Director of Project Management, Predictive Capacity Management

| Chicago

You want to be a part of something historic and play an integral role in our success!

You are an aggressive, energetic, creative self-starter who compels others to get on board. You communicate an inspired and optimistic vision and win over colleagues, customers and business partners alike with your articulate communication and negotiating skills. You are known for your high-achievement, positive energy, entrepreneurial and strategic operating skills, and you're constantly on the lookout for a better more efficient way to achieve results. You are able to drive collaboration, build, and manage change.

In addition, you have the following attributes:

  • Deep understanding of the business, technical contexts, and processes.
  • Desire to build and drive change through data driven decisions.
  • Innovative vision and foresight to drive change.
  • Customer obsessed-Possess the can-do attitude to stop at nothing to service the client. Failure is never an option.

What You’ll Do

You will be responsible for building and leading a change management team empowered to design, execute, and scale a new business line within FourKites. You will partner closely with product and engineering to implement our newest service line across key clients. You and your team will work directly with carriers, shippers, and intermediaries to drive change. In addition to managing change, you will be responsible for iteration of our Predictive Capacity Management platform. The ideal candidate is operational, entrepreneurial, and analytical in nature. They have know how to operationalize new big ideas with a bias for action and execution. They have a proven ability to build and scale high-performing teams across multiple functions and are an intuitive leader and have the ability to drive collaboration across multiple stakeholders. They are entrepreneurial and obsessed with delivering the best possible results and experience for FourKites’ clients. They are motivated by building the future and changing an industry, are a proven operator, can dig deep into the data to solve issues.

What You’ll Need

  • BS/BA or equivalent educational background
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • People Management skills
  • Deep understanding and proficiency in designing program and process management frameworks
  • 10+ years of experience with leading, building, and scaling teams
  • Proven track record of operationalizing complex ideas and/or products in a high growth environment
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and implement change across large complex clients

Bonus Points:

  • Consulting background with industry experience
  • Technical background with SQL, R, Python, and/or Tableau
  • MBA

We offer aggressive compensation packages and stock option plans structured to reward your efforts; you'll experience career growth and opportunity based on personal achievement, and you'll be surrounded by a team of leaders and teammates who are determined to succeed on a daily basis.

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 at 1 N Dearborn with views of the Picasso and the Flamingo. Near almost every CTA train, and many express bus routes.

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

Talent Manager

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.

Ashley

Manager, Carrier Operations

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!

Sara

HR Manager & Office Manager

What are FourKites, Inc. Perks + Benefits

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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