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Flexport // online customs brokerage & freight forwarding
New York City, Atlanta, GA, Miami, FL, Dallas, TX, Los Angeles, CA, Bellevue, WA    Posted: Monday, May 30, 2022
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Director, Global Benefits Strategy & Operations 

Were 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 is building the platform for global logistics, empowering more than 40,000 buyers, sellers & their logistics partners with the technology & services to grow & innovate. Companies of all sizesfrom emerging brands to Fortune 500sused Flexport technology to move nearly $19B of merchandise across 112 countries in 2021

The opportunity:

At no other time has the global supply chain been more relevant -- or operated in more volatility -- as today. Through a robust thought leadership program weve put Flexport in front of decision makers & influencers as well as mainstream America via features in Forbes, Fast Company, Mad Money, New York Times, & the All In Podcast to name a few.

Now its time to deepen that story with a better understanding of how Flexport will change the game. Were seeking a Director, Benefits Strategy & Operations to partner with the VP, Total Rewards to develop, implement & keep relevant - a compelling, cost effective and competitive global benefits strategy for a hybrid work from home/office employee base.

You will: 

  • Drive the strategic design & execution of Flexports global employee benefits programs (health and welfare programs (including wellness program strategy) & retirement programs) in line with business needs & values. Provide flexibility & local customization to account for cultural, legal & market differences

  • Manage the US Benefits Committee accountable for the management of the Company 401K plan. Oversee all compliance activities for the 401K plan (including the annual audit of the plan)

  • Oversee all benefit program events including preparation for & execution of the annual open enrollment cycle in the US.. Ensure participation in market surveys, focus group efforts, etc. to drive the development and execution of cost effective benefits programs to meet employee needs in all country locations where we have scale

  • Partner with the VP, Total Rewards to develop, implement & keep relevant - a compelling, cost effective and competitive global benefits strategy for a hybrid work from home/office employee base

  • Manage & develop a team of benefits professionals - accountable for the day to day management and administration of Company benefits programs to ensure consistency & adoption of best practices

  • Oversee projects focusing on the key benefits initiatives such as benefits strategy redesign and implementation, local market benchmarking & monitoring the overall effectiveness & cost of global benefits programs

  • Collaborate with a high level of influence across functional leadership groups to ensure benefit plans and policies are developed & communicated effectively. Encourage innovative solutions & non-siloed thinking across functional areas

  • Evaluate market dynamics & new business-driven requirements that require a review of current programs and or strategy

  • Function as a member of the Total Rewards leadership team (along with the Director of Sales Incentive Plans & Director of Compensation) to present one cohesive compensation, benefits & reward strategy for the the Company

You should have: 

  • 10 + years of broad benefits experience (health & welfare & retirement programs) with progressively increasing responsibility & complexity in a fast paced environment with a preference for experience in the technology sector 

  • Experience in leading global or large region benefits initiatives & the ability to scale your thinking & expertise to support a fast paced rapidly growing enterprise 

  • Proven managerial experience with the capability of developing & motivating staff & ensuring goals & expectations are clearly communicated 

  • Demonstrated professional business acumen, internal & external stakeholder collaboration & relationship building that translates short & long-term strategy into actionable & measurable plans

  • Strong quantitative skills to model various benefits costing scenarios leading to senior management recommendations

  • Demonstrated experience of successfully executing against tight deadlines & proactive issue resolution

Worried about not having any freight forwarding 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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