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Job: Senior Associate – Logistics

Title Senior Associate – Logistics
Location Bellevue, WA
Job Information

We are seeking a dynamic individual experienced in managing specialized logistics networks with a specific focus on research and development. The ideal candidate will have worked in the Logistics arena, as both vendor and client, and must have a strong grasp of the intricacies that govern international air and ground transport, including IATA HAZMAT regulations. The candidate must be a self-starter, highly motivated, capable of working with little supervision, and proactive to solve for complex logistics challenges in a timely manner. The candidate will work closely with all international R&D teams on highly sensitive initiatives that will require involving Logistics, Operations, Trade Compliance, Legal, Tax and Finance to define optimal transport methods. 



  • Actively interact with all teams to establish logistics support requirements
  • Have a strong grasp of IATA HAZMAT regulations and their applications
  • Manage R&D specific carrier and courier relationship
  • Work closely with Legal and Procurement from quote to delivery to drive operational efficiency
  • Manage, guide and coordinate the movement of all equipment, support technology, and test-ware critical to our worldwide R&D efforts
  • Understand compliance restrictions and identify special handling requirements associated with R&D projects to reduce tax implications, apply FTA programs, manage duty, and optimize import opportunities
  • Publish and maintain country specific R&D Logistics SOPs, including internal wiki
  • Create a strong support structure with existing resources
  • Implement and maintain Inventory Control & Accuracy for all capital equipment
  • Develop, forecast and advise operational budget for the R&D logistics needs.


  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in Logistics involving international import, export, and domestic activities
  • At least 5 years of experience in operations within a 3PL or freight brokerage company
  • Strong grasp of import/export, Trade Compliance, PGA’s, FTAs
  • HAZMAT/Dangerous Goods certification suggested
  • Broad international logistics and trade compliance experience
  • Experience in time sensitive, delivery critical, international trade
  • Strong organizational background.


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