VP, Organization & People Development

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Create Opportunities for People to Grow 

The Organization & People Development Team is at the epicenter of organization, team and individual growth at Flexport. The VP, Organization & People Development has the privilege of leading this newly formed team reporting to the Chief Impact Officer of Flexport.

The opportunity: 

As Flexport emerges from scrappy start up to multi-billion dollar enterprise, we have two major goals: 

  • We want to be the place where people have the most positive career-defining experiences of their lifetimes. This role has the opportunity to shape the types of experiences we have - the career pathways, the development opportunities, and the leadership development agenda. 
  • We want to steward a high velocity culture empowered by our people, meaning we need everyone moving in the same direction at speed. That means we need an efficient organization where roles and goals are clear, where decisions may be made quickly, where the organization is easy to navigate and where we can move talent where they need to be when we need them through talent movement and robust succession planning. 

If you want to be the architect of the solutions, methodologies, tools and team that guide our talent, leadership, learning and org development agenda, then this is the role for you. You will be a part of the Impact Senior Leadership team, working alongside the leaders of our .Org team, Brand and Communications, and our senior People Team leaders.

You will: 
  • Drive Organization Effectiveness. Work with the CIO and People Business Partners to identify and improve macro organization effectiveness issues through leader, team and org-wide OD interventions to truly operate as a high velocity culture
  • Define Organization Architecture. Define and refine the organization architecture for roles, career pathways, proficiency levels, etc. so that the organization is easier to navigate and talent movement simpler to facilitate
  • Steward our Talent Development Agenda. Develop and steward the talent, leadership and learning philosophy and practices on behalf of the company to offer the positive career-defining experience we want for our employees
  • Lead Talent Management. Develop and steward the methodologies, processes and tools around talent and performance management informed by innovative thinking and favorite best practices - ensuring that the People Business Partners are equipped to lead teams through this work
  • Develop Leaders & Managers. Develop leadership and management competency framework, development cohorts and programs and targeted training to ensure our leaders are equipped to lead Flexport now and in the future.
  • Oversee Learning & Development. Ensure that we have a robust learning & development curriculum that offers everything from compliance training, basic skills enhancement and Flexport-specific offerings for all Flexporters
You should have: 
  • 12-15 years of experience in Talent, Organizational Development & Learning Development - preferably in progressive leadership roles with internal company experience
  • Degree in HR Development, Business, Adult Learning, Organizational Development or related field required
  • Experience building or scaling a Talent practice is a plus and/or working in company with mature talent practices
  • Ability to innovate to meet the needs of the business/industry; knows industry best practice and how to adapt it 
  • Track record of establishing excellent business partnerships and strong collaborator and advisor to HR Business Partners and other leaders
  • Ability to lead a top-notch, globally distributed team 
About Flexport:

We believe trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make global trade easy for everyone. Flexport is building the platform for global logistics, empowering buyers, sellers and their logistics partners with the technology and services to grow and innovate. Today, companies of all sizes—from emerging brands to Fortune 500s—use Flexport technology to move more than $10B of merchandise across 112 countries every year. 

Worried about not having any logistics experience? 

Don’t be! Our mission is to make global trade easy for everyone. That’s why it’s important to bring people from diverse backgrounds and experiences together with our industry veterans to help move the global logistics industry forward.

We know this industry is complex. That’s why we invest in education starting day one with Flexport Academy, a one week intensive onboarding program designed specifically to set every new Flexport employee up for success. 

At Flexport, our ability to fulfill our mission of making global trade easy for everyone relies on having a diverse, dedicated and engaged workforce. That is why Flexport is committed to creating and nurturing an environment where anyone can be their authentic self. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, health status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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Location

We're located near tons of restaurants and only a 10-minute walk from 3 parks!

An Insider's view of Flexport

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The people in this office are the cream of the crop. They’re down to earth and razor-sharp. You could go up to anyone in the office, ask them a question, and they will stop whatever they were doing and help you out every time.

Victoria

SMB, Account Executive

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We are solving the extreme complexity and opacity of trucking coordination and execution in international supply chains. We bring visibility and control to our customers while also reducing operational overhead.

Uri

Director, Engineering

What makes someone successful on your team?

Ownership. Our company is growing quickly and the surface area of our product is growing quickly as well. The strongest contributors identify important projects and see them through completely. They are proactive from the initial research and design phases to the post-launch productive monitoring. As Flexport grows, they emerge as natural leaders.

Max

Senior Staff Engineer

How does your team reward individual success?

Every team member's accomplishments are integral to their peers' success which, in turn, stimulates each of us to celebrate each others wins and nominate one another for projects and roles that facilitate unparalleled career development.

Ellen

Solutions Consultant

What are Flexport Perks + Benefits

Flexport Benefits Overview

Flexport is an employee forward company. We know that life comes first and want you to take the time you need with our flexible paid time off program. We offer 100% covered health, vision, and dental insurance, 401K, performance bonuses, stock with a 10-year tax option, commuter benefits, a generous maternity (18 weeks with a phase back program that offers reduced hours and flexible schedule during their first month back) and paternity leave (8 weeks), free lunch and snacks, dog-friendly offices, pay equity, career advancement, and more.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Flexport's flexible PTO policy allows employees to take as many days off as they need, providing they get manager approval.
Paid Volunteer Time
Flexport encourages employees to give back with paid volunteer time off up to 10 hours per year.
Paid Holidays
Flexport gives all full-time employees paid time off to observe all major holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Flexport offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all full-time employees.
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Flexport provides catered lunches Monday - Friday and stocks our kitchen with breakfast foods for employees to enjoy in the morning.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program

Additional Perks + Benefits

We're proud that we collectively speak over 40 languages and live on 3 continents. We strive to create a workplace where candidates, employees, and all community members within Flexport’s ecosystem of connected organizations are encouraged to share their stories, celebrate their cultures, and learn from one another. Joining Flexport means joining a truly global community.

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