Logistic Specialist in Lagos, Nigeria

at Dow Chemical Company

Logistics and Supply Chain
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

  • Applies logistics system knowledge as required by the functional role
  • Resolve operational logistics issues and conflicts and escalate as appropriate
  • Track and monitor delivery performance (all modes of transport) in meeting customer needs
  • Develop network of alternatives (routes, service providers, ports) to provide to our businesses and customers as alternatives for deliveries to our customers in respective countries
  • Own and facilitate the Dow Logistics Material Flow Work Process implementation in the region
  • Represent Dow towards authorities on following topics (Advocacy): Logistics infrastructure, customs, regulations, safety and security
  • Support administrative activities in Dow's ERP systems
  • Tracking of customer orders and delivery schedules
  • Coordinate logistics activities between company, customs, transporter, warehouse and terminals
  • Support supply chain operations initiatives through data analysis and implementation of action plans
  • Develop and implement the logistics work process an systems for the respective countries in the area
  • Participates and leads logistics related projects as determined by supply chain leader
  • Participates in implementation of business or functional initiatives that interface with logistics work processes
  • Develop and implement Service Provider Management process in respective countries
  • Ensure regulatory compliance for customs processes
  • Active research on duty saving opportunities, application for respective licenses and implementation of respective customs tools and processes
  • Guide, train and consult supply chain partners regarding customs requirements and trade compliance
  • Obtain necessary import, export or re-export licenses when required
  • Manage relationship with regional customs authorities, customs agents/service providers
  • Measure the performance of third parties (freight forwarders, carriers, surveyors, etc.) involved in the supply of import/export documentation for accuracy and timeliness and implement corrective actions where appropriate.
  • Stay up-to-date on new developments, follow up on changes, in the customs world, analyze implications for Dow, define required action/next steps and take necessary action to bring Dow in line with new requirements.
  • Identify assess and optimize the material and information flow across customer supply chains at a tactical or strategic level (inventory, logistics, productivity. Import/Export processes and customer focus).
  • Participate in identification of customer supply chain projects in consultation with the businesses.
  • Actively engage in projects and meetings and represent the ITO organization as the documentation specialist for the respective region
  • Act as a regional knowledge contact for ITO (international Trade Operations) and related logistics activities.
  • Active participation with Industry/Government forums.



  • Work experience: at least 2-3 years work experience in relevant Logistics and international trade environment
  • The critical competencies required for success are Interpersonal Effectiveness, Initiative, Team work and Supply Chain operations
  • Technical proficiency in the use of multiple computer applications and sound analytical skills are necessary
  • Problem solving skills
  • Identifies and pursues improvement opportunities within supply chain operations
  • Affinity with Customs and trade compliance processes
  • Learns and follows policies and procedures relating to safety, security, government regulations, and Responsible Care
  • Incorporates EH&S policies and procedures into problem solving and decision making, within department, project, team or third party activities



  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Qualification preferably in Logistics, Supply chain, International Trade, Science, Engineering or related field or
  • Significant experience in the Logistics/Supply Chain industry in a similar role would be preferable
  • Fluency in English is compulsory


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