Cargill Import Operations Specialist in Istanbul, Turkey

Import Operations Specialist

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


After the procurement of the goods, the Import Operations Specialist will be responsible for all the procedures of import activities until the goods are delivered to the plants.

The Import Operations Specialist is responsible for the performance of the operations that are under their responsibility and additional responsibilities in compliance with the legislations / local laws and rules /ethics of Cargill on a timely manner.

  • After the procurement of the goods that are under their responsibility, carry on the whole process from the delivery of the products from the suppliers to Cargill plants in Turkey (TR).

  • Organizes the information flow with the seller of the product, shipping agent, land transportation agent, banks, ports, customs, customs broker, service provider firms and inspection companies.

  • Follow up and organize the orders to the suppliers and arranges / follow up the transportation organization

  • Controls the import documents issued by the supplier for the products which will be imported, inform the supplier if there is any missing document or any amendment is needed before the goods arrive to TR

  • Controlling the draft import declaration issued by the customs broker, if any mistake is found, instruct the customs broker to make the correction before the declaration is registered to the customs

  • Follow up the arrival of the goods and the shipping documents

  • Sends all shipping docs received to the customs broker in order to make the customs clearance

  • After the goods arrive, follow up the discharge of the goods and port operations , coordinates the customs clearance and payment of the fees.

  • Following import regulation changes and taking actions according to these changes.

  • Prepares and provides the necessary monthly & weekly reports in his/her area of responsibility

  • Developing and implementing effective systems and procedures to ensure flawless execution

  • Controlling the invoices received from the service providers (e.g.: customs broker, shipping agents, transporter companies, warehouses, etc.) and handling the invoices to accounting dept on time

  • Responsible of machinery & equipment and spare parts imports of plants in coordination with purchasing team


  • Bachelor degree preferably in Business Administration, Economics, Foreign Trade or Logistics

  • Min 7-8 years of experience in import processes and regulations

  • Have knowledge in road, ocean, air and rail logistics operations and legislation

  • Having IPR knowledge and implementation

  • Preferably having experience in import of food products

  • Having strong communication skills

  • Customer-focused

  • Team player, having self-motivation skills , open to learn

  • Adopt to busy working environment

  • Having exceptional analytical thinking and result oriented

  • Adapt to a change easily

  • Able to work with diverse supplier profiles

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Pro-active, self-starter

  • Managing Multi-tasks

  • Having strong stress management skills

  • Ability to manage complex and competing priorities with time management and organizational skills

  • Fluent in both written and spoken English (plus French is preferred)

Job Transportation/Logistics and Forwarding

Primary Location Turkey-34-Istanbul

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: IST00228