Air Export General Manager – ORD Chicago, USA

Our Client has an immediate opening for an experienced Air Export General Manager to join its team in ORD (Chicago). This role will see you manage and oversee the entire Air Export department to ensure the movement of freight out of the country is in accordance with organizational policy and procedures, and in compliance with relevant local, country and international processes.

Responsibilities:

Manage and further develop the effective flow of work to attain optimum efficiency and productivity of all Air Export departments
Identify the existence and cause of problems and to find solutions to correct them
Utilize all reporting systems to quantify and prioritize workload for the Air Export teams
Manage communication with all related authorities, customers and suppliers where needed
Establish and maintain effective and relevant export activities and support
Initiate, promote, support and implement change in order to increase effectiveness within the organization
Negotiate with carriers on pricing where needed
Maintain TSA compliance
Excellent commercial outlook, leadership and teamwork mentality

Required Experience:

Substantial Air Export and freight forwarding experience
Minimum three to five years supervisory and managerial experience of good size teams (P&L experience is advantageous)
Excellent knowledge of procedures for international and domestic freight, trucking and warehouse services
Experience and thorough understanding of TSA compliance
Varied vertical experience is preferred (inclusive of Dangerous Goods)
Understanding of regulatory compliance with export rules and regulations
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent organizational and time management skills
You must be self-motivated, and able to work in a team environment
Attention to detail and the ability to multitask and meet deadlines are imperative
You must have very good computer skills including Microsoft Office suite and freight forwarding operating systems
Compensation: $90,000.00 – $120,000.00 + performance related bonuses

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