Air Export Team Lead
at Agility

Date Posted: 5/16/2019

Job Description

The Air Export Team Lead is responsible for leading the Air Export Operations group for the branch while ensuring operational excellence, high productivity and customer satisfaction. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Customarily and regularly directs the work of non-exempt staff ensuring timely and accurate processing of documentation operations
  • Exercises the authority to hire, discipline, reward or discharge employees
  • Exception Handling
  • Communication to Branch/Overseas
  • Communication with the Transport management to ensure best possible rates and service practices are achieved
  • Adhering to proper Routing of Shipments
  • Updates and verifies Tariffs and Rates in CONTROL
  • Update Customer ID/Monitor Credit
  • Responsible for ensuring System Updates by staff
  • Exercises discretion and independent judgment on a regular basis to direct documentation agents to achieve service center goals
  • Responsible for ensuring highest quality and accuracy of document processing
  • Responsible for customer satisfaction and customer retention by implementing effective service capabilities
  • Responsible for adherence to U.S. Customs, TSA, and all other government agencies
  • Responsible for general compliance with all trading countries/partners (Rules & Documentation)
  • Responsible for staff training
  • Ensures that information between customer service, document processing group, and customers flows efficiently and accurately  
  • Evaluates staff performance on a regular basis
  • Holds regular meetings with staff to discuss problems, issues, ideas for improvement
  • Responsible for continuous improvement of service processes to drive gains in quality and productivity
  • Communicates with customer service group for any requirements or exceptions found in freight documents or physical cargo receipt
  • Responsible for timely update of milestones
  • Assists the day-to-day operations of the export department to ensure that customer requirements are met
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years in freight forwarding industry required
  • Experience in using metrics to manage staff
  • Expert knowledge with export operations highly preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience preferred

*** Qualified applicants (internal and external) must currently possess legal authorization to work in the United States

DESIRED ATTRIBUTES

  • Ability to effectively manage other individuals
  • Ability to train, set priorities, and instruct others on how to perform tasks
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to operate in global environment
  • Self managing and pro-active
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English is the principal language for this position.  This position requires good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively in a diverse multicultural environment.

COMPUTER SKILLS

Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, and other technical software is required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit.  The employee is occasionally required to walk and use hand and eye coordination.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 

WORK HOURS AND ENVIRONMENT

Normal working hours for this position are Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM, however, working beyond these hours will often be required by business needs.

STATEMENT OF NON-INCLUSIVITY:

This job description is not to be construed as a complete listing of the duties and responsibilities that may be given to any employee.  The duties and responsibilities outlined in this position may be added to or changed when deemed appropriate and necessary by the person who is managerially responsible for this position.

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Job Type: Supply Chain
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 5/16/2019

About Us

Agility brings efficiency to supply chains in some of the globe’s most challenging environments, offering unmatched personal service, a global footprint and customized capabilities in developed and developing economies alike. Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics. It is a publicly traded company with more than $4.4 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in over 500 offices across 100 countries.

Agility’s core commercial business, Global Integrated Logistics (GIL), provides supply chain solutions to meet traditional and complex customer needs. GIL offers air, ocean and road freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and specialized services in project logistics, fairs and events, and chemicals. Agility’s Infrastructure group of companies manages industrial real estate and offers logistics-related services, including e-government customs optimization and consulting, waste management and recycling, aviation and ground-handling services, support to governments and ministries of defense, remote infrastructure and life support.

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