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Import Officer - May & Baker Nigeria Plc HND / BA / BSc Job

2023-03-17 12:44   Other categories   Lagos   106 views
Job Details

Location: Nigeria

Employment type: Full-time

Key Job Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head, Planning and Procurement, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:

To ensure strategic sourcing and procurement of imported direct and indirect materials, finished goods, machines, equipment and accessories in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

Responsible for the importation of raw and packaging materials, finished goods, machines, spares, equipment and accessories in line with company’s procurement policies.

Facilitates the import process to ensure compliant, timely, and accurate stock movements, which includes import documentation, shipment coordination, customs clearance, etc.

Participates in the Sales and Operations Planning Process (S&OP) through relevant procurement reporting and summary of key supply constraints.

Ensures import purchase orders are executed promptly as required to foster effective delivery of imported materials for uninterrupted operations.

Processes all customs clearing related documents and ensures relevant deadlines are met.

Coordinates the activities of clearing agents and ensures clearing costs are in line with approved tariffs.

Liaises with suppliers to ensure shipments are done on schedules, and adequate documentation accompany shipments.

Ensures Exchange Control Documents (ECD) are promptly submitted to Authorized Dealer Banks.

Establishes mutually beneficial, ethical and healthy relationships with suppliers to achieve quality standards and improvements on a continuous basis.

Prepares monthly report on import activities.

Any other responsibility as assigned by the Head, Planning and Procurement.


A Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Engineering, Management, Economic or related discipline. A Master’s degree would be an added advantage.

Membership of relevant Professional bodies

Minimum of 4 years cognate experience in similar role.

Competencies Required for the Role:

In-depth knowledge of importation process, procurement practices and principles

Demonstrated knowledge of customs regulations and compliance requirements

Strong negotiation and analytical skills

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with external and internal stakeholders

Meticulous and detail-oriented

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, ERP – Microsoft Navision

Key Performance Indicators:

Procurement cost reduction and avoidance

Compliance with regulatory and statutory guidelines

Demurrage rate and returns on container deposits

Openness, transparency and efficiency of the procurement process.

Job Benefit

Within Industry Standard.

Application Closing Date

24th March, 2023.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: careers@may-baker.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Company Description
May & Baker Nigeria Plc was founded on September 4, 1944 as Nigeria's first pharmaceutical company. It has its origin in England, the United Kingdom in 1834 where three chemists founded Grimwade, May & Pickett, a firm for manufacturing chemicals for pharmaceutical products.