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Trade Compliance Specialist


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  80187
Facility:  Rotterdam-554
Department:  Trade Compliance Europe
Division:  Global APS and Supply Chain

Are you looking for a compliance focussed role where you will be responsible for ensuring compliance of our import and export procedures? And are you experienced in the customs/trade compliance area in a corporate multi-national environment? Do you want to work in a leading  international company within its field, in an environment where professional and personal growth is encouraged? Welcome to LyondellBasell…

This is LyondellBasell

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.

This is the role

As a Trade Compliance Specialist you are a key member of the Trade Compliance team where you will play a critical role in the development and maintenance of procedures and processes to ensure compliance of our operations within EAI for import and export procedures. In your role you will work closely together with your (global) Trade Compliance team members where everyone will have focus areas.  
You will interface with the Supply Chain organization, Corporate Compliance, Product specialists, Procurement, Legal in addition to many external trade partners such as customs authorities and custom brokers on all matters pertaining to trade compliance. The dynamic nature of LyondellBasell requires individuals who can think quickly, act independently, and proactively solve problems before they arise. Strong customer service skills and effective communication are required.


Responsibilities & Accountabilities
Among others: 
 Acts as center of excellence for general trade compliance matters for our Supply Chain partners 

  • Serves as subject matter expert for proper use of Incoterms for import and export transactions 
  • Create trade and customs awareness within the Supply Chain organization by conducting training on trade compliance procedures and regulatory rules 
  • Support, control and coordination of all trade/customs processes in relation to our Customs brokers
  • Assign and maintain HS classifications for LYB products and act as center of excellence in relation to product classification for internal and external stakeholders and collaborate with technical team to ensure proper HS classification of LYB products. 
  • Develop, execute and monitor customized import, export controls and supply chain compliance training programs for internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Manages and resolves trade compliance issues within the EAI region; implements corrective actions as required 
  • Support sanctions and embargos programs and restricted/denied party screening resolution
  • Monitor legislation and manage actions for appropriate changes within the LYB organization 
  • Develop, execute and monitor regular and periodic compliance reviews and assessments (internal & external) with respect to our control framework to ensure compliance.
  • Monitor EAI customs and trade legislation and communicates and distributes specific trade compliance procedures across LyondellBasell organization in accordance with corporate policy on international trade.
  • Analyzing existing trade processes and targets to streamline, minimizing complexity and continually optimizing the effectiveness of the trade flow in line with trade and corporate compliance policies/regulations.
  • Design tools and performance reports to provide awareness and measure effectiveness of import, export controls and supply chain compliance programs supporting our KPI’s.
  • Provide oversight of trade activities of LYB by developing and maintaining all necessary performance metric reports. 
  • Responsible for ensuring the compliance requirements of the existing customs licenses and adjusting/applying for new customs licenses

This is who you are

To be successful in this role you recognize yourself in the following profile:

  • Strong knowledge of import and export trade regulations in EAI
  • Solves predominantly complex problems; takes a new perspective on existing solutions
  • Analytical thinker.
  • Excellent communication skills for interacting at all levels in the organization
  • Team player, able to support and motivate other team members
  • Hands on, accurate and on time
  • Gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity
  • Proven ability to multi-task 
  • Experienced in automating processes, knowledge of SAP
  • Good understanding of internal compliance policy, business processes and operational procedures.
  • Proven experience working in a global, matrixed organization

This is what you bring

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience (Degree in Customs and Trade a plus)
  • Minimum of 4-6 years work experience in the customs/trade compliance area (customs authorities, customs brokers or corporate multi-national environment). People within a similar role within an International environment with 2 years experience are welcome to apply
  • Proven knowledge of customs and trade regulations 
  • Fluent in English (Dutch, German and/or French is a plus)


Preferred experience

  • Experience in product classifications (experience in the Chemical sector is a plus)
  • Knowledge of and experience with excise legislation and excise warehousing
  • Demonstrated experience handling in AEO and customs special procedures (IPR, OPR, End Use, etc.)
  • Experience managing SAP and global trade services

This is what we offer

We offer an environment where we encourage personal and professional growth and where you will be rewarded for your performance and results. You will have the possibility to work with specialist on all fields to develop innovative solutions and to extend your national and international network. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary package. The Company's Global Remote Work Policy allows eligible employees the option to work up to two days a week from home. LyondellBasell is committed to advancing diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) to ensure a positive experience for all employees.


Please feel free to contact Manoe Koningstein at manoe.koningstein@ for more details. Would you like to apply? Just send us your motivation and resume via the application button. Only applications through this application button will be taken into consideration.

The recruitment process exists of an initial phone screening and two business interviews before proceeding to a possible job offer a background check will be part of the process.



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