U.S. Logistics Operations Manager (Meat & Produce)

 Miami, FL

Job ID:
Job Title:
U.S. Logistics Operations Manager (Meat & Produce)
City & State:
Miami, FL
Job Region:
Manager/Team Lead/Supervisor
Business Unit:
Freight Operations
Service Offering:
NVOCC, Freight Forwarding (Ocean/Air/Domestic)

Our client is a Florida based food trading company focused on trading a full line of meat products from the United States, Canada, Australia,and New Zealand to different countries around the world. Since Day One, their goal has been to provide their customers with the best quality of products with the highest levels of customer service in the industry. They have become the most reliable source of Meat and Produce for top Distributors, Processors and Retailers around the globe providing exceptional customer service through high-quality products, flexible payment options, risk management and an excellent logistics service. Their clients vendor relationships, logistics expertise, outstanding product knowledge and excellent borders & ports relationships, make them an essential link between their customers in Latin America and the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand plants.

U.S. Logistics Operations Manager (Meat & Produce):
The U.S. Logistics Operations Manager (Meat & Produce) will be responsible for leading the US logistics operations, running day-to-day logistics with a focus on leading and executing end-to-end transportation and logistics operations. Responsibilities include analysis, evaluation, and traffic administration of all the trucking units in the USA as well as cold storage for shipments while they are within the US. The role ensures compliance with shipping and delivery schedules that meet vendors and customer’s requirements and requires cross-functional collaboration with sales and purchasing to provide visibility into all logistics aspects and cold storage capacity. This person would be based in Miami with ~30%+ travel in the US, Mexico and LATAM. The position will report to the Logistics Director.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Freight and cold storage negotiation and Scheduling.
  • Load Pick up and verification.
  • Effectively coordinate and communicate with sales, back office, broker and logistic companies.
  • Cold storage management.
  • Inventory management.
  • Implement YoY improvements in US Operations.
  • Develop and maintain KPI.
  • Coordinate with direct reports responsible for US logistics operations.
  • Talent Management and optimization of team and resources.
  • Create, develop and manage vendor minimum requirements/standards.
  • Maintain Inventory and logistics management systems and reports up to date and stay close to the commercial team Measures of Success.


  • Ability to manage the US operations within the logistics organization.
  • 5-10+ years of prior experience in the field.
  • Bachelor’s degree is REQUIRED.
  • Highly organized and hands-on approach to problem solving.
  • Enforce procedures proactively and resiliently in a fast-paced industry.
  • Demonstrate excellent planning skills.
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with key brokers, cold storage and transportation vendors at a tactical level.
  • Be dynamic and willing to travel to build/maintain vendor relationships.
  • Seek to grow and mentor direct reports within the business.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to work effectively across cultures.
  • Familiarity with and/or hands-on analytical experience in SAP, Power BI, etc. a plus
  • Align to Company Core Values: trust & integrity, commitment & responsibility, they go the extra-mile, passionate & exceptional attitude, people are at the heart of all they do, communication.

This position offers a competitive base salary plus bonus potential and standard benefits.