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Regional Ocean Director - Atlanta, GA #7495842

Company: Ceva Logistics U.S., Inc.

Date: 06/30/2020

City: Atlanta, GA

Employment type: Full-time

CEVA Logistics is currently hiring a Regional Ocean Director located in Atlant, GA. who will be responsible for the execution and delivery of the regions' strategic ocean plan.

In this role, the Regional Ocean Freight Director - Operations will:

  • Work cross-functionally with Sales and Operations to win more ocean business, insure operations and start up is done properly
  • Work with Trade Lane management to insure profitability and margins remain at or above CEVA expectation
  • Be go-to contact for all day-to-day tactical operation of the company's ocean product, within the responsible region, to assure financial goals and service objectives are achieved

Summary of Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide the region with guidance, leadership and overall support on any issues relating to the promotion, sale and service of the ocean product
  • Work directly with regional station sales and operations management to promote the ocean product
  • Works directly with Ocean Carriers to grow and support the regions ocean cargo portfolio of customers, new and current
  • Establish regional and local goals in accordance with the annual ocean business plan
  • Develop customer relationships and ensure that customer service and operational levels within the region are being maintained
  • Assist sales and marketing with sales directives, sales presentations, customer bids, pricing, strategy engineering and customer communication
  • Promote the ocean product to a targeted list of premier ocean customers within the region
  • Direct and provide local assistance on negotiations with major suppliers; i.e., steamship lines, truckers, warehouse operators, etc.
  • Work directly with the regional station management to establish station product budgets
  • Conduct monthly assessments of the region and individual stations' financial performance (P&Ls); and establish short term goals to address budgetary shortfalls
  • Prepare monthly sales reports reflecting sales volumes and potential sales
  • Ensure the region and stations are in compliance with all company policies, ISO requirements, Sarbanes Oxley and other federal, state and local laws and regulations
  • Personally coach, train and mentor direct reports to ensure proper goals, training, professional development and project requirements are met

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Transportation, Logistics or Supply Chain Management preferred; or an equivalent combination of work experience and completion of the LDP Program
  • Minimum seven to ten years' related ocean Industry experience required.
  • Minimum five years' supervisory or management experience required.

Additional Skills and Experience that Contribute to Success:

  • In-depth knowledge of the ocean product.
  • Demonstrated success in leading, supervising, managing and developing managers, senior staff and high performance teams.
  • Excellent planning, time management, collaboration, decision making, organization, presentation and negotiating skills.
  • Strong background in sales and marketing and a proven track record in business development and growth.
  • Demonstrated success in managing (KPI's) Key Performance Indicators.
  • Demonstrated success in problem solving through use of data and information metrics and improvement to performance process.
  • Proficient in project management methodologies with a focus on managing solution driven strategy plans to achieve goals.
  • Ability to manage the financial aspects of the region including purchasing, budget preparation and review, financial reporting and monitoring expenses.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to persuade, influence, negotiate, and make formal presentations in meetings and training environments.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including diplomacy and patience.
  • Experience leading a function with a complex process orientation for a service offering that requires a high-touch customer service experience outside of the industry will also be considered
  • Management skills desired: Training & development, quality management, Process Improvement, Problem Solving, and Data Analytics
  • Must be PC literate with an advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, internet, web-based and job specific software applications such as Tableau and Access
  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills with proven ability to turn findings into executable plans
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively – both verbally and in writing


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CEVA operates in a multicultural, global environment and is a richly diverse organization operating seamlessly as one company. We aim to attract, motivate and retain the best people in our industry, whatever their background. We share the same passion to deliver world-class solutions to our customers. We have the best supply chain professionals in the industry and develop this talent in an inspiring work environment.

CEVA Logistics is proud to be an equal opportunity work place and an affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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