Understanding of Materials Management/Logistics in Supply Chain.
Understanding of requirements for importing into / exporting out of Nigeria
Understanding of requirement of Custom processes in Nigeria
– Excellent knowledge of the operations of the Free Trade Zones in Nigeria
– Excellent knowledge of customs duty rebates applicable to certain materials / projects.
2. Responsibilities (Duties Performed)
Take part in project materials kick-off meetings to understand project materials procurement strategy and provide guidance on importation and logistics plan.
Ensure that all P.O issued by Procurement for importation have correct INCOTERMS stated on them.
Provide guidance to overseas manufacturers, Suppliers, Freight Forwarders, etc. on documentation requirements for importation into Nigeria
Register and manage Forms ‘M’ with Commercial Banks for Company importations
Processing of Risk Assessment Reports with government appointed Scanning Companies
Determine Harmonized Systems (H.S) Codes for materials
Calculate customs duties for imported materials
Coordinating activities involved in port operations in order to release imported materials.
Coordinating activities of Customs Agents in clearing Company imports at the ports.
Provide guidance to Company vendors on all importation & Customs Duty matters
Resolve cases of Demand Notices issued by Nigeria Customs Authorities on Company materials.
Liaise with in-house Accounting Department to make funds available and transfer same to affected Commercial Banks for customs duty payment for imported materials.
Liaise with Commercial Banks to pay customs duties into Federal Government customs duty account.
Liaise with Procurement Department to effect change orders on POs where required
Ensure that vendor imports materials in line with the Incoterms stated on the P.O.
Ensure that vendor imports materials with relevant and complete/correct shipping documentation.
Ensure timely processing / payment of customs duties for imported materials
Liaise with Nigeria Customs and any other Government Agency to resolve all queries that may result from importation of Company materials.
Work with NPOL Receiving Group to verify customs documentation prior to delivery of materials by vendors
Prepare and publish Customs Duty Status Report to projects on weekly basis.
Update customs duty process on POs in the Materials Management Tracking System (M+)
Closeout customs expediting file and issue final reports to projects
3. Work Contacts
Materials Management Lead / Materials Management Supervisor
NPOL Expediting Group
NPOL Receiving Group
NPO Business Services
Shipping Line Agents
Free zone Authority
Port Terminal Operators e.g. Intels, WACT
Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON)
National Agency for Food & Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)
Manufacturers / Suppliers
4. Supervisory Responsibility
Will work under the supervision of Lead Customs Expediter.
5. Physical Requirements
6. Key Performance Indicator
Payment of correct amount of customs duties
Timely payment of customs duties
Reduced number of Demand Notices
Materials arriving with correct / complete shipping / customs documentation
Adherence to company policy and guidelines
Understanding of Materials Importation Process / Incoterms
Good communication skills (verbal & written)
– Candidate must have a minimum of 5 years of hands–on applicable experience in importation and Customs processing.
– Skilled in the use of web-based materials tracking system
Skilled in handling of common e-mail application, Word, Excel and
Higher National Diploma or Equivalent