Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki simplifies powerful technology so that passionate people can focus on their mission.
Chicago, IL

Freight Manager at Cisco Meraki (Chicago, IL)

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Technology can connect us, empower us, and drive us. At Cisco Meraki, we believe that by embracing an incredibly extensible and innovative software platform that simplifies the ever-increasing complexity of IT and business, we can free passionate people to focus on their mission. Do you share our belief?

Cisco Meraki is looking for a Freight Manager to join our Operations Team in Chicago! We are looking for a curious logistics professional who will collaborate with teams within Cisco Meraki, teams within greater Cisco, and external partners to further optimize our current processes and systems to scale with Meraki’s terrific year-over-year sales growth.

Your first 6 months will consist of gaining a deep understanding of Cisco Meraki’s carrier and broker relationships and integrations while collaborating with key stakeholders. With your newly formed relationships and business knowledge you will be able to perform complex analyses on costs and performance trends to see opportunities.

This is ideal role with you if you are interested in partnering with project managers, developers, and/or other stakeholders to bring new opportunities to fruition!

What You Will Do
  • Partner with global operational fulfillment teams and Cisco Supply Chain leaders to lead accounts, help negotiate contracts, rates, and critical metrics along with invoice management
  • Lead RFQ in partnership with Supply Chain
  • Perform analysis of carrier/broker costs versus shipping uplift programs
  • Partner with project managers on new system integrations with 3PLs, carriers, and brokers, and internal improvement projects
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements and Qualifications
  • 5 years of work experience in a Logistics, Operations, or Supply Chain role, plus carrier/broker management is preferred
  • 4-year college degree required
  • Excellent quantitative, analytical, and communication skills
  • Outstanding business insight with analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Experience working with other mathematicians, scientists, or engineers is required.
  • Proven track record to work efficiently in a changing, rapidly growing environment

Cisco requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated or have an approved religious or medical accommodation. Candidates accepting an offer must provide proof of vaccination status on their first day. If someone anticipates requesting an accommodation for this requirement, they must receive approval before the start date. Candidates receiving an offer will receive additional information about the accommodation process at the time of the offer. All offers of employment are contingent upon complying with Cisco's vaccination policy.

At Cisco Meraki, we’re challenging the status quo with the power of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. When we connect different perspectives, we can imagine new possibilities, inspire innovation, and release the full potential of our people. We’re building an employee experience that includes appreciation, belonging, growth, and purpose for everyone.

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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What are Cisco Meraki Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Cisco Meraki has an Employee Experience team dedicated to ensuring that each Merakian has the best experience during their time at Meraki.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

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