Export Team Leader

Posted 12 September by Xcel Recruit

Our client, a specialist haulage and logistics company, are looking to fill an Export Team Leader position that has become available.

Purpose of job: To supervise and assist the team with all aspects of the Shipping operation for the African and Middle East markets primarily, from initial booking through to job completion and subsequent invoicing.

Interaction with customers as appropriate and all internal departments including Sales, Transport & Accounts.


  • Liaise with customers and other departments during the booking process ensuring all bookings are handled in accordance with agreed procedures and payment terms.

  • Assist with placing of bookings with respective shipping line / carrier / agent.

  • Liaise with customers to ensure correct documentation is received for shipment and forwarded to the shipping lines as necessary.

  • Ensure shipping lines have instruction for bills of lading and UCR references in a timely manner.

  • Ensure customer has received copy of draft bill of lading for approval and send approval to shipping line.

  • Allocation of incoming payments.

  • Ensure the booking has been invoiced correctly by shipping line as per contract rates or other spot rates as appropriate.

  • Work closely with other departments such as Traffic and Accounts to ensure that invoices have been paid before bills of lading are dispatched.

  • Assist with educating existing staff about shipping, customs procedures and cultural differences.

  • Be an integral part of the development of the company’s operation and the general development of the company.

Application questions

Do you have ocean export freight forwarding experience?
Are you capable of supervising a small team?

Reference: 33287100

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