Import and Export Associate Manager – Stryker – Maastricht


 As a member of our Supply Chain team, you will make a daily impact on the lives of others. Apply today and you will get a chance to work with high-functioning, driven people who all have the same mission of making healthcare better. Plus, we have an award-winning culture and were recently named one of the World’s Best Workplace by Fortune! 

What we are looking for:

Talent developers. Growth-oriented managers who recruit and hire top-performing talent and prioritize the development of their team members.

Compliance-focused orchestrators. Managers who carefully oversee people, processes, and deliverables to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures.

Accuracy-oriented team leaders. Providing direct oversight of processes and results, managers who ensure accurate and timely completion of projections, forecasts, or reporting.

*You can be based in any city in The Netherlands, the role will be posted in different regions of the country. If your profile matches this job description and you are in a city that is not mentioned => don’t hesitate to apply!

What you will do:

As our future Import and Export Associate Manager you will be responsible for various aspects of the import/export process throughout the EMEA region, while ensuring compliance with EU Customs law. You will play a key role in cross functional projects/initiatives, providing advisory support to the business concerning regional trade implications.

Most importantly, as the People Manager of direct reports you will have the mission of promoting a safe and engaging work environment according to Stryker’s leadership expectations, missions, and values.

  • You will develop and implements local SOPs, WIs, and KPIs to ensure effective internal controls and quality standards.
  • As a Team Manager you will be hiring, coaching, counseling, providing technical assistance to your team, communicating company policies, following the performance, and proceeding with employee engagement actions plans if needed.
  • You will review current activities and processes. Identify appropriate course of action for continuous improvement of processes and data quality.
  • You will work to improve legal compliance and provide import/export administration and control within government rules and regulations ().
  • You will partner with inside and outside legal counsel to prepare data for appropriate filings related to Customs and Other Governmental Agencies related to Trade Compliance.
  • You will work with, where applicable, the Ministry of Health, Customs, Chamber of Commerce, and other government agencies to improve compliance and product flow.
  • You will be participating in cross divisional projects/initiatives.
  • You will collaborate closely with internal stakeholders across various departments, including procurement, sales, legal, finance and logistics, to align global trade operations with business goals and support strategic initiatives.
  • Your profile

  • You have an academic degree in international trade, customs affairs or equivalent.
  • You have minimum +6 years of experience in trade compliance or international logistics preferably.
  • You have ideally +2 years of people management experience as supervisor, team lead, team coordinator or other.
  • You have excellent knowledge of English (reading, writing, speaking) and ideally, other European languages.
  • You have a proficient knowledge of customs procedures and authorizations (, AEO, etc.).
  • You are a subject matter expert about tax implications on imports/exports.
  • You have working knowledge on EU Export Controls.
  • If you have experience with customs audits it will be a plus!
  • You have experience in project management and SAP.
  • This position offers excellent opportunities of personal development, including people and stakeholder management while operating in a matrix organization.

    This can be a dynamic and challenging environment; therefore, we are looking for someone who enjoys working in multidisciplinary teams, who keeps a helicopter view on the internal and external Import and Export process and is focused to deliver high quality output within a short timeline.

    What do we offer in return?

    We grow talent; we give you the opportunity to develop your career based on your strengths. Stryker is a career destination for engaged passionate and talented people who are driven to seek the innovation, growth and opportunity that only we offer.

  • Team spirit & engagement: we create engaged and inclusive teams that encourage colleagues to share their diverse perspectives.
  • Recognition of your performance: at our company, outstanding individual and cross-functional team performance is rewarded. Ideas, projects, or other exceptional achievements can be submitted for various awards on a local and global level.
  • Competitive salary: with us, you will receive a competitive remuneration package, benefits as well as a pension plan.
  • About StrykerStryker is a global leader in medical technologies and, together with its customers, is driven to make healthcare better. The company offers innovative products and services in MedSurg, Neurotechnology, Orthopaedics and Spine that help improve patient and healthcare outcomes. Alongside its customers around the world, Stryker impacts more than 130 million patients annually. More information is available at 

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