Lead of Global Tax (m/f/d)

Lead of Global Tax (m/f/d)

Field of Work:  Legal, Tax, IP

Berlin, BE, DE

Legal Entity:  KWS Berlin GmbH (0017)
Contract Type:  Regular
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Hybrid Working Within Country
Job ID:  13395

KWS Berlin GmbH is looking for a new Lead of Global Tax (m/f/d).


The Lead of Global Tax (m/f/d) supports the Head of Expert Hub Finance in the implementation of the finance strategy and provides knowledge-based expertise for taxes at KWS while ensuring individual solutions are delivered.


Designing global rules, guidelines & procedures, while continuously improving functional knowledge-based processes is very much part of the job.  Furthermore, you will be also responsible for the assessments of country-tax risks as well as providing a tax compliance framework for local and global taxes.


This is a permanent position and on a full-time basis. Part-time is possible.


The place of work is Berlin. We offer hybrid work.



Your Tasks:  


  • Ensure delivery of technical/ special expertise and case by case solutions
  • Implement and continuously improve functional expert-processes
  • Lead and develop a team of experts in the field of Tax, overseeing consulting obligations being met with best practice
  • Develop, harmonize and insure KWS-wide policies and standards are implemented
  • Constantly track trends and business needs, instigate and lead initiatives to adopt policies and standards to changing needs
  • Developing strategic tax plan
  • Manage transfer pricing and international tax issues/projects, etc.


Your Profile:


  • Academic degree in Business, Economy or Finance or comparable
  • Many years of professional experience in the field of Finance/Controlling and Tax
  • Successful completion of Accredited Tax Advisor education (ATA) or comparable
  • Ability to understand and interpret legal implications, translating these into KWS strategic tax decisions
  • Practical understanding of tax techniques and trends that are currently used by tax specialists
  • Strong leadership and decision-making skills
  • High assertiveness and experience in implementing knowledge-based concepts / standards on a global level
  • Fluent in English and German (written and spoken)


Our Offer:


  • An exceptionally interesting and varied job in an international environment with the opportunity to contribute innovative ideas
  • Working in an international, highly motivated and dynamic team with flat hierarchies
  • Flexible working hours with the possibility of mobile working (hybrid)
  • As a family-run company, we live by the values of team spirit, closeness and trust, independence and vision - a culture that is also lived in practice, e.g. through an open and friendly work atmosphere
  • Close to the motto "Make Yourself Grow!" we promote individual professional and personal development.
  • As a basis, we offer excellent work equipment (high-quality, ergonomic workstations, several monitors, air conditioning) and sufficient free parking spaces at the location.
  • We also create the appropriate framework conditions: capital-forming benefits, Christmas and vacation pay, childcare allowance, company bicycle


We look forward to receiving your application.


About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Over 5,000 employees in more than 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.8 billion in the fiscal year 2022/2023. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, vegetables, oilseed rape and sunflower. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to continuously improve yield for farmers and plants’ resistance to diseases, pests, and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested more than €300 million last fiscal year in research and development. For more information: www.kws.com/career. Follow us on LinkedIn® at https://linkedin.com/company/kwsgroup/.

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