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Flexport // online customs brokerage & freight forwarding
San Francisco, Los Angeles, Bellevue, Chicago, Dallas, New York City, Atlanta    Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2022
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Lead the programs to help grow

Help make logistics a positive force for social & environmental sustainability 

The opportunity: is the dedicated sustainability & social impact team within Flexport. Were a lean, tight-knit, entrepreneurial team, & are driven by a shared passion for using technology to tackle our climate crisis. The Programs team develops sustainability tools & offerings to help Flexport customers measure, reduce & offset greenhouse gas emissions to decarbonize supply chains. Simultaneously, we lead Flexports corporate environmental sustainability strategy & industry partnerships. 

As the Senior Manager of Programs, youll oversee Program Managers & programmatic strategy. 

You will:

  • Set & report on Flexports climate solutions strategy:
    • Develop & execute Programs vision, strategy, & roadmap in collaboration with the leadership team, constantly evolving our programs to keep up with the changing sustainability landscape
    • Prepare & lead executive updates, co-develop annual priorities & goals for the entire team
  • Lead the Programs team:
    • Lead global customer engagement in Programs our environmental programs unlock exponential impact when our customers take action through us.
    • Oversee major strategic initiatives & cross-functional projects.
    • Evaluate & establish global industry partnerships for Flexport & our customers, including Flexports freight carriers, carbon offset & reduction partners, green freight startups, corporate sustainability groups, & more
    • Serve as Flexports subject matter expert for environmental sustainability, representing the company in media & creating public content such as blogs & press releases 
  • Collaborate with Flexport.orgs Technology team:
    • Inform & support product vision, requirements, & KPIs in partnership with Flexport.orgs Product Manager & Engineering team, creating sustainability tools & offerings in Flexports Customer Platform
    • Manage data, reporting, & impact metrics 

You should have: 

  • Minimum BA/BS degree in a relevant field & 8+ years of experience in corporate/environmental sustainability or logistics.
  • People management experience. 
  • Experience managing customers and/or strategic partners.
  • A knack for organization in fast-paced environments: from managing major projects to manipulating data, you love bringing order to chaos.
  • Ability to both develop high-level strategy & execute it.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit & a growth mindset: the sustainable logistics industry is growing quickly & we face new, exciting opportunities every day.
  • An empathy-first approach to leadership: you encourage a culture of compassion & support within & beyond your team. 
  • Excitement for the potential of product & technology to solve challenges.
  • A "compliance first" attitude to keep our regulators happy & enthusiastic about Flexport since we operate in a heavily regulated industry.
  • A passion for fixing our climate crisis. Its why were here!

Worried about not having any logistics experience?

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