Global Operations Associate, Destination

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About Flexport: 

At Flexport, we believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make global commerce so easy there will be more of it. We’re shaping the future of a $8.6T industry with solutions powered by innovative technology and exceptional people. Today, companies of all sizes—from emerging brands to Fortune 500s—use Flexport technology to move more than $19B of merchandise across 112 countries a year. 

The recent global supply chain crisis has put Flexport center stage as we continue to play a pivotal role in how goods move around the world. At a valuation of $8 billion, we’re experiencing record growth and are proud to have the support of the best investors in the game who believe in our mission, solutions and people. Ready to tackle global challenges that impact business, society, and the environment? Come join us.

Global Operations Associate

Help our customers improve their global supply chains


The Opportunity: 

Flexports’ Global Operations team is the front line team responsible for successfully managing our Customer’s supply chains end to end. To achieve this the Global Operations Team is at the heart of delighting our customers, managing our partners and working closely with our technology partners to drive innovation through process automation. With our focus on developing a global network, our operational teams are strategically located across the world to manage and execute our services and products offered to our customers and partners. Flexport Global Operations raises the bar by using data to manage our customer’s supply chains and identifies opportunities to improve fidelity in planning, responsiveness and overall execution.

The Operations Associate is responsible for executing the end-to-end movement of global shipments within a regional network including Ocean less than and full container load (LCL and FCL), Ocean imports and Air imports and exports. This role will focus on driving a first in class customer experience by obsessing over quality and on time performance.


You will: 

  • You will be the “front line” in ensuring the highest standard of Flexport quality: shipments move on-time and exceptions are handled appropriately.
  • You will be responsible for ensuring your work satisfies internal KPIs and SLAs that demonstrate quality delivery.
  • You will follow standard operating procedures (SOP) 
  • You will solve client issues quickly and ensure smooth operations at origin and destination and escalate issues as needed.
  • Your team will:
    • Seamlessly coordinate day-to-day logistics operations with internal and external partners such as steamship lines, air carriers, intermodal and drayage vendors, customs, trade lane management, warehousing, transloading, trucking, and the air operations team.
    • Execute the end-to-end movement of freight shipments within a regional network (both imports and exports), including intermodal movements.
  • You will assist the shipments managed by partners as we drive partner autonomy (if applicable in a given region).
  • You will quote and invoice client shipments with responsibility to their P&L
  • Participate in QBR and MBR presentation prep as well as hold client operational calls when deemed necessary


You should have:

  • 2+ years of experience in logistics, freight forwarding, supply chain, ocean carrier operations, or consulting (ocean freight knowledge is a plus)
  • Able to adapt to new technology and can thrive in a fast paced environment
  • Effective time management. Be able to properly prioritize and manage a large volume of tasks
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively seek and receive feedback
  • Effective communication both verbally and in writing
  • Teamwork and relationship building
  • Orientation towards working smarter and adopting best practices and standardization
  • Problem-solving capabilities
  • Fluent in English
  • A "compliance first" attitude to keep our regulators happy and enthusiastic about Flexport since we operate in a heavily regulated industry.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • You will help implement operational infrastructure and procedures in the day-to-day workflow, while constantly identifying and executing on opportunities to realize optimal efficiency and productivity.
  • You will empower appropriate sales team members by participating in feedback loops to ensure client needs are met.
  • You will use metrics to spot opportunities to improve and deliver great performance in your role, including data quality and shipment milestone timeliness.


About Flexport: 

At Flexport, we believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make it easy and accessible for everyone. We’re shaping the future of a $8.6T industry with solutions powered by innovative technology and exceptional people. Today, companies of all sizes—from emerging brands to Fortune 500s—use Flexport technology to move more than $19B of merchandise across 112 countries a year. 

The recent global supply chain crisis has put Flexport center stage as we continue to play a pivotal role in how goods move around the world. At a valuation of $8 billion, we’re experiencing record growth and are proud to have the support of the best investors in the game who believe in our mission, solutions and people. Ready to tackle global challenges that impact business, society, and the environment? Come join us.

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.

At Flexport, our ability to fulfill our mission of making global commerce easy and accessible 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?

During pre-COVID times, the SF office was designed as a hub of innovation. You can feel the creativity from the openness of the space, the dry-erase walls, the sound of coffee in the morning, and the waves of silence broken by laughter and understanding. The office made me want to wake up every day and go to work.

Jim

Engineer Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Any change at scale can make a huge difference. Working with our business leaders we identify these improvements, work through solutions and evaluate their effectiveness. Always looking for ways to reduce complexity.

Raphael

Senior Product Designer

How does the company support your career growth?

Flexport has supported my career growth by continuously providing opportunities for me to explore my interests. Whether it be passion projects, internal leadership opportunities or just casual conversations, Flexport and my colleagues have invested in my long term professional development.

Natalie

Client Solutions Associate

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Flexport is growing very quickly, and so is our product -- we welcome questions and unique ideas. Our engineers are empowered to identify critical projects, strategically prioritize them, and execute them. You decide how to get us to where we want to go.

Geoff

Chief of Staff

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

Efficiency, predictability and visibility are the key ingredients missing from the industry today. Our vision guides us to identify the right steps to get there. And be the standard technology of global trade.

Yuko

VP, Product Leadership

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 highly subsidized 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), dog-friendly offices, pay equity, career advancement, and more.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Diversity
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
Company equity
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Company-sponsored happy hours
Pet friendly
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend

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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