About Tate Keet

  • Academic Level Certificate
  • Age 28 - 32 Years
  • Requested Salary 40571
  • Industry Clearing And Forwading
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About me

I am a dedicated and experienced Clearing and Forwarding Manager currently leading the Durban team at Fairship SA (Pty) Ltd. With nine years of experience in the private sector, I excel in office administration, team collaboration, and corporate communication. My role involves managing client inquiries, coordinating with various departments, and ensuring efficient shipment processes.

Throughout my career, I have developed a strong ability to perform under pressure, maintain meticulous records, and foster robust client relationships. My expertise includes customs clearance for imports and exports, developing work procedures, and managing a team to meet strict deadlines.

I hold certifications in Import Management and Digital Marketing, and I am currently pursuing a qualification as a Supply Chain Practitioner. My proactive approach and dedication to continuous learning have equipped me with the skills to handle complex logistical challenges and drive operational excellence.

I am now seeking new opportunities to leverage my experience and contribute to a dynamic team in a challenging and rewarding role.

Education

Experience

  • 2021 - Present
    Fairship SA (Pty) Ltd

    Clearing and Forwarding Manager (Durban Team Leader)

    Provided exceptional support to the National Manager and performed various tasks.
    Collaborated with finance manager in creating filing and accounting systems.
    Coordinated with Directors to schedule appointments, company meetings, and year-end functions.
    Collaborated with the National Manager and Quality Manager to develop ISO procedures and establish a timeline and plan to accomplish them, and attended regular ISO reviews and quality meetings.
    Processed and approved accounts payable while following up on outstanding funds/payments.
    Attended weekly debtors meetings to ensure outstanding payments were followed up on and paid by the value date.
    Ensured creditor invoices were processed as received and billed out to clients.
    Communicated with both local and international clients via phone and email to meet various shipment requirements.
    Conducted customs clearance procedures for imports and exports of bulk and break bulk commodities.
    Developed work procedures (SOPs), checklists, and client requirements.
    Assisted trading houses with customs VAT and duty for imports of goods along the South African coast.
    Created proposals/quotations based on clients’ needs.
    Maintained a cargo statistics database of agricultural commodities for import and export.
    Fostered strong client relationships.
    Managed a team and delegated shipments.
    Approved export documents, such as Bills of Lading, Certificates of Origin, Phytosanitary Certificates, and SADC (South African Development Community) Certificates, to be sent to local and international clients, as well as cargo carriers/vessel owners.
    Analyzed and interpreted data to handle various shipments at any given time.
    Troubleshot for each department to maintain timely document completion and meet strict deadlines.
    Maintained filing systems, hard copies, and SharePoint.
    Ensured import and export documents complied with SARS Mandatory requirements.
    Managed the company’s LinkedIn page and designed/created content.
    Compiled daily reports for shipments handled internally.
    Sent out weekly status/shipment reports to clients.
    Managed monthly revenue projections.
    Ensured my team was aware of updated SARS Policies.
    Attended meetings with Chamber of Commerce/SAASOA/SAAFF.

  • 2018 - 2021
    Fairship SA (Pty) Ltd

    Clearing and Forwarding Clerk

    Communicated with international and local clients regarding documentation and shipments through email and telephone.
    Communicated with cargo carriers to release documents like Bills of Lading, Phytosanitary Certificates, and Certificates of Origin for local clients.
    Managed filing systems, both in hard copy and on SharePoint.
    Ensured that import and export documents followed SARS requirements.
    Coordinated customs clearance for imports and exports.
    Developed proposals and quotations for directors.
    Coordinated with government organizations to obtain cargo release.
    Handled SARS Customs inquiries on behalf of clients.
    Assisted in duty claims for clients.
    Determined customs VAT and duty for goods imported along the South African coast.
    Verified customs entries against calculation sheets.
    Created a client’s procedure for the National Manager.
    Maintained a database for cargo statistics of agricultural commodities.
    Invoiced for rendered services and followed up on payments.

  • 2016 - 2018
    Fairship KZN (Pty) Ltd

    Clearing and Forwarding Clerk

    Assisted with reception duties.
    Liased with local clients for shipments and documentation via telephone/mobile and email.
    Maintained filing systems, hard copies and on SharePoint.
    Arranged customs entries for imports and exports.
    Calculated custosm VAT and duty for imported goods.
    Liaised with government organizations for cargo to be released.
    Invoiced for services rendered and followed up on payments.
    Uploaded disbursements accounts to DA Desk and Diabos.
    Created commodity and client procedures.
    Attended Port Meetings to plan for vessels with Transnet National Ports Authority.
    Arranged port permits for operations department and visitors.
    Attended to customs queries on behalf of clients.
    Drafted and released export cargo documents.
    Arranged client dinners and office parties.
    Personal assistant duties to directors.
    Arranged transportation for crew and launches.

  • 2015 - 2016
    Fairship KZN (Pty) Ltd

    Operations and Office Assistant

    Answered phone calls, greeted clients and handled all front desk tasks.
    Brought forth a strong ability for multitasking and prioritizing tasks.
    Remained ounctual, flexible and adaptive.
    Maintained accurate client records and provided office employees with assistance.
    Recorded notes from office meetings and distributed minutes to employees.
    Served as an assistant to all administrative personnel and acted as a first point of contact for visitors and clients.
    Reported to Operations Manager for all operations needs.
    Worked to ensure a positive and hassle-free customer experience.
    Personal assistant duties for director.

  • 2014 - 2016
    Smile Spa

    Receptionist and Dental Assistant

    Answered phone calls, greeted clients and handled all front desk tasks.
    Brought forth a strong ability for multitasking and prioritizing tasks.
    Remained punctual, flexible and adaptive.
    Maintained accurate client records and provided boss with assistance.
    Served as an assistant to all administrative personnel and acted as a first point of contact for visitors and clients.
    Worked to ensure a positive and hassle-free customer experience.
    Personal assistant duties for boss.

  • 2014 - 2014
    Phakisa Labour Consulting

    Temporary Office Assistant

    Brought forth a strong ability for multitasking and prioritizing tasks.
    Answered phone calls, greeted clients and handled all front desk tasks.
    Worked well with colleagues to ensure optimal productivity.
    Processed payroll and distributed paychecks to employees.
    Managed the office database and mail.
    Organized payroll tax records.
    Maintained accurate information in the payroll system.
    Captured and updated employee contracts via VIP Payroll System.

  • 2013 - 2013
    Brad Inc

    Office Assistant

    Created delivery notes for orders.
    Packed orders for delivery to the customer.
    Digital printing via Roland software.
    Worked in a time effective and organized manner to get the orders done as quickly and efficiently as possible.

  • 2013 - 2013
    Brad Inc

    Office Assistant

    Created delivery notes for orders.
    Packed orders for delivery to the customer.
    Digital printing via Roland software.
    Worked in a time effective and organized manner to get the orders done as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Languages

English
Proficient

Skills

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