Associate Manager, Shipping and Logistics

Associate Manager, Shipping and Logistics
EF Education First
Cambridge, MA

Are you passionate about staff management, team building, and helping your team to grow in their careers? Are you upbeat and outgoing, can work well in a team environment and enjoy sharing new ideas? If so, you could be a perfect fit for our Logistics team at EF Education First, the world leader in international education.

The Role
EF is looking for a highly motivated individual to work in a central role where you will have a glimpse into the operations of the entire company. Thinking creatively, you will apply your existing knowledge and skills to constantly identify ways to improve our service and reduce costs for the company. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Day-to-day shipping room operations
  • Staff management
  • Order processing and inventory control
  • Import/export and compliance
  • Budget accountability
  • Monitor material supply/demand
  • Vendor management
  • Enhance production workflow
  • Recruitment, hiring, and training of new staff
  • Development of current staff
  • Invoice processing
  • Project management

This position will continue to evolve with expanded supervisory responsibilities and will report to the Manager of Shipping and Logistics. Qualities that will set you apart in this role and help you to continue your growth:

  • Short and long term vision for the department
  • Ability to drive change
  • Understanding EF structure
  • Eagerness to expand your internal network
  • Understanding of maximizing resources to accomplish tasks

Moreover, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated the ability to lead by example in past experiences. Enthusiasm, the ability to multi-task and work with many different people in various departments will make you an irresistible candidate!


  • Associate or post-secondary education preferred
  • Experience or interest in a shipping/receiving and client service environment preferred but not required
  • Knowledge of automated systems: CRM, materials ordering, inventory and courier software programs a plus
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced yet safe and effectively time-managed manner
  • Excellent organization, written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Office applications and comfortable working within spreadsheets and business intelligence/sharing applications
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs

A bit more about EF Education First

EF Education First is the world leader in international education. Founded in 1965, EF’s mission is to break down barriers of language, culture, and geography. To date, EF has helped millions of people learn a language, discover the world or earn an academic degree. We have fifteen subsidiaries and non-profit organizations, schools and offices in over 50 countries and employ over 34,000 staff and teachers. In today’s increasingly complex and interdependent world, our mission is more relevant than ever.

See Inside the Office of EF Education First

EF Education First is the world leader in international education. At EF, everything employees do is centered around the company’s mission: opening the world through education. Since it was founded 50 years ago, EF’s language learning, educational travel, and cultural exchange programs have helped people of all ages and nationalities become citizens of the world.

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