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Group material logistics AND clearing coordinator 5 000 000
Job Type: Full-Time , open to relocation


From 0 to 2003
No added languages


March 2011 - Present Day (6 years 5 months)
  • Develop and Executes logistics and freight plans to support business and operational needs based on requirements stated in the business plans and budgets of individual entities and departments.
  • Co-coordinating imports/exports with agents and local authorities
  • Makes useful recommendations for cost savings for more efficient and effective delivery methods. Manage the delivery process to minimize additional costs (i.e. demurrage).
  • managing an operations logistics organization (including defining and management of constricts related to third party materials and equipment warehousing
  • Supervises Project materials, warehouse, and Materials staff.
  • Manage all materials, equipment and personnel movement/transportation to support all Asset related operations in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Manage all data input, service records, inventory tracking and reconciling all operations’ materials, equipment and personnel
  • Prepare and execute training calendar for logistics staff
  • Prepare budget and ensure cost monitoring of all company logistics operations
  • Documentation/filling of Non-oil export data forms, baseline data forms in preparation for processing of Export Expansion Grant (EEG) from FGN for exporters of made in Nigeria goods.
  • Supervises all clearing documentations and coordinate customs clearance procedures across the entities to ensure prompt delivery and ensure that trade compliant policy is followed strictly.
  • Interacting with customs and suppliers or logistics vendors.
  • Supports procurement contract negotiation efforts as may be required from time to time; with supervision, negotiates favourable basic vendor agreements.
  • Works to effectively remove any obstacles to ensure optimal delivery of services to the highest standards thereby achieving high levels of customer satisfaction.
  • Management of request for quote (RFQ) or call for tender (CFT) process to obtain appropriate proposals/quotes from logistic vendors.
  • Carries out vendors’ performance appraisal with support on key logistic vendors
  • Preparation of purchase requests, LPOs, and work orders related to imports and exports thus working out the best logistics.
  • Liaise with Finance dept and local banks on opening of LCs for imports and payment of clearing fees and duties and collection of necessary paperwork for import/export.
  • Ensures Container deposit refund are remitted in cases where the company makes financial commitment
  • Process the timely renewal of the ETLS Certificate and other regulatory agencies permits such as NAFDAC, SON, and NEPC Export certificates etc.
  • Verifies custom clearing agents bills as well as other bills that may be presented by other stakeholders including shipping companies.
  • Produces/provides periodic updates and required management reports covering service ordering, order tracking, purchase orders and contracts, service order delivery scheduling and costs.


  • Successful coordination of all logistics activities for export of OES Respect Rig from Nigeria to Houston ,USA for refurbishment
  • Coordination, clearing and delivering of all project materials for the contruction and commissioning of 128KM gas pipeline for Oando Gas and Power project at Cross river State.
  • Successful clearing and delivery of 150x40ft containers of empty LPG cylinders without demurrage.
Senior Logistics Audit Expediter
July 2010 - March 2011 (9 months)

Auditing the entire logistics process for conformance to standard operating procedure as per international trade compliance.

  • Liaise with the sister company (SGS Scanning Nig.Ltd) with respect of timely issuance of (RAR)-Risk Assessment Report on consumables.
  • Monitoring the quality, quantity, cost and efficiency of the movement and storage of imported goods goods
  • Coordinating and controlling the order cycle and associated information systems including quarterly warehouse inspection.
  • Regular inspection and audit of key logistics vendors to ensure conformance to specifications & compliance to industry best practice as per signed service level agreements (SLA)
  • Issuance of weekly and monthly logistics reports on the entire value chain.
  • Analyzing data to monitor performance and plan improvements and demand;
  • Allocating and managing staff resources according to changing needs;
  • Liaising and negotiating with customers and suppliers/logistics vendors on the best cost option
  • Developing business by gaining new contracts, analyzing logistical problems and producing new solutions
  • Surveys customers to assess process and team performance; benchmarks other organizations (locally and internationally) for process ideas and solutions for achieving significant improvements in the quality of logistics support.
  • Follow up on the existing as well as generate new clients for continuous growth of the company.
  • Developing sales/marketing plans and implementing strategies to accomplish set targets consistent with overall objectives for the company
  • Sourcing for/and renewing of existing clients relationship amongst other job functions.
  • Identify and develop new business for the company in accordance with the company's strategy and goals.
  • Coordinate enquiries and bids on behalf of the company.
  • Actively monitor the industry in order to quantify/assess the market and identify business opportunities for growth

Manage target client and secure opportunities for the company

HSE/ISO 9001:2008 QMS Auditor.
January 2010 - June 2010 (6 months)
  • Organizing and controlling Internal Audits for Quality Management Systems.
  • Leading a team of Internal Auditors. Management of non-conformances, corrective and preventive actions.
  • Promoting quality achievement and performance improvement throughout the Divisions
  • Ensuring compliance with national and international standards and legislation as regards to quality ISO9001:2008; ISO14001.
  • Develop and manage plans for integrity assurance for procurement, manufacture & test of D&C equipment.
  • Develop and manage third party services risk assessment processes designed to ensure all risks are identified and programmes put in place to manage them.
  • Develop inspection programmes that are aligned with managing identified risks and delivering value.
  • Develop Third Party Inspection (TPI) strategies and manage TPI service providers
  • Considering the application of environmental and health and safety standards.
  • Defining quality procedures in conjunction with operating staff.
  • Setting up and maintaining controls and documentation procedures.
  • Identifying relevant quality-related training needs and delivering training.
  • Establishing standards of service for customers or clients.
  • Monitoring performance by gathering relevant data and producing statistical reports.
  • Managing and continually improving Quality Management Systems by identifying and assessing activities to ensure adequacy and compliance with all applicable standards.
  • Ensuring the ISO certification is maintained and coordination with other certification bodies.
  • Co-coordinating the development of QA to ensure the principles and objectives of the QA is understood and implemented so as to ensure optimum performance.
International Trade Logistics / Assessment Expeditor
November 2007 - December 2009 (2 years 2 months)

Destination Inspection of Imported goods at the ports of entry into Nigeria (Onne Sea Ports, Port Harcourt Airport, Idiroko Land Border).

a. Classification of imported goods based on the WCO’s Harmonized system (HS) codes, and the new Nigerian customs tariff.

b. Valuation of imported goods based on the Brussels Definition of Value (BDV) and the GATT Agreement on Custom Valuation (ACV) with strict adherence to International Trade Rules and Quality Mgt.

c. Price Verification (verification of quality and quantity of mineral oil products, petrochemicals, agri products, minerals, industrial products and consumer goods in connection with trade and shipping).

d. Establish supply chain procedures for requisition,processing,validation,delivering and invoicing with the view of maintaining an effective price data base for tracking OEMs,Pipes and OCTG mills from accredited suppliers, stockiest and Equipment

e. Review Form M applications for detailed Goods description and initial price evaluation during pre processing stage for acceptance or rejection

f. Verify International trade documents like Form M, Letter of Credit (LC), Pro-forma Invoice, Final Invoice, Bill of Laden, Packing List, Insurance Certificates and SONCAP/NAFDAC certificates for regulatory products and goods.

a. Preparation of recommendation for valuation Methodologies on oil and gas goods and equipments(OCTG, Seamless Steel Tubes and Pipes,API:5L (Line pipe), 5CT (Casing and Tubing), 5D (Drilling) and other machinery for VC Network approval

b. Request price quotations from imported Goods Manufacturer, supplier, Distributors, Agents through their websites,alibaba trade leads, public ledger in establishing value for custom purpose of imported Goods

c. Evaluate high risk transactions and provide valuation opinion using price history and other valuation research tools

d. Liase with the Nigerian Customs in carrying out Scanning of containers at the ports of entry-Idiroko border and Onne sea ports

e. Identify Transaction which needs an investigation recommendation Report (IRR) or high risk transaction report (HRTR) to Nigeria customs Services due to forgery and other international Trade malpractices for further investigation

f. Writing of technical reports of findings and issuance of Clean Certificate of Inspection (CCI) on the inspected imported goods.

g. Research and Liaise with freight forwarding companies for global freight rate, and Prepare minimum indicative prices (MIP) of sensitive Goods for valuation opinion

h. Assist in the resolution of classification, valuation cases and other inquires based on HARMONIZED COSTOM TARRIFFS using technical knowledge, experience and expertise.

Logistics / ProcurementExpediter:
Alkem Nigeria Limited, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos
June 2007 - September 2007 (4 months)
  • Ensures timely and correct procurement, logistics and storage of materials/equipments in line with company policy.
  • Analyze company transportation and distribution methods and procedures to develop and utilize the most economically advantageous and efficient means of delivering orders, based on an evaluation of freight classifications, tariff rates, and operating capabilities concurrent with delivery schedules and deadlines.
  • Select freight agents to carry out necessary work on behalf of the company.
  • Review proposals by carriers and agencies for modifications of rates and transportation regulations to determine their impact.
  • Collaborate with Finance Managers to ensure accurate and compliant materials handling.
  • Manage the relationship with our designated freight forwarders including KPI’s to ensure quality, service, cost effectiveness and reduced cycle times.
  • Approve invoices and freight charges.
  • Prepare and package the goods being distributed from and within the location of operation.
  • Scheduling and coordination of international freight movements.
  • Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action.
  • Create and implement KPI’s
  • Ensure supplier compliance with site and company requirements for safety.
Logistics Officer
Chemlux Nigeria Ltd., Emene, Enugu
September 2006 - May 2007 (9 months)
  • Administering the logistics, tracking, and overall coordination for the shipment of materials for raw materials
  • Preparation of shipping documentation (commercial invoices, packing lists, etc) for international import and export cargoes and assisting the customs clearance process.
  • Ensuring shipping logs and files are maintained for all documents.
  • Relationship management with Government Service Providers and ensuring all shipments are compliant with local / international laws and standard operating procedure.
  • Maintain procurement files
Chemical Analyst
Tina-borah Water Limited, Ogui, Enugu
February 2004 - May 2005 (1 year 4 months)
  • Daily backwashing of treatment plant
  • Water treatment for production use
  • Conduct simple analysis on water(Hardness, PH, TDS, Free CO2, Free Chlorine/Chlorides, colour, turbidity, odour, taste)
  • Dosing of water before packaging
  • Work as quality assurance officer during filling and packaging of table water.
  • Ensuring that water production is strictly followed according to the step-by step process of the batch manufacturing records