Clearing and Forwarding Officer at Sujimoto Group

Title: Clearing and Forwarding Officer | Location: Lagos | Type: Full Time | Sujimoto Group

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Details

  • We are currently seeking to engage a Clearing & Forwarding Officer to join our logistics team.
  • We need an individual who can multitask and is able to accomplish tasks well.
  • An individual who is able to manage all import and export functions from pre-shipping, shipping to delivery of consignment.
  • An individual with in-depth knowledge of cargo clearing processes and the ability to deliver under pressure and budget effectively.

Role Functions

  • Obtain accurate check List and check all documents to avoid errors, identify missing documents, and/or identify potential issues.
  • Opening of form M / LC Application to import.
  • Handling timely order execution & documentation like Pre & Post shipment documents.
  • Manage customs documentation for clearing and forwarding.
  • Liaising with accredited clearing agent for the clearing of goods at destination Apapa, Tin can island, or airport as the case may be.
  • Liaising with the shipping company on all issues with consignment.
  • Administering import procedures and documentation and effective liaison with Nigerian Customs / Logistics.
  • Managing demurrages, port charges within specified norms.
  • Managing the seamless movement of the consignments to the destination.
  • Liaising with Port authorities & customs officials, monitoring compliance to regulatory requirements, and maintaining requisite papers & documents.
  • Coordinating with Port Authorities for various requirements connected to the vessels handling at the ports.
  • Renewal of relevant licenses for all company imported listed items and should be conversant to the procedures.
  • To get duty assessment in one day after Pre- Arrival Assessment Report PAAR and rotation number is allotted.
  • To follow up with approved clearing agents to ensure timely clearance.
  • To apply and get refunds shipping & container deposits etc.
  • To be able to organize fast track clearing for the group.
  • To prepare daily progress report and send to Head Office before the close of the business.
  • Any other assignment that may be given from time to time by superior officers.

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline. A Master’s Degree is a Plus.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years cognate experience in a Clearing & Forwarding Company in Nigeria.
  • Proficiency in international documentation, LC, Shipping processes, bill of lading.
  • Previous experience working with customs brokers, forwarders, and international partners.
  • Must have Operational knowledge of the ports and government agencies.
  • Must have knowledge of proper clearing and haulage documentation for imports.
  • Must have appropriate knowledge of inspection agents, Banks, shipping companies, and Terminals.
  • Must have the ability to handle customs and shipping companies for imports, temporary importation, and Exports.
  • Must have knowledge of the customs and Excise HS Code and Explanatory notes.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and able to prioritize tasks.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (primarily Excel and Word).
  • Ability to work independently and not be micromanaged.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Application Closing Date
27th May, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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