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International Logistics Manager

Company: The Annie Selke Companies
Location: Pittsfield
Posted on: November 17, 2019

Job Description:

Position Summary
The International Logistics Manager handles technical details relating to international transportation, such as customs regulations and necessary documentation. This role works to efficiently evaluate the costs of transportation, services and inventory within a specific budget or distribution strategy. Knowledge of national and international import/export legislation is required and the incumbent must be able to effectively troubleshoot any issues that may arise in international freight transportation. The incumbent should build relationships with Logistics mediators and work closely with package engineers to ensure the protection of freight in transportation. The person in this role must have strong documentation and organization skills, and be able to document and communicate effectively, with attention to detail, any changes to operating procedures or prioritization and to handle any problems that arise.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Primary Responsibilities

  • Monitor all open purchase orders for readiness.
  • Schedule all container and AWB deliveries, including booking non-India shipments with freight forwarders.
  • Container departure planning.
  • Communicate delivery schedules to appropriate personnel throughout the organization.
  • Communicate any delays to appropriate personnel throughout the organization.
  • Tariff rate approvals.
  • Responsible for monitoring air budget.
  • Work with third-party freight forwards to ensure most cost-effective and timely means of transportation.
  • Work with vendors to identify and eliminate logistics obstacles to ensure safe and timely shipping of products.
  • Inform cost changes, shipment issues, and supply concerns to respective personnel and team in a timely manner.
  • Review customer orders to determine items to be stocked and shipped.
    Position Duties and Objectives
    • Build business solutions infrastructure that enables the business to plan and manage their supply network and lead-times.
    • Negotiate sea and air freight quotes with carriers.
    • Create and maintain detailed financial reporting on all import activities including order management, logistics and shipping
    • Ensure that logistics system is operated in accordance with local, state and federal customs laws.
    • Recruit, lead and train staff in inventory management and shipping processes.
    • Clear & consistent organizational accountability for inventory.
      Education/Experience/Knowledge:
      • Bachelor's degree preferred
      • 3+ years of logistics experience, which includes strong knowledge of distribution, and retail/wholesale buying background and sourcing
      • Managerial experience required
      • Ability to think objectively and quickly interpret meaningful themes from quantitative and qualitative data
      • Ability to use logic to solve problems
      • Able to build strong relationships with a diverse group of business partners
      • Demonstrate excellent listening, written and oral communication skills
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel required
      • Experience with or a strong ability to learn reporting/data warehousing tools (including SAP) preferred
      • Possess excellent organization and time management skills
      • Possess a strong sense of urgency and a high level of attention to detail
      • Must be organized, disciplined, and able to work under pressure
        The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel assigned to this job
        All interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to . This is a full-time, direct position located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts.
        Why us? The Annie Selke Companies offers a creative, collaborative work environment in an entrepreneurial company. Our fresh, fun home textiles have been making waves in the home design industry since 1993, when Annie Selke started the business with an industrial sewing machine on her dining room table. From the very beginning, Annie's creations have consistently wowed the home d--cor industry. Each month, her innovative designs and interiors are splashed liberally throughout the pages of top shelter magazines. Annie's vibrant, imaginative creations have made the brand synonymous with quality and easy sophistication. An infectious blend of affordability, practicality and terrific design, the product lines are tailor-made for refined, relaxed living. Visit for more information on our brands.
        Fresh American LLC, d/b/a The Annie Selke Companies, is an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: The Annie Selke Companies, Pittsfield , International Logistics Manager, Executive , Pittsfield, Massachusetts

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