A Japanese food wholesale company is currently recruiting an Import coordinator who is familiar with Importing, Exporting, HMRC and Port Health.
Business level of fluency in English will be required, plus Japanese, Korean, Chinese, or Vietnamese will be advantageous.
Key Tasks/ Responsibilities:
Check shipping line freight rates monthly, negotiating competitive prices and also verifying correct rates with each container
Obtain and check necessary shipping documents from suppliers for forthcoming purchase orders
Provide shipping documents to forwarders, no later than 2 weeks before ETA
Receive container schedule from forwarders, update SAP and a shared file accordingly
Update SAP with accurate shipping details such as quantity loaded and BBD
Get the bills of exchange signed by directors and send them back to the bank
Issue Cost Work Sheet
Input landed cost and AP invoice into SAP
Report to buyers if extra charges have occurred
File the paperwork (purchase orders, shipping documents, delivery notes, etc)
File and save import documents
Apply for relevant licences
Raise payment request forms for each PO
Post samples to suppliers
Support buyers for various issues
Bachelor degree preferred, but not necessary
Excel, Word, SAP user
Native or business level of fluency in English, plus Japanese, Korean, Chinese, or Vietnamese will be advantageous
Experience in shipping lines or forwarding agencies will be advantageous
Work experience in Importing & Exporting, HMRC, Port Health will be advantageous
** All applicants must have the right to work in the UK as the Company is not able to offer visa support.