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Senior Indirect Tax Manager (VAT & Customs)
Job ID245BRJob TitleSenior Indirect Tax Manager (VAT & Customs)DivisionCentral FunctionsDepartmentFinanceGroupTaxCountrySwitzerlandLocationSaint-PrexAbout UsHeadquartered in Saint-Prex, Switzerland, Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a research-driven, specialty biopharmaceutical group active in global markets. The company identifies, develops and markets innovative products in the areas of reproductive health, urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and orthopaedics. Ferring has its own operating subsidiaries in nearly 60 countries and markets its products in 110 countries.
RoleManage all indirect tax related topics including VAT and customs duties for Ferring Group companies operating in Switzerland and in Europe (approximately 35 VAT registration numbers in 20 countries). This includes providing guidelines and assistance in all types of local and cross border transactions concerning goods and services and driving pan-regional indirect tax alignment improvement initiatives.
Actively contribute to execute day to day tasks within the Tax department. Give support to local and international finance colleagues and assume polyvalence for indirect tax compliance activities. The role will also potentially require support with centralisation of indirect tax compliance responsibilities from a number of local entities in Europe to a central team located in Switzerland.
Required Experience & SkillsWe place great emphasis on the candidates’ personality, which should include a high personal drive and the ability to take initiative, service orientation, strong business and operations understanding, with strong planning and organizing skills.
At least 10 years VAT experience in a similar industry is a requirement to be considered for this role and it is a further advantage to have previous experience in the pharmaceutical industry. It would also be an advantage if you have additional accountancy/financial background.
You must be passionate about VAT, about delivering a quality service to colleagues, have a genuine interest in finance/accounting and have experience with managing relationships with external stakeholders such as the “Big 4”. Specific key requirements are as follows;
Contract TypePermanentRole TypeFull Time