Location:
IL

Salary Range:$120,000.00 - $160,000.00


Position Id:
16503

Position Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Senior Director, International Operations of an asset light-based organization providing freight forwarding, customs brokerage, commercial cargo transportation, and logistics services.
The Branch Manager will lead and direct the operations and administration of the Chicago Branch. Responsible for full P/L ownership while managing office & 100th square foot warehouse operations and leading a team of 40+ staff members. Primary focus will be on core international products including air, ocean and customs brokerage offering. The successful individual will develop and execute a branch strategy to include staffing, training, & developing a talented team, establishing & overseeing procedures, and providing monthly reports. Represents the Chicago market to other organization’s stakeholders and works closely with the leadership team to develop a strategy centered around customer retention and expansion. Challenge is to motivate and lead a world class team that delivers exceptional customer service while optimizing costs, increasing revenues, and improving profitability.

Background Required:
  • International Freight Forwarding both Air and Ocean Freight (10 years)
  • Branch Management (40+ staff)
  • Team Leadership including hiring, coaching, training & development (5 years)
  • P&L including Budgeting, Forecasting & Reporting
  • Multimodal (Ocean, Air, Import, Export & Domestic Transportation)
  • Knowledge of greater Chicago market
  • Established standard operating procedures & metrics
  • Business plan preparation and implementation
  • Negotiation and problem solving
  • Strong International operational skill-set
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Computer literate: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook
  • Residence: Greater Chicago market
Background Preferred (but not required):
  • Education: Advanced Degree
  • Cargowise
  • Customs Brokerage management (Licensed Customs Broker)
  • Warehousing
Other Essential Abilities and Skills:
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Superior customer service orientation
  • Organized and detailed
  • Servant Leadership
  • Motivates people through collaboration

If you are interested in this opportunity but you’re not ready to apply, please email the Practice Leader provided below with your questions.

Contact:
Practice Leader: Gustavo Stille
Freight Forwarding Transportation

GStille@GlobalESG.com
330.664.9400, ext.130

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