Counsel, Trucking & Warehousing Commercial & Product

| Atlanta, GA, USA | Remote
Employer Provided Salary: 212,000-289,000 Annually
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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: 

The Legal department is looking for the next addition to our legal team -- a great lawyer who will support our trucking technology platform, trucking procurement and sales teams, as well as our warehousing technology and operations teams. 

As Trucking & Warehousing Transportation Counsel, you’ll join a global team and report directly to the Chief Legal Officer. You will partner directly with executives and senior business leaders on innovative technology-forward solutions to disrupt the US trucking industry, negotiate commercial contracts with various participants in the trucking and warehousing supply chain and ensure the Company’s compliance with applicable legal and compliance obligations. 

This role is a great opportunity for someone with a passion for technology, excellent problem-solving skills and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced, changing environment that requires cross-functional collaboration across the legal and business teams. 

You Will: 

Lead Product Review for Innovative Trucking, Warehousing and Fulfillment Platforms:

  • Be the lead legal advisor to the Product & Engineering teams in charge of our trucking brokerage platform application for both brokers and motor carrier users, including for compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and ensuring terms and conditions applicable to the use of the platform and the relationship with Flexport are clearly outlined between all parties.
  • Review iterations to our current fulfillment product platform in which companies of all sizes (but in particular SMB enterprises) coordinate the last-mile delivery of their cargo within the United States 

Lead Commercial Contracts with Trucking & Warehousing Providers: 

  • Draft, review, and negotiate commercial contracts in the US and internationally, including terms of service, warehousing and fulfillment agreements, carrier, broker and transportation agreements, agreements with shippers, partnership agreements, and procurement agreements 
  • Coordinate and collaborate with various teams such as Product, Engineering, Sales, 3PL Operations, and Procurement to collect input, ensuring our agreements appropriately reflect business needs. 
  • Advise, support and coach the business on risk, negotiating points and agreement structures in various supply chain agreements 
  • Serve as a trusted advisor and business partner across the company by providing counsel and guidance for accomplishing Flexport’s overall business objectives 

You Should Have: 

  • 8+ years of experience representing companies in the transportation industry including trucking (asset operating carriers and/or property brokers), warehousing, and/or fulfillment 
  • Experience negotiating various supply chain transportation service agreements (motor carriers, brokers, warehouses and 3PL providers). 
  • A strong preference for applicants with litigation experience or experience handling pre-litigation claims and disputes in the trucking industry. 
  • Command of federal and state laws and regulations governing trucking, property brokerage, warehousing, 3PL services, carrier liens, and financial transactions in the transportation industry. 
  • A strong appreciation of how transportation services are actually performed that empowers you to provide clear, actionable legal advice about operations and strategic plans. 
  • A working knowledge of marine, cargo, logistics and liability insurance is a strong plus. 
  • An understanding of and familiarity with platforms, apps and software in use in the US transportation industry - and specifically in US trucking - is a strong plus. 
  • The ability to manage a number of long term strategic projects while providing day-to-day guidance to clients about a variety of legal issues. 
  • A strong work ethic and a desire to meaningfully engage with multiple teams on a regular basis. 
  • Common sense, great judgment, and a good sense of humor. 
  • Ability to assess risk and provide sound, commercially-minded legal advice to Executives and senior business leaders on structure of M&A transactions
  • Ability to work on your own and prioritize multiple, often competing deliverables while managing expectations and meeting deadlines 
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to coordinate effectively and gain trust and confidence with personnel at many different levels 
  • Ability to work as a team member of the legal department in a scalable, autonomous and accountable manner, demonstrating flexibility across deal types and time zones 
  • Excellent communication skills to interact with both internal clients & colleagues as well as external parties (counsel, customers, supply chain vendors) while addressing complex issues in an accurate, clear, and thorough manner.

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The US base salary range for this position: (exclusive of bonus, equity and benefits.)

$212,000$289,000 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.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • RubyLanguages
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    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement

Location

We are located in the heart of downtown San Francisco with easy access to the office via public transportation.

An Insider's view of Flexport

What’s the vibe like in the office?

During pre-COVID times, the SF office was designed as a hub of innovation. You can feel the creativity from the openness of the space, the dry-erase walls, the sound of coffee in the morning, and the waves of silence broken by laughter and understanding. The office made me want to wake up every day and go to work.

Jim

Engineer Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Any change at scale can make a huge difference. Working with our business leaders we identify these improvements, work through solutions and evaluate their effectiveness. Always looking for ways to reduce complexity.

Raphael

Senior Product Designer

How does the company support your career growth?

Flexport has supported my career growth by continuously providing opportunities for me to explore my interests. Whether it be passion projects, internal leadership opportunities or just casual conversations, Flexport and my colleagues have invested in my long term professional development.

Natalie

Client Solutions Associate

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Flexport is growing very quickly, and so is our product -- we welcome questions and unique ideas. Our engineers are empowered to identify critical projects, strategically prioritize them, and execute them. You decide how to get us to where we want to go.

Geoff

Chief of Staff

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

Efficiency, predictability and visibility are the key ingredients missing from the industry today. Our vision guides us to identify the right steps to get there. And be the standard technology of global trade.

Yuko

VP, Product Leadership

What are Flexport Perks + Benefits

Flexport Benefits Overview

Flexport is an employee forward company. We know that life comes first and want you to take the time you need with our flexible paid time off program. We offer 100% covered health, vision, and dental insurance, 401K, performance bonuses, stock with a 10-year tax option, commuter benefits, a generous maternity (18 weeks with a phase back program that offers reduced hours and flexible schedule during their first month back) and paternity leave (8 weeks), free lunch and snacks, dog-friendly offices, pay equity, career advancement, and more.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
Company equity
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Company-sponsored happy hours
Pet friendly
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program

Additional Perks + Benefits

We're proud that we collectively speak over 40 languages and live on 3 continents. We strive to create a workplace where candidates, employees, and all community members within Flexport’s ecosystem of connected organizations are encouraged to share their stories, celebrate their cultures, and learn from one another. Joining Flexport means joining a truly global community.

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