Customs Associate

Recruiter
Farfetch
Location
Porto, PT
Posted
25 Sep 2020
Closes
02 Oct 2020
Ref
d2cb71e8-2d6d-45b8-a68c-92bb519a1bcc
Function
Legal
Farfetch exists for the love of fashion. We believe in empowering individuality. Our mission is to be the global technology platform for luxury fashion, connecting creators, curators and consumers.

Finance

We're a truly global team with a presence in all of our locations around the world. Our biggest teams are based in the UK and Portugal. Our team in Porto focuses on financial reporting and operations, while the Group Finance team in London is made up of Tax, Legal, Treasury and Commercial Finance. All of our teams play an instrumental role within the business, from developing best practice, delivering strategic projects and helping us to tell our story with data.

Porto

Our Porto office is located in Portugal's vibrant second city, known for its history and its creative yet cosy environment. We welcome new ideas and a large number of our people. From Account Management to Technology and Product, whatever your skills are, you'll find your fit here. You can have an informal meeting in the treehouse or play the piano in your lunch break!

The role:

The role will give you a unique view on FARFETCH's activity and Customs and tax affairs, as you will be part of indirect tax subgroup team and therefore responsible to provide technical support to several areas of the business. You will also analyse Customs information to assist in the development of recommendations and implementation plans for day-to-day operations but also in new workstreams and markets.

As you will be joining a multidisciplinary tax team, on-the-job training, mentorship, learning and exposure to stakeholders are all on offer.

What you'll do:

  • Provide day-to-day support on customs and supply chain related issues and questions, including interaction with internal stakeholders and 3rd party suppliers, Customs' Authorities and/or external consultants;
  • Audit transactions and procedures within the Group to provide customs' assurance and / or offer solutions, and improvements proposals;
  • Propose and implement new guidelines for customs related processes within the Group;
  • Research and analysis of customs issues related to business transactions and markets (active/prospective);
  • Monitor for possible customs issues and opportunities that are relevant for FARFETCH;
  • Maintain good working knowledge of Customs legislation and procedures; and,
  • Provide advice to the businesses on customs matters, in permanent liaison with remain Tax Group and general tax strategy defined and implemented within the Group.


Who you are:

  • Degreed in Economics, Management, Accounting, Law or similar subject;
  • Experienced in Customs and Supply Chain affairs with minimum of 2-3 years of experience;
  • A professional with e-commerce experience and/or international retail practice will be a plus;
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken);
  • Excellent team working player with ability to interact with different departments;
  • Analytical and have quantitative problem-solving skills;
  • A professional with results driven mind-set and able to deal with stress;
  • Dynamic and pro-active with high sense of responsibility and autonomy;
  • Experienced user of Microsoft Office (mainly Excel) and technology friendly;
  • Experienced in SQL/BI on MySQL databases is a plus (not mandatory);
  • Committed to develop your talents and knowledge into new areas as well as to think creatively

FARFETCH's tax team has global reach to all the Groups tax affairs and is growing on a fast-pace.

The team - divided between Porto and London - with both English and Portuguese specialists aims to provide top class in house consultancy services and maximize the relevance of tax function within FARFETCH.

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