Senior Pricing and Economic Analyst

Flock Freight

Solana Beach, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Post Date: 05/04/2021
  • Website: www.flockfreight.com/
  • Company Address: 240 S Cedros Ave, Suite 200, Solana Beach, CA, 92075, US

About Flock Freight

Flock Freight is a Google Venture funded startup in San Diego using some serious tech to completely disrupt and reimagine the $40 Billion North American LTL freight industry.

A series of cutting-edge optimization algorithms enable Flock Freight to provide a superior shipping experience for thousands of customers. The unique technology developed by Flock Freight increases the speed, efficiency, and safety of moving freight in an industry that is plagued by painful inefficiencies.

Job Description

In the past four years, Flock Freight has grown over 25 times in size and has become one of the largest startups in San Diego. We’ve done some of our best work in the midst of a global pandemic and even hired over 75 new team members during the crisis.

Whether we’re logging on from home or from the office, our mission remains the same: To reinvent North America’s $400-billion freight industry by relentlessly eliminating inefficiency and waste through algorithmic pooling. We’re using our proprietary technology to guarantee carbon neutral shared truckload service, the faster, safer, greener — just better — way to ship. 

As the first and only company in the freight space to earn a B Corp certification, we’re driven to provide a net-zero shipping option that reduces our industry’s carbon footprint. Our commitment to do the right thing doesn’t stop at the environment though; we’re tackling initiatives in many areas to build an inherently sustainable business model and a high-performance, high-care culture. 

Our team and our investors are extremely passionate about our pledge to use shipping as a force for good. SoftBank, Volvo Group Venture Capital, SignalFire, GLP Capital Partners, and GV (formerly Google Ventures) recently invested millions in our Series C round of funding, validating our vision to transform the freight industry.

This pursuit would be nothing without our brilliant people, who obsess over growing our customer base, developing our carrier network, and improving our technology platform.

This position is based at our headquarters in Solana Beach, CA.

About the role: 

We’re looking for a quick-learning, motivated pricing and economic analyst to join the team responsible for managing the company’s pricing models and strategy. Our team is made up of a group of engineers and analysts who are passionate about turning data into actionable insights, developing innovative solutions to key business problems, and continuously improving workflows.  As a member of this team, your talent and expertise will influence the best practices, technologies, and design of our pricing techniques.

Responsibilities

  • Champion the development, improvement, and maintenance of models for rate forecasts  
  • Work closely with stakeholders and keep them apprised of supply and demand drivers and industry trends that will impact future rates
  • Support all RFP/RFQ efforts ensuring high integrity of rates 
  • Provide insights (and support as needed) on spot-market cost management
  • Help drive the evolution of costing, pricing, and market models as both thought leader and executor
  • Analyze large sets of data from multiple sources and system tools
  • Process ad hoc analysis requests and make recommendations to stakeholders
  • Engage in multiple projects and initiatives simultaneously
  • Efficiently manage project queue and develop streamlined workflows

Qualifications

  • BS in a quantitative field 
  • Extensive work experience as a pricing analyst or economist in the freight industry
  • Deep understanding of the freight industry and markets
  • Exceptional spreadsheeting abilities including Excel and Google Sheets
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Familiarity with statistics and understanding of key business concepts
  • Effective communications skills with demonstrated experience presenting data cross-functionally

A successful candidate will

  • Have the desire to join a fast paced startup
  • Swiftly adapt to and thrive in a rapidly evolving environment
  • Proactively find innovative and unique solutions to problems
  • Exhibit meticulous attention to detail and quality 
  • Engage cross-functionally with customer and carrier-facing teams
  • Be process-improvement oriented with superior organizational skills
  • Learn new tools and techniques quickly

Flock Freight is proud to hire, promote, and retain talent from a diverse candidate pool. We value the skills of people from various backgrounds, realizing each individual’s unique perspective makes our team better. Committed to creating an environment that’s fair and inclusive, we fill open positions based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

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