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People Business Partner

Team

People

Location

Chicago

People Business Partner

We are reinventing global trade.

The Opportunity:

  • As a member of the People Partner team, you will provide HR support across the client group in areas including organizational design, performance management, leadership development, succession planning, talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion, and employee relations

  • Provide frontline support to leaders and employees, acting as a one-stop contact for all strategies related to people in your assigned functional teams, managing both big ideas and some tiny tasks

  • Develop relationships with leaders and employees across the office to facilitate and promote an environment that attracts and retains diverse talent

  • Demonstrate an understanding of business needs and trends to help drive the business forward

  • Consult with leaders to help them navigate through employee issues so they understand the different risks and benefits of different scenarios to make the best decision possible for the organization

  • Contribute to the Employee Experience and help us champion our Flexport culture

What you'll need:

  • 5+ years of progressive HR experience, with 3+ years in an HRBP role or equivalent;

  • You have a passion for people. You should be thoughtful, emotionally intelligent, and excited to bring out the best in people;

  • Your experience should include demonstrated competence in various HR functional areas: coaching, employee relations, compensation, performance management, and program management;

  • You have a people-centric and "roll up your sleeves and get it done" work style;

  • You are able to exercise good judgment and discretion - maintain confidentiality;

  • You are approachable and calm: Your presence is reassuring and you can help people accomplish what is required by the business. You aren't afraid to weigh the options, influence decision making, and make recommendations. You accept change and are resilient, adapting to meet the nuanced needs of various partners;

  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to work cross-functionally at all levels;

  • You have the ability to engage, inspire and influence people across diverse groups and levels.

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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