National Appointments
National Appointments is a generalist recruitment company that handles all levels of professional staff placing within most industries throughout South Africa and Africa.
We do however specialize in the Mining, Medical, Construction, Manufacturing and Finance industries.

Export Specialist
Posted date [2020-Oct-15] (ID: 76326)

Our client, a leading Chrome Mining Group is looking for an experienced and qualified Export Specialist at their Corporate Office in Morningside, Sandton in Johannesburg


Purpose of the job:

To manage the shipments and transportation of goods by planning the Order Books and schedule optimally in accordance with Sales, Production and Transport Plans.


Balanced Scorecard Pillars, Roles and Responsibilities:



Identify and assess level of continuous risk exposures in area of responsibility by considering exposures to business, financial, legal issues, people, equipment, material, environment, processes, etc.

Consider the level of risk, apply mitigation and implement control measures for residual risk (set objectives, minimum requirements, etc.)

Utilise the Information Management System (IMS) to analyse, identify trends, initiate, mitigate, investigate and report SHEQ status




Customer Relations:

Render the right service first time

Interact with customers and familiarise yourself with operational concerns and any inherent peculiarities

Maintain and enhance Samancor's reputation as a reliable and reputable supplier


Suppliers Relations:

Liaise and deal with product issues, i.e. quality and stock constraints, with Sites

Liaise and deal with logistical issues (Ports, Transporters, Shipping lines, Rail, etc.)





Provide Production information to Marketing

Maintain and update Master, Rail, Road & Shipping Books

Monitor production levels, ensuring they are in line with shipping requirements and/or Order Books

Optimise the Order Books to deal with imbalances

Monitor and optimise shipping costs and/or inventory levels

Ensure compliance with Marine Transit Insurance and other in- and external rules, regulations, policies and legislation

Arrange Site and Logistics Service Provider  Shipping instructions

Oversee all SAP Invoicing transactions

Oversee the finalisation of all Customer Shipping documentation

Conclude all 3rd Party material Quality and Weight inspection certificates for all port incoming and final shipment end Customer analysis

Coordinate the booking of container and bulk vessels  freight desk or freight broker

Coordinate the dispatch to Local customers

Monitor Rail service provider performance as per SLA





Liaise with plants or mines to check availability of material

Book suitable vessels for customer orders (container ships)

Maintain Departmental IMS requirements

Maintain Customer Complaint registers

Manager MES Issues report ensuring zero tolerance



Deal with and resolve customer complaints




Business Improvement:

Initiative and participate in improvement projects as required




Financial Management

Assist in the preparation of budgets, costing and/or any other shipping related reporting

Control costs in area of responsibility

Oversee all SAP invoicing

Report Shipping Volumes (monthly and for the quarter)

Report Weekly on the Shipping Status for the current month

Assist with all financial queries both internally and externally, i.e. from service providers

Ensure Corporate Governance

Comply with Financial Policies and Procedures

Protect company assets


Workplace Competencies:



Flexibility and adaptability

Work calm under pressure

Understanding the Exports business



Compliances and Statutory Regulations

Advance Microsoft Office

Advanced transport / material or other scheduling knowledge

Advanced communication skills both writing and verbal

Ability to work logically and systematically

Good time management

Ability to make decisions and solves problems, as well as think laterally and offer solutions

IT literacy and the ability to handle and analyse electronic data



Advanced understanding and knowledge of total logistics and or supply chain management involving road, rail and shipping

Advanced understanding and knowledge of Total Quality Management

Product Knowledge of Chrome Ore and Ferrochrome

Knowledge and understanding of surface operations at Mine to producing a saleable product on stockpile

Knowledge and understanding of post tap hole operations at Smelters to producing a saleable product on stockpile

Understanding of operations related to rail and road transport at sites including movement to destination




Minimum Qualifications:

Degree or National Diploma in Logistics Management

4 Years’ relevant experience in Shipping and Export of Commodities


Additional Qualifications:

SAP Material Management experience or equivalent

Advanced Shipping and Export Certification

Job Title Export Specialist
Post Details
Posted By National Appointments
Job Function Export Duties
Start Date Asap
Salary Negotiable depending on experience
Location Morningside, Johannesburg
Phone No 0827907022
Email nationalapp(at)
Deadline 2020-Oct-22
Region Location -> Gauteng
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time Jobs
Classification Job Classification -> Shipping and Supply chain logistics

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