Sujimoto Group is the NO 1. Luxury real estate company in Africa and we have decided to bring the same creative problem solving skill set to become the leading logistics company in the provision of Shipments, Clearing & Freight Forwarding, Customs Brokerage Removals and Procurement Services in the Country.
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.
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.
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.