Ocean Freight Forwarding Manager in Charleston, SC

Total Quality Logistics, Inc   •  

Charleston, SC 29401

Industry: Transportation


5 - 7 years

Posted 55 days ago

About the role:

As the Ocean Freight Forwarding Manager, you will be instrumental and responsible for the development and growth of the International Ocean Freight Forwarding business of TQL Global. We are looking for someone that has the proven success, knowledge and experience in the industry to help establish best practices while progressively growing a team.


What's in it for you:

  • Competitive compensation and benefit package
  • Opportunity to build and manage an Ocean Import/Export Team from the ground up
  • Stability, support, and strength from a $3.6 billion organization
  • Work hard, play hard – enjoy happy hours, team outings, company-sponsored volunteer events

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the provision of ocean transportation intermediary services to TQL Global's customers
  • Develop, implement, and continuously enhance ocean import/export operational procedures
  • Map company process flows and continuously review to identify efficiency gains
  • Establish and manage relationships with origin counterparts and destination partners
  • Strategically grow a network of ocean carriers
  • Lead negotiation of rates and contracts with ocean carriers
  • Help resolve issues with steamship lines, ports and container freight stations, and carriers
  • Work with the TQL Drayage Team to optimize customers' end-to-end transportation solutions
  • Stay current with developments and changes in applicable laws, regulations and other government requirements
  • Oversee compliance with applicable regulations, other government requirements and filings, and company standards
  • Assist in the recruitment, onboarding, and continuous development of best in class ocean import/export talent
  • Serve as the "Qualifying Individual" as required for FMC OTI licensing


  • 5+ years of ocean freight forwarding experience
  • 3+ years of NVOCC experience is a plus
  • Meet the requirements for being a "Qualifying Individual" as required for FMC OTI licensing
  • Strong understanding of applicable laws, regulations and other government requirements
  • Proven ability to establish or enhance ocean import/export operational functions
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Business, Economics, or related
  • Results oriented with the drive to grow an international ocean freight forwarding business
  • Experience participating in the creation of strategic planning initiatives
  • Strong analytical skills with a systematic problem-solving approach

TQL Global:

TQL Global, LLC ("TQL Global") is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TQL, and is an FMC-licensed ocean freight forwarder, a licensed customs broker, and a TSA-approved IAC.

Valid Through: 2019-11-12