Brokerage Manager, Service Delivery

Manager, Service Delivery

 

Join Livingston, the largest customs broker in Canada and the third largest entry filer in the U.S.  We’re a market leader offering customs brokerage, consulting and compliance, and freight forwarding services at more than 90 key locations in North America, Europe and Asia.  Customs brokerage is our core business and helping our customers navigate the complex and changing world of international trade is what we do best.  Consider joining our team for the opportunity to grow your career. From entry level to expert advisors, our supportive culture of learning will help you get the career you want.

Job Type: Full Time 

 

Location: TX Houston - US029 

JOB SUMMARY

The Brokerage Manager responsible for the day to day administration of the air/ocean team ensuring clear communication between the branch and service center; managing the overall service delivery to the clients through classification and entry summary; and ensuring client relationships are maintained through proactive client contact and superior customer service.

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Majority of the day to day will be managing the client account and ensure we meet commitment timelines. Along with support from the Supervisor, responsible for on-going coaching, and guidance to ensure team members are meeting KPI's. 
  • Ensure that staff operations are being performed within established timeframes and corporate governance standards and adheres to Customs and OGA rules & regulations
  • Ensure client service meets corporate objectives and is provided on a proactive, timely basis
  • Support business development efforts, including client visits, when needed
  • Provide expert advice to both internal and external customers
  • Set standards and procedures so that Customs entries and client billings and operations as a whole are consistent,  accurate, and timely
  • Manage duty and freight liabilities to ensure billed and paid amounts are accurate and timely
  • Manage and capture audit results and monitor metrics and measurements against standards. Regularly provide feedback and coaching to employees and where necessary or required to the Client.
  • Stay apprised of changing regulatory requirements and disseminate information to staff and/or clients
  • Actively seek out, develop and implement process improvement opportunities for the business

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Excellent knowledge of Customs Procedures and Regulations within Air/ Ocean.
  • Experienced in Profit & Loss management and budgeting
  • Good interpersonal skills to deal effectively with team members and others within the organization.
  • Good coaching and team development skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Client Service orientation.
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to make decisions and recommendations within authorized limits prescribed.
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, Power Point
  • Analytical skills with problem solving ability

WORK EXPERIENCE – MINIMUM REQUIRED

6 years of related experience
Team management experience

EDUCATION

Required: High School/GED or equivalent
Preferred: Bachelors Degree or equivalent

CERTIFICATIONS DESCRIPTION

Working towards/or successful completion of the Certified Customs Specialists (CCS) designation with the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers (CSCB) or the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) is a requirement, if not already obtained.

 

COMPETENCIES

Customer First Focus
Business Acumen and Straight Talk
Accountability
Agility
Leading and Developing
Inclusion and Collaboration

Livingston is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

 

For Canada: Livingston is an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity, respect and one which reflects the diversity of the community in which we operate. Accommodations are available for applicants and employees with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please advise when submitting your application.      


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