Customs Preferential Management Specialist











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Do you want to work with passionate teams, providing excellent business and digital services to the Asia Pacific region?

Do you want an open, supportive, and caring working environment?

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Objectives of the Position

In the area of Preferential Management, the two main objectives are adherence to compliance regulations according to the national Customs laws and the optimized utilization of Free Trade Agreements in Asia/Pacific. BASF is committed to compliance and hence cannot risk any fine or penalty due to incorrect preferential Origin. In the role, the collection of Long-term or single Supplier Declarations is one basis for the determination of the Preferential Origin status of a product. Additional key data such as Product recipes and sales prices are needed to perform the calculation and to be able to provide the Free Trade Certificate or Origin Declaration for BASF Customers and Intercompany business.

Main Tasks

  • Responsible to manage, direct, coordinate, and conduct analysis of all products subject to the Free Trade Agreements (FTA) to which the Asia Countries are parties and prepare and maintain data and documentation required by these FTAs.
  • Collaborate, coordinate, and recommend best practices with BU senior leadership, Customs Country Experts as well as the Management Team in Customs to ensure FTA processes are optimized and supported in the global KPI report.
  • Participate and support the Management Team to organize the Preference Management regular meetings and align cost and KPI measures
  • Responsible for the solicitation of data and documentation, such as FTA certificates and long-term supplier agreements, from BASF suppliers to obtain cost avoidance status for the various BU’s and BASF legal entities.
  • Responsible for communication with BASF customers and business units to ensure that FTA responses and requirements are met
  • Responsible to assist the Management team with additional duty management opportunities for the Customs organization, both regionally and globally

Foreign Languages

  • English (fluent in spoken and written)
  • Local language (if required)



  • Bachelor’s degree in preferably in Supply Chain Management or any technical related discipline

Working Experience

  • Minimum 5-6 years relevant experience in Customs, Import and Export declaration and Supply Chain Operations

Technical & Professional Knowledge

Professional Knowledge

  • Experience in Customs and/or Foreign Trade law
  • Knowledge about Preferential Origin and familiarity with various Free Trade Agreements and interpretation of preference eligibility

Skills and attribute required

  • Compliance mindset and understanding of risk implications
  • Strong communication and argumentation skills
  • Analytical and logical conceptual thinking especially in free trade agreement
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Structured work organization
  • Strong teamwork competence
  • Good knowledge of the SAP master data systems and SAP GTS


BASF regional service hub has been established since 2005 in Kuala Lumpur.  The regional service hub has approximately 700 employees and growing.  Focused on being a competency and digitalization driven hub, it also provides quality functional and know-how services in the areas of finance, controlling, human resources, real estate and facilities management, communications, environmental, health and safety, procurement, import-export order management, and information services to BASF companies and affiliates in the Asia Pacific region. BASF also has two other regional hubs located in Berlin, Germany, and Montevideo, Uruguay that cover the Europe and Americas regions.

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