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Regional Director - Fulfillment



Dallas, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, February 2, 2024

About Flexport:

At Flexport, we believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make it easy and accessible for everyone. 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 seeking a highly skilled and experienced Regional Director to lead the launch and operations of 2 fulfillment centers in Dallas and Chicago. We are launching 2 buildings with over 1.2MM SQFT over the course of Q2. As the Regional Director, you will be responsible for managing a team of 500+ associates and ensuring efficient and effective functioning of your facilities. Your exceptional leadership, strategic thinking, and operational expertise will be crucial in building out our network and driving the success of our fulfillment centers. Join us to build and develop a world-class fulfillment network and contribute to the continued growth of Flexport.

You will:

  • Provide strong leadership, guidance, and mentorship to the entire team, fostering a positive and productive work environment.
  • Manage and develop a high-performing team of 500+ associates, including hiring, training, coaching, and performance management.
  • Lead a team of 20 salaried employees, including Sr Managers, Ops/Area managers, and supervisors, ensuring their success and alignment with organizational goals
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the fulfillment centers within your region, ensuring efficient and accurate processing of orders, inventory management, and shipping.
  • Develop and implement operational strategies to optimize productivity, quality, and customer satisfaction.
  • Continuously monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) and operational metrics to drive continuous improvement and achieve operational targets.
  • Foster a culture of safety, ensuring compliance with all applicable health and safety regulations and implementing measures to minimize workplace accidents and injuries.
  • Develop and manage the fulfillment center's budget, ensuring financial objectives are met while maintaining operational excellence.
  • Identify opportunities to optimize costs, reduce waste, and improve overall operational efficiency without compromising quality or service levels.
  • Implement cost control measures and monitor expenses, ensuring adherence to budgetary guidelines.
  • Collaborate with other departments such as logistics, procurement, customer service, and quality control to ensure seamless coordination and integration of processes.
  • Partner with senior leadership to align fulfillment center strategies with overall company goals and objectives.
  • Provide regular reports, updates, and insights to senior management on operational performance, challenges, and opportunities.
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement, fostering innovation, and identifying opportunities for process optimization, automation, and technology advancements.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies related to fulfillment center operations, and implement relevant changes as appropriate.

You should have:

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, logistics, supply chain management, or a related field (advanced degree preferred).
  • Proven experience as a Regional Director or similar leadership role, preferably in a large-scale fulfillment center or distribution environment with multi site management..
  • Strong knowledge of fulfillment center operations, including order processing, inventory management, warehousing, and shipping.
  • Demonstrated success in managing and developing large teams of both hourly and salaried employees.
  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate teams to achieve goals.
  • Proficiency in analyzing data, metrics, and KPIs to drive performance improvements.
  • Solid financial acumen and experience in budgeting, cost management, and driving operational efficiency.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment while maintaining attention to detail and ensuring accuracy.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills, with a strategic mindset.
  • Familiarity with warehouse management systems (WMS) and other relevant software applications.
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations and best practices in a warehousing environment.
  • A "compliance first" attitude to keep our regulators happy and enthusiastic about Flexport since we operate in a heavily regulated industry.

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.