Freight Forwarding Lead at Tullow Oil

On Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Do you have what it takes? Tullow is looking for you.

Tullow Oil is Africa’s leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company and is a constituent of the London FTSE100. The Group has interests in over 100 exploration and production licences across 25 countries focusing on four core regions: Africa, Europe, South Asia and South America. 
Working for Tullow Oil in Kenya, you will be given the freedom and responsibility to make a difference. We provide the opportunities to build a solid future within our rapidly expanding portfolio and provide competitive rewards as part of our people strategy. 
Our high level of employee engagement is also one of our key success factors that we want to continue building on.

Tullow Oil is seeking a talented, motivated, skilled individual to fill the following position:

Reports  to: Logistics Supervisor
 

Job Purpose: 
To ensure that all goods required by Tullow Kenya are imported/Exported in a timely manner.
Put in place appropriate export/import documentation processes to guide Tullow and its contractors.
Ensure all export processes adhere to Kenyan and international standards and regulations.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Ensure that sufficient resources are available both internally and with Company nominated Freight Forwarder to clear goods in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that appropriate processes and procedures are in place so that Tullow and its Contractors fully understand the process and documentation required to complete the import and export process.
  • Ensure that goods are expedited post Contract award so that they meet the project requirements.
  • Develop and implement reporting tools to maintain the visibility of the expediting and customs clearance processes.
  • Maintain records of all import/export transactions including correspondence between Contractors and Contractors Freight Forwarders
  • Liaise with Freight Forwarders and Intermediate key partners to ensure import/export documentation is QA/QC’d
  • Ensure that PVOC is performed prior to shipments leaving point of origin
  • Ensure all documents controlled and all imports files are complete and fully auditable.
  • Organise all exports as per Kenyan and international standards and regulations.
  • Track and manage the ongoing Bond facility so as to ensure that there are sufficient funds available for the import and export of goods.
  • Responsible for ensuring the timely retirement of Bonds of both Tullow and its Contractors so as to minimise the Bond facility requirement
  • Raise all paperwork, supervise any duties payment to ensure all imports, (air, sea or road), and exports are abiding to national regulations
  • Manage the personnel responsible within the function including setting objective and agreeing career development plans with them
  • Maintain a good working relationship with Government bodies and Contractors so as to ensure good communications.
Requirements
  • Preferably Degree or Diploma level in a business or management related subject or mechanical engineering, CIPS preferred.
  • Minimum 7 years proven experience in logistics support/freight forwarding and clearing environment
  • Comprehensive Supply Chain Management experience with all disciplines would be an advantage
  • Intensive knowledge of tracking and tracing systems required.
  • High level of capability with software programmes such as Word, Excel and Power Point.  
  • Knowledge of CMMS systems such as SAP or Maximo would be an advantage.
How to Apply: Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees to:

Adept Systems

Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, 00100, GPO 
Nairobi
Email: [email protected]

Closing date:
Friday 17th October 2014.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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