Commercial Traffic Operator

  • Competitive
  • Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Trafigura
  • 16 Feb 19

 Covering traffic operations to customers  Solely responsible for accessing and updating shipments  Coordinate P&Ls, stock sheet and exposure  Coordinate handling of all issues relating to traffic

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum 2 years apprenticeship and commercial experience
  • Good command in English, PC literacy
  • Ability to be flexible and work to deadlines and under pressure
  • Communication skills and numeral literacy are very important

Key Responsibilities

1. Direct contacts to customers

  • Written and verbal contacts with suppliers and in particular receivers
  • Visits where required to clients
  • Co-ordinating the shipments with our customers including contract negotiation, signature, coordinating of issuance etc.
  • Letter of credit negotiation according to sales contract terms, as well as amendments (value, expire date, terms) and acceptance where necessary of discrepancies.
  • Arranging for inspection, sampling, assaying and umpire of the various products
  • Preparing for all necessary documentation (holding certificates, bank releases, transport documents, due diligences, stock inspection, insurance, invoices etc.)
  • Checking and arranging payments, claims

2. Bank contacts

  • Opening/checking letter of credit
  • Arranging for documents and collection of payments

3. Shipping

  • Arranging for the various international transport by sea-, rail-, barge and truck, vessel nominations and acceptances
  • Arrange issuance of LOI where necessary in close coordination with finance and management
  • Approval of vessels to only take place in presence of fully workable letter of credit and in absence thereof coordinate with management
  • Insuring the cargo/transports
  • Being in regular contact with shipping agents

Key Relationships          

  • Customers
  • Local Managers
  • Local Employees
  • Accounting department
  • Traders
  • Domestic Warehouse Company
  • Insurance company
  • Domestic metal trade company
  • Shipping company, Shipping agent and Forwarder