Assistant General Manager - Freight Forwarding

 Burlingame, CA

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Job Title:
Assistant General Manager - Freight Forwarding
City & State:
Burlingame, CA
Job Region:
Manager/Team Lead/Supervisor
Business Unit:
Branch Leadership
Service Offering:
Freight Forwarding (Ocean/Air/Domestic)
Our client has a 45-year track record of excellence in Freight Forwarding and Logistics. They are well established, well-funded and profitable. They have corporate offices covering the world (very focused in Asia) and are a top twenty global air forwarder and are among the Top Ten in the Asia/US market. They are experiencing tremendous growth, and with this growth opportunity abounds.
Assistant General Manager - Freight Forwarding
The Assistant General Manager - Freight Forwarding position will be responsible for helping to manage the station, its staff and clients, with responsibility for the station’s P/L and future growth.
  • Interfacing with Global HQ and USA HQ and furnishing company business reports
  • Maintaining current clientele and expanding the company’s revenues and profits with new business
  • Plan for future development and contingencies, encompassing economic and global changes
  • Responsible for setting an example for the employees by exemplifying and demanding appropriate conduct, good character and a strong work ethic. Responsible for fostering teamwork and productivity through strong leadership and guidance.
  • Recruit qualified candidates to perform the assigned jobs
  • Regular meetings with staff to evaluate their performance and potential and to find out the difficulties they encounter
  • Keep proper files and records to ensure the office is in compliance with Customs and Government regulations
  • Assist sales team in creating marketing and pricing strategy and ensure desired results are achieved Ensure healthy AR/AP flow


  • 5-7 years of experience in a managerial position
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field of studyExposure to the Asian markets
  • Strong people management skills required
  • Background in Asian-based forwarding companies (China, Japan, Korea, Indian Subcontinent)
  • Operations and warehouse knowledge preferred 
This position offers a competitive base salary