Wiesbaden, Germany

Our company

Archroma is a global leader in color and specialty chemicals with strong market insight, highly talented people and a long history of material excellence and expertise. Archroma is headquartered in Reinach near Basel, Switzerland, and operates with approximately 3000 employees and 25 production sites, over 35 countries. Through its three businesses: Textile Specialties, Paper Solutions and Emulsion Products, Archroma delivers specialized performance and color solutions to meet customer needs in their local markets. A company committed to innovation, world-class quality standards, high service levels, cost-efficiency and sustainability, Archroma develops technologies that improve the beauty and performance of everyday products. Products enhanced, colors enhanced, performance enhanced – “Life enhanced”.

Our people

Our people have a rich tradition of working side by side with our customers as long-term partners, developing tailored solutions that help customers deliver business success in their local markets. Every day, with our passion, commitment to excellence and innovation, our people create specialized performance and color solutions designed to appeal to our senses and emotions for a greater life experience. Our different backgrounds and talents enrich our perspective and help us create a performance-driven and collaborative culture, based on its "ACTS" pillars: 1) Accountability for Performance; 2) Customer & Market Focus; 3) Teamwork & Collaboration; and 4) Speed & Simplicity.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Head of Group Tax, the

Global Indirect Tax Manager (m/f/d)

Permanent, located in Wiesbaden (Germany)

Will be accountable for Indirect Tax in EMEA, LATAM and APAC and support the business on indirect tax matters related to customs duties, import taxes, sales taxes, excise, tariffs, environmental and other taxes.

Responsibility for the efficient and effective management of compliance obligations in connection with VAT and Intrastat reporting in Europe and Switzerland.

Support to Business Internal Clients:

  • Finance Operations and Accounting (Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Audit)
  • Credit Control
  • Marketing and Pricing
  • Sales Operations
  • Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Information Technologies
  • Global Process Owners (PTP, OTC, RTR etc)

Duties and Responsibilities:

Indirect Tax (around 60 VAT registrations across 12 countries in Europe, 8 countries in Asia Pacific and 8 countries in the Americas):

  • Monitor and implement OECD, EU and local country legislative changes with regards to indirect tax compliance, ensure ERP systems are updated accordingly, best practices are enabled, and in particular implementing the digitalization of indirect taxes across the globe with a “global solutions” view
  • Supervise and coordinate with local finance to ensure VAT compliance in Europe & CH for the correct and timely processing of all compliance obligations for VAT and Intrastat
  • Ensure EMEA is ready for VAT changes e.g. Quick Fixes including application of new intra-Community supply evidence rules
  • Provide proactive, clear and concise advice to business partners in relation to creating efficient processes and structures, correct application of VAT and other indirect tax rules
  • Support and assistance during VAT and other indirect tax audits
  • Training and development of new and existing staff regarding indirect tax topics
  • Guidance in setting and monitoring of VAT controls
  • Lead the digital transformation and automation of EMEA, APAC and Americas Indirect Tax Function by implementing Tax ERP solution or Tax Engines
  • Ensure BPO practices are first in class with regards to processing of invoices to meet business requirements and automating processing of invoices with Artificial Intelligence
  • Explore opportunities for efficiencies in VAT compliance across the globe (outsourcing / digitalization)


  • Excellent international VAT knowledge
  • Experience in dealing with International Trade issues in relation to the Textile industry
  • General knowledge of European Tax Environment
  • Computer proficiency: Experience in Excel essential, Access would be a plus
  • Knowledge of tax compliance and reporting software solutions (e.g: Vertex)
  • Experience with implementing Indirect Tax solutions within SAP environment
  • Good understanding of IT systems and ability to work with IT analysts and Project Managers
  • Analytical mind and ability to logically interpret and challenge financial information
  • Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and adapt to changing environments
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in a similar role or in a Big 4 tax consultancy firm in indirect taxes at a global or regional level
  • Fluent in English with additional language skills desirable
  • Bachelor degree or master. Qualification in Legal/ Finance/ Tax
  • Availability for traveling about 15% of work-time

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Our people have a rich tradition of working side by side with our customers as long-term partners and trusted advisors, developing tailored applications and solutions that help customers deliver business success.

Archroma helps people fulfill their desire for products that appeal to their emotions and senses for a greater life experience, by developing beauty- and performance-improving technologies applied to everyday products with it’s headquartered in Reinach near Basel, Switzerland, and operates with approximately 3000 employees over 35 countries.

Are you able to continuously challenge the status quo in the deep belief that we can make our industry sustainable?

As a minimum, we require your CV. You are able to attach up to 5 other documents you think may be relevant to your application.

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