Food Import Coordinator

Job title: Food Import Coordinator
Contract type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £25K - £35K
Start date: 04 Sep 2020
Job Reference: 11111
Contact details: Masumi Shibui
Contact email:
Job published: 20 days ago

Food Import Coordinator



£25,000 £30,000 per annum

Job Profile

Leading Oriental food company based in North London is seeking for Food Purchasing Assistant

Main Responsibilities

·         Check shipping line freight rates monthly, negotiating competitive prices and also verifying correct rates with each container.

·         Obtain and check necessary shipping documents from suppliers for forthcoming purchase orders.

·         Provide shipping documents to forwarders, no later than 2 weeks before ETA.

·         Receive container schedule from forwarders, update SAP and a shared file accordingly.

·         Update SAP with accurate shipping details such as quantity loaded and BBD.

·         Get the bills of exchange signed by directors and send them back to the bank

·         Issue Cost Work Sheet

·         Input landed cost and AP invoice into SAP

·         Report to buyers if extra charges have occurred, such as rent or exam fee.

·         File the paperwork (purchase orders, shipping documents, delivery notes, etc)

·         File and save import documents

·         Apply rice and flour licence.

·         Raise payment request forms for each PO.

·         Post samples to suppliers.

·         Support buyers for various issues.

·         Ad hoc tasks


Candidate Requirements

·         Bachelor degree preferred, but not necessary

·         Excel, Word, SAP.

·         Native or fluent in English, plus Japanese, Korean, Chinese, or Vietnamese is an advantage.

·         Experience in shipping lines or forwarding agencies is an advantage.

·         Work experience in Importing & Exporting is an advantage

·         Work experience in HMRC, Port Health, is an advantage.



North London