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Global Tax Manager

The main mission of this role is to:

Primary focus of the job will be developing and implementing (international) tax projects ensuring an efficient corporate tax strategy within the Puratos Group. The tax strategy needs to facilitate full compliance by Puratos’ group companies with rapidly changing tax rules and regulations. This is a unique opportunity to play a leading tax role within a growing worldwide organization.


Key Accountabilities

In this role, in close working relationship with colleagues in the Group Tax Department, Business Controllers, country Finance Managers, you will:

  • Be the first point of contact regarding corporate tax matters within the group.
  • Ensure the implementation of an efficient corporate tax strategy aligned to the underlying business reality and in line with legal and regulatory requirements:
    • Assisting in Tax structuring
    • Monitoring local effective tax rates to ensure that tax structuring and contentious items are properly reflected
    • Identify opportunities and exposures
    • Support on tax aspects of the core business, acquisitions, divestitures, and structured financial transactions
  • Effectively manage external tax audits, quantify tax and accounting effects of audit issues raised and bring audits to resolution.
  • Effectively manage and coordinate the provision of advice from outside tax advisors on corporate tax issues and plan projects ensuring advisors are held accountable for delivering expected results within contracted fee arrangements.
  • Effectively manage business opportunity and improvement projects.
  • Identify and manage efficiency and automation projects within the global tax department and the general tax domain
    • Identify processes and introduce efficiency solutions (eg RPA’s)
    • Data analysis, reporting and controlling tools


Who are we looking for?

  • Academic degree: Master degree + post graduate degree in Tax,
  • Minimum 5 years of international Tax experience,
  • Experience in the development of new concepts/ approaches until implementation
  • Project management experience,
  • Fluency in English both orally and in writing. French or Dutch or Spanish is a “plus”,
  • Strong technical, analytical and risk assessment abilities,
  • Be a tech savvy profile. Data management, Master Data and SAP knowledge definitively are a plus,
  • A self-starter with drive, high level of autonomy and ownership,
  • Ability to think out of the box,
  • Ability to understand and address the business implications of tax positions taken,
  • Ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously, often under deadline pressure,
  • Able to communicate about tax strategies with colleagues without tax background,
  • Able to work efficiently in a multi-cultural environment with cross-functional teams .


Why would you join Puratos?

You will join a fast-growing, stable family business that has become an international market leader with a corporate culture in which innovation and entrepreneurship are part of our main priorities. You will benefit from a great deal of freedom in your work, with plenty of room for initiative.

A great work environment with lots of opportunities & challenges is what you can expect:

  • Responsibilities and the possibility to take ownership of your work
  • Taking an active part in a global transformation project
  • Training and career opportunities to build your career within our company

You can count on an undetermined duration contract (CDI) and a competitive salary package, including a company car. Travel is possible on ad hoc basis.

Watch our corporate movie and feel the Puratos Magic:

Are you looking for the right recipe for your career?

The secrets behind Puratos’ global success and consistent growth are taste and quality. We would like to welcome you within our enthusiastic, committed and passionate team of more than 9000 employees. We are an international player and, what is more, a Belgian family business. Our people make the difference every single day. How? By developing, producing and distributing a unique and high-quality range of ingredients for bakers, pastry-chefs and chocolatiers, since 1919.

A century later, our products and services are available in more than 100 countries around the world. Our passion for innovation, closeness to our customers, and their customers, as well as our core values form the basis of our passion to improve.

This is what makes working at Puratos so magical!

Working at Puratos is choosing a Top Employer in Belgium.

Shall we meet soon?