Hamburg, DE

Function:  Supply Chain Management
Job Category:  Support Functions

Export Compliance Expert (m/f/d)

Wärtsilä is an innovative technology company known for being a forerunner in the Marine and Energy markets. Every day, we – Wärtsilians - put our hearts and minds into turning Wärtsilä's purpose of enabling sustainable societies through innovation in technology and services into reality. Our ultimate aim is to provide increased value to both our customers and society. New, game-changing ideas and continuous improvement have been part of our DNA since 1834. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of. 

We want to transition the world towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. We are always on the lookout for future-oriented talent – want to join the ride?


As ANCS (Automation, Navigation & Control Systems), we transform how vessels perform to create the safest and most efficient journey for our customers – always with the vision in mind to navigate towards a more sustainable maritime industry. With our rich history of pioneering maritime technologies we have defined industry benchmarks.

To be better tomorrow, we need the right talents today to complement our strong team of 650 employees in over 10 countries across the globe with the right skills, experience and a winning attitude.


We in Wärtsilä ANCS (Automation, Navigation and Control Systems) are now looking for an


Export Compliance Expert (m/f/d)


to join our Materials Management, Logistics team.


The position is permanent and the preferred location for the position is in Hamburg, Germany, but also Horsholm, Denmark and Schiedam, the Netherlands can be considered. For us to be the best match, we expect you to have strong SAP and practical knowledge and experience of export compliance.


As a Export Compliance Expert your work will focus on these responsibilities:


  • Ensure overall legal foreign trade data compliance for ANCS
  • Define/validate HS-Codes and Country of Origin Information
  • Ensure correct and accurate legal data to all stakeholders to perform their daily work without the risk of reporting wrong data to authorities during importing and exporting
  • Country of origin calculation for own produced items based on origin and value for production used materials 
  • INTRASTAT reporting and development
  • Proactively engage internal stakeholders and suppliers to obtain supporting information
  • Monitor changes in customs tariff and export regulations and maintain SAP material master data to achieve legal certainty
  • Evaluate Items and Software/Technology according to military goods regulations and Annex I of the EU Dual Use Regulation
  • Evaluate items with US Origin according to EAR (Export Administration Regulation
  • Communication with authorities (BAFA and Customs) as well as our Suppliers


To be successful in this role, we expect you to have:


  • Team working skills with proactive can-do attitude
  • Good SAP knowledge on respected areas
  • Good knowledge of export control, intrastat, commodity codes and origin rules
  • Development oriented mindset with proactive can-do attitude.
  • Supply Chain and or Sales knowledge is seen as advantage.
  • Fluent German and English 
  • Understanding the importance of keeping the promises to the customers.
  • B.Sc. in engineering or similar
  • Knowledge of master data in the respected areas seen as an advantage


Why you and us

We at Wärtsilä believe in empowerment, ownership and taking responsibility of our work. We support each other’s growth and co-creation is the true basis of our innovation. We have courage to see opportunities and take initiative. 

We are authentic and honest, and we strongly believe in a diverse and inclusive work community where everyone can be their true self. We don’t always get it right the first time, and if mistakes are made, we make sure to learn and grow from them. We want everyone to voice their opinions freely. That is why we have built an environment that empowers you and everyone around you, and where you can feel safe and cared for. Are you eager to be part of this ambition? 


We have an amazing team and we are excited about our work and the impact it has on building sustainable societies. We are looking to find a colleague with this shared passion for smart technologies and a sustainable future.

Contact & next steps


We hope to hear from you soon, by submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process throughout.

For further questions please reach out to Pertti Jalkanen, Senior Manager, Materials Managaement & Operational Development pertti.jalkanen@wartsila.com / +358 400 538 666 with any questions related to this position (only for questions from direct job applicants, applications through email will not be recorded or responded to). 


Welcome to join us in shaping the decarbonisation of marine and energy!


Last application date: 14/12/2023 


At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities. 


This is Wärtsilä 

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. Our team of 17,000 professionals, in more than 200 locations in 68 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on www.wartsila.com