Management Trainee

Commodity forwarders • Los Angeles, CA 90045

Posted 1 week ago

Job Description

Commodity Forwarders is looking for a Management trainee to join our Los Angeles office. The position is an full-time exempt position and salary is dependent on experience ( 48K-60K).

The ideal candidate will be a competent individual who comes with a high level of integrity, is extremely dedicated, enjoys working long hours while understanding that their contribution is valued, and is looking for a long-term career.

The Management Trainee would learn our business from the ground up including training in the warehouse, domestic and international air freight, ocean transportation, import distribution as well as general management policies. A brief overview of this position is as follows:

  • Understand the basics of freight forwarding from a warehouse operating perspective
    • Understand the role that TSA Security will be playing in our business
    • Inventory control process
    • Quality Control process
  • Develop a basic understanding of our propriety system as it relates to distribution
  • Grasp fundamentals of Import department including alerting, creating orders, handling clearances, County Ag, USDA, Customs and FDA
  • Grasp the Export documentation process, including AWB, Commercial invoices, Certs of Origin, etc.
  • Grasp the basics of the Domestic Department; online booking, tracking & tracing.
  • Exposure to food safety and sanitation programs
  • Exposure to CSSP program
  • Participate in regularly scheduled meetings


The following is the preferred education and experience for this position:

  • Associates or Bachelors degree (focus in logistics preferred)
  • Work experience- Some experience with logistics for perishables including produce, meat, flowers, food stuffs, frozen goods etc. is a plus
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently handling various responsibilities with competing priorities

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