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International Transportation Operations Manager


KBX International is Koch Industries, Inc.’s international commerce capability, spanning ocean and air operations around the world and across the enterprise. We are seeking an International Transportation Operations Manager to lead our team of forwarding professionals in support of ocean container and air freight operations for the largest container exporter from the United States. We apply people, processes and platforms to deliver advantaged transportation and logistics solutions that help our customers win. 

KBX International delivers logistics solutions that are integrated with the business needs of our customers, building trust and partnership with our customers and vendors. As we expand our US export and import operations and build our global platform you will own the execution of existing and developing business opportunities. This position has the opportunity to work out of Wichita, KS or Atlanta, GA

A successful applicant will have the following attributes: 

Ability to motivate, develop and lead a team of professional freight planners and forwarders. Exceptional eye for detail, a culture of stewardship and compliance excellence, demonstrated economic thinking skills, and a willingness to stick to the problem until it is solved. Ability to effectively communicate with multiple levels of an organization, respectfully and collaboratively challenging while working through an issue. A commercial acumen and ability to market and sell the capabilities of your exceptional organization will be critical. 

What You Will Do In Your Role

We are looking to hire someone who is interested in developing their already extensive knowledge network, willing to seek and share the best knowledge as they help us challenge the current state with a sense of urgency and a goal of constantly improving and transforming business. We are not your traditional freight forwarding organization, we are looking to revolutionize the space with cutting edge technology built with our own information technology group and applying innovative approaches to accelerating international trade. 

The Experience You Will Bring


  • 5 + years of experience working as an ocean or air freight forwarder, 3PL, ship agency or ocean carrier. 
  • Experience working in a leadership role as a supervisor or a mentoring role.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% if based in Wichita OR up to 40% if based in Atlanta

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Subject matter expertise in International Freight Forwarding and or international trade operations; 
  • Experience operating as an Ocean Transportation Intermediaries (OTI) and or licensed Customs Broker; 
  • Experience in vessel planning and operations or container port operations; Familiarity with TMS systems 

This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship

Salary and Benefits Commensurate with Experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf


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