Ocean Trade Lane Senior Associate, Allocation & Yield



Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2023

The opportunity:

Our Ocean Freight Trade Lane Team is essential to winning new business, supporting all current business, and building out the future of Flexport’s ocean services. As an Ocean Trade Lane Senior Associate, you’ll be an integral part of helping achieve Flexport’s growth goals. In this role, the key responsibility of your role will be to organize carrier allocations in a structured and centralized depository and provide in-depth analytics on demand and supply gaps to help the team to optimize our demand-supply with best yield whilst offering high standard of service to our clients. You will also be working closely with the rest of the Trade Lane Team teammates to support the related activities on the assigned trade lanes and ensure a smooth shipment flow, you will also be expected to have a large individual contribution.

You will:

  • Oversee all allocation matters for the trade and ensure the carrier allocations are updated accurately into central database for execution
  • Review utilization trends regularly and engage business stakeholders to drive poor performance
  • Develop regular communication with Procurement on Demand and Supply gaps and propose viable solutions to mitigate the gaps
  • Collaborate with Origin teams to collect monthly forecasts on space requirements and ensure continuous review for the space requests with Procurement
  • Ensure origin team execute cargo steering instructions in accordance to Trades’ guidelines / directions
  • Provide clear booking directions to Origin teams when needed to support better yield extraction
  • Create and perform data metrics analysis basis of Looker, Google and Excel
  • Contribute ideas and feedback to support the development or improvement of system and tools or other initiatives related to allocation & yield
  • Be the key stakeholder responsible for the daily maintenance and management of various ocean system module
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis or tasks related as required
  • Work across Procurement, Pricing, Planning, and District Management teams to deliver globally optimized results to the Ocean P&L

You should have:

  • 3+ years of prior Ocean Freight experience at a top freight forwarder or carrier or 3+ years of Liner experience and a BA/BS Degree;
  • Strong in Google sheet and Excel Formula
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, and financial skillset
  • Strategic vision and ground floor execution;
  • Bias to Action, Process, Structure and Data;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills;
  • An obsession with client happiness. You succeed when they succeed;
  • Independent and self initiative
  • Courage to challenge the status quo when logic and reason require it. See something broken? Fix it!;
  • A "compliance first" attitude to keep our regulators happy and enthusiastic about Flexport since we operate in a heavily regulated industry.
  • Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident