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Flexport // online customs brokerage & freight forwarding
Atlanta, New York    Posted: Thursday, September 01, 2022
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We are reinventing global trade.

We believe global trade can move the human race forward. Thats why its our mission to make global trade easy for everyone. 

Flexport today connects almost 10,000 clients & suppliers across 116 countries, including established global brands like Georgia-Pacific as well as emerging innovators like Sonos. 

With offices on three continents, our team is as global as our client base. Wherever you are, whichever role you play, youre guaranteed to share your day with passionate & resourceful team members who are in it together.

The opportunity:

As a single-threaded leader of a business segment within the People team, the Principal PBP (People Business Partner) provides an exciting opportunity to contribute your experience & passion for all things talent & people in a complex & global business. This individual will power a High Velocity Culture & Career Defining Experiences, supporting senior leaders (Vice Presidents). These customers are global & operate in a fast paced & dynamic environment.

The Principal PBP serves as a liaison between central People teams, People leadership, & the business line to assess organizational needs across talent management, performance management, compensation, career development, & manager capability. The person in the role must be able to work independently, take a hands-on approach, & interface effectively with professionals at all levels. You'll need excellent communication, professional interpersonal skills, & the ability to function in an innovative & ambiguous environment. You'll need strong analytic skills & the ability to translate your clients business plans & goals into the human resource capabilities needed to achieve results.

You will: 

  • Partner with senior business leaders to develop their talent strategy to support a fast growing business while maintaining an engaging, respectful & fun work environment.
  • Drive organizational design, workforce planning, succession planning, talent management, performance management & skills assessment & development.
  • Coach business partners in career development, leadership & management practices
  • Assist in the development & implementation of people plans & solutions that deliver results & a work environment where all employees can thrive & grow.
  • Review & analyze business metrics including data on retention & employee experience in order to recommend systemic improvements.
  • Partner with the business to lead Organization & Leadership Reviews, which focus on succession planning, talent development & organizational health priorities.
  • Provide compensation support to leaders for salary actions including the annual salary review, promotions & job re-leveling situations.
  • Partner with the central People Partner organization to work with managers & employees to address various employee relations issues, fairly representing all interests.
  • Partner with the talent acquisition team to build systemic & scalable recruiting programs to create a sustainable pipeline of talent.
  • Lead or contribute to cross functional/business HR Projects.

You should have: 

  • Bachelors degree, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in an HR generalist leadership role, preferably in a high- tech environment
  • Proven success in coaching senior leaders in high growth environments
  • Master's Degree or MBA in Human Resources Management or related field preferred
  • Demonstrated achievements in coaching, influencing & problem solving with various levels of leadership
  • Broad experience & specific knowledge of organizational design, talent management, employee relations, compensation, employee engagement, learning, & performance management.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Proven Project management & execution skills & a track record of influencing through data-driven recommendations.
  • Proven ability to operate with autonomy & discretion & use sound judgment in all situations.
  • Exceptional ability to influence & partner with other People Business Partner & People specialist professionals (Talent Acquisition, Compensation, Inclusion, Diversity & Equity, Employee Relations) across different functions & locations.
  • Experience working in high growth, global team environment with multiple time zones

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 $2B in funding from SoftBank Vision Fund, Founders Fund, GV, First Round Capital & Y Combinator. 

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? Listen to Ryan, our CEO explain what freight forwarding is & why improving global trade can help to connect the world & break down economic barriers in this Fast Company Freethink Original Series video.
  • 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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