Freight & Logistics Officer

Job Categories:

Logistics


Date Posted:

2019-10-07

Employment Type

Full Time

Website

bemconsult.com

Location:

Lusaka

Salary:

Negotiable


Description:

Job Purpose
The Freight & Logistics Officer Will be responsible for planning shipments based on product availability and customer requests. Track orders to ensure timely deliveries. Prepare shipping documents (like invoices, purchase orders and bills of lading). Formulate and Coordinate supply chain procedures to maximize quality of delivery.
 
Summary of Key Responsibilities;
  • Oversee freight consolidation, cost analysis, routing and scheduling
  • Evaluating, redesigning and implementing logistics processes for the company
  • Determine method of shipment, and prepare bills of lading, invoices, and other shipping documents.
  • Direct delivery trucks to shipping doors or designated marshalling areas, and help load and unload goods safely.
  • Direct or participate in cargo loading in order to ensure completeness of load and even distribution of weight.
  • Processing request for quotations in an accurate and timely manner
  • Coordinate daily activity to track location and movement of goods via trucks. Provide reports to internal and external customers as required.
  • Ensure consistent utilization of the tracking system and proper interpretation of reports and results.
  • Arranging transporters and movement of goods from collection to delivery. And work with the various departments to achieve your goals i.e. Partners, Clearing department, and Operations delivery department.
  • Maintaining inventory, ordering shipping materials, operating necessary equipment and managing warehouse staff
  • Review all processes and systems and design and implement new plans and procedures as needed.
  • Keep records of all goods shipped, received, and stored.
  • Negotiate and arrange transport of goods with shipping or freight companies.
  • Notify consignees, passengers, or customers of the arrival of freight or baggage, and arrange for delivery.
 
Required Skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Customer service and communication skills
  • Good Negotiating Skills

                                                                                                                                  





Primary Areas of Accountability:
Qualifications and Experience
  • Advanced Diploma in CILT or Clearing and Forwarding
  • Degree in any of the above fields will be a plus
  • 3-5 years’ work experience in Road/Sea Freight Management
  • Complete understanding of Road freight documentation
  • Proven experience in creating shipping/delivery routes and schedules
  • Good geographical knowledge for the Zambia and it's neighbors
  • Cross border experience
  • Good experience in tracking shipment progress
  • Must be a member of CILT

If you meet the minimum hiring requirements for the above position, please email your CV and Cover letter clearly stating your salary expectations to : jobs@bemconsult.com and Copy-in bemconsult@outlook.com 
 
Note that, all communications will be kept in the strictest of confidence. If you do not receive communication within 14 days of the closing date of the advert, please consider your application unsuccessful.
 
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