22 September 2021

Customs Specialist Amsterdam



With a fantastic opportunity available, we are looking for a highly motivated team member to join our import air freight team to support our growing business. Ideally the successful candidate has 1-3 years customs experience and is orientating a more diverse role. We would like to offer the opportunity to develop yourself between all-round team members who are all capable of handling shipments including customs clearance.
Ideally the successful candidate will have had a taste of customer service and operations in air & ocean freight, but the willingness to join a very driven air team and a hands-on mentality are more important.


Based in our Amsterdam air freight branch, this role is all about providing outstanding customer service while working very precise. Your focus will be around custom clearing import shipments; liaising with our overseas Mainfreight branches, both internal and external customers, customs and local authorities, all with service at the front of mind. On top of your daily responsibilities, you will support the operations team with developing, implementing and continuously enhancing customs and brokerage procedures. Over the long term, we are eager to train you on the other aspects of import operations (e.g. customer service, invoicing, quoting etc.). Your path is therefore wide open!


  • An attitude and appetite for success 
  • A willingness to learn and grow 
  • Self-motivated, and who is dynamic, confident and precise
  • No hesitance in advising customers in line with legislation
  • A genuine interest in supply chain and logistics 
  • A mindset that will not accept anything but the best for our customers and own team
  • The ability to think along with customers and polite in maintaining commercial relations
  • Previous air & ocean experience, although not required
  • Preferable fluent in Dutch, although not required
If this sounds like you and you would like to be part of a global supply chain business that offers training and support to fuel career growth either locally or abroad then please get in touch today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What we do?
As a part of Mainfreight, you can expect to be helping some of the world’s largest brands become more competitive and efficient. Being a strategic supply chain partner means Mainfreight helps customers get their products from the manufacturer to the end-user in the smartest, most cost-effective way.

Our business can be broken down into three core areas:
Who we are?
It all started in 1978 with a couple of free-thinking entrepreneurs who didn’t care much for rules. As a start-up they challenged the establishment and always took care of their own. Years later, that rebellion and people-first philosophy is still deeply ingrained in our DNA. In 2011 Mainfreight acquired the business of Wim Bosman Group providing further opportunities to expand Mainfreight's international global network with branches throughout Europe.

We have a 100-year vision, that means every person and every decision we make today will leave an imprint on this company now and for 100 years to come. This long-term vision guides us as a business and determines both our decisions and actions every day.

As we extend our operations across the major trading nations of the world, we continue to stand out for the right reasons. It is our uncompromising quality, agility and unique culture which sets us apart.
What is the working culture like?
We are a very flat structured organisation. We have open plan offices and management sit in amongst the team. We do not use the “s” word (staff) and refer to everyone as Team – everyone has a part to play in moving Mainfreight forward and meeting our targets and goals.

We believe in working hard but we also have fun and a laugh while we do it. Our team is empowered to make decisions and have a say in how we do things.
How will my career progress?
Our philosophy is to recruit and ‘grow’ our own people, rather than hire people from other businesses. That is why we invest in and manage the long-term growth and development of our people, right from the start.

Once you have learnt the fundamentals of Mainfreight on the operations floor, you will move into other areas of the business where you will get the right mix of autonomy and support. We believe that smart people can learn the specifics of any role so our focus is on helping you develop personal and professional skills that will allow you take on any role in the business. 

We are an ever-changing business and we are constantly reviewing new ways to help our team develop the world-class skills that will lead our business into the future.
What Training and Development do you offer?
We understand that our biggest asset is our people and that our growth as a business is only limited by our ability to grow our own people. Our training and development strategy reflects this with structured induction, training and development. The Mainfreight difference is that we focus on helping you develop the professional and personal strategies, tools and life skills to step into any role in the business, anywhere in the world.

Our ongoing team development programs around the world currently includes:
  • A full induction program
  • Learning the business from the operations floor-up
  • Structured leadership programmes
  • Personal development courses

Marnix Van Dishoeck | Team Leader Air Freight Import
T: +31 20 587 4824


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