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Dé optimale marktportefeuille - Rituals

Location: Amsterdam
Employment: Full-time


The Rituals Cosmetics global tax department is part of the finance team and manages all tax affairs of the group and its worldwide subsidiaries located in Europe, the US and Asia. The whole finance team is located at the head office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The tax department sets the tax strategy and at the same time focuses on compliancy, control, efficiency, and optimization of all taxes, including indirect tax. This requires the department to monitor all tax developments, have a good understanding of the business, the related processes, systems and tax risks, which is done with passion and diligence.

The indirect tax manager reports to the Head of Tax. You will primarily advise and support the business worldwide on Value Added Tax (VAT) and other indirect tax matters. You will initiate projects to ensure that VAT rule changes are implemented, processes are optimized, while mitigating negative effects and capturing available tax benefits.

You will also take care of VAT risk management, improving and further automating the VAT processes and documentation (VAT control framework), reviewing the VAT compliance and assisting the business. You will liaise with various internal and external stakeholders on a wide variety of cross-functional projects.

This position is one of a kind as this will be first VAT hire within Rituals where you will have the opportunity to build your own VAT department.  

Further more your tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Provide VAT advise on all business projects and strategic initiatives;
  • Ensure that VAT rule changes impacting the business are implemented, incl. E-invoicing rules, SAF-T, Making Tax Digital etc.;
  • Collaborate with the finance team by ensuring appropriate data reviews and checks have been completed prior to the timely submission of VAT, Intrastat & ESL returns;
  • Advise on and executing a strategy for including and optimizing existing indirect tax processes in the IT/ERP systems;
  • Implement new IT solutions to increase level of efficiency, control and compliancy of the VAT process;
  • Implement a solid VAT Control Framework;
  • Increase effectiveness and efficiency, whilst ensuring that no errors are made in the VAT compliance processes;
  • Training financial controllers, the business and other tax specialists on VAT rules;
  • Pro-actively advise the company on how to mitigate indirect tax risks;
  • Manage VAT audits.


  • A Master in tax;  
  • At least 8+ years of experience of which some experience in-house;
  • Knowledge of European VAT requirements;
  • Experience in using and optimising VAT reporting and analysis software;
  • Good communicator that loves to service colleagues with their VAT questions;
  • Proactive personality 
  • Ability to work in a dynamic organization, embracing change and working independently;
  • Knowledge of MS dynamics and / or Coupa is a plus;
  • Strong English verbal and written language skills are required.


Rituals offers a challenging role in an eager and diverse team, where empowering your colleagues (and vice versa) is part of the deal. Although our proposition encompasses an attractive benefits and compensation package, the (international) scope and impact of the position may appeal to you even more. When everything is back to normal, you’ll spend (most of) your time at our Amsterdam HQ. We hope you can appreciate the view of one of the most iconic Amsterdam canals.

By joining Rituals, you’ll get to experience a strong culture and entrepreneurial spirit which empowers you to create your meaningful career. We care about the well-being of our staff, as much as we value the well-being of the planet. By passionately looking after both, we believe we can pave the way to a more sustainable world and take appropriate action to limit our footprint on Mother Earth. You’ll have a strong sense of purpose at Rituals. Our mission is to make people feel good and touch as many lives as possible. Independent of your role, you will create a positive impact on our daily business.


If it’s you we’re looking for, please don’t hesitate and send in your application. We’ll be in touch soon. An assessment can be part of the application process. Acquisition is not appreciated.


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Please send your application for Dé optimale marktportefeuille at Rituals in Amsterdam including your CV via our website.

Job posted
20 juni 2022
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