Talent Manager at FOURKITES

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When you join an organization like FourKites, you are getting the opportunity to be part of one of the country’s fastest growing startups that is reshaping the logistics industry, and was identified as one of Forbes’ “Next billion dollar startups - 2019”. FourKites is paving the way not only as a disruptor in the space but also a great place to work! 

We are excited to bring on a strategic Talent Manager to join our progressive Talent & Development team. This team member will possess strong business partnership experience, full life cycle recruiting, knowledge of all HR functional areas, and have drive, smarts, and integrity to bring to our team. We are seeking an energetic professional with high career potential that has demonstrated success recruiting top talent in high-growth tech and guiding the culture to optimize that talent. 

  • Manage recruitment, including search strategy and sourcing, screening, behavioral interviewing, hiring manager partnership, offers & offer negotiation across multiple levels & departments including but not limited to customer success, operations, sales/marketing, product management, & software engineering.
  • Continuously bring forward ideas and action plans to ensure FourKites attracts, develops and retains top performers
  • Ownership of multiple HR & Talent strategic programs, including Employee Satisfaction “pulse”, retention metrics and talent brand marketing and social media strategy
  • Consult with senior leadership regarding workforce planning strategies including workforce diversity, forecasted hiring needs, and personnel development plans.
  • Responsible for planning, leading and implementation of hiring initiatives, personnel acquisition or internal hiring programs.
  • Source active and passive applicants, recruit, screen, interview and hire for highly specialized and difficult-to- attract positions.
  • This position requires the creation of sourcing strategies that would generally include significant coordination with the hiring manager on required skills, identifying competitor information and researching industry terms.
  • Be seen as a value added partner and management coach for new and developing managers

About the Team: 

Our team thrives off people operations and driving talent development and acquisition for multiple offices across the globe while being a business partner to our hiring managers and Executives. Our day to day is made up of strategic sourcing/recruiting, networking, talent development, training and ad hoc HR analytics projects. If you love recruiting and also want to contribute to progressive talent initiatives beyond recruiting, this is the role and team for you.

About you:

  • High level of self awareness and demonstrated ability to accept and apply feedback for personal and professional growth
  • Proven track record of effective partnership with department managers and leaders as evidenced by a passion for their teams and those teams’ challenges and opportunities
  • Ability to think several steps ahead, develop contingency plans and adjust when needed
  • Good listener balanced with ability to “push back” and challenge constructively
  • Avid user of social networking tools
  • Organized, motivated and detail-oriented
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and work well under deadlines
  • Always “open to possibility”
  • Strong communication, project management and critical thinking skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to complete large volumes of work efficiently and effectively
  • Professional, reliable, driven and results-oriented

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years Full Service Recruitment experience including technology and manager-level recruitment experience
  • Experience tracking & reporting HR metrics including headcount, turnover, recruitment metrics, and more
  • Experience in Software as a Service Industry highly preferred 
  • Located in Chicago (Not open to remote)

FourKites is the largest predictive supply chain visibility platform, delivering real-time visibility and predictive analytics for the broadest network of Global 1000 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 truckload, LTL, ocean, rail, intermodal, last mile and parcel. The platform is optimized for mobile and equipped with market-leading end-to-end security.

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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

What are some social events your company does?

I'm part of our Hype Squad that helps plan company events, including happy hours, summer and winter parties, co-ed sports teams, DNI groups, and volunteering in the community to name a few. Anyone can join, and it's fun being a part of strengthening a positive and engaging culture.


Talent Acquisition Specialist

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.


Director, Carrier Operations-Customer Success

How does the company support your career growth?

Our office is really a tight-knit community; people hang out outside of work, everyone gets along and it's a pleasant, open and collaborative culture. I really enjoy working for FourKites because of the great work-life balance, the fact there is a lot of growth opportunities, and I feel like I am working towards both my personal and company goals.


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What are some social events your company does?

A fun way we like to provide and share recognition is through our quarterly Cheers to Peers, Nice Cream Socials that Kaitlin, our Front Desk and Office Coordinator puts together. It's a great opportunity to provide recognition to others, mingle with different teams, and eat ice cream - what could be better!


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What are FOURKITES Perks + Benefits

FOURKITES Benefits Overview

We provide an elite tier of benefits, have a bias for promoting within, and an array of fun office perks, snacks, happy hours, team events, and company outings.

Volunteer in local community
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
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
FourKites provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
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
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
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