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Freight & Customs Manager

Keywords / Skills : freight, customs, free trade, fta, incoterms

7 - 17 years
Posted: 2018-05-25

Machinery/ Equipment Mfg.
Purchase/ Logistics/ Supply Chain
Logistics Head/ Manager
Transportation/ Shipping Supervisor
Bachelors/ Degree, Diploma/ Non Degree Tertiary
Posted On
25th May 2018
Job Ref code
KY - Freight
Job Description
Our client is a Western MNC, specialized in precision measuring instruments. Their operations in Singapore include manufacturing, R&D and distribution center

Position: Freight and Customs Manager

  • Manage and Oversee Shipping Logistics with suppliers and forwarders to ensure costs for freight, loading and unloading and storage within company budget. 
  • Oversee and Plan incoming and outbound shipment route for Distribution Center to ensure fix frequency pick up, accuracy and completeness with minimum traffic disruption. 
  • Strong leadership and management in the undertaking of Freight and required customs compliance initiatives. 
  • Monitor and Review Freight forwarder performance and KPI 
  • Management of inbound, outbound and domestic processes (day-to-day), including urgent and irregular shipments. 
  • Customs Compliance Management for Local Distribution Center with oversight on all customs compliance activities. 
  • To understand and study customs privilege for potential implementation 
  • Review import/export entry and duty calculation as well as detailed declaration 
  • To understand Free Trade Agreements and how to implement them into the daily business 
  • Update Freight, Customs and other relevant regulations regularly to ensure smooth operations with minimize impact/penalties 
  • Support periodic report preparation for Customs or Corporate Reporting 
  • Initiate and improve for the better Customs process efficiency and cost effective-ness 
  • Support audit activity required by Customs and other System audits. 
  • Support all necessary customs activities according to business requirement 
  • Provide report and communication of all Customs issues to concerned persons 
  • Support and problem solving perform to achieve what is called for and performed any other ad hoc tasks (if any) 

  • Bachelor Degree of Logistics, International Trade/International Business (or similar) as a minimum, with additional training in specialized areas such as (International Customs) 
  • Professional experience with min. 5 years in the area of Freight and Customs 
  • Experience in applying Free Trade Agreements (FTAs - ASEAN and Bilateral) 
  • Customer and team Orientated 
  • Ability to work independently and highly self organised 
  • Able to liaise and work with overseas counterparts and partners 
  • Multicultural awareness 
  • Experience with SAP R/3 will be an advantage 

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