Ocean Freight Forwarding Manager

Total Quality Logistics (TQL) - Atlanta, GA3.7

Full-timeEstimated: $84,000 - $110,000 a year
About the role:
As the Ocean Freight Forwarding Manager, you will be instrumental and responsible for the development and growth of the International Ocean Freight Forwarding business of TQL Global. We are looking for someone that has the proven success, knowledge and experience in the industry to help establish best practices while progressively growing a team.


What’s in it for you:
Competitive compensation and benefit package
Opportunity to build and manage an Ocean Import/Export Team from the ground up
Stability, support, and strength from a $3.6 billion organization
Work hard, play hard – enjoy happy hours, team outings, company-sponsored volunteer events

Key Responsibilities:
Oversee the provision of ocean transportation intermediary services to TQL Global’s customers
Develop, implement, and continuously enhance ocean import/export operational procedures
Map company process flows and continuously review to identify efficiency gains
Establish and manage relationships with origin counterparts and destination partners
Strategically grow a network of ocean carriers
Lead negotiation of rates and contracts with ocean carriers
Help resolve issues with steamship lines, ports and container freight stations, and carriers
Work with the TQL Drayage Team to optimize customers’ end-to-end transportation solutions
Stay current with developments and changes in applicable laws, regulations and other government requirements
Oversee compliance with applicable regulations, other government requirements and filings, and company standards
Assist in the recruitment, onboarding, and continuous development of best in class ocean import/export talent
Serve as the “Qualifying Individual” as required for FMC OTI licensing

5+ years of ocean freight forwarding experience
3+ years of NVOCC experience is a plus
Meet the requirements for being a “Qualifying Individual” as required for FMC OTI licensing
Strong understanding of applicable laws, regulations and other government requirements
Proven ability to establish or enhance ocean import/export operational functions
Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, Economics, or related
Results oriented with the drive to grow an international ocean freight forwarding business
Experience participating in the creation of strategic planning initiatives
Strong analytical skills with a systematic problem-solving approach

TQL Global:
TQL Global, LLC (“TQL Global”) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TQL, and is an FMC-licensed ocean freight forwarder, a licensed customs broker, and a TSA-approved IAC.

Total Quality Logistics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

If you are unable to apply online due to a disability, contact recruiting at recruiting@tql.com.