International Commodity Trader Vacancy at HCDC Limited

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Job Title: International Commodity Trader
Functional Area: Export, Import, Merchandising
Role Category: Senior Management
Key skills: Logistics Operations, Business Development, Export Documentation, Marketing. Import Shipping Chartering Bidding Freight Forwarding
Job Details

  • Marketing of Grains and management of all trading procedures including handling various formalities, shipping, documentation for clearance of consignments and logistics; Sourcing of different Grains and agro product
  • Appointment of surveyor for cargo inspection and follow-up with them for results and issuance of final certificates;
  • Handling operation of purchase orders;
  • Preparing purchase contracts on the basis of confirmation received from suppliers and getting the contract signed from suppliers;
  • Preparing L/C application and L/C amendment draft;
  • Preparing export documents as per L/C terms;
  • Responsible for chartering business for all the vessels of coking coal and other raw materials;
  • Send request to vessel owner for vessel nomination as per the shipping procedures;
  • Handling vessel operations and synchronize information between shipper and ship owners;
  • Check all the certificates of vessel and arrange the acceptance of vessel from shipper through their load port authorities;
  • Track all the shipments lying at port, in transit and day-to-day communication with our clearance department for customs clearance;
  • Responsible for all the finance and insurance arrangements and freight payment to vessel owners;
  • Identify new markets / business development.
  • Handling logistics operations across multiple locations, port areas, procurement areas;
  • Collaborate between feed formulators and plant managers to provide lowest cost options for all feeds, feed ingredients and feed products
  • Point of contact for suppliers and external market consultants and resources
  • Support the Commodities group by negotiating cost saving initiatives and cost mitigation efforts
  • Determines strategic supply objectives using tools and reports for decision making around products and commodity purchases
  • Execution and monitoring of all regular purchasing duties
  • Coordinate with user departments and suppliers in the purchasing scope of work for projects assigned
  • Interacting with government departments, regulatory authorities, local bodies, customs authorities, port authorities and ensuring compliance with various statutory obligations;
  • Submission of bid bonds , performance bonds, negotiations in tenders
  • Finalizing freight rates for transport solutions at reasonable costs with cargo movers, transport contractors, shipping lines, freight forwarding contractors for bulk and small consignments for inbound-outbound movement;
  • Handling import purchase and exports pre / post-shipment activities to increase organizational growth;
  • Coordinating for Establishment of L/C and Amendments as per payment terms;
  • Preparing export documents as per L/C terms and as per Buyers requirement;
  • Co-ordination with clearing agents for finalization of BL and daily shipment status;
  • Monitor and co-ordinate deliveries of items between suppliers to ensure that all items are delivered to site/plant on time , select and negotiate for the best purchase package in terms of quality, price, terms, deliveries and services with suppliers
  • Plan and manage inventory levels of materials or products
  • Monitor and co-ordinate deliveries of items between suppliers
  • Assesses supply base and negotiates best cost structure
  • Identifies and develop a reliable and effective base of qualified suppliers
  • Takes action to address supplier pricing and/or delivery issues; advises management of market conditions and supply base activity which presents significant risk or needs to be elevated to management’s attention
  • Drive continuous supplier quality improvement through participating in rapid improvement events, supplier quality audits, training and certifications as required
  • May be responsible for identifying, developing, and implementing inter-departmental projects to achieve company initiatives
  • Maintain complete updated purchasing records/data and pricing in company system

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