Flexport is hiring a

Regional Field Marketing Manager

Chicago, United States

Build the programs to help Flexport grow

The opportunity:

Living at the intersection of technology and logistics, Flexport helps more than 10,000 clients and suppliers manage all aspects of their supply chain operations with a true operating system for global trade.   

We’re looking for a Field Marketing Manager to run the Central region.  This critical field role, based in our Chicago office, will be responsible for delighting our customers and prospects with engaging pipeline generating and accelerating experiences across a broad spectrum of events.  This leadership role will, over time, build out a team of Field Marketing Managers to support our rapid growth and expansion goals.

Success will be measured by sourced and influenced pipeline, as well as program ROI.

You will:

  • Create and deliver incredible events to delight our customers and prospects, as well as build and influence pipeline
  • Own Flexport’s full calendar of public or client-facing events, year-round, from idea to execution in the Central region
  • Build and manage a team of field associates across our eastern region
  • Event formats include: executive speaking engagements for our region leaders including Chicago area General Manager; Flexport appearances or booths at trade shows & conferences; VIP client and partner events, salons, and workshops, industry events, etc.
  • Scout, book and host events where Flexport can reach target audiences and identified customers and prospects
  • Manage the production and distribution of collateral and swag for every event or show
  • Maintain lasting, strong relationships between many vendors and trade show organizers
  • Conduct  in-depth event evaluation, budget reconciliation and lead follow-­up
  • Work closely with key Flexport stakeholders, including Marketing, PR, Design, and Sales to promote events across channels
  • Establish strategic campaigns for events to further develop relationships with prospects / existing clients and help expedite the sales cycle
  • Manage and report ROI and metrics

You should have:

  • A creative vision for creating premium brand experiences
  • Experience managing a team
  • A passion for connecting people in our industry with expertise relevant to their work
  • 5 years of experience in field marketing or event management with direct, hands-on experience planning, organizing and executing live events
  • A commitment to delivering great experiences to our prospects and clients: you’re not above helping with event set-up and tear-down, coordinating last-minute details on site, or troubleshooting problems in the moment to keep everything running smoothly
  • Clear and precise communication
  • Availability to support evening and weekend events as necessary to ensure success (within reason)
  • Availability to travel up to 25% of the time
  • A can-do attitude
  • Demonstrated success managing direct reports in remote offices

About Flexport

We believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make global trade easier for everyone. We aim to do this by building the Operating System for Global trade - a strategic model combining advanced technology and data analytics, logistics infrastructure, and supply chain expertise. Flexport today connects almost 10,000 clients and suppliers across 109 countries, including established global brands like Georgia-Pacific as well as emerging innovators like Sonos. Started in 2013, we've raised over $1.3B in funding from SoftBank Vision Fund, Founders Fund, GV, First Round Capital and Y Combinator. We’re excited about the three big ways we’re moving forward after our recent $1B investment from SoftBank Vision Fund in February 2019.

Worried about not having any freight forwarding experience?

  • Don’t be! We’re building the first Operating System for Global Trade. That’s why it’s incredibly important for us to bring people from diverse backgrounds and experiences together with our industry veterans to help move the freight forwarding industry forward.
  • What’s freight forwarding and why does it matter? Freight forwarding is the coordination and shipment of goods from one place to another and it’s what makes global trade possible. Flexport is on a mission to make global trade easier for everyone because we believe it can help connect the world and break down economic barriers.
  • We know this industry is complex. That’s why we invest in education starting day one with Flexport Academy, a one week intensive on-boarding program designed specifically to set every new Flexport employee up for success.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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