Shoprite: Export Coordinator

Job Title: Export Coordinator
Job Type Classification: Permanent
Location - Town / City: Epping, Cape Town
Location - Province: Western Cape
Location - Country: South Africa

To ensure export documentary legislatory compliance in accordance with both South African and importing country requirements are met with despatching of consignments.

- Grade 12

- Minimum of two years experience in the clearing and forwarding industry in the role of an export coordinator/ controller

- Shipping knowledge
- Over-border and local road freight knowledge
- Knowledge of SARS documentary processes
- Knowledge of multi-modal documentation

Skills: Essential
- Computer literacy – MS Office, especially Excel

Job objectives:
Receiving orders/load plan
Obtain all relevant permits, import and export certification for the consignments
Arrange haulier and customs instructions
Prepare all documentation and inspections for despatch
Send pre-alert and shipping instructions to all relevant parties
Obtain final documentation and ensure timeous despatch for clearing of consignments
Responsible for maintaining lead times, compliance and accuracy
Ensuring accurate reporting
Client service provided in a professional manner
Execute policies and procedures as required
Resolve ad hoc related queries

- Deciding and initiating action
- Timeousness and Accuracy
- Following instructions and procedures
- Manage relationships with internal and external entities

- Contribution to standardisation and suggest improvements
- Coping with pressures and setbacks

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Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!
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