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  • Posted: Oct 21, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Scoop Distribution (Pty) Ltd is a Networking and Telecommunication Wholesaler based in South Africa. It is a prominent distributor of the highest quality brands available in the ICT, Wireless, VoIP, IP Video and Structured Cabling sectors. Our powerful solutions, valued team and commitment to innovation, ensures our dedication to meeting our customers'...
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    Logistics Manager

    Logistics Manager

    Scoop Distribution (Pty) Ltd requires a Logistics Manager for our Cape Town Branch. This position is ideal for an experienced Freight and Imports/Exports Officer. You will be required to manage all logistics, imports, exports and freight for all 3 of our branches across South Africa. It requires exceptional negotiation and communication skills. A confident, strong-willed individual will be most suited to this role.

    Tasks

    Imports

    • Oversee and facilitate all imports in conjunction with forwarders
    • Regular rate reviews for various forwarders
    • Request estimation and sailing time from all forwarders for each shipment via either air or sea freight
    • Request quotes from all forwards for each shipment via either air or sea freight
    • Secure the most competitive pricing and the most efficient delivery times by requesting estimation and sailing schedules with different shipping lines
    • Regular price comparisons for various forwarders
    • Ensure bookings are adhered to and stock available from suppliers is loaded/collected on time as per the ready dates
    • Track each shipment closely and query any delays or transshipping to ensure we are receiving the best service and our shipments are not unnecessarily delayed
    • In the event of any delays, follow up with forwarders and suppliers to confirm new shipping dates
    • Escalate problems where necessary to the relevant manager
    • Consolidation of shipments from main ports
    • Pre-clearing and approving of customs documents and tariffs before arrival of consignment
    • Facilitate customs stops or queries
    • On receipt of invoicing, ensure all pricing is correct as per agreed estimate with the forwarder
    • Co-ordinate closely with forwarders to facilitate delivery at the selected branch

    International Exports

    • RMA: Arrange faulty items to be returned to international suppliers 
    • Completion and accuracy of all export documentation
    • Ensuring products arrive at suppliers 

    Exports to SADAC Countries

    • Completion off all export documentation
    • Ensure invoices are issued correctly (with or without VAT)
    • Follow up with couriers to ensure all export documentation is received
    • Price comparisons for various couriers

    Local Freight

    • Oversee all local freight between branches
    • Regular price comparisons to ensure we are using the safest and most cost-effective methods
    • Review companies used for local freight on our website, compare pricing and explore all options
    • Actively participate in sourcing new/potential transporters
    • Planning and Scheduling inter-branch shipment by providing a cost-effective solution
    • End of month reconciliation for each forwarder
    • Actively identify any changes with the forwarder (ie. price increases or new geographical surcharge areas ) - Resolve concerns on missing goods and insurance queries
    • Ensure credits are passed for missing or overcharged deliveries
    • Updating and liaising with branch managers if there are any queries
    • Actively identify increased shipping rates and query with forwarder

    Requirements

    • Cape Town Based
    • 5 years experience in a similar role
    • Own Transport
    • Ability to Negotiate
    • Outspoken and Confident
    • The ability to take this role and make it your own 
    • Problem solving and initiative
    • Independent thinker
    • Attention to detail

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Scoop Distribution (Pty) Ltd on www.linkedin.com to apply

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