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Logistics companyin Cape Town

ID:2044

Organization: The company is a logistical service provider with offices in Africa. The headquarters are situated in South Africa and there are branches in Angola, Kenya and Zimbabwe. The company extended its focus to the African continent, and has become within the last five years one of the leading logistical service providers between the European and African continent. The business activities include international sourcing, procurement and trading, supply chain management, import and export logistics (sea, air and road freight) as well as warehousing. The success of the organization is subscribed to three factors: Their own subsidiaries in the countries of destination, a high level of information technology, high motivated and trained people. Working with the Winning Team is not just a slogan; it is the approach of their employees.

Internship Description: The company is looking for a highly social and energetic personality to join their customer service desk. The intern will be mainly focusing on marketing strategies including cold calling, new customers approach and the organization of social events.

Customers Service Tasks:

  •  Analyze aspects of corporate logistics to determine the most cost-effective or efficient means of transporting products or supplies
  • Monitor export and cross trade processes to ensure compliance with regulatory or legal requirements
  • Determine pricing strategy for logistics in sub-Saharan countries
  • Analyze the financial impact of proposed logistics changes, such as routing, shipping modes, product volumes or mixes, or carriers
  • Recommend optimal transportation modes, routing, equipment, or frequency
  • Marketing Strategies Advisory Function
  •  Advising on the different routes depending from the time frame • Advising on the optimal way of transporting (air, road, sea) including their frequency
  • Advising clients on the clearing process
  • Advising on the required documents for the clients shipment Quoting function
  • Negotiate rates with Freight forwarders, shipping lines, road freight companies, airlines and courier companies
  •  Determine pricing strategy for logistics in sub-Saharan countries
  • Quote the client on his shipment depending of the Incoterms used
  • Advise the client on the different costs involved on a shipment

Requirements:

  • Degree of University, preferably Business, Marketing, Logistics
  • Highly articulate German speaking
  •  Above average to strong communication skills in English (verbal and written)
  • Strong customers service skills
  • Excellent data analysis skills using desktop computer tools and software
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, team player
  • Working effectively with client, carrier and company personnel within all organizational levels

Bonus: Excellent location in the heart of Cape Town Interesting work opportunity

Start: flexible

Duration: at least 3 months

Field: Controlling/Finance/Logistics/Marketing

Location: Cape Town – City Bowl

Start: Flexible

Duration: 3 months

Field: Marketing/ Controlling/Finance/ Logistics

Location: Cape Town  City Bowl

Services included:

  • Mediation of the internship
  • Written confirmation
  • Regular meetings with other  participants on site activities & Suggestions
  • Extensive information in advance
  • Welcome pack with tourist information
  • Local contact

Additional services (optional):

  •  Accommodation service in shared apartment or host family
  •  Airport Shuttle
  • Car rental agency