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Flexport // online customs brokerage & freight forwarding
 
Design, Full Time    Amsterdam, Netherlands    Posted: Thursday, June 24, 2021
 
   
 
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Design the products that power global trade

The opportunity:

Flexports mission is to make global trade easy for everyone. To achieve this goal, The Flexport User Experience (UX) team creates end-to-end experiences for our clients, partners, & operations teams. We are seeking a Senior Product Designer to create tools that simplify intricate workflows & direct users attention to what matters. This individual enjoys complex design challenges & driving clarity from ambiguity. Senior Product Designers are key stakeholders in the product development lifecycle, from collaborating with cross-functional partners & formulating the product vision to ensuring high-quality implementation. To be successful, Senior Product Designers must be relentlessly curious, embrace change, communicate clearly, & consistently balance user & business needs. Join us as we lay the foundation of our vision for global trade. 

Marketplace is one of the most critical components that lay the foundation for a global trade platform. Our team builds products that ensure seamless procure to pay & quote to cash processes. We work with numerous user groups & business units to drive cross-functional initiatives. As a Sr. Product Designer on the Marketplace team, you will drive the end-to-end user experience across many functions & multiple tools. Youll craft products that enable us to create the best processes & strategies for procurement, pricing, sales, & financial purposes. 

You will:

  • Collaborate with your cross-functional team to shape product design vision & strategy in your product area.
  • Create high quality designs while informing the design process.
  • Incorporate & recommend ways to extend Flexports design system.
  • Conduct user research & gather insights.
  • Give & solicit feedback from other designers to continually raise our bar for quality.
  • Build prototypes to share & test concepts.
  • Present work in a range of fidelities.
  • Provide mentorship to more junior designers.
  • Inspire your team to push the boundaries of UX quality.

You should have:

  • 5+ years professional hands-on design experience.
  • Strong portfolio of product design work illustrating multiple successfully launched products. Please include a link & password to your portfolio.
  • Ability to clearly articulate your work & rationale while advocating for UX.
  • Expert understanding & application of user-centered design methods.
  • Experience working with product teams in a dynamic, agile environment.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking & vision.
  • A degree in HCI, UX, Interaction Design, or related field is preferred.

About Flexport:

We believe global trade can move the human race forward. Thats why its 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 & data analytics, logistics infrastructure, & supply chain expertise. Flexport today connects almost 10,000 clients & 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 & Y Combinator. Were excited about the three big ways were moving forward after our recent $1B investment from SoftBank Vision Fund in February 2019.

Worried about not having any freight forwarding experience?

  • Dont be! Were building the first Operating System for Global Trade. Thats why its incredibly important for us to bring people from diverse backgrounds & experiences together with our industry veterans to help move the freight forwarding industry forward.
  • Whats freight forwarding & why does it matter? Freight forwarding is the coordination & shipment of goods from one place to another & its 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 & break down economic barriers.
  • We know this industry is complex. Thats 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 & engaged workforce. That is why Flexport is committed to creating & 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 & mental disability, health status, marital & family status, sexual orientation, gender identity & expression, military & veteran status, & any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

 
 
 
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