Global Trade Senior Consultants

Website EY

Location:  Istanbul
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  24-Nov-2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  420202

EY is a global leader in Assurance, Tax, Consulting and SaT (Strategy and Transactions) services.

The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.


Our 280 000 people, in more than 150 countries, are united by our shared values, which inspire our people worldwide and guide them to do the right thing, and our commitment to quality, which is embedded in who we are and everything we do. Our offices around the world use the same methodology and are linked through an integrated technology platform to enable instantaneous communication and collaboration among team members, regardless of location.

As a member of EY Global, in Turkey we operate in 5 offices located in Istanbul, Ankara, Bursa and Izmir, with more than 1600 people for 30 years.


The opportunity


We are now seeking for Senior Consultants to join our growing Global Trade Advisory team under Indirect Tax department in Istanbul.


Join our globally integrated team of dedicated Indirect Tax – Global Trade (Customs and International Trade) professionals and you will combine technical knowledge, industry understanding and technologically advanced tools and methodologies to help clients identify customs duty risks and opportunities.


You will help us provide advises on compliance, risk management, effective processes and cost reduction to our international, multinational and local clients across all industry sectors by participating in advisory and auditing activities in relation to international transactions and trade involving indirect taxes, customs and duties. The work is technically challenging, creative and requires you to work closely with our clients’ businesses.


Your key responsibilities

  • Be part of a team assisting with the provision of international trade advice for a broad range of international, multinational and local clients across all industry sectors
  • Assist in preparing responses to client queries by undertaking customs, AEO technical research
  • Assist in preparing audit reports and schedules that will be delivered to clients and other parties
  • Be prepared to travel to client sites (domestic and international) to work on customs audit and AEO projects
  • Develop own network, both internally amongst peers and colleagues and externally with client and industry contacts

To qualify for the role, you must have


·         A Bachelor’s Degree in International Trade, Business Administration, Management or other related fields

·         Preferably at least 2 years of relevant experience. Relevant experience can include being in a consulting firm and commercial environment, operating in supply chain, trade operations, etc.

·         Fluency in English – written and spoken

·         No restrictions for domestic and international travels

·         Interest in developing as a Global Trade professional


Skills and attributes for success

  • Technical knowledge and experience of customs
  • Experience of customs processes such as import, export, inward processing regimes, trade procedures and documentation
  • Positive working attitude and motivation to learn
  • Ability to build strong client relationships and deliver exceptional client service
  • Relationship management skills with ability to manage client expectations
  • Flexible attitude to work
  • Strong and motivated team player; ability to integrate with new teams quickly
  • Excellent communicator in a range of situations
  • Effective time management – ability to remain calm when under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Project management skills, plan and prioritise work, meet deadlines
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and pragmatically
  • Strong analytical and research skills, and ability to use IT effectively (proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint) a distinct advantage

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Strong technical knowledge and experience of AEO application, annual report preparation and keen to develop further


What we look for

Highly motivated individuals with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize shifting workloads in a rapidly changing industry. An effective communicator, you’ll be a confident team player that collaborates with people from various teams while looking to develop your career in a dynamic organization.


You’ll proactively maintain your technical knowledge by keeping abreast of international trade developments, supply chain operations or operational trade documentation processes and how they affect the movement of goods across borders so that you can better advise our clients.



We can promise you interesting assignment and the types of project you may be involved with include:

  • Identifying and quantifying opportunities for high value savings
  • Evaluating supply chain effectiveness to minimise customs costs
  • Analyzing trade risk and assisting with the development of risk management processes
  • Examining alternatives for strategic sourcing of materials and finished products
  • Implementing global trade compliance programmes


Whatever the projects and assignments you work on you can be confident that you’re contributing towards helping our global clients reduce their overall costs of trading.



What working at EY offers


EY offers a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.


Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

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