Management Trainee - Rotational Program

Newark, New Jersey, United States DHL Global Forwarding, Freight req74663 08/03/2019

DHL Global Forwarding (DGF) manages the flow of goods and information across a customer's global supply chain utilizing air/ocean/ground transportation, customs brokerage services, and dedicated warehousing/distribution centers. We are part of Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s leading logistics provider with operations in over 220 countries. Visit our career site on the web at

Our Traditional Management Trainee program is designed to attract college graduates and immerse you in our key functional business units (Warehouse, Operations, and Sales), while assimilating you into our DHL culture.You will gain a broad understanding of DHL Global Forwarding’s products and services, and your role as a Certified International Forwarder.

During this program you will gain hands on experience in various rotations to include: Warehouse operations (2 months), Air/Ocean Export Operations (6 months), Air/Ocean Import Operations (6 months) and Sales (4 months).  At the completion of this rotational program (18 months), you will be placed into a leadership or field sales role based on availability and suitability. The long term vision for the traditional management trainee is to grow from role to role so that he or she can accept progressively more responsible assignments across the U.S. landscape.

Let DHL Global Forwarding help you launch your career while providing you all the training, tools, support and resources to be successful!

What will it take to be successful?  Below are our minimum key requirements for this program:

·4 year University degree graduate

oPreference for Supply Chain/Logistics, Operations Management or Business/International concentrations

oGPA 3.0 minimum preferred

·0-2 years of working experience in a business related environment and / or strong leadership experience

·Mobility across the U.S. is a requirement to be accepted into this program and to be considered for future roles in the U.S. business in the future

·Strong desire to build a career in the Logistics & Transportation / Freight Forwarding industry

·Demonstrates general knowledge of the transportation / freight forwarding industry

·Career aspirations aligned with DHL culture

·Strong motivational fit, Can-Do attitude, and Entrepreneurial spirit

·Inquisitive, willing to learn and accept new challenges and responsibilities to foster continued growth

·Willing to participate in a ‘hands on’ work environment

·Self-motivated with a strong work ethic

·Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills

·Exceptional computer skills (Office Products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OutLook)

WHY JOIN our DHL team?

At DHL, you will be part of a strong team that respects its employees, society and environment.  You will interact with people from all over the world and get the chance to experience the unique international spirit of DHL.  We offer benefits and programs to help you manage your time at and away at work to achieve a healthy work/life balance.  DHL offers highly competitive compensation, incentive, and bonus plans. 

In addition, DHL offers the following:

·Paid time off: Holiday, Float Holiday, Vacation, and Sick

·Medical, Prescription, Dental, and Vision plans

·401K plan with a match

·Employee Discount plan

·Tuition Assistance Plan

As the world’s leading Logistics Company, DHL offers a wide range of interesting job challenges and opportunities in our different divisions around the globe. Our performance management system supports us in recognizing your potential, evaluating your performance, and continuously planning the development of your career with DHL.We will always enable you to take on responsibility and encourage your growth, personally and professionally.

Our Vision: The Logistics Company for the World
Our Mission: Excellence. Simply Delivered.
Our Purpose: We connect people, improving their lives.
Our Values: Respect & Results
Our Goals: Employer, Provider, and Investment of Choice, Living Responsibility

DHL Global Forwarding is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Work Authorization:

DHL Global Forwarding will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which visa sponsorship will be provided. Individuals who need sponsorship for work authorization, now or in the future, are not eligible for hire for this role.


Facts and Figures

  • Working Hours


  • Business Unit

    DHL Global Forwarding US

  • Travel Required

    Below 25%

  • Employment Type

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Work Permit Required


  • Shift Requirement

    Day time only