Shipping Coordinator

Website MECS Africa

Shipping Coordinator

MECS AfricaCape Town, Western Cape

Supply Chain, Transport and Warehouse, South Africa Western Cape – Cape Town Central
  • Annually
Urgently seeking a Shipping Coordinator for client in Somerset West/Wellington. Responsible for the successful mapping of shipping plan for all client products, execution of shipping plan and delivery of final product from point of origin to the client at the Agreed time and place. The incumbent will analyze the systems employed in importing, exporting and transporting products and services.
POST REQUIREMENTS:
  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma in Shipping Maritime Logistics Transportation or related qualification.
  • Driver’s license is a minimum requirement
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Shipping, Logistics or Transportation environment.
  • 5 years’ proven experience in Shipping, Logistics, Transportation and managing Outbound logistics through exports.
  • 5-years proven experience in Shipping, Logistics, Transportation and managing Inbound logistics through imports.
  • Understanding of handling dangerous and/or flammable goods will be an added advantage.
  • Good knowledge of all modes of transport regulations, compliance standards and INCOTERMS.
  • Knowledge, understanding and transactional exposure on ERP systems.
  • Knowledge of SAP would be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of processes, administration, procedures, quality, production, products, maintenance and safety requirements.
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS:
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in Shipping, Logistics and/or Transportation environment.
  • 5-years proven experience in Managing the outbound logistics (sea & airfreight) of all sales to clients – container handling processes, Exports, inspections, preparation & submission of all required documentation to port authorities & customs entries and clearing services.
  • 5-years proven experience in Shipping, Logistics, Transportation and managing the inbound logistics (sea & airfreight) of all raw materials & components, inspections, customs clearances, and transportation from the port to arrival to site.
  • Experience in managing the 12-month rolling outbound shipping plan.
  • Map and review the shipping plan in line with the financial sales plan as well as Consolidate quarterly shipping plan to reduce shipping costs.
  • Monitor shipping budget on monthly expenses by comparison of Budgeted values per project.
  • Manage & Monitor all aspects of methods of shipping and/or distribution with the ultimate goal of improving efficiency, thus generating higher profits for the company.
  • Render logistics support to new requirements or potential orders such as shipping option details and any special requirements.
  • Propose shipping solutions for local and external customers/client.
  • Experience in Operational SLA management of 3rd party service providers – forwarding & clearing agents, vessel agents, road transport service providers, container suppliers.
  • Experience in managing all customs submissions and documentation pertaining to materials/components in the Rebate Store. Point of Contact with SARS/Customs for the Rebate Store will be an added advantage.
  • Extensive experience in Managing and establishing best communication relations with Transport & Freight Forwarder service providers.
  • Understanding of handling dangerous goods and/or flammables will be an added advantage.
  • Extensive kknowledge of all modes of transport regulations, compliance standards and INCOTERMS (latest).
  • Knowledge, understanding and transactional exposure on ERP systems.
  • Knowledge of SAP would be an added advantage.
  • Responsible of preparing Shipping presentations for monthly reporting & as when required to support Project Planning
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
  • Shipping and/or Distribution experience/Sales Management experience/Transportation Management expertise/Knowledge of basic principles of display reports and presentation
OTHER QUALITIES:
  • Prepared to learn product security /Ability to work unsupervised/Ability to work in a team environment/
  • Prepared to lead and assist in the transportation activities/Ability to negotiate
CLOSING DATE: 7 May 2021
Please take note: if you have not been contacted within 14 days after closing, please consider your application unsuccessful.
Ad Visible Until: 3 June 2021
Ref: JHB008534/LL
Vacancy Type: Permanent

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