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Logistics General Manager - Domestic & International Services - Atlanta

at R+L Global Logistics

Posted: 9/9/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 152221

Job Description

  • - Logistics
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Base + Bonus Opportunity
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, Paid Time Off, Holiday Pay, 401k and Company Resorts

R+L Global Logistics is seeking a General Manager who can create and foster an environment that is stimulating and engaging to work in. The General Manager (GM) plays an intricate role in the development and success of the branch. It is the responsibility of the GM to strategically lead their team, monitor and build the financial performance of the team, meet or exceed metrics, and cultivate a network of business partners within the transportation and logistics industry both domestically and internationally.

General Manager Summary of Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities and essential job functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • The ability to generate new business development and revenue independently and for the branch
  • Create and drive a business plan strategy that successfully meets sales goals and expected profit margins
  • Management of existing business accounts and continuously building customer relationships
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the company's specialty services, internal resources, competitive strategies, and customer requirements
  • To be engaged and make sound decisions in regards to the branch budget, expenses, costs, and overall profitability
  • Convey and report branch and individual accountability back to key leadership members
  • Precise determination of delivery and weather related conditions in order to minimize any delays with our services
  • Consistently oversee the freight from origination to destination and take responsibility for any occurrences while solving them both constructively and timely
  • The ability to dispatch freight, update orders and load screens while also properly closing orders timely through our carrier system
  • Deliver clear expectations in regards to the role and direction of your team(s)Promote and instill a positive work environment that is challenging and engaging
  • Proactively address concerns, conflicts, and interactions with team members
  • Embrace the hiring process and be a part of solidifying the branches key positions

General Manager Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • The ability to work independently while supporting the overall team mentality
  • The ability to multitask in a fast paced environment with rapidly changing priorities
  • Have a keen eye and display excellent attention to detail
  • An analytical approach to logistics planning that creatively solves challenges
  • The ability to effectively negotiate with customers in regards to market freight rates
  • To be an effective communicator via telephone and electronic communication
  • To be able to make timely decisions in a complex environment under pressure
  • Exude a competitive nature and a desire to surpass existing goals
  • Results oriented with the drive to want to grow within the organization
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English fluently

General Manager Qualifications

Summary of General Manager Experience and Education

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Bachelor Degree in Marketing, Business, Communications, Supply Chain Management, Logistics Transportation or other related field of study Preferred
  • Three to five years previous business management experience in the freight industry, including areas of international air, ocean, cargo, import, export, freight forwarding, third party logistics management, warehousing, supply chain, and tradeshow set-up
  • Must have a working knowledge of the third party logistics model, fleet management, and freight forwarding
  • Three to five years full truckload third party logistics experience in both sales and operations
  • Three or more years experience in a supervisory or management role leading high performance teams
  • Prefer experience in all modes: dry van, expedited, flatbed, oversized loads, refrigerated, intermodal shipments
  • Previous experience working in transportation systems such as McLeod, Cargowise and MercuryGate preferred

Company Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, Paid Time Off, Holiday Pay, 401k and Company Resorts

R+L Global Logistics provides both domestic and international shipping solutions. We offer a complete range of efficient transportation, logistics, and supply chain management services to meet the changing demands of businesses both internationally and domestically. With 14 offices across the country, we have locations in: Fort Myers, Ocala, Orlando, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Nashville, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Chicago, Laredo, San Antonio, Phoenix, Denver, and Los Angeles allowing our transportation specialists to optimize the supply chain process for our customers.

To learn more, please apply online today at www.rlglobal.com