Flexport is hiring an

Ocean Freight Director

San Francisco, United States

Flexport is a platform for global trade. We are a licensed freight forwarder and customs brokerage built around a modern technology stack. We help some of the world's fastest growing brands manage their international supply chains, providing a fully-managed service for moving products between any two places on the planet.

As a result of our global expansion, we're looking for a Director of Ocean Freight to join our Global Pricing & Procurement Team. Salivating at the thought of building relationships while streamlining the inefficient industry of global trade?  Keep reading!

What you'll do:

  • Execute & further develop our Ocean Freight product: operations/trade lane management/procurement strategies/opening new markets/carrier relations and performance management;
  • Conduct ocean freight market analysis to analyse opportunities and ensure up-to-date understanding of market developments;
  • Create and implement a strategy for business development and operations to develop and maintain profitable Ocean freight operations across all fields (Export, Import and Products);
  • Create a business plan to achieve and exceed targets for ocean freight including identification of opportunities for enhancing freight business;
  • Lead a regional ocean freight team.


What you’ll need:

  • 5 + years of prior Ocean Freight experience at a top freight forwarder or carrier or 5+ years of supply chain consulting experience and a BA/BS Degree;
  • Strategic vision and ground floor execution;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills;
  • An obsession with client happiness. You succeed when they succeed;
  • Ability to travel locally, nationally and internationally;
  • Courage to challenge the status quo when logic and reason require it. See something broken? Fix it;
  • The desire to lead, train, and develop up-and-coming industry talent.

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