Senior Trade Advisory Manager
Posted on 3/29/2024
Flexport

1,001-5,000 employees

Global freight forwarder and logistics platform
Company Overview
Flexport's mission is to make global trade easy for everyone. The company operates a digitally enabled freight forwarding platform that helps other businesses to transport and store goods across the globe.
B2B

Company Stage

Series E

Total Funding

$3B

Founded

2013

Headquarters

San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

-18%

1 year growth

-2%

2 year growth

-1%
Locations
San Francisco, CA, USA • Los Angeles, CA, USA • Dallas, TX, USA • Chicago...
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Agile
Communications
Public Speaking
CategoriesNew
Legal Consulting
Management Consulting
Consulting
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university.
  • Licensed Customs Broker required, J.D. or graduate degree highly preferred
  • 10+ years trade related experience working in house, at customs brokerage, consulting or law firm preferred.
  • 3-5 years experience managing associates, projects, and business metrics.
  • Strong technical and business writing skills.
  • Public speaking and presentation skills, including experience with webinars, training sessions, and client facing presentations.
  • An advanced command of tariff classification, valuation, duty minimization and avoidance strategies, government regulations and rulings, and other trade information.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and detail-oriented with superior organizational, multi-tasking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office suite and Google equivalents.
  • High level of computer literacy. No paper. All digital.
  • A "compliance first" attitude to keep our regulators happy and enthusiastic about Flexport since we operate in a heavily regulated industry.
Responsibilities
  • Help lead the team of customs and trade advisors.
  • Develop and roll out new trade advisory service offerings
  • Own the team’s long range plan and build the strategy to grow and meet aggressive goals.
  • Do whatever it takes to help our clients to resolve trade related questions and problems.
  • Strive to create an agile technology focused high performance culture.
  • Manage a team and be a proactive leader to build and grow Trade Advisory services.
  • Own the entire portfolio of clients and projects and lead the teams responsible for execution and reporting relevant metrics.
  • Use creativity to improve operational efficiency, leadership communication, and revenue growth.
  • Guide trade advisory associates on researching trade related matters such as tariff classification, valuation, country of origin, trade remedies, and free trade agreements.
  • Review, comment and help finalize client deliverables prepared by associates including memos and presentations.
  • Monitor client deadlines and prepare submissions to CBP.
  • Maintain active communication with clients, customs and other government authorities, and internal stakeholders.
  • Proactively stay informed on the latest customs and other government agency regulations, ruling issuances, and industry trends that are relevant to our clients.
  • Organize and execute internal and external trade related communications.
  • Support Trade Advisory infrastructure and administrative requirements.