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Ocean Export Manager

Job ID
R21161
Address
680 Knox Street, Suite #210, Torrance, California, United States, 90502-1125

The Manager Department will be accountable for quality execution, oversight, and overall direction of activities related to global forwarding operations. They will spend the majority of their time coaching, planning, leading, and directing the performance of the product’s operations. The Manager Department must possess excellent organization, leadership, talent development, customer service, and relationship-building skills to be successful in this very demanding position.


RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership:

  • Promote a culture and working environment that embraces growth and development to meet the needs of our employees and customers, resulting in higher employee engagement and overall customer satisfaction
  • Instill professionalism, ensure adherence to policy and procedures, and encourage consistency of process
  • Identify development opportunities, provide constructive feedback, offer continuous training opportunities for direct line reports
  • Play major role in recruitment, onboarding, and continuous development of talent
  • Provide individualized coaching plans for direct reports and host semi-annual Talent (performance) reviews


Communication:

  • Regularly share industry news, department changes, and process updates to department
  • Draft client advisories on relevant trade, market, and regulatory updates
  • Provide guidance to employees on how to respond to challenging customer scenarios


Strategy:

  • Maintain monthly balanced scorecard of department performance
  • Participate in pricing and process negotiations
  • Collaborate with branch leadership teams to deliver effective problem resolution and process improvement
  • Set quantitative, qualitative, and personalized objectives for Department supervisors
  • Design, control, and maintain the process for successful service delivery


Customer Service:

  • Uphold our customer SLA (service level agreements)
  • Serve as a role model in developing relationships with clients, origin counterparts, and destination partners critical to the success of our clients’ transportation and supply chain systems
  • Utilize tools to confirm effective process execution and timely, accurate invoicing for services rendered
  • Mentor employees to deliver quality business reviews
  • Conduct business reviews and support sales efforts
  • Troubleshoot and design solutions for challenging customer scenarios


Operations:

  • Assign and ensure proper setup for new business onboarding
  • Mitigate operating expenses by actively managing resources against activity forecasts
  • Utilize operational and financial tools to monitor daily tasks, set priorities, and measure performance
  • Quickly and effectively resolve issues with airlines, steamship lines, ports/CFS, outside forwarders/brokers
  • Monitor and maintain control over accounts receivable/accounts payable
  • Manage and revise best practice and SOP materials
  • Confirm that the supervisors and operations staff have the tools, time, and support they need to successfully service the customers
  • Identify opportunities to utilize global operations team to deliver continuous improvement exercises that strengthen the customer relationship and improves efficiency
  • Other duties or responsibilities as assigned according to the team and/or country specific requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum 5 years of Global Forwarding Transportation experience
  • Minimum 3 years of direct people management experience
  • Ability to travel up to 10% (domestically and internationally)

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Proven flexibility & adaptability to product and customer needs
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • High emotional intelligence, situational leadership, and coaching techniques
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate strong operations management performance
  • Understanding of financial statements and key performance metrics
  • Track record of building strong customer relationships
  • Site Specific:  Additional European language (regional languages)
  • Values a diverse and inclusive work environment

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

C.H. Robinson is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We believe in equality for all and celebrate the diversity of our employees, customers and communities. We believe this increases creativity and innovation, drives business growth and enables engaged and thriving teams.  We’re committed to providing an inclusive environment, free from harassment and discrimination, where all employees feel welcomed, valued and respected.

Affirmative Action Employer/EOE/M/F/Disabled/Veteran 

Benefits

Your Health, Wealth and Self

Your total wellbeing is the foundation of our business, and our benefits support your financial, family and personal goals. We provide the top-tier benefits that matter to you most, including:

  • Two medical plans (including a High Deductible Health Plan)

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Enhanced Fertility benefits

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Health Savings Account (including employer contribution)

  • Dental and Vision

  • Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance

  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

  • Paid and floating holidays

  • Paid time off (PTO)

  • Paid parental leave

  • Paid time off to volunteer in your community

  • Charitable Giving Match Program

  • 401(k) with 6% company matching

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Plus a broad range of career development, networking, and team-building opportunities

Dig in to our full list of benefits on OUR CULTUREpage.

Why Do You Belong at C.H. Robinson?


Standing out among the world’s largest logistics platforms, C.H. Robinson solves logistics problems for companies across the globe and across industries, from the simple to the most complex. For 100+ years, our global suite of services has innovated trade to seamlessly deliver the products and goods that drive the world’s economy. With 19 million shipments annually for 105,000 customers, our people and technology literally move the world.

As a FORTUNE 200 company, FORTUNE has also named C.H. Robinson one of the World’s Most Admired Companies 2022. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, we are proud to be recognized as one of LinkedIn’s Top Companies in Minneapolis-St. Paul 2021. And we’re not stopping there… Join us as we collaborate, innovate, and work as one global team to make life better and more sustainable for our customers, communities, and world.


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