Ref: LM44707

Contract Specialist

Sector Supply Chain/Logistics/Import Export
Type Full-time, Permanent
Location London
Salary (Annual) £22,000 - 30,000 / Year
International trading house based in the City seeks an experienced Contract Specialist to join one of their Tubular Department.

The role will focus on provide sales support and contract execution of international trades including delivery coordination, accounting transactions, and supporting sales staff and managers. Key responsibilities include accurate, organised and prompt transactions, contract management and continuous improvement of operational efficiencies. This role will cover business transactions and contracts mainly within the Europe /CIS /Africa region.

Core Duties
• Liaising with customers and other offices in relation to enquiries, securing orders and contract execution. This includes potential customer visits mainly within Europe, if required and company travel policy permits
• Interacting with internal corporate departments such as trade risk management, tax, legal, accounting and treasury for processing internal applications and ensuring company rules are being adhered to
• SAP and iTIMS transactions for purchases and sales
• General administration duties for sales/purchase orders such as international delivery coordination, accounts payable and accounts receivables and chasing overdue invoices
• Maintaining customer files and issuing accurate shipping/customs documentation
• Supporting global contract administration for a major client e.g. updating price data and documents
• Accounting transactions for major client indent commissions from overseas offices
• Month end accounting procedures such as closing iTIMS & SAP
• Physical inventory checks at stock yards located inside or outside the UK (mainly in Europe, CIS or Northeast Africa), if required and company travel policy permits.

Ideal candidate
• Experience in administering international trade (commercial terms, export documentation, VAT, Foreign exchange), ideally in an oil and gas, steel environment
• Experience in arranging international logistics.
• Excellent SAP and other accounting software as well as Microsoft office skills
• Basic international trade transaction skills including a good understanding of INCOTERMS, customs clearance and trade security application
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Prioritising and working independently
• Detail oriented, Team player
• Confident and professional in order to develop relationship with customers and suppliers

Desired experience:
• Experience within a multicultural business environment
• Experience working with a large range of clients in various locations and understanding complex issues that may arise because of different country requirements
• Experience in writing functional procedures, processes, work instructions and process maps
• Experience in conducting audits, both internal and external
• Experience in contract management and execution

** All applicants must have the right to work in the UK as the Company is not able to offer visa support.
Updated: 90 days ago
Ref: LM44707