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ZF is a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility.

ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive product and software solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers. ZF electrifies a wide range of vehicle types. With its products, the company contributes to reducing emissions, protecting the climate and enhancing safe mobility.

Head of Customs AP

Country/Region:  CN

Shanghai, SH, CN, 201814

Req ID 65158 Shanghai, China


Passive Safety Systems is carving out from ZF’s current portfolio to become an independent company. This will allow the Division to further grow and expand its market position in safety restraint technologies by involving external investors. Our footprint already includes ~45,000 employees in 20 countries in 44 locations and 2022 sales exceeded €4.5 billion. Establishing a solid resource foundation for independency is key to future success to become the #1 market leader. Our mission is to help protect people on the road with innovative state-of-the-art inflatable restraint, seat belt and steering wheel systems technology. 
Now is your opportunity to shape the future of passive safety technologies together with us!

We are looking for new colleagues who will join our team at our location Shanghai.

Your tasks: 

  • Responsible execution of relevant regional Customs activities in cooperation with the Global Customs Head and AP Supply Chain Head.

  • Independent Development of regional operational principles and guidelines based on country/region specific legislation.

  • Ensure compliant Customs procedures on regional and plant level by development, implementation and execution of internal control processes in coordination with the Customs Management Cross-function “Processes, Systems & Guidelines”.

  • Process monitoring regarding Customs procedures, simplified/special procedures and Customs authorizations.

  • Carry out internal Customs “Quick Checks” in the region in order to ensure “Customs Compliance”. Identify possible gaps to legal requirements. Develop and implement respective measures on AP and Plant level in the region. Ensure sustainability of implemented measures by using appropriate control processes.


Your profile

  • Leadership skills to manage multi locations, multi plant environment

  • Language capability – both fluent in written and oral English

  • Good communication skills to manage different level of staff

  • Good analytical and logical skills as required for reporting

  • Personality to earn respect from plants

  • Analytical skills to map business processes related to Customs Management

  • ERP experience with good know how on SAP/QAD/ORACLE

  • High level of expertise in Customs laws and Customs management activities in an industrial group

  • Strong analytical & intercultural communication skills, showing flexibility and teamwork

  • Minimum of 5 Years’ experience in Customs procedures in an industrial environment, preferred in the Automotive Industry



Be part of our ZF team as Head of Customs AP and apply now!


Mingyuan Ye

+86 21 61 207088

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