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Airfreight Business Development Manager

| Greater NYC Area

The opportunity:

We’re growing rapidly, and with the expanding capabilities of our platform, we can offer more air freight solutions to our customers. As we enter our next phase of growth, we are looking for a driven, intellectually curious and sales minded Business Development Manager to help us grow our air freight volumes with customers located in the US, on the East Coast. As one of a select number of business development professionals on the team, you’ll have a greenfield opportunity to help grow our portfolio of customers who use Flexport for their air freight demand. You will partner with Account Executives in your territory, as well as leverage your knowledge and experience.

You will:

  • Proactively partner with Flexport Account Executives to jointly consult with clients and develop solutions for their air freight needs
  • Communicate the value of Flexport’s air freight solutions through remote and in person meetings with client executives
  • Develop and execute a plan to build pipeline from new and existing customers in your territory
  • Take a supporting role in training all sales and operations staff in your region on how to develop solutions for our clients’ air freight requirements
  • Negotiate and close new air freight opportunities in partnership with the account executive
  • Collaborate with Flexport’s client operations teams to identify upsell opportunities, source pipeline, and develop strategic account plans

You should have:

  • Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in a customer facing sales/business development role at a leading international freight forwarder
  • Competitive and creative drive to win over customers and think outside the box to get a deal done
  • Demonstrated ability to run a sales meeting and structured sales process
  • Proven success building and maintaining long term commercial relationships
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, experience presenting to C-level executives
  • A passion for pursuing new and bold ideas within the context of business priorities
  • The ability to quickly identify, prioritize, and execute tasks to meet critical project deadlines
  • Experience problem-solving within multi-faceted and complex systems
  • Experience negotiating with third-party providers of products and services
  • An obsession with client happiness. You succeed when they succeed.
  • A burning desire to win clients from competitors. You’re a team player, but you know that a little competition is healthy.
  • The intellectual horsepower and curiosity to learn a new way of operating in an old industry.
  • Courage to challenge the status quo when logic and reason require it. See something broken? Fix it.

Where you’ll work:

Investing your time with Flexport means having immediate impact, all over the world. You’re empowered to do what’s best for everyone and trusted to make the right decisions when and where you need them. Join our collective of entrepreneurs and improve the world’s experience in global trade.

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.

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, great access to transit, and tons of inspiration!

An Insider's view of Flexport

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office can be described as positive and lively. The open floor plan allows collaboration to constantly flow amongst teams. In addition, we have private offices and phone booths when we need to hide away, focus, or have meetings with our teams.

Nicole

Senior LCL Associate

What projects are you most excited about?

The projects I’m most excited about are centered around people development. From our candidate experience, to onboarding, skill mastery, and promotions, it’s imperative that we challenge the status quo.

Jessica

Sales Development Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Be organized, intellectually curious, and ready to jump in and roll up your sleeves starting from Day 1.

Mike

Global Operations Manager

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

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 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
Flexport holds an annual volunteer week for different offices to get involved within their local communities. Flexport also offers 10 hours of paid volunteer work each year!
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Flexport NYC partners with awesome fitness organizations in the local area to hold monthly workouts for our employees!
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
Return-to-work program post parental leave
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
Flexport has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, cold brew, and kombucha on tap!
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted On occasion .
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is dog friendly daily.
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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