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Flexport // online customs brokerage & freight forwarding
San Francisco, CA    Posted: Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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Create economics insights to help make global trade easy!

The opportunity: 

Flexport generates a vast amount of information on global trade. Using that data with public sources of information, you will work with the economics team to provide unique insight through the publication of indicators, research & analysis.

You will work alongside self-starters interested in solving real-world problems & creating novel insight on global trade.

You will: 

  • Flexport is a company that runs on data - youll be transforming data into action by working cross-functionally with stakeholders across Flexport
  • Serve as the economics team primary liaison to the analytics department: use your quantitative mindset to direct the implementation of solutions informed through everything ranging from data quality investigations & adjustments to data structures to overall data program management
  • Design data repositories on internal & external data to enable the team to provide novel insight on global trade
  • Influence the roadmap for both the economics team & the data analytics department 
  • Contribute & grow the culture of excellence on our team by bringing processes & best practices to our group

You should have: 

  • Proven experience managing cross-functional projects with multiple contributors
  • 6-8+ years of experience in a Data Scientist, Data Analyst, Business Analyst or similar role using SQL and/or Python/R
  • Experience as a data generalist is highly preferred. The best candidates have some experience with data visualization; analytics/data engineering & data modeling; & statistical modeling & other quantitative analytical methods
  • Next-level communication skills & empathy to understand & discover business pain points & build solutions to improve the user experience at all levels of the global trade process.
  • SQL fluency with experience using a scripting language like Python or R. Strong Excel fundamentals a plus

About Flexport:

We believe trade can move the human race forward. Thats why its our mission to make global trade easy for everyone. Flexport is building the platform for global logistics, empowering buyers, sellers & their logistics partners with the technology & services to grow & innovate. Today, companies of all sizesfrom emerging brands to Fortune 500suse Flexport technology to move more than $10B of merchandise across 112 countries every year. 

Worried about not having any logistics experience? 

Dont be! Our mission is to make global trade easy for everyone. Thats why its important to bring people from diverse backgrounds & experiences together with our industry veterans to help move the global logistics industry forward.

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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