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GAM - Global Account Manager

Los Angeles, CA

Key Account Manager
Salary $80,000 - $120,000
Time Type: Full Time
Languages - English, Mandarin a plus
Location: SFO, ORD, DFW, AUS, LAX



The Account Manager is responsible for a large complex account and/or a group of smaller accounts. They will have operational, relationship and P&L accountability for their account(s). The Account Manager will manage a team with the primary goal of meeting and exceeding customer expectations, providing superior customer service and achieving service and savings goals.


Essential Duties And Responsibilities


  • Oversee global key account’s day to day operations
  • Act as primary point of contact for the account including all escalations
  • Spot quoting, lane contracting, customer rate management
  • Vendor relationship management including sourcing new vendors / contractors
  • Directly oversee key account team with a staff of 15+
  • Departmental FMC compliance management
  • Departmental KPI management
  • Department P&L management


Other Duties


  • Data management
  • Create reporting for QBR’s
  • Presentation of MBR’s, QBR’s (quarterly business reviews) to the customer.
  • Ability and Flexibility to travel as required
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Education And/or Experience


Minimum Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics, Industrial Engineering, a related field, or experience in lieu of education.
  • A minimum of 3 years substantial relevant experience in Account Management.


Computer Skills


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities


  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint)


Language Skills


  • English (reading, writing and verbal)


Mathematical Skills


  • Intermediate mathematical skills


Other Skills


  • General industry knowledge of common carrier contracts, freight payment and audit processes and supply chain engineering.
  • Proven track record of account management. 3PL a plus.
  • Ability to develop and manage remote teams.
  • Demonstrated leadership and employee development skills – a “mentor”.
  • Superior analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to manage and motivate all levels in the organization.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and written/verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of the customer base and system capabilities is critical.
  • Strong interpersonal skills that promote team building and associate development are required.
  • Strong work ethic and patience.


Preferred Qualifications


  • Freight forwarding / logistics experience : 5 years minimum (required)
  • Air, Ocean and Intermodal Experience : Prefer to have experience with all modes if possible
  • Key Account Management : 2 years minimum (preferred)
  • Excels in customer service, this is a very demanding position
  • Ability to be available after hours, on weekend, holidays, etc as the account requires. Not your standard 9:00-5:00 role
  • Experience leading a team of 5+ staff : 1 year minimum (preferred)
  • CargoWise experience preferred



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