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Seafreight Expert Transatlantic (f/m/d)

What if… your work empowered change in an industry that essentially impacts the prosperity of the entire world? Forto is in business to exactly do that – disrupt logistics! Simplifying global trade has been our mission from day one. Our exponentially growing team of technology and logistics experts forge ahead each day with the goal to deliver a highly transparent, frictionless and sustainable digital supply chain while chasing towards our moonshot goal of achieving climate neutral operations by 2025.

Your role

As an Expert Lead Operations EU-US, you will play a key role in shaping our operational setup &  processes for managing our Sea Freight shipments on the EU/US trade lane. Reporting to the VP Europe OPS, you will be responsible for the operational performances, team set-up, process compliance and continuous improvement of our operational processes. 

You will

  • Guide the operations teams handling the EU/US trade lane in several European countries (focus on DE/US in the initial phase) 
  • Be the subject matter expert involved in operational, compliance, and development topics related to the US
  • Be accountable for ensuring the operational team meets its targets and KPIs
  • Implement and maintain operational procedures to improve efficiency and productivity
  • Ensure that all shipments are handled according to customer requirements and in compliance with relevant regulations
  • Provide timely and accurate reports on the performance of the USA Trade Lane department
  • Work with other departments to ensure that operations run smoothly and efficiently
  • Identify areas for improvement and implement solutions to enhance operational performance
  • Ensure that all team members are trained and compliant with company policies and procedures
  • Continuously review and optimise processes to ensure cost-effectiveness and profitability.

What you bring

  • +8 years experience in Sea-freight Operations on the EU/US trade lane
  • Team management experience 
  • Knowledge of the operational (e.g. AMS, ISF, ACI, etc) and rate/compliance processes (e.g. NRA, FMC filing, US Customs, Cross-boarder move) pertaining to the US/North America trade lane
  • Knowledge of rate structure and operational implications of applying different rates on the US Trade lane
  • A data-oriented and orderly way of working
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • A high degree of motivation and the ability to work in a dynamic and demanding team
  • A proactive approach to work and analytical skills
  • Fluent English

Forto is an internationally growing company

  • Company language: English
  • 17+ offices across Europe & Asia
  • 800+ employees
  • 30+ nationalities represented
  • 2500+ customers

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  • At our core, we are in love with progress and cannot cope with the standstill.
  • We are constantly striving for ways to be even better tomorrow. We are facilitators, we are explorers, we are visionaries.
  • Forto provides a sense of belonging, where everyone has equal access to opportunities, career advancement and recognition. It stands for a workplace where people from all walks of life, with diverse perspectives and experiences can do their best work, while being their authentic selves. That’s why we encourage people of all backgrounds, genders, ages, races, religions, and abilities to apply for our opportunities!


Work Life:

  • Experience a company culture where we work on eye level and knowledge sharing, as well as mentoring is on our daily agenda.
  • We love our work and tackling business challenges but also believe in the importance of having a healthy balance with our personal life. That's why we appreciate a flexible work setup that fits around family, friends, and physical health.
  • We have the freedom to work in a hybrid setup.


Company Offering:


  • Sustainability Team
  • Emission Offsetting
  • Green Energy
  • Organic Food
  • Paperless Office

Work Setup

  • Inspiring Office Spaces
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Team & Company Events
  • Hybrid Work 

Learning & Development

  • Peer Learning Program
  • Mentorship Program
  • Leadership Training
  • L&D Budget


  • Best Onboarding Program
  • Visa & Relocation Support
  • Remote Onboarding
  • Buddy Program
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