Applications Manager - EDI

Location US-WA-Seattle
Company Lynden Incorporated
Regular Full-Time


Lynden Incorporated is looking for a talented and motivated Applications Manager, EDI to join our team who can demonstrate progressive growth and broad capabilities!


Our Story:  

Lynden Incorporated is a family of transportation and logistics companies that deliver a total freight transportation package. At Lynden IT, we provide innovative solutions to complex transportation problems. We encourage our employees to grow and develop within the company and believe our diverse workforce contributes tremendously to our success.


Why you want to work for Lynden:

Compensation – Competitive pay with a discretionary bonus program

Healthcare – Medical, dental and vision plans

Paid Time Off – 17 days paid time off, PTO days increase with years of service

Holidays – 8 paid holidays

Retirement Plan – 401k with up to 3% employer match

Extras – Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Long Term Disability Coverage and Employee Assistance Program at no cost to you!

Free parking and subsidized transit program

Tuition Reimbursement program


What you need to know:

The atmosphere is very enjoyable and results-driven but focused on balancing personal life, health and well-being.

Work Environment – Corporate office setting

Work Schedule – This is a hybrid (In office and remote) position with flexibility on work schedule.  Regular attendance and timeliness are essential functions of this job.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Successful candidates are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless qualified for a recognized exemption.



As an EDI Manager you will oversee a team of software developers responsible for design, development, and execution of B2B data interchange strategies, oversee all aspects of electronic data interchange (EDI) daily operations and coordinate EDI initiatives for Lynden.




Execute daily operational tasks necessary to transmit and receive EDI/B2B transactions and troubleshoot transmission errors working in conjunction with trading partners, the IT team and business stakeholders.


Coordinate with new and existing trading partners as well as third party processors to analyze specifications, determine feasibility, cost estimates, design and develop maps, establish communication protocols, and lead testing and onboarding activities.


Partner with IT management in development and implementation of an EDI/B2B strategy to support organizational initiatives. Collaborate with the IT application team to enhance and optimize the integration between B2B software and its primary data source (ERP system).


Responsible for scheduling, oversee implementation, escalation point of contact for EDI projects, coordinating necessary resources and communicating with Lynden customers, Lynden operating company personnel, and other interested parties.


Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are meet and adhering to approved budgets.


Provides training and post installation support for customers, coworkers and other IT support personnel.


Develop and maintain comprehensive documentation of EDI processes and technical configuration.


Responsible for interviewing, hiring and training EDI software developers; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Attendance and timeliness are essential functions of this job.


Other duties may be assigned.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in related field and six years programming experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.




Directly supervises employees.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.



Strong interpersonal and communications skills to facilitate work with technical personnel and business managers/administrators.  Required skills include the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business documents; write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; and effectively present information to management, customers, and the general public.



  • Six years’ experience implementing, configuring and supporting B2B/EDI applications is required
  • Proficiency with Axway B2Bi is preferred
  • Solid experience working on EDI projects using formats such as X12, XML, flatfiles and using communication protocols such as AS2, SFTP and VAN
  • Ability to communicate effectively internally (IT, end users, business leaders) and externally (trading partner, EDI processors)
  • Experience managing projects and teams and an ability to coach, mentor and motivate others is desired
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills and ability to manage multiple competing priorities
  • Knowledge of Universe/UniData enterprise application development environment would be beneficial
  • Logistics or Freight management experience is preferred
  • Self-motivated with a desire and aptitude to learn, improve and innovate



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to enter information and instructions into a computer keyboard.  The employee frequently is required to talk and hear.  The employee must be able to read information displayed on a computer monitor.


The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Lynden Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer.

Candidate must pass a pre-employment drug test and background check.



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