Sunday, 7 June 2015

Shipping Officer

Chai Trading Company Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary Company of Kenya Tea Development Agency (Holdings) Ltd (KTDA) located in Mombasa. 

We are a logistics and trading company specializing in warehousing, freight forwarding to both local and international destinations and global tea trade. 

We are looking for an experienced professional to fill the following position:
Shipping Officer

The successful candidate will be required to ensure efficiency in documentation and dispatch of products to different destinations, quality service to customers and safe custody of accountable documents.  

He/She will be expected to discharge the following key responsibilities among others:
  • Co-ordinate and direct all shipping activities as per the company policies and procedures
  • verifying shipping documents before dispatching to users
  • obtaining required licenses for shipping operations
  • Oversee smooth running of exports:- obtain shipping instructions from clients, book space in vessels, liaise with private warehouses on shipments, consolidate teas in the stuffing base, facilitate prompt collection of containers for stuffing, organize container inspection and handle all shipping correspondence
  • ensuring timely delivery of products to customers as per approved instructions
  • Oversee prompt clearance of imports from port
  • Co-ordinate local transport and warehousing, delivery to the customer and processing of payment for contractors
  • Oversee CTCL operations, facilitation of blending and packing requirements
  • Prepare and dispatch prompt cargo status reports to clients
  • Prepare and promptly submit weekly, monthly and quarterly reports of activities
  • Build and maintain collaborative relation with client, potential partners, regulatory bodies and all other stake holders
  • Prompt attendance to clients queries and claims
  • Any other duties which may be allocated by the management
Qualifications / Skills / Experience
  • Bachelors Degree, preferably B.Com/BA
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Shipping, Clearing & Forwarding and Warehousing
  • Proficiency in computer application packages
  • Conversant with Customs Simba and KWATOs systems
  • At least 5 years experience in a similar job position
  • Possess excellent transferable skills with demonstrable record of achievement in past roles
  • Ability to manage and deliver all services within a defined time frame
  • Consummate team player and goal oriented strategist
How to Apply 

If you meet the above requirements, please submit a written application, and attach a detailed C.V. stating your age, qualifications, experience and present position.  

Applications to be addressed to: - 

Managing Director
Chai Trading Company Ltd
P O Box 93324-80102
Mombasa, Kenya


Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

To be received not later than 15th June 2015



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