Shipping Officer


  • Ensure alignment with Company HSE rules, procedures, Instructions and applicable legislation
  • Ensure compliance of the Freight Forwarding processes with Company rules and all applicable laws and regulation
  • Ensure that all safety requirements such as certifications, identifications, etc. are fully complied as per company requirements and local government regulations
  • Organize, structure, coordinate and report gaps on company referential compliance in Freight Forwarding activities
  • Ensure the good administration and filing of all the Freight Forwarding documents in line with the applicable procedures
  • Consolidate the planning related to shipments and customs clearance of goods
  • Coordinate international logistics from material origin across the world to delivery at reception facility in Nigeria under the guidance of the Nigerian Law / regulations and in compliance to the company rule.
  • Supervise, mentor and monitor the Freight Forwarding officers to ensure adherence to the statutory requirements. Assist Transit Manager in the Contracts Committee during the Call-for-Tender
  • Liaise with Base Logistics, reception and warehousing personnel to ensure efficient operations and cargo deliveries
  • Liaise with the banks and government appointed shipment inspection agents on every shipment for appropriate duty payment classification in conformance to the statutory requirement
  • Liaise effectively with government agencies (eg: NAFDAC, Customs, NPA) to secure relevant permits and approvals for importation activities
  • Ensure appropriate and correct shipping documents are obtained from the suppliers, freight forwarders, airlines, banks, government appointed pre-shipment inspection agents, etc.
  • Optimize the activities of third party service provides and evaluate their performance
  • Ensure that all import activities and shipping documentation are transacted and updated
  • Ensure key performance indicators are reported and followed up. Prepare periodic shipping activity reports in line with Company rules
  • Check Customs tariff positions and interpret government fiscal policies & amendments
  • Supervise foreign purchases invoice certification reception, Freight Forwarding banking activities, import duties and shipping payments
  • Be abreast of the market, participate to the follow-up and evaluation of clearing and freight forwarders
  • Proffer advisory role on customs clearing and shipping procedure guidance to service contractors with DDU/ DDP materials.
  • Participates in shipping contracts, procedures and policy formulation
  • Prepare service level agreements for freight forwarders and clearing agents
  • Negotiate and handle settlements for material damages arising from operations in relations with Insurance
  • Ensure adequate record keeping of customs documents, notices, government regulatory documents and documentations of other third parties


Candidate Profile

  • Minimum of 2.1 Bachelor’s degree in any Social Science, Science, Business Management or Engineering discipline
  • At least 6 – 10 years relevant experience in International trade, Import/Export/Shipping activities preferably in relation to the Oil and Gas sector
  • Knowledgeable on INCOTERMS, laws and regulations applicable to Freight Forwarding and importation
  • Demonstrable general knowledge of the industry
  • Ability to use and enrich market intelligence information, cost models, target prices, etc
  • Good negotiation and team management skills
  • Good command of English language, excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Membership of relevant professional bodies in the Supply Chain and Operational functions will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge across all the disciplines of Supply Chain Management will be an added advantage