Customs Project Manager Programs (Gothenburg, SE)


  • Full Time

You want to make a difference. So do we.

Volvo Cars is on an exciting journey, redefining the automotive experience by innovating to make people’s lives less complicated. We offer you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be part of making an impact in a company with unique opportunities to grow and make a true difference.


Who we are?


When joining our Customs Programs team, you will belong to the Global Customs & Export Controls function which is part of the wider Procurement & Supply Chain organization. Our purpose is to design, implement and operate a world class ‘zero waste’ supply chain, through data-driven analysis and intelligent customs and export controls design. 


We are on an exciting journey to change the way mobility is provided, how vehicles are developed, produced, and sold to global markets. Our Customs Programs team is in the middle of this and is an important part of this journey.

We believe that we are somewhat unique in the automotive world in that Customs is given a loud voice in global sourcing, production, export market distribution, and pricing decisions.


What’s in it for you?


At Volvo Cars, we are always looking for world-class talent, however for this role we are looking for you, who can use their customs knowledge, skills, and experience to influence business decisions that will drive our commercial success. If you want to be part of defining customs and global trade strategies for a future focused and forward-thinking automotive company, we have a job for you.


As part of our Customs Programs team, you will become a key influencer when it comes to designing our future infrastructure (e.g., industrial footprint, network setups, commercial transformation, etc.) and driving duty optimization in our car programs.


What you will do?


Together with the Global Customs & Export Controls team, you will own all customs matters related to car programs, company-wide changes, and future infrastructure initiatives. 


Be responsible for understanding and analysing the customs implications of proposed company initiatives and energetically presenting the customs and export controls requirements and insights to senior management to ensure strategic decisions are made with a full appreciation of their customs consequences.


Project manage other functions within Global Customs & Export Controls, articulating plans and driving the delivery of customs and export controls inputs to ensure the successful completion of activities. You will drive our agenda and form new networks where you can guide the “Designed for Customs & Export Controls” philosophy.


As this is a new function within the Global Customs & Export Controls function, there are no ready-made scripts for you to follow so you will need to be prepared to forge new paths leading the way for us.

Do you fit the profile?


You are an experienced international Customs and Trade Advisor with a sound understanding of customs technical areas (such as valuation, origin, and classification), procedures and regulatory requirements. You have proven success in driving strategic customs matters in large global organisation or consulting firms. 


You have commercial insight, can think beyond the comfort of customs and export controls textbooks, and drive innovative solutions that enable the company to move forwards.


You are comfortable with ambiguity and can provide indicative responses to strategic questions, using scenario-based models, estimates and assumptions or facts and figures, or a combination of both.  You are likely on the pathway for a leadership role or hold aspirations to take more of a driving role in your career.


You don't wait to be lead, you bring the ideas, direction and then deliver together with your team, as a team player who celebrates successes and does learnings together with the team. It is important for you to follow through on your commitments building trust with your team and colleagues. 


You keep abreast with what is happening around you, both within the company and in the world, and you predict the implications of new developments, business ideas, changes in legislation, and create strategies to address that future. You map the processes needed to achieve those strategies keeping it simple for the other teams to translate them into an actionable roadmap. 


How to learn more and apply?


Location: Gothenburg, Sweden

For questions about the position please contact hiring manager, Mark Cormack at +46 73 465 77 65 or, for questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact recruiter Martina Damis at, +46 72 888 98 79. 

We want your application at the latest 2023-03-12. Please note that applications via email will not be processed due to GDPR.

You can also learn more and read about our company here: Employers | Volvo Cars Sweden



Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.