Senior Logistics International Manager

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


International Logistics is a dynamic and complex function that is fundamental to Simplot’s growth strategy. The position of Senior International Logistics Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of international transportation activities, initiatives and processes. This includes overseeing export drayage moves to and from originating ports, managing drayage carriers, as well as ensuring shipments move in and out of destination ports in a timely and cost-effective manner. This role is responsible for coordinating and facilitating the procurement of ocean freight. The position also provides guidance, oversight and direct supervision to the International Logistics Team, and cultivates a network of business partners within the transportation and logistics industry. The scope of this position continues to expand as we execute a comprehensive Global Freight strategy. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership, coaching and mentoring to the International Logistics Team. 
  • Plans, organizes, directs, and monitors the daily activities of the International Logistics Team.
  • Ensures the ongoing development of subordinates to support current and future business needs while maintaining a highly motivated team environment.
  • Effectively interfaces with the Warehousing, Sales Operations, Customer Service, Order Management, Global Trade and Regulatory Compliance, and Deployment team, along with freight forwarders, drayage, air, rail and ocean carriers, to ensure our international customers receive the required service, in an efficient and cost-effective manner that meets all safety and regulatory requirements.
  • In conjunction with other global business units, coordinates the negotiation of rates and contracts with truck / drayage and ocean carriers, subject to the company’s contract review process.
  • Oversees the tactical execution of ocean carrier contracts, and in doing so, ensure we are leveraging exceptional carrier service to meet our future demand requirements, and have the optimal carrier diversification to sustain cost effective business continuity.
  • Manages the process, and resolves issues pertaining to daily shipping of cargo destined to / from ports around the world.
  • Discovers opportunities to reduce costs, including excess demurrage charges, chassis utilization, and other accesorial charges.

Typical Education

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from 4 year college or university

Relevant Experience

  • 5+ years related experience and/or training
  • Familiarity with the use of international shipping regulations and terms, including customs documents, duties and duty drawback, INCO terms, liability, and sources of potential charges is necessary.
  • Ability to engage, motivate and develop team members to meet team objectives.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to influence and work with a diverse range of people effectively.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Sound time management and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to make effective decisions in a timely manner while maintaining high quality and safety standards.

Job Requisition ID: 16032

Travel Required: Up to 25%

Location(s): Simplot Headquarters - Boise 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. **