No. *, Olusesi Street, Off Liasu Road, Ikotun-Egbe, Lagos
Benjamin Odionye is an exceptional import/export manager with over 14 years hands-on experience, handling similar role for multinational operations. I have sound knowledge of the Nigeria Import Guidelines, Customs HS Code classification and Valuation, international trade documentation (end-to-end), from Form M creation, PAAR processing, customs duty, transportation and delivery of cargo to final destination (warehousing). I received an award from the multinational company (COTECNA S.A) for outstanding performance in Logistics.
I CAN ASSIST YOUR ORGANISATION ON:
Foreign Trade Documentation Preparation and Customs Clearance, Import & Export.
Interpretation of extant laws for importation to the country
Preparation and validation of Form M and Pre-arrival Assessment Report (PAAR)
Preparation of Mode of Payment for International trade transactions (LC, BFC, Non-valid)
Cost mitigation, Financial planning, and budget control.. etc
TEAM LEAD – IMPORT LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN -- NOVEMBER 2014 – TO DATE
GMT NIGERIA LIMITED – 42 BURMA ROAD, APAPA – LAGOS
Main Purpose of Job
Ensure outstanding delivery service on Import Operations at a minimum cost whilst maximizing sustainability, safety and security.
Manage all import functions of the company from pre-shipment, shipping and clearing from the ports
Ensure proper submission of customs documents required to facilitate clearing of imported cargo. When the required documents are not available, I initiate corrective actions.
Ensure opening of Form M/LC, BFC applications to import and timely issuance of PAAR
Manage customs documentation for clearing and forwarding.
Liaising with the shipping company/terminal operators on all issues with our consignments
Administering import procedures and documentations and effectively liaising with the Nigerian Customs / logistics
Managing demurrages, port charges within specified norms.
Managing seamless movement of the consignments to the destination/client warehouses.
Liaising with port authorities & customs officials, monitoring compliance to regulatory requirements (Nafdac, Son, Customs, Banks, Inspection agents etc.) and ensuring proper maintenance of requisite documents.
Coordinating with port authorities for various requirements connected to vessels handling at the ports.
Renewal of relevant licenses for the company/clients on all the imported items
Regular reporting and updates to key stakeholders across the business on all imported orders/ shipments
Ensure compliance with all procurement policy, customs, importation and financial regulation regarding importation of goods
Provide the business with market insights on new government and regulatory policy as it affects importation.
Drive continuous improvement culture and high level of employee engagement at all levels in department.
Provide leadership and guidance in the development of people to provide a strong bench for backfills.
Any other assignments that may be given from time to time by superior officers.
INTERNATIONAL TRADE SPECIALIST December 2010 to December 2013
COTECNA DESTINATION INSPECTION LTD – 10 ENGINEERING CLOSE VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS.
Timely preparation of import documentation and authorization of all air and sea shipments
Processing of Form M, SONCAP, NAFDAC, and other regulatory documents
Checked and verified all shipping documents for generation of Clean Report of Inspection or Risk Assessment Report (RAR)
Checked for quality and advised the Valuation and Classification Department, discrepant invoice values and H.S codes selected by Applicants.
Maintained system data requirements and ensured data integrity at all time.
Ensured the integrity or compliance of all import documents such as Bill of Lading, final invoice, CCVO, packing list
Ensured adequate follow up is maintained in transactions with all stakeholders – importers, Banks and Regulatory bodies (CBN, Ministry of Finance, Nigerian Customs, NAFDAC, SON etc)
Participated in the annual Quality Management System (QMS) Refresher courses.
Processed and issued Risk Assessment Report
Processed and validated e-form Ms on behalf of the Authorized Dealer Banks/NCS.
Served as Regulatory Officer for the organisation
VERIFICATION ORDER OFFICER January 2006 to November 2010
COTECNA DESTINATION INSPECTION LTD – 10 ENGINEERING CLOSE, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS
Checked for completeness of all required details on documents for the processing of Form M such as Proforma Invoice (PFI), Marine Insurance, and Regulatory documents (SONCAP, NAFDAC IMPORT PERMITS etc)
Liaised with all stakeholders (importers, banks, NCS, CBN, Ministry of Finance, SON, NAFDAC etc) in all official correspondence on Import Guidance that required clarification.
Validation and registration of Forms M on Single Windows (Customs Platform)
Attended weekly operational meetings with departmental heads and logged customers complaints on RAR issued [wrong hs code applied, FOB or Freight Uplifts]
Use personal computer to enter data, draft and edit applicants’ profile
Maintained records of suppliers/clients and update company’s database accordingly
Maintained cordial relationship with all stakeholders including the shipping lines, terminals, and other inspection agencies [Global Scan etc]
Followed up with status of validated/registered RAR and update stakeholders accordingly
Recipient of Best Staff Award by COTECNA, 2010
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Skills Level Certification - 2019
THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF NIGERIA (ICAN) – LAGOS, NIGERIA
Bachelor of Science ACCOUNTING - 2005
UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS – AKOKA, LAGOS, NIGERIA
WEST AFRICAN SCHOOL CERTIFICATE, 1993
ILUPEJU SECONDARY SCHOOL – ILUPEJU, LAGOS, NIGERIA
GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION – LAGOS, 1999
CERTIFICATED TRAINING BY COTECNA DESTINATION INSPECTION LTD
CORE TECHNICAL SKILLS TRAINING IN IMPORT LOGISTICS 2010
TECHNICAL TRAINING IN HS CODE (CUSTOMS HORMONIZED SYSTEM CODE) – 2011
TRAINING IN CUSTOMER SERVICE, Facilitated by Kimberly Ryan Human Resources Ltd - 2009
MANAGING TIME AND SELF FOR MEETING TIGHT DEADLINES – 2009
QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (QMS)/BUSINESS ETHICS – ANNUAL TRAINING PROGRAMME
Most Pleasant, Customer Friendly and Inter-Personal Relations Award, (COTECNA Nigeria) - 2010
Travelling, Learning new things, reading, writing and listening to music.
Mr. Abiodun Kareem
Key Account Manager
GMT Nigeria Ltd
42 Burma Road, Apapa, Lagos
Mr. Evans Obayayi
Nestle Nigeria Plc
22-24 Industrial Avenue, Ilupeju, Lagos