Import Seafreight Operator

09 / 07 / 2024

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


About the Company:
A New Zealand freight forwarder well regarded in the New Zealand market with strong networks globally. The position of Import Operator has become available. Joining the Import seafreight team there is a lot of opportunity to grow and develop your career within their business.
About the Opportunity:
Reporting to the Sea Import Operations Supervisor, this Import Sea Freight Operator role is based on the North Shore. In this role, you will manage and oversee all aspects of import sea freight operations.

  • Take ownership of and process whole vessels, including FCL, LCL, and FAK cargoes.
  • Manage documentation flows and requirements with offshore agents.
  • Ensure all shipments comply with NZ import regulations.
  • Communicate with local shipping lines regarding vessel arrivals, cargo priority, availability, and charges.
  • Liaise with importers, freight forwarders, and customs brokers regarding cargo arrivals.
  • Collaborate with in-house Customs Brokers for cargo requiring customs clearance and/or deliveries.
  • Coordinate with trucking companies, port companies, and freight stations for efficient cargo handling.

Key Requirements:

  • Sound knowledge of Incoterms, NZ import regulations, and supply chain systems.
  • 2 + years of relevant experience in the New Zealand freight industry.
  • Proficiency in computer use; experience with CargoWise is preferred but not essential.
  • Clear and comprehensive communication skills via email and phone.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to organize tasks and make timely decisions.
  • Strong problem-solving capabilities and high attention to detail.

What’s in it for You:
Join a team that values your well-being and professional growth, offering market salary, work-life balance with flexible arrangements and opportunities for career development.  

  • Supportive and Dynamic Team Environment: Be part of a collaborative team.
  • Learning and Development: Access to courses for professional growth.
  • Flexible work arrangements, including 1-2 days WFH
  • Market-Competitive Salary

For more information or to reach out for a confidential discussion, please contact Sarah Kennedy on 021 534 790 or

  • Flexible 1-2 days WFH
  • Market competitive salary
  • Supportive of career development and growth

Apply now

Sarah Kennedy
Consultant, Supply Chain, Operations and Procurement

I am a specialist freight forwarding recruiter connecting experienced and emerging talent to well-established New Zealand local and global businesses, including both within freight forwarding agents and importers/exporters companies. I am dedicated to securing the best outcomes for my clients and candidates by offering personalized recruitment solutions that meet their unique needs. My goal is…

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