Senior Specialist Customs & Taxation (f/m/d)

We are the brand for forward-thinkers. We celebrate challenging conventions and shaping the future of electric mobility. We focus on the essentials to bring perfection to customers. We make urban life more enjoyable and entertain our customers with new impulses.


Ever since smart exists, we rewrite the automotive industry’s rulebook. In the 1990s, we undermined the predominant philosophy of ‘bigger is better’ and designed a revolutionary car. Since 2020 we are the first car enterprise that switched to 100% electric! We aim to transform into a leading player in urban premium, electric & connected mobility provider.


Are you a forward thinker too? Then join us now!


Your responsibilities

  • You provide assistance for the organization by handling the imports and exports of vehicles (and spare parts) from non-EU countries into free circulation (in Europe and third countries)

  • You review customs invoices as well as tax notice of external service providers

  • You communicate with internal business units, suppliers, forwarders, consignees, and logistic providers

  • You assist in arranging all customs related documents for internal and external audits

  • You assist in ensuring compliance with national and international customs and international trade regulations ("Customs Compliance") as well as consulting our internal business units on customs-related issues

  • You assist in the continuous improvement of existing import and export procedures as well as additional customs related projects

  • You coordinate payment forecasts and duty payments with the Accounting Team

  • You assist with the monitoring of import VAT obligations and deadlines

  • You coordinate payment forecasts and import VAT payments/claims with the Accounting Team

  • You support with implementing the agreed Transfer Pricing Model between smart Automobile Co., Ltd and smart Europe

  • You assist with the establishment of internal transfer pricing rules and processes in accordance with the transfer pricing model


What you bring along

  • You have successfully completed your university degree in economics or law with a special focus on foreign trade, international trade, export control law and/or a graduate degree in finance (customs)

  • You have at least 3 years of professional experience in customs field in a comparable position, preferably in the automotive industry or in a consulting company

  • You are experienced in international, European (EU) and national customs, preferential and foreign trade law, and safe handling of this legislation

  • You have a good understanding of end-to-end supply chain processes

  • You have good knowledge in import and export business (freight, ship, or air)

  • You possess a sound knowledge of customs and customs valuation law (“Zollwertrecht”)

  • You have good knowledge in import and export business (freight, ship, or air)

  • You are confident in the use of common MS Office programs as well as SAP

  • You think in a process and solution-oriented way and are characterized by a high level of coordination and problem-solving skills

  • You are business fluent in written and oral communication skills in English and German, any other European language is a plus


We're building a workplace where amazing people like you can do their best work. Together with us, you enjoy the agile working atmosphere with cross-European responsibilities.


We're creating a culture where personal and professional growth are as important as business growth. Together with us, you'll build a diverse and inclusive environment where you feel you belong to.


We empower you to have ownership over work that directly impacts business. Together with us, you move fast and learn even faster; we emphasize on people and diversity. Due to our really diverse team, we expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities.