Group Export & Import Coordinator

21 / 03 / 2024

  • Auckland
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Importer / Exporter / Transport / Logistics / Drivers


About the Company   
A New Zealand FMCG / Manufacturing business with a global presence, which boasts some of New Zealand’s most recognisable household brands. Led by an impressive leadership team, the business is in a period of growth in the domestic and international markets as it constantly looks to create and innovate.   
About the opportunity   
Reporting to the Group Logistics Manager, this Import/Export Coordinator role is based in Mangere. In this role, you will manage and oversee all aspects of import and export operations.

  • Preparation of necessary documentation in compliance with international shipping (such as commercial invoices and export declarations).
  • Coordinate with freight forwarders and customs agents to guarantee efficient and timely shipments.
  • Serve as the main contact for customers, vendors, and logistics partners, managing schedules, tracking shipments, and resolving shipping issues.
  • Keep constant communication with the Warehouse and Customer Service teams to streamline order processing and update all parties on shipment statuses.
  • Manage all shipping-related costs and reconciliations, including expenses related to MPI, container holds, detention and demurrage.
  • Keep up with any changes in import/export regulations.

Key requirements  

  • At least 5 years experience in export and import operations role working closely with NZ customs and MPI regulations.
  • Minimum 2 years in export operations, a strong understanding of compliance and regulations.
  • Excellent communication, the ability to communicate clearly with both multiple internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical skills, having a strategic mindset and a keen eye for detail will be a key advantage in this role as will a positive collaborative attitude.
  • TFO accredited preferred but not necessary.

What’s in it for you!
This is a great opportunity to work for a New Zealand owned manufacturing/FMCG company with a global presence. This is a dynamic and busy role which would suit someone who likes to keep their finger on the pulse! If you are looking to make a move in-house from a freight forwarder this is the perfect opportunity.
For more information or to reach out for a confidential discussion, please contact Sarah Kennedy on 021 534 790 or

  • Generous salary on offer!
  • Flexible start and finish times
  • NZ owned business

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Sarah Kennedy
Consultant, Supply Chain, Operations and Procurement

I am a specialist freight forwarding recruiter connecting experienced and new emerging talent to well-established NZ local and global businesses. I seek to understand more than just the role itself to ensure candidates are set up for long-term success. Having started my career and spending almost 5 years in international freight forwarding, I have a…

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