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Manager, International Transportation & Logistics

Digi-Key Electronics
Thief River Falls, MN
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Office and Administration
Job Type
Full Time

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DigiKey is one of the fastest growing distributors of electronic components in the world. In addition to offering the broadest selection of in-stock electronic components and providing the best service possible to customers, employees have access to a highly competitive benefits package. The package includes a comprehensive health insurance plan featuring a low co-pay and no deductible plan as well as dental, vision, life, and long-term disability coverage; flexible spending accounts; competitive paid time off; relocation assistance; 401(k) and profit sharing; and education advancement. To learn more, visit our benefits and perks page .


Position Overview: As the Manager, International Transportation/Logistics, you will be responsible for overseeing and optimizing the movement of goods and materials across international borders. Your primary objective will be to ensure the efficient and cost-effective transportation of products, while maintaining compliance with international regulations and delivering exceptional customer service.


Transportation Strategy
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive transportation strategy for international shipments
  • Evaluate and select carriers, freight forwarders, and logistics partners to support our global operations
  • Negotiate contracts and service agreements to secure favorable terms and pricing
  • Travel as necessary

Compliance and Regulatory Oversight
  • Stay informed about international trade regulations, customs procedures, and import/export laws that affect the seamless movement of shipments
  • Ensure that all international shipments comply with local and international regulatory requirements
  • Manage import/export documentation and customs clearance processes as occurrences arise

Carrier Management
  • Engage carrier relationships, ensuring on-time deliveries, and cost control
  • Monitor carrier performance and resolve any transportation-related issues
  • Continuously assess carrier performance and make improvements as needed

Cost Management
  • Develop and manage the transportation budget, seeking cost-saving opportunities
  • Implement cost-effective routing and shipping solutions to minimize expenses
  • Identify and reduce inefficiencies in the transportation process.
  • Optimize and manage opportunities within our Foreign Trade Zone for tariff deferral and avoidance

Inventory and Demand Planning
  • Collaborate with procurement and order fulfillment teams to ensure seamless international logistics
  • Optimize and manage International inbound freight to reduce carrying costs while maintaining service levels

Team Leadership
  • Manage a team of transportation professionals, providing guidance, support, and training
  • Foster a collaborative and productive working environment

Risk Management
  • Assess and mitigate supply chain risks, including geopolitical, economic, and logistical factors
  • Develop and implement risk management strategies to ensure continuity of supply

  • Bachelor's degree in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, or a related field. Master's degree is preferred
  • 7+ years of experience in international transportation and logistics management with 1-2 years at a Sr Analyst or Manager level.
  • Strong knowledge of international trade regulations, customs procedures, and import/export laws
  • Excellent negotiation and contract management skills.
  • Proficiency in transportation management software and supply chain tools
  • Strong leadership and team management capabilities
  • Exceptional problem-solving and communication skills
  • Results-driven and detail-oriented with the ability to work under pressure

  • Ability to work well with ambiguity
  • Ability to work well within a highly collaborative environment
  • Clear/concise communication
  • Strong ability to influence all levels of an organization.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to changing business strategies/needs and/or market conditions

Physical Requirements:
  • Generally, spend the workday sitting at a workstation and operating computer devices, such as, but not limited to keyboard, mouse and screen
  • Generally, spend the workday performing repetitive motions that involve or affect the hands, head, and other parts of your body
  • Occasional standing for presentations

DigiKey Electronics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled, and other diverse candidates to apply and be considered for open positions.

If you are an applicant with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact Human Resources at 1-800-338-4105 or .

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As one of the fastest-growing electronic component distributors in the world, DigiKey is ramping up. And we’re giving quality people lots of opportunities to grow. Here, you can find a role that fits your future with career development resources and an industry-leading benefits package including an $18/hour starting wage for full-time entry level positions with an additional $2,000 sign-on bonus. No matter where life takes you, DigiKey is the kind of place you’ll want to stay put.



We believe in hiring the best people - and offering a benefits package that makes them want to stay for the long term. Check out the benefits and perks you'll receive as a valued Digi-Key employee.

  • Health Insurance Plan
  • On-Site Clinic - save time and money without a co-pay or a need to clock out
  • Relocation Assistance - you could be eligible for relocation assistance 
  • 401(k) - with matching funds
  • Flexible Spending Account - enables you to pay for unreimbursed medical and dental expenses.
  • Time Off  - competitive time off to meet your needs


Company info
701 Brooks Avenue South
Thief River Falls
United States

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