Salary Range:$100,000.00 - $120,000.00

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Position Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Managing Director for a leading global logistics provider that supports its clients with personalized solutions traversing a large variety of services including Freight Forwarding via Air & Sea for both Imports and Exports, Consolidation, Overland Transport, Contract Logistics & Customs Clearance.
The General Manager-ORD is responsible to establish a branch location that will support existing client business. This individual will have full P/L responsibility and assist in finding an appropriate office & warehouse location near the airport and hire staff to support the client base. Will establish and maintain relationships with the airlines, ocean carriers, local cartage companies and all other vendor relationships in the region. Primary responsibility is to build a world-class sales and operations team at branch, motivating and leading staff while optimizing costs, increasing revenues, improving profitability while embracing technology.

Background Required:
  • International Freight Forwarding (15 years)
  • Department or branch leadership role (5 years)
  • KPIs and P & L management
  • Analytical orientation and data driven business decisions
  • Multimodal (e.g., ocean, air, import, export, domestic transportation & brokerage)
  • Warehousing (e.g., pick & pack, cross dock)
  • Commercial presence and awareness
  • Knowledge of greater Midwest markets and client relationships with transfer possibility
  • Proven track record of success
  • Ability to obtain Security Threat Assessment (e.g., CTPAT, TSA) and US Customs Clearance Credentials
  • Computer literate with the full suite of Microsoft applications
  • Education: BA or BS Degree or equivalent experience
  • Residence: Greater Chicago market
Background Preferred (but not required):
  • Project Cargo (e.g., breakbulk, oversized, special equipment)
  • Licensed Customs Broker
  • Experience with visibility tools (e.g., Softlink, CargoWise)
  • Education: Advanced degree
Other Essential Abilities and Skills:
  • Ability to motivate people through collaborative skills
  • Excellent customer service
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

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

Practice Leader: Gustavo Stille
Freight Forwarding Transportation

330.664.9400, ext.130

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