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Manager, Life Science Division – A I T Worldwide Logistics – Itasca …

Founded in 1979, Itasca, Illinois-based AIT Worldwide Logistics is a full service transportation management provider. With continental headquarters in Chicago, Amsterdam and Hong Kong, AIT s offices form a vast network spanning the globe. By coupling a flexible business model with robust technology that presents end-to-end shipment visibility, AIT delivers precisely tailored supply chain efficiencies for almost every industry imaginable. Leveraging creative, competitively priced multimodal solutions, AIT removes the complexity from global logistics puzzles, helping companies thrive by regaining focus on the core goals of their business.

Job Summary
Direct and manage operations for cost effectiveness, efficiency, and safety
Ensure quality service to our customers and enrich working relationships with our vendors
Oversight of FDA and Internal audits
Knowledge of domestic and international pharmaceutical transportation
Knowledge of cold chain solutions to support Pharm & Biotech
Establish and monitor KPI s both internally and for vendors
Division P&L management
Plan, troubleshoot, problem-solve and oversee day-to-day operations
Implement improvements for overall station performance
Lead, coach, mentor, counsel, and develop personnel
Maximize performance to positively impact station bottom-line profitability
Manage employee time sheets and time off requests
Participate in client consultation, quoting, booking, billing, arrange all aspects of air, ocean, and domestic transportation
Supervision and mentoring of direct reports
Handle carrier negotiations
Review and action various reports designed to assist in running the department efficiently
Conduct face to face meetings with carriers and clients
Travel required on occasion
Other duties/assignments as needed for AIT management
Develop customer SOP s
Job Requirements
8-10 years of freight forwarding and temperature controlled experience with a proven track record of success in a management or leadership role
Proven ability to meet deadlines and obtain results through people
Excellent communication skills
Ability to manage numerous assignments simultaneously in an unpredictable, rapidly changing environment
High level of initiative; self starter who can work well under pressure
Intermediate knowledge of MS Office products, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
Intimate knowledge of the air, ocean, and domestic process is required
Working knowledge of AE markets, carriers, and DG handling
Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
Excellent Customer service skills
Knowledge of TSA and FDA regulations.
Ability to effectively schedule and monitor direct reports
Previous management experience is required
Bachelors degree preferred; experience can be substituted in lieu of education
AIT Worldwide Logistics Offers
Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Account, Voluntary Life and AD&D, and STD, LTD
401(k) Retirement Plan
Great Opportunity for Growth
High Energy Atmosphere
AIT Worldwide Logistics is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and particpates in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program. If you are unable to apply online due to a disability, contact Human Resources at 630-766-8300.

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The 19th European Cold Chain Conference Starts March 6th …

The 19th European Cold Chain Conference Starts March 6th ...

The 19th European Cold Chain Conference takes place in Amsterdam this March 6-8 and will host to almost 100 high level professionals, representing the temperature controlled supply chain industry including cold storage, transportation, logistics, distribution and construction.

The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), the organizer of this year s event, is focused on growing the industry by positioning our members businesses as a total supply chain solution for their customers. The conversations and discussions developed at this event are pivotal to industry growth and strengthening the cold chain as a whole, says Corey Rosenbusch, President & CEO, GCCA. The event will focus on cutting-edge solutions and innovative approaches to cold chain management. Leading industry and business experts will share their thoughts, ideas, and solutions through keynote presentations and educational sessions. The general sessions will highlight topics such as Frozen Food Consumption, Cold Chain Industry Outlook, Creating the Global Cold Chain, and the Age of Food Efficiency: Cold Chain to Reduce Food Losses. Tracks featured at the event include: Human Capital, Refrigeration & Energy, Transportation, Government Affairs. The 19th European Cold Chain Conference will also create great networking opportunities, including an interactive, behind the scenes tour of the Heineken Brewery on Sunday and a private tour of a local facility on Tuesday, as well as a welcome dinner.

For more information on the conference, as well as for details about future events organized by GCCA, you can download the GGCA Mobile App[1]. To register for the event, please click here[2].


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