Position: CLEARANCE MANAGER.

Expired

Deadline: 28 Mar 2018.
Date posted: 14 Mar 2018.

Location:Dar es Salaam.

Description:

Position Objective

To implement the effective strategies in Clearing and Forwarding, Company logistical activities and material management service delivery. To ensure all operations are safe, cost effective and delivery is done in a timely manner. The Clearance Manager will look for new business, develop customer data base and ensure that the company achieves maximum value in its logistical activities whilst ensuring good business practices and highest ethical standards are adhered to all times.To give considerable effort and commitment to ensure continued customer satisfaction and maintenance of service levels as well as great discipline and standardization of operating procedures.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Involving in the company market activities by working together with the company team in planning and implementing the company business strategies
  • Investigating and planning the most appropriate route for a shipment, taking account of the perishable or hazardous nature of the goods, cost, transit time and security
  • Arranging appropriate packing, taking account of climate, terrain, weight, nature of goods and cost, and the delivery and warehousing of goods at their final destination
  • Negotiating contracts, transportation and handling costs
  • Obtaining, checking and preparing documentation to meet customs and insurance requirements, packing specifications, and compliance with overseas countries' regulations and fiscal regimes
  • Offering consolidation services by air, sea and road, ensuring cost-effective and secure solutions to small shippers who have insufficient cargo to require their own dedicated units
  • Liaising with third parties to move goods (by road, rail, air or sea) in accordance with customer requirements
  • Arranging insurance and assisting the client in the event of a claim
  • Arranging payment of freight and other charges or collection of payment on behalf of the client
  • Utilizing e-commerce, internet technology and satellite systems to enable real-time tracking of goods
  • Arranging air transport for urgent and high-value freight and managing the risk door to door
  • Arranging charters for large volume, out-of-gauge or project movements by air and sea
  • Acting as broker in customs negotiations worldwide to guide the freight efficiently through complex procedures
  • Arranging courier and specialist hand-carry services
  • Working closely with customers, colleagues and third parties to ensure smooth operations to deadlines
  • Maintaining communication and control through all phases of the journey, including the production of management reports and statistical and unit cost analysis
  • Acting as a consultant in customs matters
  • Maintaining current knowledge of relevant legislation, political situations and other factors that could affect the movement of freight

Major Requirements

  • Degree qualified in Commerce and/or any Professional qualification in Tax, Customs, Supply chain Management, Transport and Logistics are required
  • Good communication skills, fluent in both English and Swahili
  • At least 5 years working experience in Clearing and Forwarding & Logistics company handling both locally and international transit, with project management experience
  • Working effectively in an environment with rapidly shifting and often contradictory demands and priorities
  • Ability to look beyond the obvious in problem-solving
  • Ability to solve problems under time pressure with frequent interruptions and work effectively in a variety of roles with both technical and non-technical personnel
  • Demonstrated ability and initiative to independently stay abreast of current and emerging changes in Customers demands, Clearing & Forwarding process, Tax laws and systems
  • Ability to lead a team and manage his /her team performance
  • Willingness and ability to learn new operating systems or application software packages




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