South Africa

Specialist: Estimates

Company Barloworld Logistics
Reference # #2021/12/20-01
Published 03/01/2022
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Core purpose of the role:

Responsible for planning his/her area of responsibility in a cost-effective way in order to achieve the highest possible level of customer service at the lowest possible cost. To always follow planning disciplines to ensure effective flow of information through to the financial system. To do all reporting in a professional manner and on time to allow effective and quick decision making
Job Functions Logistics
Industries Freight / Shipping / Transport / Import / Export,Logistics,Supply Chain
Key deliverables and outputs:

•Accuracy & Credibility: All estimates to be done on time, in full, no errors
•Precision: Reduce variation by comparing and validating all estimates
•Risk detailing: Establish tolerance levels for cost deviation
•Uniformity: Reasonable consistency across estimates
•Validity: Confirming the validity of estimate’s against supporting data for accuracy
•Verification: Quality control of estimate mathematical workings
•Confidence level: Able to communicate the amount of potential variability in any estimate to client
•Documentation: Thorough record keeping of rates negotiated and leading to final estimate
•Effective workload planning
•Pro-active communication both internally and externally
•Accurate reporting

Internal customers:


External Customers:

•Import & Export Customers
•Air & Sea Carriers
•Road Transporters
•Regulatory bodies
Academic qualifications:

•Matric or Grade 12

•Tertiary Qualification
•Logistics, Supply Chain, Customs and related Courses / Training

Work experience:

•Minimum of 5 – 7 years’ experience in estimates - specifically freight forwarding / clearing
•Operational Experience in both Imports & Exports (Air, Sea Road and Breakbulk)
•Negotiation experience

•Recognised Freight System Experience


•Clearing & Forwarding regulation and
•Imports & Exports Country requirements
•Carrier requirements
•Supplier requirements
•Authority requirements i.e., port, customs etc.
•INCO Terms
•South African Landside Operations (SEA / AIR)
•RORO / BREAKBULK / BULK / ABRNOMAL CARGO Knowledge (Import / Export)
•Basic Knowledge In Project Management
•Understanding Of RIB / RIT Shipments
•Understanding Of HAZARDOUS Shipments
•Understanding Of Time Differences / Geography
•Abnormal Transport Knowledge (Including Loading / Offloading / Cranes / Placement)
•Knowledge Of Cross Border Transport
•Knowledge & Understanding of RFQ’s & Tenders
•High Level of Excel Skills
•Daily / Weekly / Monthly Reporting

Job Closing Date 14/01/2022
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