Job Posting by Books for Africa

Job Posting by Books for Africa

Job Title: Manager of International Logistics
Job Category: Logistics; Project Management
Position Type: Full Time Exempt
Location: Hybrid/majority remote; must be able to attend weekly in-person meetings and attend events as needed
Reports to: Executive Director
Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
Experience: 2-5 years in Logistics or Project Management preferred; on-the-job training considered for candidates with less than 2 years
Salary: $47,000 – $52,000 DOQ + full benefits including employer sponsored health & dental, life, 401k, LTD and more

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume, totaling no more than 4 pages. Email applications to [email protected]. No phone calls, please. Applications received by June 16 will receive priority.
Books For Africa is an equal opportunity employer. Minority and African Diaspora candidates are encouraged to apply!

Job Summary: The Manager of International Logistics is responsible for coordinating and executing Books For Africa’s annual shipping schedule. Primary duties include coordinating funding, shipment, and port clearance details with recipient partners; coordinating book selection and packing with warehouse staff; managing relationships and driving timeline with freight forwarders; coordinating post-shipment feedback and evaluation program; preparing status and goal reporting to Executive Director and Board of Directors.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage the shipment of multiple shipping containers per month from our Georgia warehouse.
  • Create schedules and project timelines for up to 20+ shipments at a given time.
  • Manage relationships with on-the-ground stakeholders, preparing groups for the arrival of containers and the task of clearing shipments through customs.
  • Survey and monitor recipients, ensuring compliance with organizational requirements and reporting on outcomes.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records of all shipments in Salesforce.
  • Solicit funds for projects by preparing quotes and fostering donor relationships.
  • Create project budgets and execute projects within budget.
  • Manage issues and risks of projects, escalating to management when necessary.
  • Source and maintain inventory on specialty items (computers, Law Libraries, etc.) to support upcoming projects and ensure passage through the project pipeline.
  • Maintain expertise in individual countries’ import regulations, preparing all necessary inspections and paperwork for commodity shipments.
  • Manage warehouse inventory management system, including integration of inventory with Salesforce.

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Interest in international development/Africa/literacy & education
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadline
  • Strong organization skills and an attention to detail
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to process and organize a high volume or email communications
  • Ability to work independently, exercising initiative and sound judgment
  • Ability to collaborate with recipient partners, team members, and vendors
  • Ability to meet in person at least once per week at our Minnesota warehouse/office
  • Computer proficiency, especially in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel)

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Knowledge of non-profit industry
  • Experience in Salesforce
  • Knowledge of/experience in international logistics

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