China Import & Export Specialist,

China, Shanghai, Shanghai

Business unit: Other Cross BA Support Global

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


Qualifications/ Education:
- Collage i n International Trade, Logistics , Business Administration, or other relevant discipline preferred
- Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience including in a n international logistics role
Management/ General Skills
- Good communication and interpersonal skills, strong result orientation and drive, problem solving,  team working
- Ability to drive and manage business in a cross BU level
- B e able to handle conflicting business interests, understand and be able to establish common ground in organizational (including cross BU) barriers.
- Ability to perform, understand and communicate detailed information analysis and evaluation
Functional Skills:
- Experienced Import and export professional ism with broad understanding of import and export knowledge in chemicals industry  
- Operational excellence knowledge and experience of working on project
- K nowledge of Logistics in general and import and export  specifically
- Knowledge of customs regulations and any regulation changes
- Ability to assess underlying business impact of a specific course of action and business / process change
- Understanding of business processes and business in general
- Customer focused
- Fluent written and reading English is required
- logic thinking
- Experience related to SAP knowledge

Vacancy data


Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

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Business unit

Other Cross BA Support Global

Job family

Logistics finished goods

Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

Within framework
1. Import and Export Service Fulfilment
Handling import and export orders, as shipment arrangement, customs clearance and delivery. Following the  SLA and service KPIs aligned to make sure delivery on time in full
Within the purchase order and sales order received from BU
To deliver service level to each BU and targeted performance KPI  
SLA of each BU and monthly Service performance KPI report
2. Operational Excellence
Proactive communication with stakeholders to understand the requirements of stakeholders and continuously improve to achieve operational excellence
Within the  framework of stakeholders
To deliver service level to BU  and targeted performance KPI  
SLA of each BU and monthly Service performance KPI report
3. Trade Compliance Enhancement
Strictly comply with the trade compliance and procedure to drive for min.  and to eliminate the trade compliance risk
Within the re gulation of China customs
Comply with customs regulations, participant training, audit to enhance the tradel compliance management
# of findings in Corporate internal audit and Case of  trade compliance issues
4. Reporting
Running monthly shipment data and report to support China import & export SSC operation centre leader to analyse the performance of supplier and the KPIs to BU
Within the record of purchase orders and sales orders and aligned SLA with BU
To deliver the analysis result and performance KPIs report to BU
Timely provide Monthly Report as agreement
5. Import and Export Spending Management
Provide regular cost information to s takeholders assigned. Help stakeholder on reports of related spending items of import and export  
Within  frame work of NPR logistics
To support operation centre leader on import and export spending budget
Timely provide import and export spending   report to project leader
 6. Professionalism Development 
Align with operation centre leader, and make plan to improve the professionalism on import and export.
In accordance with country and functional HR process and policy
To use multi-way to improve the professionalism of the team
Excellent operational KPIs and team image
   7. ERP (SAP, MFG pro etc.) and import and export management system utilization
Familiar with SAP utilization and do assigned transaction in ERP system, and use the import and export management system to manage all orders.
Within the authorization of ERP system and import and export management system
Shipment can be timely tracked and traced. Forwarder cost will be visible in system.
ERP system input on time in full and completed information of shipping orders in system