Project Manager - Project Logistics (Wind Energy Vertical)C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. - Houston, TX
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Project Manager - Project Logistics (Wind Energy Vertical; located off of highway 249) is responsible for the overall management and coordination of project operations in all sectors of the industry i.e. oil and gas, mining and wind power to achieve client satisfaction. C.H. Robinson Project Logistics goal is to develop long term relationships with clients and their contractors by providing excellent service and successfully demonstrating that we are a premier project forwarder through superior performance. Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in freight forwarding (prefer wind project style cargo and break-bulk).
Initial responsibilities include developing a comprehensive understanding of the project requirements including; scope of services, site conditions, import privileges, customs clearance, shipping and import document preparation, cargo insurance coverage and limitations, routing, carrier selection, and quoting, reporting and invoicing requirements.
Prior to award the Project Manager will assist with the preparation of the RFQ response both commercial and technical aspects. After award the Project Manager will prepare, review with the client and implement specific project procedures. Responsibilities will include monitoring compliance, procedural review and updates as required.
Responsibilities that will continue throughout the life of the project include but are not limited to the following:
Overall project management and coordination
Risk assessment and contingency planning
Ensure that all contractual obligations are met and that full client satisfaction is achieved
Assist with rate negotiations and carrier selection
Set up template for billing and project reports
Review invoicing prior to issuance
Monitoring credit status and balances
Monitor compliance with insurance requirements, reporting and claim settlement
Interface with client when critical issues arise and assess possible solutions
Additional Responsibilities Include:
Travel as directed by the company including onsite work
Familiarization with company rules, regulations and procedures
Advise management of charter requests and legal issues immediately
Compliance with corporate policy for communication, confidentiality and signing authority (financial and legal commitments)
Responsibilities as they relate to general operations:
To be totally responsible for all project files relating to truck/rail, sea, and air, barge inbound and outbound.
To become knowledgeable about booking notes, part charters and exclusive charter agreements in cooperation with and under management supervision.
To arrange for export permit application on behalf of the client.
To review and handle letter of credit files, inclusive of all appropriate documentation and bank discussions. To discuss letter of credit files with senior management if required.
To ensure that whenever the Company is in a position of potential doubt or liability on a sea freight/surface or air file, that legal counsel is contacted and clear and precise written direction is obtained in order to proceed and deal with the situation.
To ensure that clients are kept well informed on their files.
To provide management with any information that will assist in future business development, maintaining clients or increasing profitability.
To prepare agency agreements/contract of services in co-operation with and under management supervision.
To negotiate and coordinate project cargo with the requirement that any booking notes or final agreements with carriers for sea carriage are co-signed by another senior manager.
On site supervision of loading or discharge of equipment at the port, at rail siding, at barge terminals, at vendor manufacturing plant, at project site.
Bachelors Degree preferred, High school diploma or GED required
Minimum 5 years of experience in freight forwarding (prefer wind project style cargo and breakbulk )
Strong communication and multi-tasking skills
High level of attention to detail
Project management expertise
Passion for providing exceptional service to internal and external customers
We offer a competitive compensation package and excellent benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, prescription drug coverage, paid holidays and vacation, disability insurance, life insurance, 401K with company match, profit sharing, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, and the opportunity to prosper in a Fortune 500 company.
About C.H. Robinson
At C.H. Robinson, we believe in accelerating global trade to drive the worlds economy. Using the strengths of our people, processes and technology, we help our customers work smarter, not harder. As one of the worlds largest third-party logistics providers (3PL), we provide a broad portfolio of logistics services, fresh produce sourcing and Managed Services through our global network. In addition, the company, our Foundation and our employees contribute annually to a variety of organizations. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, C.H. Robinson (CHRW) is publicly traded on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit ************************* or view our company video.
Equal Opportunity Employer
C.H. Robinson - Affirmative Action Employer/EOE/M/F/Disabled/Veteran
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applyProject Manager - Project Logistics (Wind Energy Vertical) C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. - Houston, TX, United States
Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson is one of the world's largest third party logistics (3PL) providers, with 2012 gross revenues of $11.4 billion. We provide freight transportation and logistics, outsource solutions, produce sourcing, and information services to over 42,000 customers through a network of offices in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. To meet our customers' freight needs, we provide access to over 56,000 transportation providers worldwide, including contract motor carriers, railroads, air freight carriers, and ocean carriers. With the service and dedication of more than 10,500 employees, our performance-driven culture, and our proven track record of success, we've built a strong reputation as an industry leader.
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