Famous Brands Jobs Vacancy as Imports and Exports Controller 2022


Job Ref #: SC-336

Industry: FMCG

Job Type: Permanent

Positions Available: 1

To provide high quality service to internal departments and external suppliers. To perform all Import & Export administrative duties in an accurate and official manner to ensure that we remain compliant within all aspects of Exchange control, Customs & Excise and SA VAT Legislations.

Job Description

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Ensure status update reports are updated at all times
  • Able to apply and adapt to Imports and Exports protocol
  • Ensure that Imports and Exports operate within the legal requirements stipulated via SARB & SARS and shipments files are filed and stored as per Import and Export requirements
  • Work closely with Procurement, Treasure and the International AP controller – aligning key requirements and responsibilities pertaining to Imports & Exports
  • Lease with our Freight forwarder regarding project requirements, estimates, collection of consignment and define timelines
  • Understanding applying of Incoterms
  • Ensure documentation for all imports and exports are correctly processed through Customs – obtain relevant VOC’s if required


  • Monitor and report on Foreign proceeds received as per Exchange control legislation
  • Manage daily and report weekly on Inventory control for stock locations
  • Ensure Exports picking progress is updated daily and communicated to relevant BU’s – Planning and Operations
  • Monitor and manage exports staging capacity throughout peak periods, ensuring space availability for picking, inspections and loading to continue
  • Monitor and report on shelf-life requirements
  • Manage and report on consignment shortages / overs. Ensuring that the claim control sheet is updated, investigations executed within the time frames and corrective measurements taken according to EC & SA VAT Act legislations
  • Understand the documentation requirements pertaining to the export of perishable shipments
  • Monitor Debtors accounts closely and provide support to AR for releasing of foreign funds and allocating of payments
  • Oversee and manage Government inspection requirements – ensuring that product labeling and specifications are adhered to


  • Communicate relevant documentation to Treasury in order to book forward cover on our Imports
  • Applying of import permits depending on the import commodity (NRCS / DOA)
  • Assist procurement with listing of new item lines imported – in line with our company requirements
  • Ability to provide an estimate landed costing on Import projects
  • Ensure that we are aligned within Exchange control regulations and correct import documents are submitted to SARB via the International AP controller
  • Continuous updating of the Imports Tracking schedule report and inform BU of ETA
  • Ensure that the Warehouse Manager, Inventory Manager and supervisors are informed in advance of import container arrival
  • Manage and oversee all import inspection request on arrival of the consignment in order to obtain release
  • Obtain final import documents and pricing from the Freight forwarder in order to update the landed costing
  • Ability to negotiate possible credits with Shipping line & Freight forwarder towards import consignments delayed
  • Provide support to the International AP controller & Authorized Dealer (RMB) for any import documentation requested
  • Understand al Import project requirements, define risk and provide guidance concerning Exchange control and Customs & Excise
  • Manage in-country relationship with supplier and obtain all relevant import documentation required


Please really application attention to the completeness of the application that will be sent to the selection committee is complete according to the requirements that have been set, in order to allow candidates to get the opportunity with what was expected.

Famous Brands Jobs Vacancy as Imports and Exports Controller 2022 reserves the right to offer or refuse employment to anyone at any time in its sole and absolute discretion. The decision of the committee is final and all parties involved in the recruitment process.

It is possible to guarantee that your application is protected as possible to register. However, this does not guarantee immediate success and is only designed to provide you with a stable position during the recruitment process.

Remember, incomplete applications will not be accepted by the selection committee. Candidates who submit their applications after the stated deadline will not be considered. All submissions submitted after the deadline, regardless of their substance, will be discarded without further consideration.



  • Education, Experience and Skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of Exchange Control
  • Familiar with Commercial terms and Marine Insurance
  • Knowledge of Incoterms
  • Familiar with all aspects of Road, Sea or Airfreight imports
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and within tight timelines
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions
  • Good organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Customer service orientate
  • 2-3 years experience in Imports & Exports Administration
  • Understanding of Exchange Control and timelines (SARB)
  • Familiar with all aspects of Importing - VAT & Importing, Customs & Excise, Port & Plant Health and Department of Agriculture
  • Minimum Matric/Grade 12

You are welcome to submit possible applications. Remember, you really must first apply the requirements (Famous Brands Jobs Vacancy as Imports and Exports Controller 2022). This variable will determine whether you are a viable candidate or not. Please see the qualification conditions provided above if you wish to double-check your credentials. it will be great if you complete everything in the following list if you want to stand a chance of passing your selection.


It is recommended for those of you who want to register to really application attention to the requirements that have been determined, in order to get a better chance.

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