Export Freight Executive in Lagos, Nigeria

at British American Tobacco

Manufacturing / Production
Manufacturing / Production
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Job Purpose

  • To support the export logistics team to be an anticipatory pro-active unit that services it’s customers on time while acquiring “best value” in terms of cost, quality and minimum leadtime.

Key Deliverables

  • Support the implementation of Logistics procedures and group best practices.
  • Prepare all the shipping documentation as per Nigeria’s and receiving end-markets legal requirements to ensure smooth transfer of consignments.
  • Ensure cost and quality optimisation and respect of the legislation in force in the end-to-end handling of materials and finished products.
  • Establish partnership with forwarding agents and transporters, and ensure strict respect of any contractual obligations.
  • Follow up with clearing agent the clearance and movements of export consignments.
  • Maintain good working relationships across the supply chain, supporting the functions/departments involved with information and guidance
  • Ensure timely communication/processing of documents required for all necessary government agencies
  • Ensure self development by improving knowledge of the other roles in the department and company

Essential Requirements

  • Good knowledge and understanding of the Supply Chain processes especially logistics.
  • BSc. or HND in Sciences or any relevant field
  • Sound knowledge of legal requirements with respect to movement of cargo across ECOWAS
  • Understanding of International Chamber of Commerce Incoterms and International Trade requirements in general


  • Ability to operate across all hierarchy levels, providing information and support as required.
  • Good inter-personal communication skills using electronic and other media.
  • Very good self-organisation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, multi-task, work independently and deliver according to defined deadlines.
  • Computer literate: ability to analyse and report data, using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and spreadsheet applications.


  • Minimum 3 (three) years’ experience in import/export clearance activities.
  • Familiarity with ERP systems and understanding of internal information flows.



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