Senior Manager, Global Ocean and Trucking Solutions

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Come and lead our Ocean team.The Opportunity:

The Ocean business at Flexport has grown tremendously since the company’s founding and we’ve positioned ourselves as a top freight forwarder across several of the world’s largest trade lanes. To continue this record growth, we are looking for an individual to serve as a strategic expert on the Ocean business at Flexport and help drive strategic initiatives. This role will require tight collaboration across our global Ocean team, as well as other key organizations, including Makers, Demand, Finance, Legal, and more.

You will:
  • Be part of the Ocean & Trucking leadership team
  • Manage a team of analysts to become experts in the Ocean business at Flexport
  • Collaborate with Ocean & Trucking team to identify, scope, and prioritize key process improvement and strategic initiatives
  • Work with data team, Ocean Solutions associate(s), and Trade Lane Managers to standardize ocean dashboards and source of truth metrics
  • Conduct detailed analysis to inform future carrier selection and negotiation priorities
  • Work across the Ocean organization to continually assess and improve upon ocean procurement costs and service levels
  • Collaborate with Trucking team to capitalize on end-to-end ocean and trucking opportunities
  • Analyze ocean and drayage provider performance and develop standard KPIs and SLAs to measure vendor performance
  • Direct market and competitive intelligence efforts
  • Inform development of long-term procurement strategies and playbooks to profitably scale new trade lanes, customer end-markets, and product offerings
  • Plan, perform, and implement process improvement initiatives
  • Organize, leads, and facilitate cross-functional project teams
  • Provide direction on the use of re-engineering techniques to improve process performance and product quality
  • Communicate team progress
  • Own cost and benefit analyses
You should have:
  • 5+ years of experience in finance, consulting, technology or general management; ideally part of which in logistics or supply chain
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent working experience
  • Exceptional program management skills 
  • Exceptional analysis skills (Excel, SQL, Looker, etc.)
  • The ability to influence cross-functional stakeholders without authority
  • A proven track record of effectively interacting with senior management
  • Demonstrated ability to manage direct reports
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Strategic vision and ground floor execution; execute end-to-end with world class follow through
  • Ability to lead and direct the work of others
  • Courage to challenge the status quo when logic and reason require it. See something broken? Fix it.
About Flexport:

We believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make global trade easier for everyone. We aim to do this by building the Operating System for Global trade - a strategic model combining advanced technology and data analytics, logistics infrastructure, and supply chain expertise. Flexport today connects almost 10,000 clients and suppliers across 109 countries, including established global brands like Georgia-Pacific as well as emerging innovators like Sonos. Started in 2013, we've raised over $1.3B in funding from SoftBank Vision Fund, Founders Fund, GV, First Round Capital and Y Combinator. We’re excited about the three big ways we’re moving forward after our recent $1B investment from SoftBank Vision Fund in February 2019. 

Worried about not having any freight forwarding experience?
  • Don’t be! We’re building the first Operating System for Global Trade. That’s why it’s incredibly important for us to bring people from diverse backgrounds and experiences together with our industry veterans to help move the freight forwarding industry forward.
  • What’s freight forwarding and why does it matter? Freight forwarding is the coordination and shipment of goods from one place to another and it’s what makes global trade possible. Flexport is on a mission to make global trade easier for everyone because we believe it can help connect the world and break down economic barriers.
  • 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. 

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation

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Location

Come be a part of the founding team in our newest U.S. office! 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

Sales Development Representative

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

Senior Engineering Manager

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?

The squad model makes every team member's accomplishments integral to his/her peers success which, in turn, stimulates each us to celebrate each others wins through shoutouts on slack, nominations for projects and applause at team meetings.

Ellen

Global Operations Associate

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
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
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
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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