Build the future platform for Global Trade

Location: Shanghai

The opportunity:

Flexport helps more than 10,000 clients and suppliers lead all aspects of their supply chain operations. Started in 2013, we've raised over $1.3B from investors that include SoftBank Vision Fund, Founders Fund, GV, First Round Capital and Y Combinator. Only Flexport connects all the parties in global trade – importers, exporters, trucking companies, ocean carriers, airlines, customs agencies, port terminals – through a single, secure cloud-based platform. 

The Flexport Tech team is building a robust platform to deliver flexible, reliable, and scalable solutions that connect consignees, shippers, freight forwarders, ports, carriers, and customs brokers to a single source of truth for global trade. The Flexport Forwarding Platform is the suite of applications and systems that work in conjunction to enable end to end movement of freight, achieving industry-leading levels of excellence in coverage, reliability and cost. The Forwarding Platform seamlessly powers a global network of interconnected arcs and nodes across modes (ocean, air, rail, trucking, barge) with automation built in to plan, execute and manage freight movements. 

We are looking for a seasoned Product Management leader to lead the Forwarding Platform product team in China. This role will have the opportunity to reshape a whole industry by building a scalable system for global trade. The successful candidate is one who thrives in a fast-paced environment. You seek to dive deep into details on business, operations, and product. You are a technical and detail-oriented leader who can build and grow organizations and other leaders. You act as a leader who can prioritize well, communicate clearly, and have a consistent track record of delivery. You are a positive influencer across diverse teams, able to effectively rally support for your initiatives, and be able to help deeply technical teams create simple solutions to meet your program goals. You have strong judgment. Our leaders have a lot of ownership and autonomy so they need to be right a lot. 

You will:

  • Partner with the product team in the US to develop the product vision, strategy and roadmap for our Forwarding Platform set of products.
  • Become a domain expert, deeply understanding Flexport’s systems and the trade landscape to solve real problems with technology
  • Partner with business operations to ensure strong collaboration, security, and scalability
  • Recruit, develop and motivate a diverse set of Product Managers creating a world class product group
  • Provide mentoring and local leadership, and build a strong product culture within the wider product teams in China
  • Leverage data to develop meaningful business objectives and metrics to measure your team’s progress
  • Inspire and lead cross functional teams of Product Managers, Designers, Data Analysts, Engineers and domain experts to implement, rollout and measure meaningful platform features
  • Continuously improve Flexport’s product processes

You should have:

  • 5+ years experience managing teams of Product Managers and large cross functional product groups
  • 10+ years experience as a Product Manager, in a mix of large, complex orgs and in startup environments and be self-directed
  • Experience leading product teams for operationally complex businesses.
  • Strong ability to manage a complex set of stakeholders
  • Crystal clear communication and presentation skills, with a bias toward over-communication and inclusivity
  • Demonstrated focus on managing and prioritizing business metrics, not just feature releases.
  • Experience crafting long-term vision and quarterly roadmaps from market insights and customer research
  • Ability to manage a highly complex set of products in a complex domain
  • Credibility to align multiple product teams and business teams on long running company wide initiatives
  • Business acumen with curiosity to learn and become an expert on a complex product
  • Proven experience transforming independent products into a cohesive platform
  • Deep understanding of the software development lifecycle
  • Experience scaling in hyper growth mode
  • Bonus: You have worked on SaaS Mid-Market / Enterprise Products or have experience building technology in logistics and supply chain

Engineering Culture and Values:

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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? Freight forwarding is the coordination and shipment of goods from one place to another and it’s what makes global trade possible. Flexport is on a mission to make global trade easier for everyone because we believe it can help connect the world and break down economic barriers.
  • 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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