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Export Assistant

Aliases: Export/Import Assistant, Export Sales Assistant, Import/Export Clerk

Industry/Sector(s): Apparel


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks an Export Assistant is expected to perform include:  

  • Managing all the processes in the export department of a company
  • Managing and preparing all shipment related documents
  • Managing export business effectively
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is a desk job
  • May need to handle a team
  • Travelling is not necessary
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week for 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system is not available
  • Overtime may be involved
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This may vary from organization to organization​

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 1
  • Preferably, 12th 
  • Certified training of Export Assistant (Programme aligned to AMH/Q1601 released by Apparel Made Up’s and Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council)
KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of how to organize the exchange of goods in international trade
  • Knowledge of how to correspond with buyers/customers/suppliers worldwide
  • Knowledge of how to respond to offers and enquiries
  • Knowledge of how to manage the shipment checklist report on timely basis
  • Knowledge of Indian and foreign trade policies
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Training in export marketing procedures and documentation
  • Ability to work in teams
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

Schools and colleges across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 
For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:
CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 1, 3, 4

Export Trainee → Export Assistant → Export Executive → Export Manager

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 5
  • ​For candidates with experience - Rs 10,000 to Rs 14,500 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 1

Generally, 1-2 years of work experience required in export department

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 5

Export units

KEYWORDS 
  • Export/Import Assistant
  • Export Sales Assistant
  • Import/Export Clerk
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20153322.6011Export Assistant
ISCO 20083322Commercial Sales Representatives
NIC 200846411, 46412Wholesale of textiles, fabrics, yarn, household linen, articles of clothing, floor coverings and tapestry, sports clothes.
Wholesale of umbrella and clothing accessories
QP ReferenceAMH/Q1601Export Assistant
NSQFLevel 4Not available
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