Import Administrator (including logistics, costings & creditor management)

Friday, 20 May, 2022
Suria Uys     +27 21 863 5050

CDS Group, a supplier of capital equipment, consumable items & technical services to predominantly the Food & Beverage industry, wishes to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced administrator.  The administrator will be responsible for import logistics, cost accounting of imported items and creditor management. Reporting will be directly to the Financial/Administrative manager.


  • Minimum qualification: Grade 12 with Accountancy or N4 (Financial accounting)
  • Preferred qualification: N5/6 Financial/cost accounting
  • Experience: 3 – 5 years general administration (preferably import logistics, creditors & cost accounting)
  • Whilst not required, prior experience in the wine industry will be deemed advantageous  


General Administration duties

  • Generate, place and receive foreign purchase orders
  • Maintenance of import register
  • Consult with management for purchasing of forward cover (imports)
  • Consult with QC managers to claim from suppliers as needed
  • Administrative assistance to Technical department administrator ‘’as needed’’
  • Issue of delivery notes and logistics regarding delivery of barrels

Creditor management duties

  • Processing of local and foreign suppliers

Cost accounting duties

  • Request detailed quotations from suppliers and freight forwarders
  • Confirm product details, pricing, packaging size/weight & lead times with suppliers
  • Arrange timely and cost-effective shipping of containers
  • Liaise with freight forwarder to estimate landed cost (inclusive of currency conversions, inland transport, freight, customs clearing, agency fees, insurance, local delivery & other transactional costs) whilst awaiting delivery.  
  • Calculate landed cost on arrival by affording applicable freight & associated costs to EXW cost for each item
  • Add provided margins to determine suggested sales price   


To apply, forward your CV to Suria Uys ( before 27/5/2022. Please regard your application as unsuccessful if not contacted by 3/6/2022.