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St. Petersburg, RU

Function:  Supply Chain Management
Job Category:  Other

Customs Compliance Specialist

Wärtsilä is leading the maritime industry’s transformation towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. We at Wärtsilä Marine Power are proud to offer our customers the world’s widest network of maritime expertise and the full portfolio from engines to lifecycle solutions. 

We want to change the course towards an interconnected and cleaner maritime future and are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies with smart technology - together. Are you ready to jump onboard?


Wärtsilä Marine Power, Parts Services, WGLS is now looking for a Customs Compliance Specialist to coordinate customs related operations in Russia. You will support Global Customs Management team by ensuring customs compliance according to applicable laws, rules and regulations, and serve as a subject matter expert in the area of customs compliance in terms of interpretation, guidance, integration, compliance and assessment. Moreover, you will support efforts to execute a customs compliant supply chain and co-ordinate related supply chain risk assessment and mitigation strategies and ensure proactive monitoring and communicating (incl. training) the impact of customs compliance and changing regulations to all key stakeholders.

This is a permanent opportunity and the successful candidate would ideally be located near to our St Petersburg, Russia

What will you be doing 


As Customs Compliance Specialist, your work will focus on these responsibilities: 

  • Being the single point of contact in customs matters locally, to internal and external stakeholders (customers)
  • Relationship with authorities such as local customs
  • Following up and coordinating customs clearances, incl. brokerage management
  • Bringing possible development matters to Global Customs Management
  • Identifying locally value-adding opportunities, minimize compliance risks and minimize (import) duties, the use of simplified entry procedures and local clearance authorisations
  • Ensuring the integration of necessary customs compliance work activities into other functions' work streams to deliver customs compliance reliability


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

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in relevant field 
  • Good understanding of the global customs compliance environment, rules and regulations with skills to translate those to clear business requirements and concrete actions
  • Background within customs compliance related challenges and proven track record of solving those 
  • Willingness to solve challenging situations with positive reinforcement to ensure sustainable internal and external stakeholder relationships
  • Team player with strong customer service attitude with the ability to work also effectively independently
  • Experience in working within a global and multi-cultural environment
  • Good presentation and communication skills
  • Fluent in Russian, both written and verbal
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal


Why you and us? 

We have an amazing team and a clear purpose to exist. We are passionate about the work we do and hope to find a colleague with a shared passion for smart technologies and a sustainable future.

All our employees are encouraged to utilise the variety of training activities, learning solutions and self-study materials that we have to offer which supports the opportunity to further develop your talents and competencies within a very global working environment, in an ambitious and growth orientated organisation. 


Contact & next steps 

In case you have questions about the open position, please contact
Leena Tammilehto
General Manager, Global Customs Management

Mobile +358 40 742 6186


Last application date: 21 April 2021


This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä Marine Power leads the industry in its journey towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. Our portfolio of engines, propulsion systems, hybrid technology, and integrated powertrain systems deliver the reliability, safety, and environmental performance that Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine vision encompasses. We offer our customers performance-based agreements, lifecycle solutions, and an unrivalled global network of maritime expertise. www.wartsila.com/marine

Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2020, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at www.wartsila.com