Operations Manager

Long Beach, California

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CEVA Logistics provides global supply chain solutions to connect people, products and providers all around the world. Present in 170 countries and with more than 110,000 employees spread over 1,300 sites, we are well on our way to achieving our vision: to be a Top 5 global 3PL.

We believe that our employees are the key to our success. We want to engage and empower our diverse, global team to co-create value with our customers through our solutions in contract logistics and air, ocean, ground, and finished vehicle transport. That is why CEVA Logistics offers a dynamic and exceptional work environment that fosters personal growth, innovation, and continuous improvement.

DARE TO GROW! Join CEVA Logistics, and you will be part of a team that values imagination, encourages boldness and exemplarity, and is committed to excellence in everything we do. Join us in our mission to shape the future of global logistics as we become a global leader in the logistics industry. As we continue growing at a fast pace, will you "Dare to Grow" with us?


At Ceva Lead Logistics, we are providing customers with outstanding Visibility and Control across their entire Supply Chain. Our operations experts located across the globe in our 6 Control Towers provide services around Supplier and Order Management, Transport Planning and Monitoring, as well as managing performance and freight cost.

Based in one of CEVA Lead Logistics' regional Control Towers and reporting to the regional Control Tower Manager, the CLL Control Tower Operations Manager will coordinate and lead an operational team dedicated to one of CLL's LLP / 4PL customers.

This role ensures operational services are executed in an effective and efficient manner across several transport service providers and different modes of transport, while maintaining a high level of quality and meeting performance and cost targets.


Customer Operations Management:

  • Day-to-Day management of the CLL Control Tower operations team to ensure compliance with established work standards (SOPs and Work Instructions), with the aim to achieve delivery of high-quality Lead Logistics services to CLL customers
  • Responsible for the fulfilment of agreed internal and customer quality metrics and KPIs (for example OTIF); in case of non-performance, support investigation process and align corrective actions with other involved CLL functions, such as Contract Management, BPE (Business Process Excellence) etc.
  • Guide and oversee the operational teams on issue resolution and act as escalation point for unresolved operational problems with the customer
  • Establish and manage a solid relationship with operational counterparts on customer side, manage regular exchanges with the customer on an operational management level

Team and People Management:
  • Disciplinary and functional management of an operational team dedicated to one CLL customer, ensuring adherence of all team members to CEVA's values and policies
  • Actively manage team performance through monitoring of internal team KPIs, tracking team productivity and labour performance, using CLL tools
  • Manage knowledge exchange between resources and ensure that all staff is trained on latest applicable CEVA and customer processes and policies, in line with quality guidelines where applicable
  • Responsible for performance evaluation and professional development of team members, including training / development plans and succession planning
  • Identify resource needs and support Control Tower Manager and HR teams in recruiting and onboarding process for new hires

Control Tower Governance and Operational Excellence:
  • Responsible for Document Management within the respective Control Tower scope: ensure that all applicable documentation (SOP, Guidelines, Work Instructions etc.) are kept up to date and all Control Tower resources are trained accordingly
  • Ensure that all applicable company and quality policies are adhered to by all Control Tower staff

Other duties:
  • Support cross-customer improvement projects in collaboration with Control Tower Management, Contract Managers and / or Business Process Excellence teams
  • Regularly exchange with Control Tower Management and other Operations Managers to establish knowledge sharing and re-use of best practices across various customer accounts e.g. through case studies
  • Manage other projects assigned by Regional Head of Operations


Education and Experience
  • University degree / Masters in business with a focus on Supply Chain, Transportation or comparable field
    • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Logistics, 3PL, Transportation or Supply Chain Management or related field, or comparable work experience
  • 5+ years of experience in freight forwarding operations or related industry experience in a customer-facing role
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in managing a larger operational team
  • In-depth logistics / forwarding experience in one or multiple of the following industry sectors: Automotive, Aerospace, Pharma / Healthcare, High-tech or consumer
  • Experience with working in a LLP / 4PL Control Tower environment desirable

Computer Skills
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel, Power Point, Project)
  • Experience with logistics software and tools (TMS, WMS, ERP or similar) on an end-user level
  • Experience with reporting tools (Tableau, Qlik, Business Objects, Power BI) on an end-user level desirable

Other Skills/Experience
  • Customer and quality focused mindset, committed to take initiative to deliver high quality operational services
  • Hands-on and pragmatic mentality
  • Proven leadership skills and the ability to motivate, coordinate and support on-site as well as virtual teams


With a genuine culture of recognition, we want our employees to grow, develop and be part of our journey. We offer a benefits package with a focus on your wellbeing. This includes competitive Paid Time Off, 401(k), health insurance and an employee benefits platform that offers discounts on gym memberships and a diverse range of retail, travel, car and hospitality brands, including important offerings like pet insurance.

We are a team in every sense, and we support each other and work collaboratively to achieve our goals together.

It is our goal that you will be compensated for your hard work and commitment, so if you'd like to work for one of the top Logistics providers in the world then let's work together to help you find your new role.


We value your professional and personal growth. That's why we share plenty of career opportunities for you to thrive within CEVA. This role can be the first step on your career path with us. You can stay in the same job family, find a new family to grow in (an almost limitless number of options) or find your own path. Join CEVA for a challenging and rewarding career.

CEVA operates in a multicultural, global environment and is a richly diverse organization operating seamlessly as one company. We aim to attract, motivate and retain the best people in our industry, whatever their background. We share the same passion to deliver world-class solutions to our customers. We have the best supply chain professionals in the industry and develop this talent in an inspiring work environment.

CEVA Logistics is proud to be an equal opportunity work place and an affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.

Please note: Legitimate CEVA Logistics recruitment processes include communication with candidates through recognized professional networks, such as LinkedIn or via an official company email address: firstname.lastname@cevalogistics.com. We recommend that you do not respond to unsolicited business propositions and/or offers from people with whom you are unfamiliar.

Information provided is true and accurate. False statements or information will result in the application voided.

Outstanding benefits for employee and family including multiple health plans(company contribution to health savings account), prescription, dental and vision coverage.
Company paid life insurance, accident insurance, short- and long-term disability coverage and employee assistance plan.
Voluntary benefits including additional life insurance, AD&D coverage, buy-up short- and long-term disability, critical illness, identify theft & legal plan.
401(k) with company match.
Flexible Paid Time Off programs including company paid holidays.
Tuition reimbursement program.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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