Air Export Branch Manager JFK  (Large Air and Ocean Freight Forwarder)

Our firm is conducting a very confidential search for an Air Export Branch Manager for a very large and successful Air and Ocean Freight Forwarding company. 

In this position you will:

  • Manage all aspects of the daily Air Export Operations of the Branch.
  • Oversee the Customer Service department.
  • Oversee the Sales department to include 3 regional Sales Representatives.
  • Have responsibility for all budgets and expense management.
  • Have responsibility for productivity and profitability.
  • Oversee the companies Quality Management System.
  • Manage all staff and staff functions.
  • Have responsibility for all communication to corporate management.


  • A demonstrable and successful track record of Air Freight Forwarding Operations Management is the primary and most important requirement.  5-10 years experience is required.
  • A team oriented and outgoing personality with proven leadership skills is highly valued.
  • Strong computer, math and communication skills are a must.
  • Must have a strong working knowledge of TSA requirements.
  • You must be very detail oriented and have a very positive “can do” attitude.
  • A BS or BA degree is preferred, however experience is heavily considered.
  • Sales experience in your background is highly valued as you will have interface with customers and assist in the sales process when needed.


  • Base Salary – $XX-XX,000 or commensurate with experience + Bonus  + Benefits
  • Management Incentive Bonus based on performance  (Generally accounts for 1/3 of annual wages but depends on performance. Could be more or less)
  • $XXX mo. car allowance
  • $150/mo. cell phone reimbursement
  • Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance with Cigna
  • 401K after 1 year (Company matches xx to xx)
  • Paid Time Off

At Crabtree & Eller, we specialize in Transportation and Logistics recruiting and have done so since 2004.  Below is a standard Job Description for an Air Services Manager for a Global Freight Forwarder.  Feel free to use this as a template to write your own Job Description specific to your company.  If you would like expert help in finding the best talent in the market to fill a position like this, please consider talking with us about our services and how we can deliver on your needs.  Click HERE to contact us.  We look forward to talking with you!