Import Controller at Future Careers

Our client in the freight and logistics sector is seeking a qualified Import Controller – Sea/Air Freight to join their team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Organize, consolidate, review, and verify accuracy and efficiency of shipment bookings.
  • Examine supplier shipment documents (Bill of Lading, packing list, invoices, etc.) for completeness and accuracy, including deposit invoices and updating foreign vendor schedules.
  • Monitor, record, and communicate the status and flow of shipments into the country, ensuring timely delivery to the Distribution Center (DC) and prompt receipt of the telex release.
  • Complete, submit, and verify customs clearing instructions, ensuring the accuracy of all necessary documentation, including 3rd party inspection reports if applicable.
  • Cross-check customs clearing amounts for accuracy and collaborate with the freight forwarder for any necessary amendments.
  • Obtain and assess monthly shipping quotes.
  • Review, update, and circulate a weekly status report, ensuring completeness and accuracy.
  • Scrutinize and verify freight forwarding invoices, coordinating with the freight forwarder for amendments if required.
  • Provide airfreight quotes when necessary.
  • Submit, follow up, and monitor claims to the freight forwarder for en route losses/damages.
  • Prepare and pursue reimbursement of quality claims and deposit reimbursement on the final payment invoice.
  • File all import documentation to meet SARS requirements.
  • Ensure accurate maintenance of schedules.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in an imports environment, preferably in sea and airfreight imports within the clothing retail industry.
  • Proficient knowledge of incoterms.
  • Finance diploma or higher (freight forwarding qualification would be advantageous).
  • Excellent Excel skills.
  • Experience with ERP systems, preferably Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

How to Apply:

Please send your CV to If you do not receive a response within 2 weeks, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.

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