Ocean Freight Controller (Imports) Wanted: Bidvest International Logistics – South Africa


Location – Town / City

Kempton Park

Job Purpose

Bidvest International Logistics is looking for an Oceanfreight Controller – Imports, to be part of a particular client specific Business Unit. The Controller will control procedures to process the flow of cargo, including registrations, from the time that the order is placed by an overseas supplier until the goods are delivered to the Importer. Includes all operational functions in a specific department/allocated section.

Qualifications & Experience
*Matric (Grade 12) *Relevant tertiary qualification essential. *5 years experience in a similar position.

Key Responsibilities
*Clearing of Import cargo in accordance with client requirements. *Track documentation flow from time of shipment to time of receipt in BIL. *Keep Cargo Wise updated with current information to ensure accuracy of the status reports. *Receive instructions and documents. *Check for completeness and accuracy, if necessary obtain further details/ instructions. *Create shipping files and register on CargoWise. *Obtain master/house transporting document information from carrier/consolidators. *Distribute work to other departments. *Track cargo for which he/she is responsible via Ultimate Tracking Report. *Expedite cargo with carriers, terminals, depots and other transport operators. *Keep clients informed and handle queries from clients and other stakeholders and departments. *Keep system updated with all communication and documentation received and affected. *Ensure that all disbursements are recorded and recovered. *Initiate claims in respect of lost, damaged or discrepant cargo. *Record POD’s. *Carry out acquittal procedures. *Accuracy and timeliness of invoicing to client. *Clearing of Import cargo in accordance with client requirements. *Performing import groupage operations in accordance with BCS procedures. *Raise pro-forma invoice with all charges and QC for correctness.

Skills & Competencies
Skills: *Valid Code 8 drivers license would be advantageous. *Well-developed negotiation and presentation skills essential. *Well-developed negotiation and presentation skills essential. *Well-developed computer literacy skills (MS Office) *Well- developed interpersonal skills coupled with expert written and verbal communication. *Sound Planning and Organisational skills. *High level coupled with a high tolerance of stress. *Systematic, logic and analytical approach. Knowledge: *Supply Chain knowledge advantageous. *Strong proven working knowledge of International Forwarding. *Working knowledge of Seafreight/Airfreight/Imports processes. *Must be numerate. *Good working knowledge of incoterms. *Good knowledge of freight rates and related charges. *Good knowledge of shipping lines and airline from various regions. *Good knowledge of understanding estimates and implementing against indents received. *Good knowledge of container equipment. *Highly developed geographic knowledge. *Knowledge of customs requirements. *Financial knowledge regarding the file profitability/loss.

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