Manager, Go-to-Market & Product Strategy

| Chicago

As a Manager, Go-to-Market & Product Strategy with FourKites, you will be responsible for launching new features, products and offers regionally and globally. You will work hand-in-hand with product management and solutions marketing to ensure that internal teams are prepared to support and drive adoption of new releases. This key player will partner effectively with Operations, Marketing, Sales, Customer Success and Finance, and be comfortable performing under high-pressure, quickly changing and often ambiguous conditions.

While we continue to scale this team, we will be looking for dedicated Go-to-Marketing Managers to work on specific products. Reporting into the dedicated Product owner for Analytics, Data Science, Integration or Multimodal.

What you'll be doing:

  • Develop, drive, and communicate the go-to-market project plans for multiple features, products, or offers simultaneously
  • Lead quarterly go-to-market planning for multiple product lines
  • For the highest priority releases, regularly prepare executive-level presentations and dashboards that communicate the cross-functional status of the release
  • Collaborate with product managers, peer go-to-market, solution and technical program managers to ensure non-technical and technical teams are aligned

Who you are:

  • Highly analytical and organized with excellent problem solving skills
  • 2+ years product marketing, product management, new product commercialization or equivalent experience within the software industry
  • Demonstrated ability to lead by influence and work effectively in a cross-functional, matrixed management environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communications, active listening, and presentation development skills
  • You have the experience to give delivery processes, training material, offer definition and promotional planning, and the confidence to ensure stakeholders address gaps
  • You have an uncanny ability to help teams breakdown complex problems into discrete, manageable workstreams
  • You bring an attitude of winning and optimism to your teams – helping them recognize and celebrate small victories on the way to launch

Preferred qualifications:

  • Undergrad in a quantitative discipline (Mathematics, Statistics or similar). MBA desirable but not required.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment - candidates from top-tier consulting firms are encouraged to apply.
  • Experience working in Supply Chain/Logistics desirable but not required

FourKites is the fastest-growing predictive supply chain platform, backed by top-tier VC firms in Silicon Valley, Boston and Chicago, delivering real-time visibility and execution for Fortune 500 companies and third-party logistics firms. Using a proprietary algorithm to calculate shipment arrival times, FourKites enables customers to lower operating costs, improve on-time performance, and strengthen end-customer relationships. With a network of more than four million GPS/ELD devices, FourKites covers all modes including ocean, rail, parcel and over-the-road. The platform is optimized for mobile and equipped with market-leading end-to-end security. We look for smart, agile, creative team players who are ready to roll up their sleeves and deliver for our customers.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • SQLiteDatabases

Location

Modern office space with panoramic views of downtown Chicago. Located in the Ogilvie Transportation Building, that's connected to all of downtown!

An Insider's view of FourKites, Inc.

What are some social events your company does?

The team at FourKites makes sure to take time to get a little competitive. Happy hour at SPiN allowed the teams to bond over snacks, libations and some fierce ping pong skills.

Amanda

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What projects are you most excited about?

We are working on a project to add functionality to our platform that will increase our customer’s visibility and add flexibility to our integrations. This has required collaboration between multiple departments to ensure that the scoping of the multiple product enhancement tickets are detailed and address the problems of all stakeholders.

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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started with FourKites as executive admin support & office manager. Several months into the role, I discussed growth opportunities with my manager and expressed an interest in moving into the HR function. The company supported my growth by sponsoring my SHRM certification and at my 1yr anniversary, I officially transitioned into a HR role!

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What are FourKites, Inc. Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends Outside of Work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany Committees
FourKites has the "Fun Committee" to help create new happy hour ideas, spirit weeks, summer and winter parties, new swag ideas and co-ed sports teams.
Daily Stand Up
Open Door Policy
Team-Owned Deliverables
Team-Based Strategic Planning
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Pair Programming
Open Office Floor Plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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