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Product Manager, Marketplace

Flexport, San Francisco, CA

Fixing the user experience in global trade.


Build the platform that powers global trade

The opportunity:

We believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s 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 and data analytics, logistics infrastructure, and supply chain expertise. Flexport today connects almost 10,000 clients and 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 $1.3B in funding from SoftBank Vision Fund, Founders Fund, GV, First Round Capital and Y Combinator. We’re excited about the three big ways we’re moving forward after our recent $1B investment from SoftBank Vision Fund in February 2019.

As a product manager on our Marketplace team, you’ll help us drive innovative initiatives to build out our pricing, catalog management, and service selection areas. You bring strong business thinking and curiosity to a complex domain and strive to make the most intelligent systems in the industry.  You are excited and driven by continuously optimizing complex problems in a measured way. You are incredibly well-versed at driving alignment across a complex landscape with data and facts, yet open to learn from and teach industry veterans. Ultimately, you’ll help us build one of the most complex managed marketplaces in an industry that’s ripe for innovation.  

You will:

  • Work closely with our Business, Operations, and Technology teams to develop a customer first roadmap to address the needs of our users.
  • Become a domain expert, deeply understanding Flexport’s systems and the trade landscape to solve real problems with technology.
  • Get your hands dirty with data, developing meaningful business objectives and metrics to measure your team’s progress.
  • Write clear, detailed specs and aggressively unblock your team to enable them to execute.
  • Be a strong voice for your team, communicating feature releases and managing expectations with stakeholders across the company.

You should have:

  • 3+ years of product management experience
  • You can deal with ambiguity - given an open ended task, you deliver great work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong technical background - you can discuss trade-offs with engineers.
  • Great with data: you can run your own SQL queries and go deep in trying to understand the meaning behind the numbers.
  • Embody the startup mindset: driven, bias towards action, move fast, make things happen.
  • Crystal clear communication and presentation skills, with a bias toward over-communication and inclusivity.
  • Ability to manage a highly complex set of products in a complex domain.
  • Experience scaling in hyper growth mode.
  • Bonus: You have worked on a logistics or a SaaS Mid-Market / Enterprise marketplace product

About Flexport:

We believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s 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 and data analytics, logistics infrastructure, and supply chain expertise. Flexport today connects almost 10,000 clients and 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 $1.3B in funding from SoftBank Vision Fund, Founders Fund, GV, First Round Capital and Y Combinator. We’re excited about the three big ways we’re moving forward after our recent $1B investment from SoftBank Vision Fund in February 2019.

Worried about not having any freight forwarding experience?

  • Don’t be! We’re building the first Operating System for Global Trade. That’s why it’s incredibly important for us to bring people from diverse backgrounds and experiences together with our industry veterans to help move the freight forwarding industry forward.
  • What’s freight forwarding and why does it matter? Freight forwarding is the coordination and shipment of goods from one place to another and it’s what makes global trade possible. Flexport is on a mission to make global trade easier for everyone because we believe it can help connect the world and break down economic barriers.
  • We know this industry is complex. That’s 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. 

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

About Flexport

Flexport is a licensed freight forwarder that uses people and software to manage the complexity of international trade. Shipping something from Shenzhen to Cincinnati or Rotterdam to LA requires complex coordination. Currently that’s done by telephones, spreadsheets, and fax machines. Flexport provides a web-based app that offers real-time visibility of your shipments. And we’re not just a software platform: Our experienced logistics and customs experts are here to help at every step of the way. We offer services in air freight, ocean freight, trucking, warehouse & fulfillment, customs brokerage, and cargo insurance. Learn more about our services and request a live demo. Flexport is a freight forwarder for the Internet age. “What we do at Flexport” explains what we mean.

Want to learn more about Flexport? Visit Flexport's website.