The Woodlands, Texas

What We Do

We’re more than a distribution company – we’re a leading, global partner dedicated to improving quality of life for our customers through the products, expertise, and relationships that serve the world’s most essential industries.


Creating great chemistry is not just about the innovative products and services we safely deliver to customers around the world. It also takes people – people like you – and today, our worldwide team of more than 10,000 employees is helping build a company where the best people want to work. We’re thrilled that you are exploring opportunities where your action will make a positive difference every day. We look forward to building a strong future together.



What You’ll Do

The Global Transportation Manager will provide broad based leadership to craft and lead all aspects of the daily operations of Univar Solutions’ network of global logistics providers. Key results for the role will also include lead time reductions, landed costs reductions and establishment of new services to support import and export material sourcing requirements.

  • In-depth knowledge of global shipping & transport (import & export) practices for ocean, air and multi-modal transportation modes.
  • Strong project development and leadership skills to lead cross functional, multi-cultural and globally based partners.
  • Proven expertise in change management practices with internal and external partners (Ocean carriers, forwarders, NVOCC’s and 3PL partners.)
  • Knowledge of emerging technology and supply chain enablers to streamline and optimize Univar Solutions’ global transportation network.
  • Development, management & communication of shipping forecasts & order management priorities with internal and external partners.
  • Active engagement with ocean carriers, freight forwarders, NVOCC’s and 3PL’s to support Univar Solutions global transportation requirements.
  • Strategic and tactical management of carrier and material suppliers KPI’s and performance standards.
  • Collaboration with ITS leadership, commercial, product and external partners to gather and develop pricing & service proposals.
  • Collaborate closely with and align International Trade Services sustainability program to corporate objectives.

Key Deliverables:

  • Optimization of Univar’s global transportation network through end-to-end order management practices, order visibility and performance metrics.
  • Keen focus to develop landed cost and lead time reduction strategies.
  • Lead project and organizational change practices associated with streamlining of logistics processes and digital transformation initiatives.
  • Orchestrate and lead LSP and Order Management programs.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to gather and provide data for global transportation and supplier performance analytics.
  • Develop ITS sustainability initiatives in alignment with corporate sustainability objectives.
  • Audit and oversee timely data & logistics milestone flows (manual and EDI) into appropriate systems.
  • Maintain timelines and deadlines.
  • Synthesize, analyze data and develop concrete strategies supporting capacity acquisition and management across all modes of transportation.
  • Implement optimizations to benefit import and export programs.


What You’ll Need

  • Min. 8 +  years in leadership role responsible for the global management of international logistics operations (import & export), ocean & air carrier and 3PL networks
  • Strong understanding of supply chain management practices, landed costs calculations, forecasting and modeling.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, with preference for concentration in supply chain/logistics. 
  • Demonstrated leadership of international freight procurement for ocean, air and multi-modal transportation.
  • Demonstrated expertise in project and change management practices.
  • Certifications in; PMP, NCBFAA Certifications (CCS, CES, MES), IATA, among others, is a plus.


Specialized Knowledge/Skills:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills managing cross functional and globally based workgroups in matrixed and direct reporting structure.
  • Skilled at leading change management & training initiatives for new processes and technologies.
  • Strong ability to synthesize, analyze data and develop actionable plans & strategies.
  • Creative problem solving and time management skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills in English – (Spanish or Mandarin a plus).
  • Experienced in use of computer, MS office applications, Tableau, Visio or SAP equivalent ERP system.


What We Offer

Comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous PTO and much more.


Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.

The Woodlands, Texas

You’ve proudly protected our freedom and we’d be honored to have you on our team! 

Our purpose at Univar Solutions is to help keep our communities healthy, fed, clean, and safe. We are an integral part of providing critical products to the communities where we live, play, and work through the incredible efforts of our people… our greatest strength.  

We believe military service is synonymous with our core values:

  • Serious About Safety            
  • We Do What We Say            
  • Where People Matter          
  • Valuable To Others 
  • Together We Win


Our Military Commitment

Univar Solutions is committed to supporting Military Veterans and Families by creating a world-class environment for Veterans to grow their careers as members of our team. Our Veterans Resource Network enables a safe, welcoming, and collaborative environment for all Military Veterans by:

  • Recognizing and promoting the skills and experiences Veterans deliver in an organization
  • Engaging and empowering Veterans, Veteran Families, and supporters to enhance professional development, career advancement, and personal enrichment
  • Providing education and support for Veterans and Veteran Families’ needs
  • Creating a culture of inclusion and diversity that embraces Veterans and welcomes them into an environment where their experiences, opinions, and contributions are truly valued
  • Advocating for and financially contributing to Veteran causes and charities
  • Ensuring we can be a preferred employer of Veterans

Come join Univar Solutions as one of hundreds of Veterans in our ranks who are helping us to redefine Chemical and Ingredient Distribution!

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