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Import Export Specialist

Nestle Middle East

Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP991-403

Job description / Role

To efficiently manage the Intermarket Supply Collaboration between Supplying factory - Import Customer and IMS control tower with external parties and shipping lines.

A day in the life of

- Supervises Import/Export related activities and requirement for smooth execution of order replenishment process (customs clearance, road, air & sea international transportation booking, etc.) be it outsourced or in-house.
- Communicate and collaborate regularly and consistently with all the other areas involved in the Supply Chain end-to-end process (i.e., Supply Planners, Import Clearing Officers, CS &D Managers, Suppliers, Regulatory, Shipping lines, Globe, Finance) on IMS related matters.
- Accelerate clearance with customers /OPCs and ensure timely readiness of the stocks for sale in collaboration with demand planners and import clearance officers.
- Reduction on documentation lead time and requirements by conducting process mapping with suppliers. Lean methodology with suppliers for TDC savings and zero demurrage.
- Ensure monthly adherence to functional health checks and periodic review of General Shipping Instructions (GSI) for better management of risk and opportunities.
- Established relationship with Category supply planners, IMS suppliers and OPCs by initiating regular alignment / reviews to manage exceptions and potential issues. (e.g., DOR, WOR, MOR, QOR)
- Monitor IMS claims to supplier within the agreed lead-time to closure.
- Performs order management activity for Agents order (depends on the Category of assignment).
- Supervises and monitor 3PL IMS Control Tower day-to-day task and initiate regular reviews and alignment.

Requirements

What will make you successful

- Demonstrate an ability to handle difficult situations that may call for an element of negotiation or problem solving
- Excellent communication skills
- Excellent with Microsoft Office and SAP
- Good judgment and decision making skills
- English and Arabic is a must, French is a great plus
- Good judgment and decision making skills
- Knowledge in logistics and 3PL
- Relevant experience in the field (2-3yrs)
- Must be based in Dubai

About the Company

Nestle with headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland was founded in 1866 by Henri Nestle and is today the world's biggest food and beverage company. Sales for 2006 were CHF 98.5 bn, with a net profit of CHF 9 bn. We employ around 265,000 people and have factories or operations in almost every country in the world.

The Company's strategy is guided by several fundamental principles. Nestle's existing products grow through innovation and renovation while maintaining a balance in geographic activities and product lines. Long-term potential is never sacrificed for short-term performance. The Company's priority is to bring the best and most relevant products to people, wherever they are, whatever their needs, throughout their lives.

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