Estes Forwarding Worldwide, LLC

  • Regional Network Manager

    Job Location US-IL-Des Plaines | US-TX-Humble | US-TX-Grapevine
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Founded in 2003, Richmond-based Estes Forwarding Worldwide (EFW) is a domestic and international freight forwarder. At EFW, we are always on. Our commitment to personal service has made us a leader in logistic solutions across the globe. With offices across the country, EFW offers a full range of domestic and international solutions—including air, ocean, ground and international transportation—that few competitors can match.


    The Regional Network Manager is responsible for working with the network development team to align EFW’s vendor portfolio and rate structures to support the company goals. The Regional Network Manager will assist in vendor recruiting, implementation, compliance, and communication.




    To perform this job successfully, an individual must satisfactorily perform each essential duty. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

    • Recruit, train and implement new vendors to support EFW business activities as necessary.
    • Understand the EFW carrier development team operations system and capabilities as it relates to vendor management including rates, selection, and payment.
    • Maintain knowledge of current, historical, and industry trends relating to cost of transportation
    • Provide guidance, procedures, and communication to various operations groups on the utilization of approved carriers.
    • Participate in regular compliance reviews of vendor contracts and relationships, including scorecard metrics and QBR’s.
    • Perform regular site visits and audits of EFW agent locations.
    • Communicate EFW processes, procedures, and expectations to EFW agent network.
    • Drive, support, and implement all initiatives driven by the EFW Strategic Plan.
    • Collaborate with various departments to establish best practices and promote cross training and cross functional team building.
    • Maintain good communication and positive relationships with employees to promote team satisfaction and retention.
    • Responsible for adhering to and actively participating in EFW’s standard Performance Management process.
    • Ensure safety methods and programs are implemented and maintained.
    • Support and promote company core values.
    • Regular attendance is required.
    • Comply with company C-TPAT and TSA security procedures.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.




    Minimum of a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) and 2-4 years of experience in transportation, logistics, procurement, project management or other transportation business or activity with a clear understanding of multiple modes and services within the transportation/logistics industry. However, a combination of experience and/or education will be taken into consideration.


    Periodic travel up to 75% required.


    Ability to read and interpret complex business and/or technical documents.


    Ability to write comprehensive reports and detailed business correspondence.


    Ability to work with groups of people such as other departments and communicate known concepts.


    Ability to present to a group of departments.



    Ability to solve problems with a variety of concrete variables through semi-standardized solutions that require some ingenuity and analysis.


    Ability to draw inferences and follow prescribed and detailed procedures to solve moderately complex problems.


    Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office, internet, web-based and job specific software applications.



    Ability to identify and understand issues, problems and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions.


    Knowledge of dock operations and quality freight handling procedures.


    Ability to analyze complex problems and develops alternative solutions.


    Demonstrated leadership skills in influencing departments and implementing and managing change.


    Ability to plan, organize and manage multiple projects and set priorities.


    Ability to develop and use collaborative relationships to accomplish work goals; develops individual relationships by listening, sharing ideas and appreciating others' efforts.


    Maintain stable performance under pressure or opposition; handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and the organization.


    Use appropriate methods and a flexible interpersonal style to be part of a cohesive team and facilitate the completion of department goals.


    Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, random drug and/or alcohol tests, and will be subject to a criminal history background check.


    Must be eligible to work in the United States.


    At this time, EFW will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.


    EFW offers an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status.


    EOE/AA Employer including Vets and Disabled




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