes coordination – analysis of legislative changes, define required actions and ensure these are completed.


·       Experience on Trade Compliance elements (Imports, Transit, Exports, Excise, Classification, Valuation, Intrastat).

·       Knowledge of ocean/air/border Customs operations.

·       Experienced in project, process and data management and analysis – especially within business transformations.

·       Excellent in process design and project management technics and tools.

·       Excellent communication skills in German and English with history of work for German companies.

·       Excellent skills with Microsoft Office products, in particular Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

·       Positive attitude and strong work ethic as well as strong customer service skills.

·       Be a self-starting and multi-tasking individual; work independently with little supervision from the manager.

·       Proven ability to think logically and strategically.

·       Excellent organizational and analytical skills.