DSV South Africa: Freight Forwarder, DAS

Duties & Responsibilities

DSV – Global transport and logistics
In 1976, ten independent hauliers joined forces and founded DSV in Denmark. Since then, DSV has evolved to become the world’s 5th largest supplier of global solutions within transport and logistics. Today, we add value to our customers’ entire supply chain by transporting, storing, packaging, re-packaging, processing and clearing all types of goods. We work every day from our many offices in more than 80 countries to ensure a steady supply of goods to production lines, outlets, stores and consumers all over the world. Our reach is global yet our presence is local and close to our customers. Read more at www.dsv.com

Location: Jet Park, Boksburg
Job Posting Title: Freight Forwarder, DAS

Job Title: Freight Forwarder, DAS

Job Location: 49 Jones Road, Jet Park

Main Purpose of The Role:

Controlling and file management of cargo from the DSV Global network into Zambia & Malawi – Via Durban, Beira, Walvis Bay a& Dar Es Salaam. Supporting on the Cross Trades and DAS Desks.

Minimum Requirements: (non-negotiable when screening)

  • Must have 5 years freight forwarding experience,
  • Understanding of incoterms – risk and billing purposes
  • Understanding of shipping line processes and requirements in terms of obtaining release of import containers
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to work unsupervised

Qualifications: (please specify if the qualification is essential or advantageous)

  • Matric (essential)

    Computer packages (please specify whether essential or advantageous)

  • Office 365 (Teams, OneNote, Forms), MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Cargowise an advantage

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Run Cargowise reports for new shipments destined to Zambia & Malawi
  • Registering of files on Cargowise
  • Issuing of shipping instructions to the DSV Global Network
  • Quality checking of Original Bills of Lading – Country Specific
  • Quality checking of all supplier commercial invoices and packing list to ensure it is in accordance with the BL.
  • Ensuring origin offices courier Original BL’s to the relevant port offices within metrics set out in the SSA SOP
  • Ensuring all payments to the shipping lines are done or applied on statement prior to vessel arrivals at port
  • Ensure port offices clear shipments within the metric set out in the port office SOP
  • Daily tracking reports to all clients / destination offices
  • Invoicing in a timely manner to all clients and or DSV origin or destination offices
  • Effective communication to the relevant offices/network in the event delays, customs stops, customs examination etc.
  • Ensure empty containers are returned to the shipping lines nominated depot within the prescribed free period
  • Ensure all additional charges *if any, are recovered prior to the delivery of cargo, should the client have a cash account
  • In the event the client has a credit facility – to ensure that the client is made aware of the additional charges and receive written confirmation that the client will settle without dispute
  • Resolve queries in a timely manner
  • Ensure wips and accruals are cleared by the 25th of every month

Additional Requirements (advantageous) (optional)

  • Africa Cross Border knowledge is advantageous
  • Ability to understand a P&L
  • Cross trade technical knowledge advantageous

Disclaimer: Due to the high volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should an external candidate not hear from us within four (4) weeks following their application, they should consider their application unsuccessful. Strictly fair and non-discriminatory selection procedures will be followed. We use Affirmative Action (AA) measures in an endeavor to redress the disadvantages in employment experienced by designated groups. Where possible, preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act and in line with DSV’s Employment Equity plans. DSV reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.