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Associate Director Indirect Tax & Technology

Oss, Netherlands

Job Description

Did you always want to work in a company where your work can have a real impact on people’s lives, animal health and well-being? Are you ready to Invent, Impact, Inspire and play a key role in the management of the global Indirect Taxes of a premier biopharmaceutical company? We would like to meet you!

We have an exciting opportunity in our Global Corporate Tax team based at our location in Oss, the Netherlands and are currently recruiting an:

Associate Director Indirect Tax & Technology

Welcome to our team

To work in a great team of tax professionals, consisting of 10 direct and indirect tax colleagues based in the Netherlands and 20 more indirect tax colleagues co-located at our shared services centers, at one of the premier biopharmaceutical companies in the world. With annual sales close to USD 60 Billion into more than 140 markets worldwide and a mission to save and improve lives, we are more than just a company.  We are at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions that advance the prevention and treatment of diseases in people and animals. At Animal Health our passion for animals and technology drives us to connect animals, people and society, and to shape the future of animal health and well-being. Our pioneering monitoring solutions deliver smart data products and services for the management and wellbeing of livestock, fish and pets. Are you our great new hire that gets excited about being part of transforming our IT system to be future-ready and the solution for e-commerce sales, subscriptions and other technology driven initiatives from an indirect tax (VAT/GST/SUT) perspective?

Purpose of the role

In your role as an Associate Director Indirect Tax & Technology you will:

  • Be a Life Science & Animal Health industry professional in international indirect taxes (VAT / GST/ SUT) supporting all our global operations.
  • Be the linking pin between IT and business from an indirect tax requirements point of view.
  • Be supported and empowered to make decisions and maximize your impact on our global tax strategy.
  • Be a key stakeholder in the compliant setup of our business processes.
  • Participate in all indirect tax technology initiatives.
  • Work as team player and be part of a multidisciplinary global tax team.
  • Report to the Global Indirect Tax Planning lead based in Oss.


  • Design, implement and support indirect tax compliant solutions and processes for new business channels and product offerings.
  • Contribute to further standardization & automation of tax determination and compliance processes.
  • Drive the configuration and modernization of our tax engine and our ERP systems for indirect taxes.
  • Support our strategy on digital reporting.
  • Your recommendations to IT, the business and other tax disciplines are (effectively) decisive and need to be practical and top quality.
  • Identifying, applying and translating indirect tax advice to our business processes.
  • Seeking process optimizations with creativity.
  • Collaborating with other tax and business professionals in post deal integrations of business development initiatives.

Your profile

  • A Master’s degree in Tax Law, Economics or IT.
  • Several years working experience in an international environment.
  • Strong international indirect tax technical knowledge.
  • Extensive experience with Indirect Taxes.
  • Process design experience.
  • Knowledge how to configure Tax engines and ERP systems, preferably SAP (SD, MM, FI), for indirect tax and awareness about the latest tax technology developments, is preferred.
  • Full English proficiency, Dutch is an advantage, and excellent communicative persuasive skills.
  • You are analytical and can work independently and under time pressure.
  • You can thrive in a fast-paced international environment where you communicate effectively at various levels and are a pro-active and motivated team player.
  • An open, eager and learning drive with a sense of humor.

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Requisition ID: R277198

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