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Traffic & Logistics Trade Compliance Manager

Company: Manitou Group
Location: West Bend
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job Id: 41554
Job Family: Supply Chain

West Bend, WI, US, 53095-0179

Employment Type: Permanent

Set Your Future IN MOTION

Manitou is purposefully committed to you, its people. We continue to elevate our success based on a "One United Team" focus that enables our purpose-driven and agile work environment. We pride ourselves in fostering a work-life balance that allows flexibility in people's day-to-day lives. In an era when talent is in-demand, you will find an unwavering commitment to your personal and professional growth.


As a worldwide leader in handling, access platforms and earthmoving equipment, Manitou Group's mission is to improve working conditions, safety and performance throughout the world, while preserving people and their environment. We design, manufacture, distribute and service products and solutions for the material handling, access equipment and compact earthmoving activities that work smarter, safer and reliably while delivering value to our customers. Our high-profile brands include Manitou and Gehl, and we are proud of our network of 1,050 dealers throughout the world. With sales in 140 countries, our team of 4,500 people are committed to delivering exceptional customer satisfaction. We operate in more than 30 global locations to ensure proximity to our customers and services tailored to their needs.

Manitou continues on the forefront of innovation driving the green transition while also streamlining our operations guided by our customer-centric "New Horizons" roadmap. We are committed to providing safety and unique customer experiences worldwide. In sharing the same mission and values, our workforce remains engaged and passionate about what we manufacture and services we provide.


Manages and oversees all activities related to domestic and international shipments for MEA & MNA. Responsible for freight provider RFPs and contract negotiations. Develops logistics policies & procedures to ensure that internal and customer needs are met. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the department to support the functional infrastructure. Manages freight audit & payment and is responsible for import and export Trade Compliance. Responsible for the Logistics Team in West Bend.



Conduct regular freight provider RFPs and coordinate contract negotiations; Maximize buying power to reduce cost while increasing value.
Develop and implement Logistics policies & procedures for the business.
Manage the supplier inbound freight routing guide.
Supervise freight audit & payment of all freight invoices; manage the third party relationship with Data2Logistics.
Establish and maintain freight recovery for outbound shipments; supervise tracing, claims, and quote freight rates.
Calculate monthly freight accrual for all modes and report to Finance; set annual freight standards.
Develop and manage the TMS (Transportation Management System) for inbound and outbound freight.
Support the daily activities of the site Logistics Coordinators & Analysts.
Manage the freight provider relationship for LTL, parcel, TL, Air & Ocean freight; resolve problems that arise
Establish KPIs and objectives for the Logistics Team.
Follow the freight industry and report regular updates to the business.

Trade Compliance

Manage all Trade Compliance policies & procedures for import & export shipments to comply with U.S. and international laws.
Identify risks, prevent and mitigate Customs penalties; respond to US Customs requests in collaboration with Legal and outside counsel.
Certify annual free trade agreements when possible.
Manage Customs Brokerage and product classifications with third parties.
Maintain the product classification database and update IFS.


Five to Ten years of Logistics & Trade Compliance experience in domestic and international Logistics.
Experience in carrier contracts, NDAs and other legal documents.
TMS experience.
Outstanding analytical, problem solving, communication and organizational abilities.
Negotiation skillfully to arrive at agreements that benefit Manitou.
Demonstrated ability to lead and manage direct reports.


In-depth knowledge of an OEM manufacturer a plus.
Proficient computer skills, including spreadsheets, BI reporting tools, and Google.
Developed KPI metrics.


Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain, logistics, or related field.


Internal: Marketing, Sales, Sales Support, Finance, Service and Solutions.
External: Shipping and Freight Vendors.


This position is located in West Bend, WI.
Travel up to 10%



In addition to an inclusive compensation package, we offer a comprehensive benefits program, including: Medical/Dental/Vision, 401k including employer match, tuition reimbursement, community-oriented volunteer program, wellness activities, employee and family activities throughout the year, and so much more! See for yourself why Forbes ranked Manitou within the top 125 for World's Best Employers.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
Equal Opportunity Employer%8859536%

Keywords: Manitou Group, Milwaukee , Traffic & Logistics Trade Compliance Manager, Executive , West Bend, Wisconsin

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