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International Transportation Manager

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Location: Saint Louis, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Supply Chain

A family-owned company, bioMérieux has grown to become a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. For almost 60 years and across the world, we have imagined and developed innovative diagnostics solutions to improve public health. Today, our teams are spread across 44 countries and serve 160 countries with the support of a large distribution network. This includes our SLC site, formerly known as BioFire Diagnostics.


Position Summary:

This position is responsible for International Transport operational duties related to the shipments of the company’s products from the US International Distribution Centers (IDC) to its International Subsidiaries and Distributors worldwide (exports) by air, ocean and truck mode, ensuring cold chain constraints are respected.

The position is also responsible for the transport and customs clearance of some import shipments to the US by air and ocean mode.

Maintain the company’s compliance program relating to customs, duties, packaging, master data coordination and regulatory requirements such as Dangerous Goods from IATA, C-TPAT, cold chain management, and several others.



Export Transportation

  • Approve  transportation options, routes, services based on customer needs, industry and transportation market trends
  • Interact with IDC Operations and International Sales Admin teams to ensure the timely and accurate processing and shipment of customer orders.
  • Ensure Quality compliance, manage transportation complaints

  • Manage cost through follow up with internal departments (Financial, Sales Admin) . Implement savings plan
  • Manage the carriers (KPI review, carbon footprint, business review with purchasing dept., continuous improvement and innovation)
  • Actively participate to the carriers RFQ process with Purchasing department


Import and Customs

  • Knowledge of customs and compliance, able to back up the Import Manager
  • Track, trace, and manage part of the imports into the United States from point of departure to final delivery at bioMerieux sites.
  • Give instructions for clearing to the customs broker and to Health authorities and Veterinary services when applicable
  • Follow and monitor final delivery to manufacturing sites and US IDC’s, ensuring communication between all partie’s (broker, carriers, logistics partners, consignee). Manage transportation claim if necessary, based on incoterm.
  • Organize transportation activities to the US sites when managed under EXW, or FCA from shippers out of US : Responsible to book and follow transport from origin to destination with carrier according to environmental conditions requested by consignee


Studies and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • At least 5 years of relevant operational experience in Transportation and customs
  • Export/Import/customs experience required for transportation by air/ocean and truck modes


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Knowledge in International Trade
  • Dangerous goods certified / cold chain management is appreciated
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and challenge carriers
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication, strong analytical skills. Highly organized, detail-oriented and driven by a sense of urgency
  • Demonstrated ability to handle a variety of Supply Chain issues/topics and demonstrated ability to manage a high workload
  • Participate effectively in complex Supply Chain projects; demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally and in an International environment
  • MS Office proficiency, especially with spreadsheet preparation, is highly recommended. Some experience with a ERP systems and logistics would be helpful but not required.  SAP experience is preferred.


COVID-19 Considerations:

  • Working from home and respecting bioMerieux guidelines, walls between work stations, cleaning often.  All tools to be successful are provided.


BioMérieux Inc. and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Please be advised that the receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant’s identity and legal authorization to work in the United States are required of all new hires. Any misrepresentation, falsification, or material omission may result in the failure to receive an offer, the retraction of an offer, or if already hired, dismissal. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation in BioMérieux’s or its affiliates’ application process by contacting us via telephone at (385) 770-1132, by email at [email protected], or by dialing 711 for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

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