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Supply Chain Operations Associate

Flexport, Shenzhen

Fixing the user experience in global trade.


Supply Chain Operations Associate 

 

The opportunity:

The role of the SCOps Associate is a critical part of making Flexport’s mission to make global trade easy for everyone a reality. Flexport today connects almost 10,000 clients and suppliers across 109 countries. In this role, your direct customers are the partners within your region: our account management and customs teams, subcontractors, carriers, terminals and trucking providers. Your work directly supports Flexport’s end customers in achieving their logistics goals. Most importantly, you will play a pivotal role in building the next operational model at Flexport: allowing us to effectively scale to achieve our mission of making global trade easier for everyone.

 

This role is designed to problem solve impactful operational challenges as part of our Global team while developing specialized expertise in supply chain operations. As the person who executes service delivery for our clients, you have the unique opportunity to help your regional account team spot opportunities to improve and grow our customers’ business. You will be charged with helping Flexport account management teams and clients solve exceptional challenges in order to move their shipments in less time with lower costs and via improved productivity by your team, unblocking issues and establishing procedures to prevent them in the future.

 

Tactical Responsibilities:

 

As a supply chain operator, you are an expert in executing the end-to-end movement of shipments within a regional network including Ocean or Air and LCL imports and exports.

  • You will personally represent Flexport’s value proposition by leading business implementation and shipment execution for new clients and opportunities.
  • You will gain specialist expertise within a mode or function and act as the first point of escalation for issue resolution (reactive) or program improvements (proactive, both internally and externally).
  • You will be the “front line” in ensuring the highest standard of Flexport quality: shipments move “on-time” and exceptions are handled appropriately. You will be responsible for ensuring your work satisfies internal KPIs and SLAs that demonstrate quality delivery.
  • You will implement and test scalable operational infrastructure and procedures to ensure they are delivering the highest levels of efficiency and productivity for your customers. If they are not, you will look for opportunities to improve them.
  • In Ocean teams you will:
    • Be responsible for executing the end-to-end movement of ocean freight shipments within a regional network (both imports and exports), including intermodal movements.
    • Seamlessly coordinate day-to-day operations with internal and external partners such as ocean, intermodal and drayage vendors, the customs team and the Network Operations team.
  • In Network teams you will:
    • Seamlessly coordinate the day-to-day supply operations with Air, LCL, Transload, Trucking, and Warehouse activities within your region.
    • Analyze data to rate subcontractor performance. Your analysis will inform subcontractor/carrier performance management initiatives.

Adaptive Responsibilities:

  • You will help build and implement operational infrastructure and procedures in the day-to-day workflow, while constantly identifying and executing on opportunities to realize optimal efficiency and productivity.
  • You will empower Account Management by participating in feedback loops to ensure client needs are met.
  • You will use metrics to spot opportunities to improve and deliver great performance in your role, including data quality and shipment milestone timeliness.
  • You will act as a consultant to your regional team, product & engineering and the operations excellence team on ocean supply chain operations.

Scope of Duties:

  • Execute booking and documentation processes with clients /carriers
  • Timely shipment troubleshooting and exception escalation / handling
  • Work intimately with Flexport CSM, AOT team to ensure an effective end to end export process.
  • Coach junior specialists on the daily job. 
  • Plan and execute special freight operations (i.e. DG, reefer, etc). 
  • Assist Sr. Associate on new business/process implementation, new projects and new tasks. 
  • Work intimately with Flexport CSM, AOT team to ensure an effective end to end export process.
  • Support internal and external clients to make the best decision with your expertise;
  • Live and act with integrity guided by the company values including sustaining a high bar for operational quality and service.
  • Inform the business process and software capability needs to help scale our growing team while improving quality, service, efficiency and regulatory compliance.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the procedure and system to differentiate Flexport operations from the industry.

What you will need: 

Experience:

  • BA/BS degree 
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in logistics, freight forwarding, supply chain, ocean carrier operations, or consulting (ocean freight knowledge is a plus) 

What you will learn: 

  • You will learn what it takes to lead small teams in the execution of day-to-day tactical tasks.
  • You will learn how to thrive in an ambiguous environment, research and test operational hypotheses and inform the strategy of a newly built team.
  • You will gain specialist expertise to become an ocean or network operations and intermodal subject matter expert within the company. You are the leading advisor in this area, someone our clients, partners, and internal teams go to for advice and strategy.
  • You will gain the ability to continuously improve the client experience through a deep industry understanding. You are singularly positioned to realize how we can both work within and push the logistics industry forward to meet the standards of Flexport’s client-centric service.

 

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.

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