INTTRA is ocean shipping’s leading e-marketplace where companies go to ship efficiently and gain insights to grow. Backed by over 50 carriers and the world’s largest network of ocean shippers, INTTRA technology changes the way our industry connects and does business with one another.
More than 27% of our world’s trade begins at INTTRA – and with unique visibility into 35% of global container traffic, only INTTRA users can access the big picture insights needed to better collaborate, share knowledge, and manage shipments around the world.
Why 220,000 people choose INTTRA for their ocean shipping needs:
Underlying INTTRA’s solution is industry leading, transaction processing and analytics technology that consistently delivers high availability, highly secure and lightning fast systems. INTTRA’s SaaS-based products are hosted in a premium data center with world-class operating standards with a team of global IT professionals 24x7x365. Network participants receive 99.95% system uptime with the power to support high-volume transaction processing and data accessibility to enhance network collaboration and decision-making in the fast-paced ocean shipping industry. One connection to INTTRA puts the ocean at your fingertips.
Over the past 13 years, we’ve done more than simply deliver products. With our carrier and shipping partners, we’ve developed the standards in use today for critical shipping business processes. Through a rich set of well-defined, repeatable business processes we deliver global efficiencies across the full shipping lifecycle. Ocean shipping is our DNA. The INTTRA processes and supporting member services help our clients employ the power of e-commerce to achieve rapid business impact – helping them reduce costly overhead and deliver valuable business improvements.
INTTRA professionals are dedicated and passionate about what we do. Our history of innovation creating process and industry standards, performance measurement standards and metrics, and unequaled network collaboration has been powered by the people at INTTRA - who deeply understand the challenges and requirements of the ocean shipping industry. We are 100% focused on helping our clients transform how they manage shipping processes and engage partners across the supply chain for greater efficiency, lower risk, better visibility and improved collaboration.
We recently asked each of our employees to describe in one word what our culture is, and here’s what they had to say;
Energetic – Intense – Transparent - Fun – Inclusive - Relaxed
INTTRA represents a mixture of ocean shipping and technology professionals -that bring insights and ideas from both worlds to create a unique blend of expertise. Our people are passionate about developing and launching new products that bring innovation and cutting edge technology to a very old and important industry.
But most importantly, we’re a close-knit global family whose people really enjoy working with and supporting each other towards our common goals.
Every month "We Are INTTRA" showcases the diverse group of people who make us great. This month the Spotlight is on Sam Strum in our New Jersey office.
As Director – Data Management Services I lead a team responsible for enabling reporting and analytics on INTTRA’s data. My team works in lockstep with the Commercial Reporting team. We perform services for both the Marketplace and Data businesses and other areas such as Service Delivery, Finance, Marketing and Product Management. Our scope of responsibility includes essentially everything relating to data: from creating optimized designs, to integration, to ad-hoc reporting to Business Intelligence architecture and administration. Some major accomplishments include spearheading a Track and Trace quality initiative that improved industry quality over 13% and enabling the sales of key external dashboards.
I have worked in Information Technology groups focusing on data for several companies (e.g. Polo Ralph Lauren, AT&T, Merck, Wyndham) for 25 years. Being in many different industries has allowed me to have a broad perspective in solving and implementing data-based solutions. INTTRA, being a smaller company in a nice niche of e-commerce for shipping, has been a great place for me to use my skills and have an impact in everything data related.
When I am not working I spend most of my time being a dad and husband. I have coached my three kids in every sport since they were old enough to play. Currently I am coaching multiple basketball teams and I am on the local softball and basketball boards. The rest of my time is for fun! This is mostly related to playing sports. I particularly enjoy playing Dodgeball with my INTTRA colleagues, which started from an idea I brought to INTTRA a few years back. Finally, I have been playing bass, guitar and piano since I can remember and play in multiple bands and I am looking forward to having my bigger band play a future INTTRA event as I thoroughly enjoyed entertaining at the NJ INTTRA Holiday party this year.
We have a 10 week Summer Intern program that immerses bright young minds into our business, our culture, and our INTTRA family. Pictured below are our 2016 interns at their Community Day of Service for Childrens Aid and Family Services (www.cafsnj.org) in Clifton, NJ.
Find out from our Director of Talent Acquisition what makes our program so special.
Internships will be posted before February 1st. In the meantime, find out what the Top Ten reasons to be part of this program.
Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something . . .
INTTRA employees support our community through a number of local organizations like DYFUS, Toys for Tots, and CAFS (Children’s Aid and Family Services) to name a few. In addition to these fund raising activities – we sponsor 2 “DAYS of SERVICE”. All INTTRA employees are eligible to use 2 work days to give back to our community. Each year we plan 4 independent group projects that every employee can choose to participate in, and every INTTRA employee is able to take another day to serve a charitable organization of their choosing.
These are photos taken from last year's summer intern day of service for CAFS. Our interns painted the bedrooms of a local foster home.
I have been working at INTTRA full-time (Less than a year)
- Business casual attire (some people even wear shorts)
- Ample parking including an underground parking garage
- On-site cafeteria.
- Interesting work in cool technologies.
- Opportunity to learn new stuff.
- Coworkers are smart, friendly, and dedicated to getting the job done. While all companies have politics, Inttra seems to have less of it than most.
- Small company means that you will affect the bottom line: you get to make a difference!
- Free foods at seemingly random times. You just pop into the kitchen area and oh, look: pizza! Or cake! Or sandwiches!
- Ample opportunity to learn new things.
- Changing technologies can make some people uncomfortable.
- Company is understaffed in some areas, resulting in occasional long hours.
- Growing pains as the established culture acclimatizes to new best practices.
Advice to Management
Whatever you're doing seems to be working, so keep up the good work.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at INTTRA (Parsippany, NJ) in July 2016.
Quick and Seamless - Very professional organization / executives. I met with 3 HR people (including director) and one intern as well as the Chief General Counsel. I have only positive things to say about this organization and it was very refreshing. I think this business is going to make quite a dent in their market and I wish them the best of luck. They selected another candidate, and I continue to have a linked-in relationship with the people I met.