Air Export Supervisor

Chicago, Illinois, USA Global Forwarding Freight 24859 04/03/2020
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Job Title:  Air Export Supervisor
Job Location: Chicago, IL

We have an exciting opportunity for an AIR EXPORT SUPERVISOR to own and manage customer accounts’ daily operations.  This position will be based at our Chicago, IL location. 

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Organizes, splits and plans day-to-day work of Export Specialists
  • Supervises Customer Service and Operations in the forwarding area (alignment with Gateway booking, pickup arrangement and follow up, planning and follow-up of shipment in the forwarding area and during the transport process)
  • Ensures handling of required Export documents according to regulations and internal procedures
  • Follows-up shipment status in the Export area and during transport; identifies incidents and ensures resolution of incidents
  • Supports Operations and Customer Service in the incident and exception management resolution
  • Creates, builds and maintains excellent relationships with key suppliers, internal and external
  • Continuously monitors supplier (internal and external) performance and develops improvement plan when required
  • Identifies training needs and opportunities to develop a highly skilled functional department
  • Creates, builds and maintains relationships with other internal functions (e.g.  OCC, Sales, OPS) and acts as subject matter expert for ad hoc operational questions with regards to accounts which are being serviced
  • Ensures that proper implementation of customer has been conducted and collaborates with all Products to ensure successful customer launch
  • Interacts with Warehouse, Product, and Global Service Centers, if required

Skills / Requirements:
  • OPEN TO WORK THE 3RD SHIFT (10PM - 6AM)
  • Experience with Freight Forwarding Airfreight required, export preferred
  • Supervisory/leadership experience preferred
  • Experience working in a Unionized environment a plus
  • Dangerous Goods certification a plus
  • Experience with CargoWise software a plus
  • Experience with perishables a plus
  • Exceptional leadership, communication, and presentation skills 
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point)
  • Very strong analytical and decision making skills
  • BA/BS preferred 

DHL is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

WHY JOIN our DHL team?

At DHL, you will be part of a strong team that respects its’ employees, society, and environment.  You will interact with people from all over the world and get the chance to experience the unique international spirit of DHL.  We offer benefits and programs to help you manage your time at and away at work to achieve a healthy work/life balance.  DHL offers highly competitive compensation, incentive, and bonus plans.  
In addition, DHL offers the following:

Paid time off: Holiday, Float Holiday, Vacation, and Sick
Medical, Prescription, Dental, and Vision plans
401K plan with a match
Employee Discount plan
Tuition Assistance Plan

We are part of Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s leading logistics provider with operations in over 220 countries. Visit our career site on the web at https://www.logistics.dhl/us-en/home/careers.html

Our TOP EMPLOYER prestigious certification attests to our best-in-class efforts to attract and retain talent by fostering a positive work environment and encouraging personal and professional development among employees.  At DGF, we don’t build businesses. We believe in building people so they can build the business and this means every success that we have comes from our employees. Together, our employees continue shaping our environment as a great place to work and community that we are all proud of.  

As the world’s leading logistics’ company, DHL offers a wide range of interesting job challenges and opportunities in our different divisions around the globe. Our performance management system supports us in recognizing your potential, evaluating your performance, and continuously planning the development of your career with DHL.  We will always enable you to take on responsibility and encourage your growth, personally and professionally.

We are proud of our history and what we have created, a global market leader with 30,000 passionate employees. Our aspiration is to become the undisputed leader in our industry, when people think of forwarding; we want them to think DGF, because we have:

The largest global network with more than ~30,000 passionate employees
The most efficient processes and fastest response times
The best solutions and best customer service

Our Vision: The Logistics Company for the World
Our Mission: Excellence. Simply Delivered.
Our Purpose: We connect people, improving their lives.
Our Values: Respect & Results
Our Goals: Employer, Provider, and Investment of Choice, Living Responsibility

About DHL Global Forwarding (DGF):

DHL Global Forwarding (DGF) is the world leader in air freight services and one of the leading providers of ocean freight services. Around 30,000 employees work to ensure the transport of all kinds of shipments by air or sea. DGF's logistics solutions span the entire supply chain, from the factory to the shop floor. They also include special transport-related services.

Our business model is very asset-light, as it is based on the brokerage of transport services between customers and freight carriers. We consolidate shipments to achieve higher volumes, purchase cargo space at better conditions and optimize network utilization. Our global presence means we can offer a variety of routing options and meet our customers' increasing demand for multimodal shipments.

Work Authorization:

DHL Global Forwarding will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which visa sponsorship will be provided. Individuals who need sponsorship for work authorization, now or in the future, are not eligible for hire for this role.




DHL is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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