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Export Transportation Manager 

About the Organization Alter Trading Corporation, a 120+ year old company, with 70+ scrap metal processing facilities throughout the Midwest and Southern region. Alter is committed to our customers by being the best source of both ferrous and non-ferrous metal and by giving great customer service. Our corporate support center and marketing is located in St. Louis, MO, with Trading Offices located in St. Louis and in Hong Kong. Our website is  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Location St. Louis  
Position Export Transportation Manager  

Reporting to the Vice President of Non-Ferrous Marketing, the Export Transportation Manager is responsible for managing the team of employees tasked with shipping material from Alter facilities and 3rd party suppliers to various destinations around the world. The department arranges bookings with shipping lines/freight forwarders, arranges dray moves from inland rail ramps and ports, and handles paperwork both internal and external such as ocean bills of lading, invoices, packing lists.


  • College Degree preferred or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in export transportation dealing directly with shipping lines/freight forwarders, dray companies, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience negotiating freight rates with shipping lines/dray companies
  • Knowledge of Incoterms
  • Experience with forms of payment such as letters of credit, Documentary Presentation, etc.
  • Strong time management skills
  • Adaptability (material flows, container availability, dray availability are always changing)
  • Previous experience and ability to manage people (coaching, escalation resolution, etc.) and departmental workloads
  • Willingness to work extended hours when needed to ensure work is completed
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with all levels of the organization
  • Computer skills (Microsoft office, Outlook, etc.)
Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified-  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Position Requirements  
Shift -not applicable-  
Category Management  

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