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Senior Global Program Manager, Partner Procurement

Flexport, Singapore

Fixing the user experience in global trade.


Join us to solve real world problems while shaping the future of global trade.

The opportunity:

As a result of our global expansion, we're looking to hire a Senior Manager, Global Procurement to join our growing Global Partners Team. This role will work in a cross-functional environment, partnering closely not only with our forwarding and customs partners, but also different teams across the company to achieve our shared goals. You’ll get substantial leadership exposure, focus on the highest priority business issues, and be plugged into every facet of the business.

What you’ll do:

  • Build our Global Partner Procurement capability enabling company’s strategic vision

  • Lead negotiations with strategic partners independently, delivering savings and deepening strategic relationships 

  • Develop foundational model for determining Partner productivity serving Flexport business, calculating improvement generated by Flexport technology to Partner’s profitability

  • Design framework for enhanced financial arrangements with Partners to capture the value of Flexport developed technology

  • Create innovative partner remuneration models, providing excellent service levels and competitive costs whilst motivating partners to invest in Flexport relationship

  • Provide deep understanding of underlying end-to-end cost and profit sources to inform negotiation strategiesEnsure partners operate with a high level of integrity and compliance to global regulatory requirements

  • Build and lead a high performing team based in Singapore

What you’ll need:

  • BA/BS degree with 8-12 years of experience in (strategic) procurement, finance, consulting; part of which in logistics or supply chain;

  • Excellent negotiation skills with track record of negotiating win/win outcomes with logistics providers (such as freight forwarders, customs brokers, and 3PLs);

  • Exceptional (financial) analysis skills;

  • A system and process oriented mindset, ability to think end-to-end;

  • Ability to influence cross-functional stakeholders without authority;

  • A strong performance record of living our values;

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills; 

  • Strategic vision and ground floor execution; execute end to end with world class follow through;

  • Ability to lead and direct the work of others;

  • Ability to travel locally, nationally and internationally;

  • Courage to challenge the status quo when logic and reason require it. See something broken? Fix it.

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.