Manager of Project Cargo Division

Operations - Project Cargo - Lombard, Illinois

Job Type: Full-Time (No Travel Required)

Company: Clutch Global Logistics, Inc.

Basic Overview of Role and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will assume responsibility for the below function.

  • Project Management: Oversee the planning, execution, and completion of project cargo shipments, ensuring they are completed on time, within scope, and within budget.
  • Quoting: Oversee the quoting and planning of potential project cargo shipments, ensuring they are completed on time and with an accurate budget.
  • Team Leadership: Lead and manage the project cargo team on each shipment, providing guidance, training, and mentorship to ensure efficient operations.
  • Client Relations: Build and maintain strong relationships with clients and prospects, understanding their specific needs and ensuring their requirements are met.
  • Agent Relations: Build and maintain strong relationships with agents to support our needs and to create business opportunities to support their needs.
  • Risk Management: Assess risks associated with project cargo shipments and implement mitigation strategies to ensure the safety and security of cargo.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensure all project cargo shipments comply with local, national, and international regulations and standards.
  • Budgeting: Develop and manage budgets for project cargo operations, ensuring cost-effectiveness and profitability.
  • Vendor Relations: Negotiate and collaborate with vendors, carriers, and other partners to ensure smooth and efficient project cargo operations.
  • Reporting: Provide regular updates and reports on project cargo operations to senior management, highlighting any challenges and proposing solutions.
  • Continuous Improvement: Identify opportunities for process improvements and implement best practices in project cargo operations.
  • Problem Solving: Address and resolve any issues or challenges that arise during the transportation of project cargo, ensuring client satisfaction.
  • Sales Support: Support the sales team in its pursuit of new clients and current client projects.

General Responsibilities

  • Be actively engaged with the larger industry.
  • Generate and implement ideas to improve the marketability of the Project Cargo division.
  • Attend prospect or client meetings as required.
  • Collaborate directly with sales team to help secure, retain, and grow accounts.
  • Stay abreast of industry developments that will be applicable to your division.
  • Other duties as assigned by manager.


General Traits Needed for Success:

The ideal candidate will possess and display the below attributes.

  • Positive Attitude - Maintains a good outlook toward work, coworkers, and customers; Displays excellent customer service and leaves customers smiling; Strives to affect others positively.
  • Work Standards - Consistently establishes work processes to achieve a high level of productivity and superior results; Overcomes obstacles to finish the assignment; Accepts responsibility for all outcomes of one's work; Recognizes shortcomings and works to overcome and improve; Learns from failures but is not deterred by them.
  • Managing Work - Balances multiple and often conflicting priorities; effectively manages time; Ability to multitask.
  • Initiating Action - Acts proactively to solve problems even if they may not be directly their own; Develops new ideas and solutions without prompting; does not wait for direction; Identifies solutions proactively; Exceed job requirements.
  • Decision Making - Able to operate in an autonomous environment; works well under pressure; Balances multiple and often conflicting priorities; Comfortable with asking for help; Uses logic to think through decisions; Consistently attempts solving problems/making decisions prior to seeking help.
  • Collaboration - Works effectively in a team; Facilitates mutually beneficial relationships; Strives to achieve team goals; Able to put personal differences aside for the benefit of the team; Proactively offers to help.
  • Building Trust - Dedicated to honesty; Hold to commitments; Earns the trust of others both internally and externally. Gives respect and compassion.
  • Adaptability - Views changes and new situations as opportunities for learning or growth; Has a positive attitude and overcomes challenges; Flexible and able to quickly and effectively modify to cope with work environment changes; Alters ineffective behaviors accordingly.
  • Information Technology Fluency - Comfortable with most basic productivity hardware and software; Basic ability to manipulate, store, delete, copy, and move digital files; Intermediate knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Experience of an Ideal Candidate:

In addition to the above, all candidates must meet the below minimum requirements:

  • At least 3 years of relevant direct professional experience with moving Project Cargo

It is preferred, but not required, that candidates have the following:

  • At least 5 years of relevant direct professional experience with moving Project Cargo
  • Related professional experience working with CargoWise system



  • Salary based upon experience
  • Potential for Performance Bonus
  • Potential for Commission
  • Annual Corporate Sponsored 401k Contributions


  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 401k Savings Plan (Traditional & Roth Plans)
  • Health Insurance - employee and dependents PPO & HMO offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield (Majority Funded by Employer)
  • Dental Insurance - employee and dependents (Fully Funded by Employer)
  • Vision Insurance - employee and dependents (Fully Funded by Employer)
  • Short-term Disability Insurance (Fully Funded by Employer)
  • Long-term Disability Insurance (Fully Funded by Employer)
  • Group Life Insurance (Fully Funded by Employer)
  • Various Additional Perks & Benefits

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