Operations Lead



San Bernardino, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

About Flexport:

At Flexport, we believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make global commerce so easy there will be more of it. We’re shaping the future of a $8.6T industry with solutions powered by innovative technology and exceptional people. Today, companies of all sizes—from emerging brands to Fortune 500s—use Flexport technology to move more than $19B of merchandise across 112 countries a year.

The recent global supply chain crisis has put Flexport center stage as we continue to play a pivotal role in how goods move around the world. At a valuation of $8 billion, we’re experiencing record growth and are proud to have the support of the best investors in the game who believe in our mission, solutions and people. Ready to tackle global challenges that impact business, society, and the environment? Come join us.

The opportunity:

We are currently seeking individuals for a full-time position that involves supporting one of our inaugural fulfillment centers. As a key member of the Flexport team, you will take on the role responsible for leading multiple processes and supporting multiple operational functions. This position offers a unique opportunity to be hands on within the operations while also directly supporting our customers. By utilizing the tools, processes, and operations that drive Flexport's mission to make global trade easy for everyone, you will contribute to shaping the future of logistics. We are looking for high-potential candidates who are eager to take on this challenge and be part of our dynamic and innovative organization. Join us in our mission to revolutionize global trade and make a lasting impact on the industry.

This opportunity is onsite in San Bernardino, California.

You will:

  • Be an integral part of our Operations team at one of our largest fulfillment warehouses located across the country.
  • Serve as the primary process owner of various operational functions, requiring the ability to operate across multiple warehouse systems and tools.
  • Adhere to strict SLA expectations, including owning the performance trends and reporting for your areas of ownership.
  • Ability to provide clear and concise verbal and written reports of performance and action plans when needed to both internal and external parties.
  • Facilitate troubleshooting with relevant cross-functional parties for fulfillment-related problems.
  • Review defects to identify trends and expose opportunities to improve operations both internally and across the network.
  • Serve as an escalation point to mitigate risks and resolve issues.
  • Track learnings and best practices to contribute to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Help prioritize the resolution of systemic problems, working closely with our Growth and Engineering teams.
  • Assist in managing multiple client/vendor portals and maintain accurate shipping/receiving records

You should have:

  • 2+ years of experience managing warehouse processes.
  • Must be able to lift up to 49 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Must be willing and able to frequently push, pull, squat, bend, and reach.
  • Must be able to stand/walk for up to 10-12 hours.
  • Must be able to work in an environment where the noise level varies and can be loud.
  • Must be able to work in an environment where the temperature may vary between 60 and 90 degrees and will occasionally exceed 90 degrees.
  • Must be able to work on a secure mezzanine at a height of up to 40 feet (applies to buildings with mezzanines).
  • This position requires a candidate with the proven ability to drive process improvements and the ability to keep pace with our growth while motivating others to meet challenges in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Willing and able to work any permanent shift that may include overnights and holidays. Note that there is a high chance that your shift may overlap into part of the weekend.
  • Demonstrated collaboration with internal and external business partners to deliver greater operational performance, efficiency, and quality.
  • Precise communication around external partner decisions, issues, risks, and new processes.
  • Keen ability to distinguish internal versus external problems causes to properly focus the correct resources to resolve issues quickly.
  • Exceptional prioritization skills to ensure timely resolutions that are appropriate for the severity and impact of the situation.
  • Experience leveraging problem-solving and data analysis skills to drive high judgment decisions.
  • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, ambiguous, deadline-oriented work environment.
  • Ability to adapt in a rapid growth, startup environment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Great attention to detail + appreciation for the complexity associated with the consistent achievement of operational tasks.
  • Personable and collaborative; strong affinity for working cross-functionally.
  • Strong computer literacy skills, including usage of Google Sheets/Excel.
  • Incredibly hardworking and willing to do what it takes for us to reach our goals.
  • Experience in warehousing, fulfillment, or transportation/logistics management


The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. Within the range displayed, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education and / or training.
The US base salary range for this position: (exclusive of bonus, equity and benefits.)
$58,000$72,500 USD

At Flexport, our ability to fulfill our mission of making global commerce easy and accessible 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.