Operations Manager at Dreams Skills Placement Agency

Dreams Skills Placement Agency - Our client, a Logistics company located in Lagos, is recruiting suitable candidates to fill the position below:



Job Title: Operations Manager

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • The OPS Manager will be primarily responsible for managing of all operations functions of the company from pre shipment, shipping and clearing from the ports.
  • Ensuring the safe and successful execution of Customs Clearing and Freight Forwarding activities in accordance with the customs clearance and freight forwarding strategy to meet and achieve defined Key Performance Indicators.

Specific Duties

  • To ensure proper processes are in place to facilitate seamless Operations of the company
  • To ensure opening of form m/lc application to import, timely order execution & documentation like pre & post shipment documents.
  • Renewal of relevant licenses for all company imported listed items and should be conversant to the procedures.
  • Regular reporting and updates to key stakeholders across the business on all imported and exported orders/ shipments
  • To ensure compliance with all procurement policy, customs, importation and financial regulation regarding importation and exportation of goods
  • Provide the business with market insights on new government and regulatory policy as it affects importation or exportation.
  • Liaising with the shipping company on all issues with consignment
  • Administering import procedures and documentations and effectively liaising with Nigerian customs / logistics, managing demurrages, port charges within specified norms.
  • Managing seamless movement of the consignments to the destination.
  • Liaising with regulatory agencies, monitoring compliance to regulatory requirements and ensuring proper maintenance of requisite papers & documents.
  • Coordinating with all relevant port authorities for various requirements connected the vessels handling at the ports.
  • Ensure that the performance of the Operations Department is regularly evaluated through a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) system on a regular basis and leading to the implementation of action plans when necessary.

Leadership Duties:

  • Drive continuous improvement culture and high level of employee engagement at all levels in department.
  • Provide leadership and guidance in the development of people to provide a strong bench for backfills.

Experience Requirements

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office applications (especially word, excel, outlook) and internet-based applications is required.
  • Work Experience: Minimum of 8 years of cognate experience in a clearing & forwarding company in Nigeria.
  • Demonstrated success with supervision and strategic planning
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

Knowledge Requirements:

  • Must have operational knowledge of the ports and government agencies.
  • Must have knowledge of proper clearing and haulage documentation for imports.
  • Performance focus & strong sense of urgency
  • Need to work across boundary
  • Develop capability Learning agility.
  • Must have appropriate knowledge of inspection agents, banks, shipping companies and terminals.
  • Must have the ability to handle customs and shipping companies for imports,
  • Must have knowledge of the customs and excise HS code and explanatory notes.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Skills Required: Relevant functional skills & expertise Leadership skills
  • Self- driven

You are good fit for this role if you are:

  • Familiar with Sea & Air cargo Import / Export process and procedures in Nigeria
  • Familiar with Administering import procedures and documentation and effective liaison with Nigerian Customs.
  • Familiar with the opening of form M Application to import including other related certificates like PC, SONCAP etc.
  • Familiar with managing customs documentations for clearing and forwarding.
  • Familiar with how to do customs clearing of goods at destination Apapa, Tincan and other port.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV and Application Letter to: using the Position as the subject of the e-mail.

Application Deadline 28th August, 2021.

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