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Key Responsibilities
• Assist in the trade operations processes, documentation, systems and interface with relevant internal and external counterparts.
• Assist in the preparation, review, editing of contracts and addendum to commercial standards and business expectations.
• Issue and manage Letters of Credit for purchases and sales – tracking and resolving any arising issues.
• Coordinate and manage contract/ trade re-cap/ shipment planning & LC execution with suppliers, logistics operations teams.
• Assist in daily trade operations and resolve any contract/ shipment and LC related issues.
• Assist in resolve quality-claims (off spec), partial loading (dead freight), non performance or default (cancellation), delay or postponement, and any other contract related problems in coordination with suppliers/customers.
• Work with the Trade Operations Manager to manage tenders (procurement/sales) participation – prepare required documentation and arrange prepayment, earnest money... performance bond as applicable.
• Assist the Trade Operations Manager by providing monthly shipping reports, and other insight reports and analysis for management to monitor and grow the business.
• Assist in maintaining an active dialog with customers and suppliers to ensure smooth and accurate execution of product contracts.
• Assist in ensuring all operations are carried on in an appropriate, cost-effective way.
• Improve operational management systems, processes, and best practices for all operational activities on importation and banking.
• Arrange shipping details, import licenses, customs declarations, shipping, and routing of product.
• Expedite import arrangements and maintains current information on import tariffs, licenses, and restrictions.
• Ensuring that all operational company practices and day to day operational work are complying.
• Identify gaps with Import compliance manual, recommend and implement improvements.
• Assist with cross-functional projects related to import transactions.

Client Engagement and Management
• Develop, manage and maintain strong mutually beneficial relationships with external stakeholders

• A bachelor's degree in any field related to Business, banking, and Importation.
• Minimum 5 years of experience in managing trade operations and imported goods or any related/similar position.
• Professional in using charts and making analysis reports.
• Excellent communication skills & relations with all banks and full awareness of new banking rules that might arise.
• Solid understanding of financial management & banking & central bank policies and procedures.
• ·Fluent in the English language whether in reading, business writing and especially in international correspondence & professional emails.
• Experience in international trade contracts in a way that secures and guarantees company rights.
• Full awareness of Cost, Insurance, and Freight (CIF) and all international shipping agreements used in the transportation of goods between a buyer and a seller.
• Full awareness of all kinds of documents related to import and banking with laws and regulations.
• Full awareness of bank transfers & Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) according to new laws and any new laws that might arise.
• Full awareness of customs taxes according to new laws and being always of any updates that might arise.
• Full awareness of customs & tax rules and regulations for best implementation methods.
• Full knowledge and awareness of different types of shipping whether through air, land, or sea according to the type of goods with consideration to speed, cost, safety & Freight Cost.
• Full awareness of the central bank of Kenya rules and policies including but not limited to Interest Rates, Inflation Rates, Official Exchange rates & credit facilities.
• Good Understanding of general finance and budgeting, banking facilities, loans, L/C’s and best practices for companies small & big projects
Nairobi Kenya


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