Customs Specialist - Logistics

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Job Family: Logistics
Updated At: February 21, 2020


Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in more than 80 countries and has a network of 620 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs more than 24,000 people. For more information, visit and connect with Weatherford on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.



The main purpose of the position is to oversee, ensure control of and advise on all Weatherford importations, in line with compliance with local/international legal and other statutory regulations as well as company policy. Scope is specific to the geographical coverage for which the Customs Specialist has been employed.


Contribute to Development & implementation of logistics, customs and compliance procedures, processes & policies in line with regional and global initiatives

Create & obtain all shipping documentation including Commercial Invoices, Shippers letter of instruction, Dangerous Goods Notes, Certificates of Origins, Import / Export Entries and any other related documents where required

Managing shipments using TMS, and other systemic resources and tools available

Lead on-going efforts for establishing and sustaining continuous process improvement

Carry out audits on Freight Forwarder invoices as per the Global Trade Compliance guidelines

Monitor Customs compliance in respect of current country legislation within Weatherford and implement corrective actions

Facilitate the provision of training to Weatherford facilities on all Logistics, Customs and Compliance functions (Tariff, CPC's, Green Light Process) when required

Support Tendering activities in all customs and compliance matters, including but not limited to duties/exemptions/licenses available.

Monitor customs compliance & activities within the geographical scope employed for, including ensuring proper licensing for all exports while maintaining proper documentation of export licenses and/or license exceptions used by the location

Ensure any import/export discrepancies are fully investigated and the appropriate notification is sent to line manager for action

Maintain a professional demeanor and attitude

Ensure that all monthly statutory & KPI reporting requirements are processed in a timely manner, with a high degree of accuracy

Participate in meetings/discussions with various internal departments to ensure suitable arrangements are in place for all Weatherford shipments locally, nationally and internationally

Undertaking any required training to a satisfactory level of achievement

Any other delegated responsibilities as instructed by Line Management within the timeframe specified in a safe and efficient manner to meet business requirements, provided the instruction is reasonable and you are capable and deemed competent to fulfil these

Periodic travel may be required



Required Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Logistics or Supply Chain Management, Master’s degree a plus
  • Proficiency in use of personal computers, Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, Visio and PowerPoint) and e-mail skills required
  • Preferred: Six Sigma Green belt and APICS Logistics Certification

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 6-10 years work-related experience, preferably in international logistics and supply chain distribution
  • Advanced analytical and operational execution management skills
  • Prior working experience of customs Procedures and Regulations
  • Prior working experience of Logistics Processes and Procedures
  • The ability to work in a team environment as well as an ability to work unsupervised
  • The initiative to resolve and advise on Logistics & Trade Compliance related issues
  • Demonstrable previous experience in Customs Compliance or related field
  • Preferred: Customs Brokerage license, and/or Freight Forwarding Experience.  


Knowledge and Skills:


  • Ability to work and interact with all levels of personnel, and maintain strong business relationships
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks within strict deadlines
  • Change management expertise
  • Knowledge of or experience in the following fields are required:
    • Legal & Contract processes
    • Strong knowledge of Global transportation (air, integrator, ground, rail and ocean modes/service levels)
    • International Tax & VAT/GST
    • Trade Compliance: Customs and Export; Duties
    • Logistics and transportation processes, systems and costing
    • Finance
  • Trade Compliance experience - emphasis on Oil and Gas Service Industry
  • Must be accurate, with an eye for detail and have good communication skills


  • Strong Quality Assurance experience - with a focus on Oil and Gas Service Industry
  • Hands-on experience in a leadership role driving a culture of change and continuous improvement
  • Be product, process and systems technically oriented.
  • Well organized and able to manage multiple concurrent tasks
  • Demonstrates written, verbal and presentation skills; credible with internal stakeholders and external audiences in English and at least one other geo-regional language



Weatherford offers competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including paid vacation to start, matching 401K program, comprehensive benefits program and opportunities for on-going training and career development. VEVRAA Federal Contractor – Priority Referral Requested

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer Females/ Minorities/ Veterans/Disabled and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.



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