Help Flexport build our Procurement Team.

The opportunity:

The Allocation & Yield Associate is responsible for managing allocations on the designated trade, incl ensuring allocations meet demand, are fulfilled as expected.

What you’ll do:

Your responsibilities as an Ocean Allocation & Yield Associate include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Allocation 
    • You will procure the allocation from global ocean carriers
    • Manage and optimise allocation
    • Lead implementation of Flexbook on the trade
    • Assist with both short-term and long-term allocation & steering exercises
    • Secure fixed allocation for all NAC cargo
    • Secure fixed allocation for FAK cargo
  • Forecasting
    • Manage forecasting with CSTs/AEs to facilitate excellent onboarding and implementation of new accounts
    • Implement a process for collecting & sharing requested and agreed allocation
    • Create tools for analyzing market conditions and keeping team members informed on latest developments
  • Steering & Yield
    • Steer FAK & NAC cargo tailor made with keeping origin and destination requirements in mind like pick up and free time 
  • Account Implementation
    • Support hypercare for trial shipments/customers and account implementation
  • Escalation process
    • Implement an escalation process if cargo is not accepted within our hard allocation and is getting rolled by carrier.
  • Manage ocean carrier allocation updates monthly 
    • Escalation process
    • Manage ocean carrier allocation updates monthly 

What you’ll need:

  • BA/BS degree with a strong track record of success
  • 1-3 years of experience at an NVOCC pricing or procurement team or in a supply-chain role
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • An obsession with client happiness. You succeed when they succeed
  • Next-level attention to detail
  • Courage to challenge the status quo when logic and reason require it. 
  • A mastery of email communication.

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. Read about 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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