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International Logistics Manager

Company: EmployBridge
Location: La Vergne
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Employbridge Search Group has a client in Plainfield, IN OR La Vergne, TN that is looking for a Logistics International Transportation Manager to join their team. This company has tremendous room for growth, excellent benefits and a competitive salary package! Job Duties:

  • Provide day-to-day management of and guidance for the International Transportation function
  • Manages all International freight activities by determining the most advantageous and economical methods of shipment for company products to meet customer expectations and to ensure that all International shipments are delivered to the established performance levels.
  • Subject matter expert for International Transportation and will have experience in providing best-in-class strategies and tactics.
  • Reviews and evaluates all aspects of the International Transportation Function (Imports and Exports)
  • Creates, identifies and implements effective forecasting and tracking tools for International Freight.
  • Collaborates across the Business Units and Functions to ensure shipments are moving efficiently and cost effectively.
  • Determines the most advantageous and economical methods of shipments
  • Provides guidance to team to transposition team members to manage complex intercontinental transportation issues.
  • Develops enhanced processes for International Shipments and implements interactive quoting, communicating and shipment tracking platforms with our Freight Forwarders.
  • Provides quotations and routing direction for all International Shipments.
  • Develops effective working relationships with our International Freight Forwarders to secure the most cost-efficient ocean and ground transportation rates and ensures execution of all required business outcomes.
  • Performs an annual RFQ process to ensure continuous improvement, competitive Ocean, Air and accessorial costs.
  • Annually reviews pricing tariffs with Carriers while initiating bids and managing negotiations for freight contracts.
  • Ensures seamless integration between Customer Service, Sales, Manufacturing and Warehouse Operations to facilitate internal and external customer satisfaction.
  • Coordinates movement of finished goods, raw materials, and equipment between domestic and foreign operations as well as offshore suppliers.
  • Tracks inbound and outbound shipping activities through the full purchase order lifecycle to ensure that plants, shipping schedules, and transportation requirements are being met.
  • Manages International Transportation metrics as well as Carrier improvement programs and reporting strategies.
  • Identifies key metrics, effectively tracking performance and adjusting providers, modes, routes efficiently in order to drove cost reduced transportation performance.
  • Ensures that monthly, quarterly and yearly KPI's are prepared and published as appropriate.
  • Keeps up-to-date on all current events within International Transportation in order to remain up to date on the latest business and regulatory trends or high impact occurrences
  • Other duties assigned Required Education / Experience / Skills:
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • 3-5 Years of experience in strategically managing global logistics
    • Prior experience required managing Carrier/Forwarder relationships and providing key metrics to help support the transportation needs of a business or 3PL organization.
    • General knowledge and skill with import/export
    • Experience working with Freight Forwarders
    • Proven ability to take on tasks and drive continuous improvement

Keywords: EmployBridge, Murfreesboro , International Logistics Manager, Executive , La Vergne, Tennessee

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