Skills and qualifications:
A tertiary qualification in Logistics/ Logistics Management will be an advantage
At least 3 years relevant experience in a similar position.
Ability to prioritise and work under pressure.
Knowledge of transport market.
Excellent customer service skills.
Good planning and organizational skills.
Excellent communication skills. Well versed in e-mail etiquette and MS Outlook with good writing skills.
Ability to work in a team.
Good attention to detail.
Prepared to be available for cell phone queries and problem solving after office hours.
Key areas of responsibility:
Executing on contract terms and conditions.
Managing and execution of import/export documents and requirements.
Negotiate rates with transporters.
Adding new transporters to existing book and ensuring GIT insurance is in place.
Develop relationships with transporters and clients.
Compile transport contracts using templates.
Follow up trucks to determine accurate ETA.
Good communication with clients keeping them informed about the status of the cargo.
Build good relationships with loading and off-loading points and identifying key role players at loading and off-loading points.
Daily administration function – feed all load data into computer database; reconciliation of POD's and loading weights.
Collecting of POD’s
Weekly planning of truck movements and stock delivery.
Handling of client, transport and supplier related queries.
After hours contact with all relevant parties, 7 days a week.