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Imports Manager

Career Directions Ltd
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Requirements
  • Strong organizational and record keeping skills, including the ability to develop operational tools in Microsoft Excel.
  • Good organization skills
  • Strong management and leadership skills, including the ability to relate well with direct reports, customers and colleagues. Candidates with at least 3 years’ management experience managing a large team preferable.
  • Strong professional references demonstrating professional accomplishment and trustworthiness
  • Knowledge of declaration of Imports
  • At least 5 years’ experience working in a clearing and forwarding company

Responsibilities

  • Oversee efficient working of employees of import department and manage all communication with customers and vendors.
  • Plan and implement all import and export transportation strategies according to all supplier and customer demand and administer internal movement of all goods and ensure compliance to all government regulations.
  • Partner with suppliers and inventory planners and ensure accurate movement of all international goods and ensure arrival of goods within required timeframe and obtain best freight rates at all times.
  • Design, evaluate and renew all contracts as per requirement and monitor and prepare reports for all import activities and recommend changes if required.
  • Assist to prepare all import quotes for customers and perform all shipment bookings with carriers.
  • Administer and implement all custom and border protection for various security programs and maintain compliance to all customer procedures.
  • Perform research for various departments for all import and export laws and procedures and maintain knowledge on all tariffs and licenses and collaborate with finance team and maintain inventory of all products and analyze all loan and insurance documents.
  • Design all SOPs for import department and ensure compliance to all the company’s guidelines and prepare reports to be submitted to government agencies.
  • Provide all insurance on shipments and design and execute all corrective action plans for processes.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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