Manager Freight & Logistics
Job#: Corp012513
Positions: 1
Posted: 03/19/2013
Job Type: Full Time, Regular
Location: US-NY-Buffalo
Department: Supply Chain
Category: Corporate
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Job Description


Position Purpose:


Responsible for establishing and managing global sources of freight and logistics for all of API Heat Transfer to enhance our competitive advantage. 

Responsible for leading efforts to implement and maintain import and export compliance practices for all API Heat Transfer locations.




  1. Develop and identify new global freight sources. Evaluate current freight sources and pricing.  Monitor performance of current national 3PL partner.
  2. Negotiation and assurance of compliance with all carrier costs including weight charges, storage fees, and international shipping tariffs.
  3. Understand customs requirements.  Ensure C-TPAT certification is maintained and reinforced. 
  4. Develop good customs compliance practices, train personnel, execute compliance audits.  Stay abreast of all regulatory changes that affect API Heat Transfer
  5. Serve as corporate contact for US C-TPAT program.  Expand program as necessary.
  6. Create/refine and enforce practices, including supplier contract, standards, guidelines, policy compliance requirements, improve the company’s performance in delivering the goods to the customer.  Work with Business Units on cost reduction efforts as it relates to freight and logistics
  7. Create uniform metrics and report against these metrics.  Provide solutions to identified problems.
  8. Additional Responsibilities:
    1. Manage high-level supplier relationships, building strong trust-based relationships.
    2. Prepare budget proposals and cost analysis.
    3. Perform project assignments as requested.
    4. Stay abreast of current trend and best practices.




  1. Action/Results Oriented Execution
  2. Communication Skills
  3. Decision Making
  4. Influencing
  5. Innovation
  6. Strategic Thinking
  7. Negotiation
  8. Interpersonal
  9. Analytical Thinking


Education and Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field required.
  2. 7 years global freight experience required
  3. 5 years import / export compliance involvement.
  4. ERP/MRP systems experience required


Job Success Factors:

  1. Developing effective and efficient new freight sources on a global basis.  Maximizing efficiency of current sources.
  2. Drive costs out of the operations by collaborating with the BU’s.


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