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Onboarding Associate



Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Why ShipMonk?

ShipMonk is the world's largest 3PL for high-growth e-commerce and DTC brands. Since our inception in 2014, we've operated with a singular guiding principle: to help small and medium-sized e-commerce businesses scale by offering technology-driven fulfillment solutions that enable business founders to devote more time to the things that matter most in their businesses. Put simply, ShipMonk helps e-commerce companies stress less and grow more. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL, ShipMonk has more than 2,500 employees across facilities in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Pittston, PA, Los Angeles, CA, Bay Shore, NY, Las Vegas, NV, Dayton, NJ, Louisville, KY, Fort Worth, TX, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Tecate, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Prague, Czech Republic.

As an Onboarding Specialist, you serve as the face and voice of the ShipMonk brand during implementations as clients transition their fulfillment to ShipMonk. You have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our clients. Our unparalleled servicing philosophy puts your passion to serve and your personality at the center of every client interaction, creating an opportunity to deliver value to our customers while deepening relationships with our company. Our goal is to be the indispensable fulfillment partner of our clients by delivering premium value that exceeds merchant needs. The Onboarding Specialist role is integral to ShipMonk, setting the foundation of success for clients and ensuring a seamless experience once going live and fulfilling orders.

In this role, the Onboarding Specialist delivers extraordinary service by effectively and efficiently onboarding clients. Your goal is to ensure that clients know how to use our systems and how to achieve success. You will work closely with the clients, our warehouse team, and developers to ensure requests are completed timely and accurately. If you are passionate about educating others, love process and technology, are results-driven, and are interested in working for a fast-paced, rapidly growing brand; this position may be an ideal fit for you.

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as the primary point of contact for 20 or more new clients, handle client queries about the ShipMonk implementation process as each new client navigates the Onboarding Journey.
  • Lead new clients through the initial stages of using ShipMonk’s products and services, ensuring they understand its features and benefits. Troubleshoot issues early on in the partnership to course-correct.
  • Understand each client's business needs and try to align the product implementation accordingly by providing solutions and communicating clear expectations so they are well-prepared to go live.
  • Demonstrate ShipMonk’s software and system features and troubleshooting through emails, phone calls, and video meetings to ensure comprehension.
  • Host live daily webinars to train clients on each Onboarding Journey milestone using a prepared slideshow while demonstrating the ShipMonk application.
  • Successfully transition clients from Onboarding to Client Support, setting them up for growth, long-term success, and retention.
  • Partner and interact with other ShipMonk areas of business; Sales, Warehouse Operations, Launch Operations, Development, Pricing, QA, and Client Support to resolve client Onboarding challenges.
  • Collaborate with department leadership and training to create and update customer-facing education materials to ensure client adoption of ShipMonk tools and processes.
  • Recommend improvements to the Sales, Client Support, and Operations processes to continuously enhance the overall customer onboarding experience. Advocate for clients by capturing and sharing feedback.
  • Occasionally visit the warehouse and partner with Warehouse Operations to assist with resolving client issues and host Warehouse Tours.
  • Maintain and achieve various inter-department KPIs and metrics.


  • Project Management: organized and capable of multi-tasking, and conducting proactive follow-ups.
  • Training: a knack for methodical education of clients to ensure adoption and success.
  • Critical Thinking: use logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Communication: at ease speaking to large groups and preparing written communications to others to convey information effectively; outgoing and energetic personality. Adjust and adapt communication style or method to align with each client's way of receiving information.
  • Attention to Detail: thorough, organized, active, and productive; able to manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Collaborative: comfortable with innovative thinking, and sharing ideas with other team members.
  • Active Listening: give full attention to what other people are saying, take time to understand the points being made, respect ideas, respond appropriately, and ask questions.
  • Resilient: never give up and keep iterating until a problem is solved.
  • Be a team player who believes that their team's success is their success and they share responsibility when their team experiences difficulties along the way.


  • 2+ years of experience in B2B or technology industry
  • Hands-on experience selling, demonstrating, implementing, or supporting software
  • Experience collaborating cross-departmentally to deliver comprehensive solutions
  • Experience in fulfillment or third-party logistics a plus
  • Proficient with Google Suite Apps; Sheets, Docs, Slides, Calendar, and Meet
  • Familiarity with MacBook computers and operating systems
  • Comfortable with public speaking, talking to clients on the phone and video calls
  • Preferred bilingual English/Spanish, able to speak and write English and Spanish fluently
  • Tech-savvy with the ability to quickly learn new product features and explain to others
  • Analytical and creative in finding solutions for customers

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