Ship Chandling Specialist

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Date Posted: 12-06-2018


In charge of Shipchandling operations in a small and growing organisation


  • Commercial work to entertain existing customer relationships and develop new ones
  • Ships’ visit when necessary
  • Establish competitive commercial propositions to promote and expand activity
  • Receive and analyse enquiries from clients
  • Sourcing, quotation and procurement processes
  • Inspections of products (compliance, quality, packaging, etc,.)
  • Establish packing list, invoice and all relevant delivery documentation
  • Any other duty that is reasonable and relevant to this position


  • Engage with prospective Clients
  • Select Suppliers and Products
  • Approve quotations to Clients up to ZAR 50k independently
  • Issue orders to Suppliers
  • Finalise Invoices to Clients


  • A minimum of 5 years demonstrated experience working in a shipchandling environment
  • Computer skills: MS Office (and specifically Excel)
  • Negotiating skills
  • Customer service excellence and precision (attention to detail)
  • Able to work independently and under enormous pressure
  • Good communication skills and an ability to work within a team
  • Reliable & Ethical
  • French and /or Portuguese speaking a plus
  • Driver’s license & Own roadworthy vehicle


  • Quality and pleasant environment
  • Market related package, commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Incentives on KPIs and activity level
  • Package includes company contribution to Provident Fund
  • 13th cheque in December
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