Forwarding and Cross Trades Controller – Logistics

Posted 4 weeks ago

Contact person for this position:

Amori Prinsloo


Our client is looking for the expertise of a Forwarding and Cross Trades Controller to join their team.

Department: Logistics

Reports to: Forwarding Manager

Minimum qualification and experience:

  • 3 Years’ international shipping experience.
  • Knowledge of trade lanes.
  • Knowledge of shipping lines and their operations.
  • Knowledge of Incoterms.
  • Knowledge of shipping documents.
  • Syspro experience advantageous.
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills.
  • Related qualification advantageous.

Soft Skills:

  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently while being a team player.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Accuracy and efficiency.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Results orientated.
  • Customer liaison.
  • Ability to work in a highly pressurised and fast-paced environment.
  • Energetic and enthusiastic.

Main Duties/Key Results Areas:

  • Ensure timeous receiving, checking, and approving of shipping documents against customer requirements and issuing same to customers and agents within the required time frame.
  • Ensuring the accuracy of all information on documents provided, including but not limited to banking details of suppliers.
  • Dealing with foreign agents / suppliers to arrange timeous shipping of orders.
  • Arranging pre-payments with finance as well as balance payments.
  • Update Dashboard on order shipment details.
  • Liaise with internal and external customers on order status and other related issues.
  • Be fully conversant with import and export laws and regulations.
  • You will be expected to maintain your industry knowledge and keep up to date with changes as they occur.
  • Liaise with officials in various agencies to ensure goods are cleared through customs or quarantine.
  • Coordinate shipping with clearing agents at certain ports for clearance through Customs and State Vet release.
  • Deal with and handle claims with the relevant parties if any shipment problems happen to occur.
  • Follow up on / expedite outstanding supplier orders.
  • Tracking of in transit shipments.
  • Update Dashboard on order shipment details.
  • Liaise with shipping lines on schedules.
  • Create shipments on Syspro & link to purchase orders.
  • Make bookings with shipping lines, forwarding agents etc.
  • Sending of various reports to Directors / Traders.
  • Swopping out of customer loads whenever required.
  • Assisting with approvals or POR’s.
  • All other tasks and related duties as expected from the Employer from time to time.

Please send CVs through by COB Friday, 17 November 2023.

Area:  Gqeberha

Salary:  Market Related


Job Features

Job CategoryTransport / Logistics
SalaryMarket related
Commencement dateASAP
Contract TypeFull Time

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