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Flexport // online customs brokerage & freight forwarding
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The opportunity:

Build a scalable trade lane structure for Flexport America. With the immediate focus on existing & new markets in terms of procurement, carrier relationships, pricing & direction to the commercial organization. As the head of ocean freight for America you will be a key member of the America leadership team as well as the global ocean leadership team. You will report into the global head of Ocean & Trucking for Flexport

You will:

  • Manage a very size-able Ocean P&L & team across America who will develop & maintain relations with ocean carrier partners including global & regional partners
  • Manage a large diverse team of leaders of leaders
  • Manage a team who will execute Global Carrier Strategy & Development on Regional Trade Carrier Strategy
  • Manage a team who will service design & price to establish marketplace coverage
  • Procure competitive market rates & manage allocations 
  • Understand individual country requirements & negotiate accordingly through your team
  • Be responsible for responding to tenders & RFQs to secure regional & global customers through your team
  • Provide updated market information on carriers & trade situation
  • Support Partnership management
  • Actively support Flexports sales organization with market information, sales leads & joint sales visit
  • Educate our teams with trade specific market knowledge & trade idiosyncrasies
  • Have a deep knowledge center for all things Ocean Freight
  • Scale ocean freight for the biggest region in Flexport

 What youll need:

  • 15+ years of prior Ocean Freight experience at a top freight forwarder or carrier or 10+ years of supply chain consulting experience & a BA/BS Degree;
  • Strategic vision & ground floor execution;
  • In depth knowledge of the America markets for ocean freight
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, & organizational skills;
  • An obsession with client happiness. You succeed when they succeed;
  • Ability to travel locally, nationally & internationally;
  • Courage to challenge the status quo when logic & reason require it. See something broken? Fix it;
  • The desire to lead, train, & develop up-and-coming industry talent

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.

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