Trucking Consolidations Lead

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The opportunity:

Flexport’s network consists of a wide array of partners conducting consolidation and deconsolidation activities for Air and LCL cargo. The Trucking Consolidations arm makes decisions on how to effectively route and consolidate cargo for the lowest cost, while maintaining a high level of quality for all clients involved. 

We are looking for someone to develop Flexport’s trucking consolidations network and service offerings within North America. In this role, we need a leader who can develop and execute a growth strategy to expand this network, ensure operational excellence of designed solutions, and achieve long-term commercial success with this program. 

Current State:

    • Linehaul Network: Flexport runs a complex model of insourced and outsourced linehauls across 15+ major US markets. This role will continue to build and configure the linehaul consolidations network to support effective execution of Air and LCL imports/exports.
    • First Mile/Final Mile Consolidations: This role will continue the expansion of Flexport first mile and final mile capabilities around our max-controlled warehouses and partner-managed CFS locations. 
You will:
    • Solutions Design: Continuously identify and execute on logistics and supply chain solutions focused on user experience and customer outcomes, and adapt to customer needs by introducing new service offerings. 
    • Network Modeling/Pricing Exercises: Conduct complex network studies based on volume forecasts, strategic priorities and market trends to develop recommendations on new and expanded services. Develop standardized financial models for opening new consolidation lanes, including costing model for calculating break even points and investment required to start new lanes. 
    • Enablement: Evangelize your work by engaging with stakeholders across all levels of the organization and outside the organization. Foster strong relationships across Sales/Demand teams, Operations, Procurement, and Makers to keep everything running smoothly.
    • Implementation: Coordinate with the Operations and Makers teams to ensure new service offerings are feasible and executable. When it comes to implementing your vision, you’ll need to sweat the small stuff.
    • Performance Management: Create a data-driven approach to building the network by designing meaningful KPIs. Metrics should focus on quality of execution, coverage of the network, and fit into the overall OKRs of the company.
    • Financial Management: Create solutions that drive down total cost of maintaining the trucking consolidations network. Keep track of financial performance on a regular basis to ensure positive impact of new solutions.
You should have: 
  • BA/BS Degree in Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering, Finance, BBA or similar relevant area of study;
  • 5 years of prior experience in Logistics, Warehousing, Freight Forwarding, Supply Chain or Consulting;
  • Strategic thinking and ground floor execution - no job is too big or too small;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills;
  • Experience building complex data models and Macros in Excel is required (SQL knowledge strongly preferred, added experience in Python a plus) 
  • An obsession with client happiness. You succeed when they succeed;
  • Courage to challenge the status quo when logic and reason require it. See something broken? Fix it.
  • Experience in market research, building reporting tools and dashboards and working on process improvement and standardization 
  • Exceptional technical aptitude - you understand the value of technology
  • Experience working in the Logistics industry or developing strategy for transportation preferred 
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.

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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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

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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

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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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