Clearing and Forwarding Manager

Job Title: Clearing and Forwarding Manager

Location: Apapa


Job Title: Clearing and Forwarding Manager

City & State: Apapa, Lagos

Job Region: Nation wide

Seniority: Sr. Level Independent Contributor

Business Unit: Core Business Management/Business Operations- Outside

Service Offering:

Non-Asset (Traditional Brokerage), Freight Forwarding

Job Type: Full-time

Clearing and Forwarding Manager:
Job Descriptions

  • The C&F Manager will be primarily responsible for managing of all import functions of the company from pre shipment, shipping and clearing from the ports.
  • Ensuring the safe and successful execution of Customs Clearing and Freight Forwarding activities in accordance with the customs clearance and freight forwarding strategy to meet and achieve defined Key Performance Indicators.



Specific Duties

  • To ensure proper submission of customs documents required to facilitate clearing of imported cargo. Where the required documents are not available, incumbent is to initiate corrective actions.
  • To ensure opening of form m/lc application to import, timely order execution & documentation like pre & post shipment documents.
  • Manage customs documentation for clearing and forwarding.
  • Liaising with the shipping company on all issues with consignment
  • Administering import procedures and documentations and effectively liaising with Nigerian customs / logistics, managing demurrages, port charges within specified norms.
  • Managing seamless movement of the consignments to the destination.
  • Liaising with regulatory agencies, monitoring compliance to regulatory requirements (nafdac, son, customs, nxp, banks, inspection agents etc.) and ensuring proper maintenance of requisite papers & documents.
  • Coordinating with port authorities for various requirements connected the vessels handling at the ports.
  • Renewal of relevant licenses for all company imported listed items and should be conversant to the procedures.
  • Regular reporting and updates to key stakeholders across the business on all imported and exported orders/ shipments
  • To ensure compliance with all procurement policy, customs, importation and financial regulation regarding importation and exportation of goods
  • Provide the business with market insights on new government and regulatory policy as it affects importation or exportation.
  • Ensure that the performance of the Operations Department is regularly evaluated through a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) system on a regular basis and leading to the implementation of action plans when necessary.

Leadership Duties:

  • Drive continuous improvement culture and high level of employee engagement at all levels in department.
  • Provide leadership and guidance in the development of people to provide a strong bench for backfills.

Job Requirements
Experience Requirement

  • Demonstrated success with supervision and strategic planning
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office applications (especially word, excel, outlook) and internet-based applications is required.
  • Work Experience Minimum of 8 years of cognate experience in a clearing & forwarding company in Nigeria.

You are good fit for this role if you are;

  • Familiar with Sea & Air cargo Import / Export process and procedures in Nigeria
  • Familiar with the opening of form M Application to import including other related certificates like PC, SONCAP etc.
  • Familiar with managing customs documentations for clearing and forwarding.
  • Familiar with how to do customs clearing of goods at destination Apapa, Tincan and other port.
  • Familiar with Administering import procedures and documentation and effective liaison with Nigerian Customs

Knowledge Requirement:

  • Must have operational knowledge of the ports and government agencies.
  • Must have knowledge of proper clearing and haulage documentation for imports.
  • Must have appropriate knowledge of inspection agents, banks, shipping companies and terminals.
  • Must have the ability to handle customs and shipping companies for imports,
  • Must have knowledge of the customs and excise HS code and explanatory notes.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Skills Required: Relevant functional skills & expertise Leadership skills
  • Self-driven
  • Performance focus & strong sense of urgency
  • Need to work across boundary
  • Develop capability Learning agility.
  • Qualification requirements and experience needed for this job.
  • Qualification requirements and experience needed for this job.
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Salary: N400,000/month.


Application Deadline

25th Septemeber, 2023.


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