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Director, Operations & Strategy

FourKites

FourKites

Operations
United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2024

FourKites® is the #1 supply chain visibility platform in the world, extending visibility beyond transportation into yards, warehouses, stores and beyond. More than 1,000 of the world’s most recognized brands — including 9 of the top-10 CPG and 18 of the top-20 food and beverage companies — trust FourKites to transform their business and create more agile, efficient and sustainable supply chains. With an abiding commitment to customer centricity and a vision for future growth, we are looking for a driven and strategic individual to join our leadership team.

As the Director, Operations & Strategy, you will act as a de facto chief of staff to the President, providing critical support and insight into the strategic decision-making process. This role offers a unique opportunity to have a ringside view of the inner workings of a disruptive leader in freight tech, influencing its trajectory and participating directly in executive-level discussions.

Reporting to the President and collaborating with the Senior Leadership Team, the right candidate will be excited at the prospect of having a front seat to drive operational strategy across departments and geographies in support of FourKites’ goal to provide best-in-class supply chain visibility and orchestration. The successful candidate will build team systems and processes in order to ensure efficient and effective business operations, and drive the strategic direction outlined and agreed upon by the Executive Leadership Team and our Board. We are looking for a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment, loves solving hard problems, and enjoys working with a dynamic, growth-oriented team who approach their work with passion and dedication.

What you will do

  • Lead cross-functional strategic and operational projects focused on improving productivity, customer experience, and health
  • Work with the team to ensure that we maintain our core values and an entrepreneurial spirit and collaborative environment
  • Manage day-to-day activities in support of strategic goals
  • Monitor progress against deadlines and milestones (e.g. quarterly business reviews, board meetings, strategic planning, etc.)
  • Manage staff meetings and draft meeting agendas with input from other team members
  • Implement and maintain programmatic frameworks and OKRs

Who you are

  • BS, MBA preferred from a leading institution with a strong academic background in a quantitative discipline (e.g., Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Economics). Exposure to supply chain management is desirable but not required
  • 5+ years of experience and successful track record setting priorities and ensuring strategic execution, ideally within tech
  • Highly analytical, data driven approach; excels in organizational problem-solving, strategic thinking, and project management skills often found in management consulting, investment banking or operations management
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, capable of working closely with high-level executives and diverse teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate in high-pressure environments, managing multiple priorities with meticulous attention to detail
  • Passion for technology; intellectual curiosity, integrity and ability to succeed in an entrepreneurial environment essential
  • Proven ability to create, implement and improve processes

Who we are:

FourKites® is the #1 supply chain visibility platform in the world, extending visibility beyond transportation into yards, warehouses, stores and beyond. Tracking more than 2.5 million shipments daily across road, rail, ocean, air, parcel and courier, and reaching over 185 countries, FourKites combines real-time data and powerful machine learning to help companies digitize their end-to-end supply chains. More than 1,000 of the world’s most recognized brands — including 9 of the top-10 CPG and 18 of the top-20 food and beverage companies — trust FourKites to transform their business and create more agile, efficient and sustainable supply chains.

FourKites provides competitive compensation with stock options, outstanding benefits and a collaborative culture for all employees around the globe. To help you be your best, we have 5 global recharge days, in addition to standard holidays, and a hybrid, flexible approach to work. Parental leave for all parents, an annual wellness stipend and volunteer days also provide you with time and resources for self care and to care for others. Throughout the year, FourKites sets aside time during the workday to learn and celebrate diversity. And we're always listening for new ways to support everyone in and out of the office.

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Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision benefits start on first day of employment
  • 20 PTO days, 5 recharge days, 2 volunteer days
  • Technology reimbursement
  • Annual Wellness Stipend
  • Ongoing learning & development opportunities