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Business Design and Engineering Manager

Los Angeles, CA / Career #025 (Digital)

Yamato Transport USA is seeking an innovative Business Design and Engineering Manager for its new digital freight forwarding business in Los Angeles, California. Its parent company, Yamato Holdings, is the #1 logistics company in Japan.

Yamato Transport USA is establishing a digital freight forwarding office to develop its new data-driven freight forwarding business. The candidate will be implementing the business model and operation, securing internal and external resources, and promoting digital freight forwarding technology to customers. This new business model will optimize the complicated import/export processes for customers.

We are seeking a revolutionary. The ideal candidate will have creative, analytical and strategic talents who is passionate about the future of Freight Forwarding. If you enjoy creating and developing a new business in the supply chain and logistics industries, work effectively with cross-functional teams in a fast-paced environment, have the entrepreneurial courage to implement big ideas, then this position is for you. Significant travel is expected as you proactively seek out opportunities to advance the growth initiatives of Yamato’s business.

Job Type:

Full Time



Minimum Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, or related field.

· 3+ years in new business development and/or starting new businesses.

· A proven ability to bring projects from concept to completion.

· Strong project management skills with an interest in technology enablement for scale.

· Strong analytical skills and ability to identify and solve problems

· Strong communication skills in English (written and verbal)

· Microsoft Power Point, Excel, Word skill

· End-to-end negotiation experience, including identifying and executing successful POCs, service developments, strategic business and/or technology relationships.

Preferred Qualifications:

· Understanding of business functions such as HR, Finance, Marketing, IT & Accounting.

· Experience in customs brokerage, freight forwarding, supply chain, trade finance, and/or related field

· Passion for big challenges and must have a good sense of humor.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

· Take the lead to design, build, and manage the business operation structure to realize the business model while leveraging both internal and external resources.

· Negotiate and maintain relationship with partners and vendors to secure the necessary resources.

· Understand the customers’ demands and leverage them to improve operation appropriately.

· Support the strategic objectives and interests of Yamato’s business team on a global basis.

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