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Border Controller - Forbes Border, Mutare - Mutare,Zimbabwe

  • Harare, Zimbabwe

Job Details

Job ID: #6515
Job Location Mutare,Zimbabwe
Company Type Transport & Logistics
Job Role Border Controller - Forbes Border, Mutare
Joining Date ASAP
Employment Type Full Time
Monthly Salary Negotiable TBC

Preferred Candidate

Career Level Entry Level
Years of Experience 3
Residence Location Mutare,Zimbabwe
Gender Not Specified
Nationality Zimbabwean
Degree Business Administration or Transport & Logistics

Job Description

  • Job Status: Job Offer Made

Our client, a large transport & logistics company, is now looking for an experienced Border Controller to join their team asap and to be based in Mutare.

The Border Controller is responsible for overseeing all border related issues (Imports and Exports) at Forbes Border to ensure the smooth and quick clearance of all company as well as subcontractor trucks
The Border Controller is also responsible for being the first and major point of contact for and between company Drivers as they arrive at Forbes/Machipanda and Harare office. This encompasses clearance and customs issues; driver related problems, breakdown facilitation, and accident facilitation as and when required for the entire fleet
The Border Controller reports directly to the Senior Operations Controller
Export/Import Documents – communicate and coordinate with the Harare office regarding all loaded trucks outbound to Beira, inbound trucks to Zimbabwe and RITs and ensure each truck documents are received by you in order to forward to agent
Clearance Facilitation – ensure ALL the necessary documents are scanned and uploaded in ME for the effective transfer of all documents of loads to respective agent for quick and easy Transit Clearance to Zimbabwe and all the way through to Zambia
Real-time Accurate FMS/ME Updates – systematic update FMS and ME with accurate real time driver and fleet information
Delays at the border – ensure all delays are accurately recorded for the purpose of claiming demurrage from the client
Accident and Breakdown Facilitation – oversee and coordinate the speedy assistance to all trucks on breakdowns or involved in accident at Forbes and Mutare areas to ensure the safe and quick delivery of cargo
Overseeing Driver Related Issues – to oversee and assist where possible and with Management authorization any driver related issues at Forbes and Mutare
Changes to Border Legislation – to ensure you have an informed contact within the Border who will update you daily of any changes in legislation, procedures and rules that will affect the Company ‘s business or clients. It is imperative that this information be communicated immediately to Management
Monitoring of Competitor movement – monitor the movement of other transporters arriving and moving through Forbes Border post and volumes of export tonnages allocated to them
Administrative Duties – accurately and correctly file any relative information
Responsible for promoting and maintaining a safe work environment at all time and inspecting equipment for safety compliance and reporting any unsafe equipment, tools or practice
Fully adhering and strictly complying with all HSE Manuals, Guidelines and Memos
Monitor and supervise Operations Runners, in order to ensure that all movements by trucks are updated accurately in FMS
Contribute for the continuous development of FMS operational modules to benefit and reduce wasted time
Contribute with any innovative ideas or ways that may improve the operations and/or efficiency of the company and share/communicate it in a proper manner to management
Extensive use of Magic Eye and FMS to their full functionality which allows for full control of the fleet at all times and full visibility and risk management
Any other duties as delegated by the Senior Operations Controller and/ Operations Manager and/ his deputy

Key Skills
Good communication and Co-operation skills
Strong customer and human resources relationship management skills
Details orientation (accuracy and quality orientation when working)
High levels of responsibility and accountability
Hard worker, with high levels of dedication
Energetic hands-on individual with strong leadership skills
Results orientated and good time management skills
Planning and Organizational Skills
Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and Managers
Conflict management ability

  • Job Role: Border Controller - Forbes Border, Mutare
  • Industry: Transport / Shipping /Logistics
  • Salary: Negotiable TBC

Required Skills

3 Years of Experience
Relevant degree/diploma in Business Administration or Transport and Logistics
Min of 3 years experience with relevant management experience in a similar role within the transport industry
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office products (word; excel; power point)
English – good level of the English language, both written and spoken

Additional Requirements

Border Controller
Transport & Logistics

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