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Air Freight Manager

South Gate, CA - Southern Ave

Job Title:
Air Freight Manager

Supply Chain

United States of America


South Gate

Full/Part Time:
Full time

Job Summary:
J.B. Hunt is looking for a capable and dedicated individual to work as an Air Freight Station Manager. We are seeking someone who is highly skilled in all facets of Domestic & International Operations with J.B. Hunt Air & Ocean / Freight Forwarding clients. Under general direction, this position is responsible for managing all station activities for air, ocean and cartage operations. The Air Cargo Station Operations Manager will provide planning for, direction to, and will control available resources associated with the timely, damage-free movement of air cargo. Manager will also provide for the safe loading/unloading, processing, and movement of air & ocean shipments for assigned location.

Job Description:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining internal operational databases ensuring compliance with the company’s partner/vendor standards as well as TSA requirements and regulations

  • Manages/Oversite and adheres to TSA /KSMS and other government regulatory compliance standards with regards to booking and routing of all shipments

  • Manage the creation of partner/vendor SLA’s &KPI’s

  • Manage monthly review of partners/vendors for compliance, score cards, etc.

  • Effectively manage all Domestic & International queries, handling of shipments, communication & problem solving both quickly and efficiently

  • Manage client relationships while overseeing quotes from partnering offices and agents to include monitoring and responding quickly to incoming/outgoing correspondence

  • Manage correct preparation of shipment quoting, routing, documentation, rate negotiation, tracking and billing 

  • Assisting sales teams and global partners with air & ocean import and export issues

  • Interface with branch/station managers, international operations teams, account executives, customers, vendors and executive level management

  • Familiar with the varying processes of US Ports of Export and Entry and CBP regulations

  • Manage the correct preparation of international documents; MBL, HBL, (air and ocean)

  • General office and operational support

  • Manage station P & L, and drive overall performance

  • Control costs and all aspects of station spend

  • Interview, hire and train support staff

  • Prepare staffing GANNT charts and convey work schedules

  • Mature with strong attendance and on-time work ethic

  • Ability to multi-task with strong attention to detail

  • MS Word, Excel, Outlook, experience is required

  • Individual must have a high level of drive, initiative, entrepreneurial mindset, self-starter

  • Experience with customer relations and relationship management

  • Excellent planning and organizing skills and be adept at problem solving and have excellent negotiating skills

  • Must be able to effectively & clearly communicate verbally and in written form across all levels of the organization

  • Proven experience in building successful teams

  • Proven leadership in mentoring a team and assisting in guiding their career expectations

  • Must be able to drive expectations set by the company and Sr. Leadership

  • Able to present station operating metrics to leaders at all levels within the company

  • Comfortable accompanying the sales team on client calls, as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent with at least 6 years of professional experience in freight forwarding managing domestic and international operations, and at least 3 years of leadership experience in a professional setting

  • Must be able to pass a TSA security screening process

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree with 6 years of professional experience in freight forwarding managing domestic and international operations and up to 5 years of leadership experience in a professional setting

  • Knowledge of Dangerous Goods

GED (Required), High School (Required), Bachelors: Logistics Management, Bachelors: Supply Chain Management, Bachelors: Transportation Logistics

Work Experience:
Management-Entry Level, Transportation/Logistics

Job Opening ID:
00413304 Air Freight Manager (Open)

“This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.”

Posted 7 Days Ago

Full time


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Headquartered in Northwest Arkansas, J.B. Hunt is a dominate force in transportation and logistics industry, offering exciting career opportunities both at corporate and at field locations across the country. There are a variety of job types that support our business, so no matter your passion, J.B. Hunt is the place to jumpstart your career.

Why J.B. Hunt?

J.B. Hunt is a leading transportation and logistics company for one simple reason – our people. The career possibilities and benefits of working at J.B. Hunt are endless. From competitive salary and benefits packages, to defined career paths and growth opportunities, we take care of our people and take great pride in our efforts to build and sustain an inclusive workplace for all employees.

What are we looking for?

J.B. Hunt welcomes high-energy, forward-thinking people of all backgrounds and experience levels to join our team. We offer full-time, entry level, professional and management opportunities across all departments. Whether you are fresh out of school or bring years of industry experience, a role at J.B. Hunt could take your career to the next level.