Management Trainee

  • Lin Hong Lu, Changning Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
  • Full-time

Company Description

“We’re not in the shipping business; we’re in the information business” -Peter Rose, Expeditors Founder

Global supply chain management is what we do, but at the heart of Expeditors you will find professionalism, leadership, and a friendly environment, all of which foster an innovative, customer service-based approach to logistics.

  • 15,000 trained professionals
  • 250+ locations worldwide
  • Fortune 500
  • Globally unified systems

Job Description

The Management Trainee Program is designed to give an overview of all of the products and services that Expeditors offers and to provide the trainee with the experience needed to continue his/her career at Expeditors in any number of exciting positions within a branch from operational to supervisory roles. The program involves not only the operations of each department, but also the finance, sales, retention and managerial aspects of every product and service. A candidate for this program must be self-motivated, hard working, capable of working with limited supervision, and willing to travel during the program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Participate in Management Trainee orientation
  • Complete a monthly recap of activities
  • Update the Management Trainee Database
  • Learn, understand and epitomize Expeditors culture
  • Set an example of excellence in every under taking
  • Fulfill full-time employee training requirements
  • Complete all relevant training as listed on each department’s development map
  • Complete management development training
  • Track the progress of training in each department
  • Complete all relevant certifications
  • Understand and assist with the operations of each department
  • Understand the management processes used within in each department
  • Assist with the responsibilities and duties of the supervisor(s) of each department
  • Understand and work with the operational and financial reporting used by each department
  • Assist Department Managers in meeting productivity and expense-to-revenue goals within budgetary guidelines
  • Complete at least 2 projects during the program
  • Attend all department, sales, branch, accounting and management meetings
  • Attend at least 2 product specific sales or retention calls per department
  • Understand the sales and retention programs for each department 
  • Learn how to supervise and mentor employees
  • Develop interpersonal communication and management skills

Certifications / Courses Required:

During your training there will be many courses and certifications you are required to complete as a Manager Trainee. You will only have to take the courses that are available in your country/region. This will be in addition to all Expeditors employee, and department training. Additional requirements may be added.

  • Dangerous Goods Certifications
  • Air/Ocean LATAM
  • IATA/FIATA certification
  • Customs Broker License
  • Sales Certification-Level 1
  • Insurance Specialist Course
  • Improving Training: The Facilitation Course
  • Forecasting Performance: The interviewers course
  • Manager’s Awareness Course
  • Assessing Employee Performance
  • Negotiations: In Search of Mutual Benefits
  • The Presentations Course
  • Growing and Retaining Branch Revenue: A Sales Course for Department Managers
  • Hiring for the Right Customer Service Attitude





  • Preferable MBA or Master degree, or least two years working experience at Expeditors with proven excellent performance record.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Good command of written and spoken English, CET 6 or above
  • Fluent Chinese speaking
  • Willing to travel or be relocated

Skills Required:

  • Effective interpersonal skills, including proven abilities to listen, comprehend, effectively communicate clearly and concisely to obtain positive results
  • Good computer skills (Word, Excel, Power-point)
  • Good organizational skills

Behavior Required :

  • Detail oriented
  • Team player
  • Can do attitude
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Proactively promotes the company’s mission statement and 10 cultural attributes
  • Willing to travel and relocate (if applicable)

Additional Information

Expeditors offers excellent compensation benefit program. 

  • Paid Vacation, Sick Time 
  • Medical Insurance for Employee
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Employee Stock Options Plan 
  • Training and Personnel Development Program

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