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Indirect Procurement Manager





Indirect Procurement Manager

The Opportunity:

We are looking for a highly motivated Indirect Procurement Manager to help build our Procurement department. The Indirect Procurement Manager will be responsible for developing and managing 2-3 direct reports as well as creating high-level procurement strategies for year-over-year cost reduction goals.

You will:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders (across all Flexport services) as part of the FinOps team
  • Develop and refine the Indirect Procurement strategy
  • Project manage the launch of key initiatives
  • Reviews and processes purchase orders
  • Manage other members of the purchasing team
  • Maintain records of goods and services ordered
  • Negotiate prices and contracts with suppliers
  • Build and maintain relationships with vendors
  • Select prospective vendors
  • Evaluate vendors based on quality, timeliness, and price
  • Ensure timely fulfillment of orders
  • Research and evaluate vendors to compare pricing and services
  • Collaborate with Stakeholders to determine supply and service needs
  • Ensure quality of procured services and products and address problems when they arise
  • Keep up with trends in procurement
  • Stay current with purchasing technology trends and oversee purchase and implementation, as necessary

You should have:

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Research and analytical skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail

Education, Experience, & Licensing Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Degree in supply chain management, logistics, or business administration preferred
  • 5-7 years experience as a Procurement Manager
  • Experience using Procurement software and databases
  • Supervisory experience

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. 

At Flexport, our ability to fulfill our mission of making global trade easy for everyone relies on having a diverse, dedicated and engaged workforce. That is why Flexport is committed to creating and nurturing an environment where anyone can be their authentic self. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, health status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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