SVP Freight Forwarding - Marietta

SVP Freight Forwarding jobs

The Senior Vice President of Freight Forwarding plays a pivotal role in managing national and international freight operations, overseeing the entire forwarding process from start to end. This includes strategic planning, optimizing shipping routes, and ensuring effective coordination among logistics teams to align with client demands and regulatory compliance.

This SVP Freight Forwarding typically reports directly to the COO or, in some organizational structures, to the CEO. The alignment with such high-level executives underlines the critical nature of freight forwarding in logistics, working together to set overarching company strategies. (The position is called SVP Freight Management in some organizations.)

Key SVP Freight Forwarding responsibilities include leading a team dedicated to improving service delivery and operational efficiencies. That entails making data-driven decisions to fine-tune processes, and negotiating with service providers to secure optimal terms.

SVP Freight Forwarding skills required

Among your executive freight forwarding skills, you need to bring strong leadership to diverse teams. Your role demands the drive to implement strategic missions and shape procedures that align with corporate goals, necessitating both clear vision and decisive action.

You’ll thrive in your position through exceptional interpersonal skills that create robust relationships with international partners, vendors, and clients. Negotiation skills will empower you to effectively broker deals and manage contracts that bolster your company’s service offerings.

A deep understanding of the global trade environment, logistics technology, and regulatory requirements is essential to your role. Your ability to quickly adapt and respond to the dynamic needs of the market will make you a valuable asset to any employer.

Marietta is a city in Cobb County, Georgia, located in the northern suburbs of Atlanta. It is a community of just over 60,000 residents and is home to many nationally recognized tourist attractions, such as the Marietta Square and the Gone with the Wind Museum. Marietta has a vibrant arts and entertainment scene, with several performing arts venues, galleries, and theaters, hosting numerous annual festivals and events, such as the Marietta Art in the Park, Fourth July Parade, and the Marietta International Film Festival.

The city is a major hub for the aerospace and defense industry, and is home to several large employers such as Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Dobbins Air Reserve Base.

In addition, Marietta also has a strong healthcare industry, with WellStar Health System, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and Emory University all located in or near Marietta. There is a strong retail sector too, with The Home Depot, Target, and Kroger all located in the city.

The city's unemployment rate is 4.1%, which is lower than the national average.

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SVP Freight Management jobs at Cast USA

If you like getting under the hood of a freight forwarding operation and fine-tuning it to achieve maximum potential, you need to register with Cast USA today. We’ve got the industry contacts to put you first in the line when senior openings emerge.

Does your freight forwarding/freight management operation need some executive leadership to keep your business competitive? At Cast USA, we’ve got direct access to some of the most talented and experienced operators in the business. Call us on 470 845 2800 to speak with one of our team or alternatively, contact us here.

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