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Customs Administrator

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  •  Ardooie
  •  Full-time (option 4/5)
  •  Indefinite duration

Are you passionate about customs and eager to expand your knowledge? Do you want to work for a company with international activities? We have the perfect job for you!

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What you do

  • You will support the Customs Specialist in the daily activities of the customs department. This position is based at our headquarters in Ardooie or our distribution center in Moeskroen, where we will together determine the department that best suits you.
  • As the primary point of contact, you will respond to operational inquiries regarding export declarations, shipments of goods by colleagues from other departments (sales, procurement, R&D, etc.), as well as inquiries from customs representatives or customs authorities themselves.
  • In collaboration with the import department, you will prepare the necessary import declarations for incoming shipments of finished products and assist in compiling the necessary documentation. You will closely monitor the accuracy of the data communicated to customs through customs declarations, including conducting thorough audits of declarations prepared by external customs representatives.
  • You will be responsible for tracking export confirmations and processing incoming invoices from customs representatives for their services. Additionally, you will periodically prepare the settlement of inward processing, supporting the export and import departments in collecting and processing the underlying customs declarations.
  • You will assist in determining the correct product codes, origin, and preferential origin status of our products, both manually and using systems.
  • Together with the Customs Specialist, you will ensure compliance with existing AEO (Authorized Economic Operator) processes and, in consultation with colleagues, develop new processes where necessary. After documenting these processes, you will ensure their practical implementation.
  • You will take initiative to find solutions that increase the operational efficiency of the customs department.

Who you are

  • You preferably have initial relevant work experience in the customs field. Knowledge of international transport (logistics - warehouse - road / sea / air transport) and customs in all its facets, as well as customs software, is a plus.
  • You are communicative, assertive, have organizational talent, and are results-oriented.
  • You are numerically inclined and work punctually with attention to detail.
  • You can work both independently and as part of a team.
  • You are familiar with Microsoft Office and have initial experience with an ERP package (preferably SAP).
  • You have a fluent command of Dutch, English, and French (at least level B1).

What to expect from us

  • A job in a stable, growing, profitable, and international family business. 
  • A more than attractive salary package with fringe benefits such as meal vouchers, 13th month, group insurance, hospitalisation insurance, the possibility of bicycle lease and flexible remuneration, ...  
  • Working in an innovative company that continuously invests in new products, installations, and most importantly: people!  
  • A congestion free workplace in Ardooie or Moeskroen.
  • A flexible timetable with respect to a good work-life balance!   
  • Freely scheduled leave. 
  • Partly teleworking possible. 
  • Room for taking initiative. 
  • The opportunity to learn and grow through internal and external training sessions. 
  • Contemporary working environment and offices.  
  • Fun company events. 
  • Last but not least: fantastic passioenate colleagues who go for it daily! 

The Passioen of

Jan Jan


A passionate family business
Dieter Dieter


Having fun at work every day
As a foreman in the weaving mill, Dieter is fully committed to his team every day. He motivates his team with a good briefing, solid training, and of course... a passioenate portion of fun! The freedom to manage his team that way improves the company and his role!
Guido Guido


Every day is different
For Guido, especially the many, daily variations in his job, as technical supervisor, is the reason why he likes to work at Sioen. "No shortage of fun challenges here! That way, we stay motivated and together we write the ambitious Sioen story."
Désirée Désirée


Fun moments with colleagues
Bettina Bettina


International and yet close
What does Passioen mean to Bettina? Being proud of more than 20 years' work in an international and ambitious company. "And the fact that Sioen is so close to my home is another big advantage. Now that's a dream job!
Tony Tony


Fun at all times
What is Passioen to Tony? No need to think about it long. "Working at Sioen is very nice: the atmosphere is always good and everyone is always ready to help each other. On top of that, I learn something new every day with such an innovative machine park. It gives me a sense of independence, which motivates me!"
Nick Nick


Hands-on with a lot of variety and interaction
"I work with both production and the office, this interaction is great! Even in a big company like Sioen, Nick and his colleagues are close enough to communicate smoothly. Sioen and Nick, that's a perfect match!
Debora Debora


I love the dynamics between the different departments
If we ask Debora what Passioen is to her, the answer is clear: Professionalism, innovation, and teamwork. "Everyone helps each other at Sioen!" This collaboration not only makes it fun to work at Sioen, but it also makes our company stronger!

Application procedure


You are applying? Well, that’s great! First, your application is confirmed and then we start working on your CV.


If the evaluation of your CV was positive, you will immediately receive an invitation for a first meeting with the HR Officer, Talent Manager or Chief HR.

First interview

In the first interview, our HR staff and/or a direct line manager determine how well you fit in at Sioen. For some positions, we do some additional tests.

Second interview

For certain positions a second interview is necessary. This interview is one with your immediate superiors, colleagues and/or CEO.

Contract proposal

Time to dot the i's and cross the t's! Our Chief HR makes you a contract proposal and together you discuss the conditions it contains.

Welcome at Sioen!

Congratulations! Now, you are one of our Sioen talents! On your first day, we will welcome you and get you ready for your first working day. Your colleagues will mentor you for the first six months.