• International/Domestic Logistics Coordinator - Full Time

    Location US-CA-Cypress | US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
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  • Overview





    GES, Global Experience Specialists, is a global event marketing company with over 90 years and 4,000 passionate employees in North America, Europe and the Middle East. We create some of the most incredible events in the world – think traveling entertainment exhibitions, global user groups, sales conferences, holiday extravaganzas and exhibitions of all sizes. From initial strategy to show-stopping audio visual, accommodations to insightful measurement – and every detail in between – we bring brands to life!


    Our mission is to create memorable event experiences, and we count on our talented employees around the world help us do it. We are looking for team members who can dream up the impossible and deliver it.


    WOW! Exhibits.Exhibitions.Events 



    GES possesses a results oriented culture where employees strive to exceed the expectations of their clients, both internal and external.


    Because the International tradeshow and exhibition services industry operates in a highly dynamic and changing environment, the International Logistics Project Coordinator must possess the ability and vision to provide strong support to the international transportation program, and support to the regional logistics teams to keep GES ahead of the curve. Additionally, it is critical that the International Logistics Project Coordinator possesses a strong knowledge of all elements of International and Domestic transportation to ensure the needs of clients, employees, and shareholders are met on a daily basis. GES has been able to achieve its position as a market leader by accomplishing its business objectives while building strong relationships with clients and employees.


    The position of International Logistics Project Coordinator is a priority to successfully implement the International Logistics business plan. A fundamental premise of the business plan is to provide consistency across all cities and a uniform look to all clients. Part of the uniformity will be driven through the identification and dissemination of best practice logistics procedures. Additionally, the organizational model assigns clear accountability for results and helps foster a performance management based, results-oriented culture.


    The International Logistics Project Coordinator will report directly to the International Logistics Sales Manager.  The position will be responsible in providing direction, guidance and support to the International logistics team and driving excellence. They will be responsible for supporting the International logistics business, control of costs associated with international logistics and the overall International logistics margins. The International Logistics Project Coordinator will reside at a location mutually agreed upon between the International Logistics Coordinator and the Sr. Director of Logistics and Transportation.


    Position Summary/Essential Functions:

    The position along with the entire logistics team will be responsible for driving process improvements, efficiently allocating logistics resources, and developing operations personnel through coaching and training. The International Logistics Project Coordinator along with the International Logistics Sales Manager will be accountable for ensuring logistics revenues, logistics cost controls and overall logistics margins are achieved as outlined in overall business plan for logistics. Specific responsibilities for the International Logistics Project Coordinator include, but are not limited to, the following.

    • Work with the Coordinator of International Logistics to develop the logistics team and a functional International logistics process, which will be in line with national, regional and city objectives, to drive logistics excellence across all GES departments. The logistics process must include:
    • Consistent Margin within the guidelines outlined by the Sr. Director of Logistics and Transportation.
    • Carrier utilization within the guidelines established by the Sr. Director of Logistics and Transportation.
    • Show site and travel assistant, as needed
    • Consistent sales and marketing efforts (pre show, show site and post show)
    • Compliance with all National Logistics guidelines
    • Focal point for all International logistics activity within the company.
    • Daily contact with logistics personnel in the region
    • Continual training and development of vendors
    • Provide support for select shows to help mitigate risks
    • Support / Coordinate sales and marketing effort for specific international logistics opportunities
    • Own the identification, development, and implementation of International logistics best practices within the company. Work with the regional team to ensure consistent implementation of best practices.
    • Drive overall International logistics support including, but not limited to, operations, marketing, accounting and administrative tasks.



    • Bachelor's degree preferred
    • Proven track record in international sales support role
    • Bilingual Candidates a plus++
    • 2+ years experience in international transportation
    • Strong leadership capacity
    • Demonstrated tactical planning skills
    • Successful experience managing in highly complex environments with multiple stakeholders, both internally and externally
    • Possess strong customer focus/client service orientation and ability to interact with clients
    • Strong collaboration skills


    Technical Skills:

    • Strong background in International transportation quoting
    • Knowledge of basic International transportation laws
    • Basic computer skills
    • Presentation Skills


    Core Competencies:

    • Analytical Power
    • Communication
    • Team Building
    • Innovation
    • Integrity and Trust


    Management Skills:

    • Results Orientation
    • Action Biased/Self-Starter
    • Dealing with Ambiguity
    • Business Acumen
    • Coordinatorial Courage
    • Excellent Written Communications
    • Maturity
    • Influences Others without Formal Authority
    • Customer Focus
    • Listening
    • Organizational Savvy

    Work Environment



    Our team members are our family, so we help our team members care for their families. The rewards of joining GES are extensive. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time employees. Here are some of the highlights:

    •Competitive salaries
    •401K with company match
    •Healthcare/vision/dental insurance
    •Wellness benefits
    •Career development program
    •Tuition reimbursement program
    •Employee assistance program
    •Vacation time
    •Community involvement opportunities
    •Team activities


    And much more……


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