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Data Operations Associate | New Graduate

| Greater NYC Area

Support and delight Flexport’s clientsThe opportunity:

Flexport is experiencing massive growth with 1,000+ Flexporters across 14 global offices and warehouses. And we’re just getting started. Data and information is the foundation upon which Flexport builds its business and transforms the freight industry. Our Data Operations Team helps Flexport deliver the accuracy and insight that represent value to our clients, while working in a team to learn the business of moving freight.

Our Data Operations Associate role is the first step in a career path in our broader Global Operations Team. Our Global Operations Team empowers our clients, partners with asset owners around the world, and manages end-to-end global coordination of shipments to further us on our mission of fixing the user experience in Global Trade.

We’re looking for recent college graduates and students planning on graduating in the Summer of 2019.

What you'll do:

  • Coordinate key tactical elements of international freight shipments
  • Collaborate with Global Operations Associates and the Customs Team to assist with logistical troubleshooting
  • Own the data quality and data reporting for clients and their network
  • Ensure quality control on international shipping documents
  • Support special projects to refine and optimize operational processes

What you'll need:

  • A 2018 or 2019 BA/BS Degree with a strong academic track record and meaningful internship experience;
  • Excitement to get your hands dirty in a learn by doing environment;
  • A selfless mindset willing to work in the nitty gritty of the freight and logistics industry to deliver for our clients;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills;
  • Next-level attention to detail and follow-through;
  • Courage to challenge the status quo when logic and reason require it. See something broken? Fix it.

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? Listen to Ryan, our CEO explain what freight forwarding is and why improving global trade can help to connect the world and break down economic barriers in this Fast Company Freethink Original Series video.
  • 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.

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Technology we use

  • Sales & Marketing
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We're in Chelsea near the Flatiron Building. We’re surrounded by world-class restaurants and have great access to transit!

An Insider's view of Flexport

What’s the vibe like in the office?

NYC is very driven and passionate about our work. Everyone is so supportive of each other and a major key to our success is continuous collaboration. The vibe in this office pushes you to want to be better in every aspect of your life.

Claire

Global Customs Associate

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I've been able to collaborate across the company by being a part of the NY Team and leading by example. We've created, implemented and shared best practices with other offices like LA and have added great value.

David

Global Operations Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I've grown while working at Flexport because we're encouraged to learn new things, take on leadership roles, and to step outside of your comfort zone. This job has challenged me to constantly improve, both personally and professionally.

Sara

Global Operations Associate

What is your vision for the company?

At Flexport, we want to make trade easier for every business. We support our clients by making international shipping easier and more efficient. For me, my goal is to create an office culture where people feel empowered in their roles, enjoy collaborating with one another, are challenged to solve real-world problems, and have fun while doing it!

Kaitlyn

NY GM | SVP Sales & Account Management

What are some social events your company does?

Happy Hours and Group Workout Classes!

Jeff

Sales Development Rep

What are Flexport Perks + Benefits

Flexport Benefits Overview

Flexport is an employee forward company. We know that life comes first and want you to take the time you need with our flexible paid time off program. We offer 100% covered health, vision, and dental insurance, 401K, performance bonuses, stock with a 10-year tax option, commuter benefits, a generous maternity (18 weeks with a phase back program that offers reduced hours and flexible schedule during their first month back) and paternity leave (8 weeks), free lunch and snacks, dog-friendly offices, pay equity, career advancement, and more.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Flexport's flexible PTO policy allows employees to take as many days off as they need, providing they get manager approval.
Paid Volunteer Time
Flexport encourages employees to give back with paid volunteer time off up to 10 hours per year.
Paid Holidays
Flexport gives all full-time employees paid time off to observe all major holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Flexport offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all full-time employees.
Free Daily Meals
Flexport provides catered lunches Monday - Friday and stocks our kitchen with breakfast foods for employees to enjoy in the morning.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted On occasion .
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.

Additional Perks + Benefits

We're proud that we collectively speak over 40 languages and live on 3 continents. We strive to create a workplace where candidates, employees, and all community members within Flexport’s ecosystem of connected organizations are encouraged to share their stories, celebrate their cultures, and learn from one another. Joining Flexport means joining a truly global community.

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