Profession import export manager in coffee, tea, cocoa and spices

Import export managers in coffee, tea, cocoa and spices install and maintain procedures for cross-border business, coordinating internal and external parties.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional

Knowledge

  • General principles of food law

    The national and international legal rules and requirements applied in the food industry.

  • Food hygiene rules

    The set of national and international regulations for hygiene of foodstuffs and food safety, e.g. regulation (EC) 852/2004.

  • Embargo regulations

    The national, international and foreign sanctions and embargo regulations, e.g. Council Regulation (EU) No 961/2010.

  • Protective measures against the introduction of organisms

    The national and international protective measures against the introduction of organisms, e.g. Council Directive 2000/29/EC, on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread within the Community.

  • International commercial transactions rules

    Pre-defined commercial terms used in international commercial transactions which stipulate clear tasks, costs and risks associated with the delivery of goods and services.

  • Export control principles

    The restrictions a country imposes on its exported products and goods.

  • Regulations on substances

    The national and international regulations on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures, e.g. regulation (EC) No 1272/2008.

  • Coffee, tea, cocoa and spice products

    The offered coffee, tea, cocoa and spice products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.

  • International import export regulations

    Know the principles that govern the import and export of products and equipment, trade restrictions, health and safety measures, licenses, etc.

Skills

  • Produce sales reports

    Maintain records of calls made and products sold over a given time frame, including data regarding sales volumes, number of new accounts contacted and the costs involved.

  • Comprehend financial business terminology

    Grasp the meaning of basic financial concepts and terms used in businesses and financial institutions or organisations.

  • Have computer literacy

    Utilise computers, IT equipment and modern day technology in an efficient way.

  • Speak different languages

    Master foreign languages to be able to communicate in one or more foreign languages.

  • Maintain financial records

    Keep track of and finalise all formal documents representing the financial transactions of a business or project.

  • Conduct performance measurement

    Gather, assess and interpret data concerning the performance of a system, component, group of people or organisation.

  • Abide by business ethical code of conducts

    Conform and follow the ethical code of conducts promoted by companies and businesses at large. Ensure that operations and activities do comply with the code of conduct and ethical operations the supply chain throughout.

  • Manage processes

    Manage processes by defining, measuring, controling and improving processes with the goal to meet customer requirements profitably.

  • Apply conflict management

    Take ownership of the handling of all complaints and disputes showing empathy and understanding to achieve resolution. To be fully aware of all Social Responsibility protocols and procedures, and to be able to deal with a problem gambling situation in a professional manner with maturity and empathy.

  • Perform financial risk management in international trade

    Evaluate and manage the possibility of financial loss and non-payment following international transactions, in the context of foreign exchange market; apply instruments like letters of credit.

  • Control trade commercial documentation

    Monitor written records containing information related to commercial transactions such as invoice, letter of credit, order, shipping, certificate of origin.

  • Set import export strategies

    Develop and plan the strategies for import and export, according to the size of the company, the nature of its products, expertise and business conditions on the international markets.

  • Meet deadlines

    Ensure operative processes are finished at a previously agreed-upon time.

  • Build rapport with people from different cultural backgrounds

    Understand and create a link with people from different cultures, countries, and ideologies without judgements or preconceptions.

  • Ensure customs compliance

    Implement and monitor compliance with import and export requirements in order to avoid customs claims, supply chain interruption, increased overall costs.

  • Direct distribution operations

    Direct distribution and logistics operations ensuring maximum accuracy and productivity.

  • Monitor international market performance

    Continuously monitor the international market performance by staying up-to-date with trade media and trends.

  • Create solutions to problems

    Solve problems which arise in planning, prioritising, organising, directing/facilitating action and evaluating performance. Use systematic processes of collecting, analysing, and synthesising information to evaluate current practice and generate new understandings about practice.

  • Managing a business with great care

    Detailed and thorough treatment of transactions, compliance with regulations and supervision of employees, safeguarding a smooth running of daily operations.