Shipping Controller (CR202)

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Full Time
  • Post Date: 8 Feb 2019
Job Description

Our client, a manufacturing concern based in the Northern Suburbs is looking for a shipping controller to form part of their logistics team.


* Control, arrange and monitor the delivery /shipment of containers according to the capacity plan / projections as confirmed by the sales team 

* Send shipping documentation to the shipping agent/s, and within time period (as per courier) to the client or the client’s bank

* Responsible for the correct handling of all container seals with shipment, and removal thereof 

* Responsible for the Control of loading schedule 

* Controlling adhoc LCL / Courier Imports & Exports according to customs and client requirements + assigning appropriate tariff codes

* Negotiating rates with transporting and courier companies

* Providing adhoc road freight, air freight, LCL and courier quotes

* Determine & control picking list according to loading demand, and shipment schedule 

* Prepare commercial invoice from the PF invoice to ensure compliance of the sales terms 

* Handover all invoices, sales orders / pro formas before shipment to the department manager for authorization

* Control and manage loading of all containers

* Responsible for the correct handling of the container seal with relation to shipping, and approval thereof 

* Responsible for economical storage methods  

* Responsible for stock movement (Finished Goods) and storage 

* Administrate pallet reports and set packing lists accordingly

* Liaise with production department with regards to Job Cards for orders

* Provide necessary documentation for MITTAL and SAISI concessions to Cost Clerk

* Liase with clients in regards to documentation/special requirements

* Liase with suppliers in regards to collection of cargo

* Checking/approving all export related documentation from agents

* Checking/approving all courier / road transport invoices 

* Send commercial invoices to head of logistics for approval 

* Control administration of pallet reports and the packing list

* Handle all courier requirements (as and when required) 

* Reporting of service delivery “analysis of service” 

* Ongoing investigation for other methods of optimizing documents (Eg: Pallet Reports, Pro Formas, Customer File and management booklet)

* Liaise with warehouse controller according to schedule 

* Monitor and control forklift drivers allocated to respective area

* Carry out any other reasonable instruction from management


* Diploma/Degree

* Proven experience as a shipping controller (minimum 2-3 years)

* Computer skills a necessity, especially Microsoft Excel

* Must have an interest in logistics i.e. operations/documentation/systems

* Attention to detail is vital

* Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment

* Able to work organized and meticulous

* Excellent communication skills

* Team player

* Ability to plan accurately and on short notice


Market related depending on experience.

Please use the following reference number in the subject line of your email:  CR202 when applying for this position. Please submit your CV in Word Format to  Kindly consider your application unsuccessful should you not receive feedback within 1 week.